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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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ERP Systems Buyer's Guide
In the ERP systems buyer's guide, you'll find out...

systems erp  involved. In the ERP Systems Buyer's Guide , you'll find out how an ERP solution functions; how it can help your business grow; the ERP modules available to you; the costs involved in implementing an ERP solution; what to look for in an ERP vendor; the steps to follow when purchasing an ERP system; and how to ensure a successful ERP implementation. Find out what you need to know about purchasing and implementing an ERP solution—before you make any buying decisions. Download your PDF copy of the ERP

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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Why ERP Systems Fail


Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to explain why ERP systems fail to meet expectations. It can happen to any size organization, large or small, and while some failure-prone issues are out of your hands, most pitfalls can be avoided with care and attention. Read this white paper to find out the most common reasons ERP systems fail to perform and recommendations on how to prevent this from occurring at your business.

systems erp  ERP Systems Fail Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to explain why ERP systems fail to meet expectations. It can happen to any size organization, large or small, and while some failure-prone issues are out of your hands, most pitfalls can be avoided with care and attention. Read this white paper to find out the most common reasons ERP systems fail to perform and recommendations on how to prevent this from occurring at your business. Read More

Best-of-Class Financial Systems: an Alternative to ERP


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systems erp  of-Class Financial Systems: an Alternative to ERP You can't survive without a full-scale ERP system. That's been the industry marketing hype for years, but does it apply to you? Yours may be one of many companies that can do well with a simpler, less expensive IT setup. In Best-of-class Financial Systems: An Alternative to ERP , find out how a best-in-class financial system might deliver all the functionality you really need-with all these advantages over ERP: less expensive less complex easily Read More

ERP Systems Market Primer


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Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) for Process ERP Systems Certification Report


Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Are ERP Workarounds a Terrific Way of Shooting Yourself in the Foot?


Are ERP workarounds a terrific way of shooting yourself in the foot? TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu says “There’s no way to avoid ERP workarounds. And yes, they’re a problem.” TEC Analyst Jorge García says “No they’re not.” Managing Editor David Clark attempts to moderate (just a wee bit too late).

systems erp  new size range, some systems will not move the inventory for the other sizes “to the right,” and you’ll have the following inventory: 250 pieces of SX, 100 of S, 400 of M and nothing for L. You will have to transfer inventory from one size to the other to fix this problem. My experience shows that ERP workarounds are common practice—and that while they may fix problems in the short term, they cause others in the long run. Jorge García, TEC Analyst Workarounds are extremely common, particularly Read More

ERP: Justifying the Cost


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Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

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Driving Optimal Performance from ERP Systems


Whether you’re about to embark on a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative or you’re just looking for more value from your existing ERP solution, you must start with your business strategy and competitive advantage. When key business requirements are identified and validated, you can spot the process adjustments that make sense and support your business—and get better at whatever you’re good at. Find out more.

systems erp  Optimal Performance from ERP Systems Whether you’re about to embark on a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative or you’re just looking for more value from your existing ERP solution, you must start with your business strategy and competitive advantage. When key business requirements are identified and validated, you can spot the process adjustments that make sense and support your business—and get better at whatever you’re good at. Find out more. Read More

Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?


For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out.

systems erp  It Time to Purchase a New ERP? For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out. Read More

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CDC Ross ERP is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

systems erp  Ross ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report CDC Ross ERP is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

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