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Beyond ROI: Creating Long Term Value Through ERP

Moving beyond ROI to getting long term value from ERP doesn’t have to cost more or be more difficult. Start with a vision of what is possible. Make the right choices of platform and partners, back them up with a long term commitment and you’re well on your way.

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Five Pitfalls of Application Package Selection

You have decided that it is time to purchase a software application to help you run and grow your company. Whether you are a relatively small company replacing a manual process or a larger company that has outgrown the current mission critical software the challenges you face are similar. The first challenge is to select the correct package for your company. In this article we ...

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Optimize Your ERP System: How to Avoid the Implementation Sins

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems offer much potential to improve your way of doing business. By providing accurate, real-time information throughout your supply chain, an ERP system can help your company be more competitive. Seamless integration of information flows across all departments through a centralized database, provides a unified view of the business, and enables ...

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Managing Business Risk in Electronics and Computer Markets: For Sage

Vigilant and systematized risk management is as important for growing small and midsized companies that build or distribute electronics as it is for Fortune 500 corporations. Opportunities for mistakes abound as firms develop into one-stop solution providers and handle higher production volumes, possibly on a global scale.

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Optimize Your Business: How ERP Can Improve Productivity and Profitability

As they grow, companies rely on more and more processes, activities and systems to run their businesses. These likely include a number of manual and automated workflows and procedures as well as a variety of departmental applications and legacy databases that are poorly integrated. While this approach may have served its purpose in the past, at some point it can become cumbersome. ...

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Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration with Trading Partners

To meet the increasing demands of today's market,companies must implement collaborative supply chain solutions that streamline business processes with their trading partners. With real-time visibility and control of supply chain execution to all parties, while addressing supplier issues head on, collaboration can succeed. Manufacturers can implement effective supplier collaboration ...

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Going Global: Key Functional Issues Your ERP System Should Manage

Does your current application accommodate these multi-national functional requirements? If not, it might be time purchase a new ERP system that has these capabilities built-in. Business entities such as currency, language and taxation rules need to be so well integrated into the fabric of the business application that program modifications to your current system would be too extensive ...

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Building Blocks for an Effective BI Implementation

The new ERP system is up and running and every business transaction is being processed successfully. But management is unhappy. "Where is the return on investment we projected before the implementation started?" they ask. It's every project manager's nightmare. And it's a scene being played out in the midst of numerous new ERP system implementations today, particularly in ...

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Strategic Partnering in the Speciality Chemicals Industry

While the economic crisis sped up the inevitable changes in the chemical industry, it also forced companies to face these changes and pare down their businesses to core capabilities. This provides a cleaner sheet from which to build a new corporate vision and value-driven infrastructure. It also put companies in the position of fewer in-house resources and assets, which will drive ...

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An ERP Guide to Driving Efficiency

Improving business efficiency is a perennial concern for any company that hopes to achieve "best-in-class" operations. Businesses that successfully improve efficiency stand to reduce operating costs while improving the effectiveness and profitability of their operations. They also gain time to devote to strategic planning. While many companies employ siloed applications ...

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