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

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Unveiling the ERP Pain-O-Meter

The experiences as an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software user and as an ERP software vendor have led to the formation of the ERP Pain-O-Meter.

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5 signs it’s time to upgrade your ERP system

Debating whether you should upgrade your ERP system? Here's a list of the key signs that your business is being held back by its current version.

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CRM vs. ERP: What's the difference and which do you need?

Both CRM and ERP systems handle contacts, companies, quotes, orders and forecasts… and they may handle line-item configuration, bundles, delivery schedules and invoices. Where does one start and the other stop? Behold this guide for...

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The battle between ERP and CRM for B2B commerce

Change can be intimidating, and ERP loyalists must either adapt or risk losing market share.

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The future of ERP is AI

Despite cultural barriers and legacy tech, AI is poised to take over ERP functions, with ERP vendors adding new machine learning features and enterprises keen to investigate.

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GDPR: prepare your ERP system

It's become clear that GDPR is an issue that businesses must start to plan and adjust for as soon as possible. Are you?

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Holiday greetings: some assembly required

The business equivalent of that phrase is even worse to hear during an ERP implementation...

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Why an outsourced ERP system support desk could be the answer

For many businesses, supporting their ERP system internally can prove to be a time-consuming and costly procedure. Outsourcing the requirements to a specialist service provider can often prove to be a more cost-effective decision.

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A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

When Oracle first announced its agreement to acquire NetSuite, back in July 2016, there was widespread agreement in the tech industry that the deal could allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, expand to more vertical...

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Is strategic planning the key to IT cost optimization?

How a Fortune 500 company saved millions using this win-win negotiation tactic.

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5 ways newer ERP systems overcome traditional limitations

Few enterprises look forward to updating their ERP. It is hard work, not leading edge, and rarely enables the business to increase sales. When your enterprise requires an ERP refresh, take the following actions:Here's what you need to...

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11 common ERP mistakes and how to avoid them

Experts in enterprise resource planning software discuss some of the most common missteps IT leaders make when choosing, deploying and implementing an ERP system — and what they can do to prevent or circumvent them.

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Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

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How IT can help your accounting function prepare for rev rec

Depending on the number, complexity and scope of your organization’s customer contracts, and your current ERP, the new rule may require significant investment (time, systems, auditors, consultants). To maximize efficiency, IT should...

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Cloud ERP: The rising alternative to hosting your own

CIOs faced with brittle on-premises ERP systems and the desire to free up valuable IT resources are increasingly looking to the cloud as a reliable, scalable solution for their ERP needs.

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10 early warning signs of ERP disaster

Enterprise resource planning systems reap business efficiency by tying together disparate systems and services. But an ERP implementation can quickly unravel into disaster if you don’t heed these early warning signs.

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Defeating the SAP project optimism Death Star

Studies have shown roughly 65% of large IT-enabled projects go over budget, and there is evidence to support that 25% of these projects will end up going 50% over plan. What went wrong?

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Does your ERP provider run your business?

Your ERP provider can inadvertently run your business, instead of your business processes shaping your ERP system.

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