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We had an unfortunate server crash and were only able to recover partially from the outage. We are rebuilding the site and adding new articles that you should find useful. We will still focus entirely on ERP software selections. We may touch on implementations, but the focus is on the ...
Enterprise Resource Planning has taken a bit of a hit in the last few years with the economic downturn. Sales slowed and the industry has receded. Now that things are turning around, we are seeing a resurgence of companies who are looking to finally upgrade their old software to a new ...
Looking for Midmarket ERP Software Rankings? Selecting the best midmarket Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for your business is not an easy task. The entire selection process entails listing out user specific functional requirements, understanding the existing ERP landscape so...
What are popular ERP systems in North America? Often it depends upon who you ask. When you ask "which system is best?" or "which ERP is the most favored?", you should consider that each company has unique needs and process requirements. So there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes ...
“Which ERP is suitable for companies with x million dollars?” Revenues size is one of the most common factors in ERP selection. It is a common question facing a manager looking to find a replacement system for their current ERP solution. The question comes down to “How large are you?” ...
People often take their ERP selection criteria for granted. They gather functional requirements put them into an organized list and then blast it out to ERP vendors as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The problem is that while they have collected the shopping list of requirements for thei...
People often are buying ERP emotionally. In fact, many times emotion overcomes the buying process. It often does not matter how diligent you have been in keeping an objective measure of the features, costs, vendor’s abilities, and other factors, you still may end up buying a syst...
While many blogs focus on the ideal ERP used by the small company, we want to examine which is the best ERP solution that could be implemented in large companies. This is an important question because what happens in the mid-market is often dictated by the changes made to ERP software ...
Having a highly effective Manufacturing software system is a desired state of any company. But which Manufacturing ERP software is really the best? Which one will once-and-for-all replace your current system that is under-performing and not serving the needs of the business? Which one ...
Which is the Best ERP? This is a very common question asked by anyone who is considering a new ERP software solution for their business. The answer really depends upon how your are asking. Are you referring to simply what is the best system in the world of enterprise software? Or, are ...
Implementing any of the multiple ERP packages available on the market is a big step toward optimizing the operations of your company. It can also be an expensive step, so it is important to carefully evaluate available ERP packages in order to maximize your return on investment (ROI). ...
There are many Accounting ERP Software available on the market today. Whether you need Budgeting, Financials, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting, or other types of accounting software features, you should begin looking with a pool of candidate software that will be focused on what you d...
Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions, commonly coined as ERP Solutions, are a kind of system that is made to enhance or significantly improve businesses by incorporating all useful information, both internal and external data regarding managerial skills and proficiency, in any type o...
Evaluating key ERP Modules in your Selection When buying an ERP software package for implementation in your business, you want to make sure you have the capability to perform all necessary functions but you also don’t want to pay extra for features you won’t need. There are...
ERP Software: Things to Know Before You Buy If you are considering purchasing Enterprise Resource Planning software for your company, take the time to make sure you are making the right selection. If you rush your purchase before thoroughly investigating your company’s needs, you...
ERP Vendors: Finding the right one for your company When making the decision to implement ERP software in your company, choosing the right ERP vendors is as important to success as any other step of the process. Many companies have made the mistake of selecting ERP vendors based on nam...
ERP Selection Methodology ERP Selection Methodology refers to the process and steps you take to evaluate and choose a new Enterprise Resource Planning System. Wikipedia defines a methodology as “A documented process for management of projects that contains procedures, definitions...
ERP Comparison – Finding Your “Best-Fit” Software An ERP comparison is usually one of the first tasks that people take on when looking for a new ERP solution. But what is it that you should be comparing? Is it the feature set? Is it the pricing? Is it the support offe...
Top 10 ERP Solutions explained People often are interested in knowing which are the Top 10 ERP Solutions available. This is a difficult question to answer because it depends upon the company that is asking the question and for what criteria. For example if you are a manufacturer lookin...
Key things you should know about an MRP System An MRP System (Materials Requirements Planning) helps a manufacturing company utilize built-in scheduling logic to manage the flow of materials in the manufacturing operation. Companies are looking at ways to reduce inventory costs, drive ...
Finding the right Small Business ERP for your company Small Business ERP is a unique category of enterprise software. It typically needs to have all the functionality of large corporate ERP software, but it needs to have as few clicks and screens as possible to ensure that the users ar...
What is Manufacturing ERP? Manufacturing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is a much more complicated system than standard ERP systems. Before we talk about software though we need to understand that Manufacturing ERP also consists of the business processes that it takes to r...
What to do right in a Business Software Selection Project An ERP selection project (or any business software selection project) is a difficult endeavor. There are many things that need to be managed. There have been projects that seem to go well and then suddenly things end up on the w...