Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals

SAP looks to long-time ally IBM for help expanding in the cloud

The move will give SAP access to a total of 60 data centers around the world.

SAP gives on-premises software customers assurances, even as it pushes the cloud

Business Suite customers will have full control over when they move to the cloud, SAP says


Most organizations have dug themselves an ERP hole, according to survey

Consulting and technology firm, Oakton, has unveiled the results of a survey it has had commissioned with clients on their current and future ERP implementation plans. And the conclusions that can be drawn from it aren't pretty.

9 tips for selecting and implementing an ERP system

Deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is an expensive proposition, not just in terms of licensing dollars (SLA) and maintenance, but in terms of dedicated resources and time. And yet all too often, organizations,...

At $3.5 billion, who's going to buy ERP vendor Epicor?

Epicor has been put up for sale by private equity firm Apax Partners, which is hoping to get up to US$3.5 billion for the ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, but analysts say...

University takes a pass on Oracle after ERP lawsuit settlement

Roughly a year after settling an ugly, protracted legal battle with Oracle, Montclair State University is planning to implement a rival vendor's ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) system.

Infor goes all-in with Amazon Web Services for cloud ERP

Infor is betting big on Amazon Web Services for its cloud ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software strategy, with plans to begin offering a series of product suites on the company's IaaS (infrastructure as a service).

Oracle to revamp schools ERP software, with an eye on Workday

Oracle is planning to make significant investments in its ERP software for higher education institutions, with an eye on keeping the installed base happy and fending off challenges from the likes of Workday.

Microsoft takes Dynamics ERP upmarket with Azure support, new services

Microsoft has completed a series of moves aimed at making its Dynamics AX ERP software a more viable option for large enterprises, and plans to showcase them this week during the Convergence conference in Atlanta.

FinancialForce.com repositions itself as the latest cloud ERP player

The joint venture between Salesforce.com and Unit 4 heads to battle with NetSuite, SAP and others.

Oracle's 12c database to receive SAP certification faster than usual

There's some good news for the many SAP customers who use Oracle's database underneath SAP applications. Breaking from tradition, SAP will certify its software for the initial major release of Oracle's 12c database.

ERP system 'difficulties' force network equipment provider to delay quarterly filing

Microwave networking equipment maker Aviat Networks was forced to delay filing its second-quarter earnings report due to "unexpected difficulties" with a newly installed ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

ERP vendors are getting a 'good kick' from users

The era of the monolithic, highly customized enterprise ERP system is fading, according to Gartner.

Gartner: Today's on-premises ERP systems will soon get the 'legacy' label

The highly customized ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems in place at companies around the world are looking a bit long in the tooth, to the point where by 2016 it will be common practice to refer to them as "legacy" software,...

ERP comes to the cloud and (finally) smaller businesses

Trek Global claims that its cloud-based ERP service can help midmarket and small businesses leverage ERP to create efficiencies.

ERP systems provide visibility into food safety

As food production gets increasingly complicated, food manufacturers often struggle to track products from raw materials to packaged goods -- and, in the event of a recall, from packaged goods to raw materials. Even those with...

Cloud ERP helps company track inventory, increase sales

Implementing cloud-based ERP software wasn't exactly a nuts-and-bolts deployment for FMW Fasteners, as the software needed specific fastener manufacturing industry functionality. Experience rolling our cloud CRM helped, as did an...

Microsoft continues cloud ERP push with Dynamics NAV update

Microsoft is preparing to roll out a new version of its Dynamics NAV ERP (enterprise resource planning) software that includes a key feature for cloud-based deployments as well as tighter integration with Office.

Here's the data on pay, perks, gender and visas of SAP workers

A survey of nearly 1,200 SAP professionals in the U.S. has produced some interesting details about what they are paid, where they work, how many use visas, and what their job expectations are.

Buried in software licensing

The transition to cloud-based services is ratcheting up traditional enterprise software costs and adding layers of complexity.

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