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

    Posted September 2, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    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

    Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:32 am

    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, dazzled by vendor promises and hype -- Deploy our ERP software and your manufacturing business will instantly run smoother and increase profits! -- fail to come up with a viable long-term (or even short-term) roadmap.
  • At $3.5 billion, who's going to buy ERP vendor Epicor?

    Posted May 7, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    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 it's difficult to pin down who might be interested in buying it.
  • University takes a pass on Oracle after ERP lawsuit settlement

    Posted April 23, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    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

    Posted March 26, 2014 - 10:20 am

    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

    Posted March 10, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    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

    Posted March 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

    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

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 9:35 am

    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

    Posted February 10, 2014 - 5:05 pm

    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

    Posted February 7, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    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

    Posted January 30, 2014 - 11:23 am

    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

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    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, according to analyst firm Gartner.
  • ERP comes to the cloud and (finally) smaller businesses

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:28 am

    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

    Posted October 1, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    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 automated quality systems often find it hard to integrate supply chain data. That's why some food makers are turning to specialized ERP systems.
  • Cloud ERP helps company track inventory, increase sales

    Posted September 6, 2013 - 10:28 am

    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 experienced consultant. Now FMW's cloud ERP gains are boosting the firm's ecommerce prospects.
  • Microsoft continues cloud ERP push with Dynamics NAV update

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    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

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    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

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    The transition to cloud-based services is ratcheting up traditional enterprise software costs and adding layers of complexity.
  • 11 tips for deploying ERP applications

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    IT executives and ERP experts offer some sage advice for getting a return on your software investment.
  • NetSuite to increase focus on ERP for manufacturers

    Posted May 14, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Capitalizing on apparent demand from customers, NetSuite is adding new capabilities aimed at manufacturers to its cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.
  • Oracle lands $100 million ERP project covering 34 colleges

    Posted April 30, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Expert: The project in Washington state looks 'very complicated'.
  • Microsoft going after enterprises with Dynamics AX ERP

    Posted March 19, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    Microsoft hoped recent updates to its Dynamics AX 2012 ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software would help it grab enterprise-level deals that would ordinarily be won by the likes of Oracle and SAP, and to some degree the strategy appears to be clicking.
  • Microsoft set to roll out new mobile applications for Dynamics ERP, CRM

    Posted March 19, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    Microsoft's AX ERP (enterprise resource planning) application will be receiving a set of mobile applications that mix connectivity to back-end systems and processes with a social milieu.
  • Auditor: US Army's ERP software projects at risk

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Massive ERP (enterprise resource planning) software projects under way at the U.S. Army are in danger of missing crucial deadlines due to inadequate planning and management on the part of officials, according to a new auditor's report.
  • Interview: Bill Murphy, Hilton's new CIO/CTO

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    For Hilton Worldwide's Bill Murphy, attaining the rank of CIO didn't mean his CTO duties disappeared. His slate of new projects includes standardization of the hotel chain's property management platform across 3,900 hotels, rollout of a wireless platform and implementation of an ERP platform.
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