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  • Air Force scraps massive ERP project after racking up $1 billion in costs

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    The U.S. Air Force has decided to scrap a major ERP (enterprise resource planning) software project after spending $1 billion, concluding that finishing it would cost far too much more money for too little gain.
  • Manufacturer sues IBM over SAP project 'disaster'

    Posted November 9, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    IBM has been slapped with a multimillion dollar lawsuit by chemical products manufacturer Avantor Performance Materials, which alleges that IBM lied about the suitability of a SAP-based software package it sells in order to win Avantor's business.
  • Death of ERP as we know it

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 11:26 am

    ERP systems are used throughout most large enterprises, with SAP and Oracle accounting for 80% or more of the installed based in regulated sectors such as pharma and energy. But these same systems, with their million development budgets and long learning curves, have been singularly unsuccessful in smaller enterprises.
  • ERP vendor Deltek going private in $1.1 billion deal

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:48 am

    ERP software vendor Deltek is being purchased by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in a US$1.1 billion deal, the companies announced Monday. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter.
  • Accounts payable automation: Thinking outside ERP

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 11:19 am

    The economic whirlwind of the past few years has forced even the savviest of companies to rethink how and where their money is spent. Increasingly, the microscope is being placed on internal back-office processes, seen as prime candidates for strategic cost-cutting initiatives. Perhaps unsurprisingly to many who work within the department, accounts payable (AP) has emerged as an area ripe for improvement.
  • Simple steps to keep your next ERP upgrade on time and on budget

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    Major enterprise resource planning (ERP) software upgrades by definition affect your whole organization. The "opportunities" for system failure, lost time, missed revenue and extra cost are abundant during the process. Indeed, there are legends surrounding upgrades that spiral out of control and never get fully implemented.
  • Massive Air Force ERP software project still struggling

    Posted February 13, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    Two completed pilots of the more-than-US$5 billion project are being scrapped.
  • SAP's HANA in-memory database will gain ability to run ERP this year

    Posted January 25, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    SAP plans to roll out support for the ERP module within its flagship Business Suite product family on the HANA in-memory database platform in the fourth quarter of this year, executive board member and technology chief Vishal Sikka said in an interview Wednesday.
  • Approach SaaS ERP with caution: Analysts

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 5:56 pm

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be a headache for businesses. There is a high barrier for entry, both in terms of financial commitment and investing in IT experts to keep it running. Naturally, getting your ERP through a software-as-a-service model seems like the perfect way to mitigate that problem, but according to industry analysts, there are a lot of things to consider before taking that plunge.
  • 5 tech pros companies want to hire

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Networking pros are among the top five tech professionals that companies want to hire, according to Robert Half Technology.
  • gets into ERP with Infor, Workday

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 1:47 pm is strengthening its hand in the ERP (enterprise resource planning) market, announcing on Thursday two new partnerships with Infor and Workday that will result in an intermingling of the companies' applications and technologies.
  • University tests ERP on new Dell cloud

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 11:20 am

    University of Kentucky CIO Vince Kellen is considering moving some of the university's SAP work to a cloud environment, which would make him a relatively early adopter of ERP in the cloud.
  • Customize your ERP or adapt to it? What's your strategy?

    Posted July 15, 2011 - 9:14 am

    If your enterprise has customized your mission-critical ERP systems over the years, your future upgrades will likely be more troublesome and terrifying because the changes can conflict with the patches. On the other hand, if you are running out-of-the-box ERP with little customization, maybe you're not getting all the important features your business needs.
  • Microsoft talks cloud CRM, ERP at partner conference

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 12:22 pm

    Microsoft is expected on Tuesday to update its strategy for cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) software during the annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles.
  • Enterprise customer interest in ERP gaining at mid-year

    Posted June 27, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    Last fall, a Forrester Research study found that most had no interest in investing in ERP. New information, however, is showing a renewed enthusiasm for ERP.
  • Lawson shareholders sue to block Infor sale

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    A pair of Lawson Software shareholders have filed a class action lawsuit to block the ERP (enterprise resource planning) software vendor's sale to Infor and its parent company Golden Gate Capital, according to documents filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
  • Oracle sued by university for alleged ERP failure

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Montclair State University is suing Oracle over an allegedly botched ERP (enterprise resource planning) software project, saying a series of missteps and delays could ultimately cost the school some US$20 million more than originally planned, according to a complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
  • Vodafone in final stages of global SAP ERP rollout

    Posted May 19, 2011 - 4:12 am

    Vodafone has announced it is in the final stages of a global SAP enterprise resource planning system rollout.
  • SAP goes after Oracle's database with ASE

    Posted May 17, 2011 - 10:47 am

    SAP will finish porting its ERP (enterprise resource planning) application to the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database later this year, giving customers now running Oracle and other platforms a lower-cost alternative, the company announced Tuesday during the Sapphire conference in Orlando.
  • SAP Q1 revenue up, but profits growth slow

    Posted April 28, 2011 - 2:38 am

    SAP’s first quarter revenue is up 21 percent, but profit growth was slower at 4 percent
  • Microsoft putting ERP in the Azure cloud

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 9:13 am

    Microsoft is moving its Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications to its Azure cloud platform, the company announced Monday at the Convergence conference in Atlanta. The belated move represents a major change for the way Microsoft sells Dynamics, which has traditionally been sold through partners in on-premises and hosted form.
  • Gartner: CRM at forefront of application investment

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Spending on customer relationship management software is expected to see the largest increase of all the application software markets this year, according to a survey from analyst house Gartner.
  • ERP users call for more system flexibility

    Posted February 23, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    Greater flexibility and better customer service top ERP users’ wish lists, according to research.
  • BusinessMan ERP and CRM system updated to version 2

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    Computech IT Services has updated BusinessMan Software, its comprehensive, modular enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with customer relationship management (CRM) abilities. Version 2 of the business-management application brings along a number of new and enhanced features for managing inventory and resources.
  • Microsoft extends Dynamics service pack support

    Posted June 25, 2009 - 4:46 pm

    Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM users now have more flexibility in deploying the vendor's service pack updates, which are periodically released to address bug fixes and make feature improvements.
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