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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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Hybrid ERP matures as companies develop better strategies

Developing new strategies to ensure that cloud and on-premises ERP systems play nice together is just one part of the hybrid challenge.

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Your ERP project can be improved by... ’80s movie quotes?

Implementing a new ERP system is a full-contact sport. As the project lead, you need to deal with a new technology, competing priorities for scarce resources, multiple vendors and a very stressful environment. You need to be ready to...

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Get your company ready for artificial intelligence

Companies need to resolve issues regarding data quality, ERP and business process improvement first, before implementing artificial intelligence solutions.

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How manufacturers make the most of machine data

Digitizing the manufacturing process via ERP systems can greatly improve ROI. However, it doesn’t come without challenges.

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Five ways inadequate requirements wreak havoc with enterprise software purchases

See how poor requirements analysis puts enterprise software purchases at risk of partial to outright failure...and how to fix the problem.

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The secret to success in implementing large, global, complex IT initiatives

In the more than two decades that I’ve been in the advisory business, I’ve been involved with and observed many large-scale, complex technology implementations. One of the most interesting cases was the massive, global Oracle ERP...

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Artificial intelligence is transforming ERP solutions

Without a doubt, artificial intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact on the footprint of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the foreseeable future. AI will enable organizations to further optimize their operating...

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Understanding Microsoft’s cloud application platform

Microsoft’s ambition for its new Dynamics 365 cloud CRM and ERP service is broader than just creating a subscription service from its on-premises business tools.

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ERP heads for the cloud

On-premises ERP is destined for legacy status. How can IT ensure a smooth transition to cloud?

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The year of cloud ERP

IT and business users have come to understand the cloud's capabilities and value proposition.

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CIO August 2016 Digital Magazine: ERP heads for the cloud

Cover story: Cloud-based ERP will eventually rule, and on-premises software is destined for legacy status. How can IT ensure a smooth transition?

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U.S. intelligence to share supply chain threat reports with industry

The U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center will soon provide classified supply chain threat reports to critical U.S. telecommunications, energy and financial businesses.

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Priorities for an ERP Selection

In addition to selecting the ERP software, the ERP selection process must include determining the future state, picking the right elements and involving the best people.

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Calculating the dollars and cents of ERP

The evaluation process is critical to the success of enterprise resource planning systems, and is one way IT can bring real value to your company’s finance department.

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Addressing the agile 'fear factor' during ERP upgrades

A couple of years back, the fear of making changes in ERP was real. Most marketing & tech vendors had a hard time convincing organizations to make changes. If they changed something, what might break? Fast forward a few years and we...

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How to assemble a winning ERP team

Temperamental soloists, control freaks, hijackers and empire builders can wreck your ERP project. Tips for developing and maintaining your ERP vision.

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17 painful ways a major software purchase can go wrong

The pain of a major software purchase going wrong can lead to wishing the project had never been started. However, by then contracts are signed and it is too late to do anything about it. Read and be warned!

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3 warning signs for a 'never-ending' ERP project

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations are never easy. Many projects start with excitement and high levels of participation but quickly devolve into run-on projects with that are over budget and rife with change orders....

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