The Internet of Things has become a hot topic in the IT and business worlds. It promises numerous benefits, such as more efficient manufacturing and deeper insights into customers. Microsoft has capitalized on this latest technological development by offering an IoT solution.
Read on to learn what IoT is, where it can be deployed, what benefits it provides, and some best practices for launching an IoT project.
Microsoft Azure’s rebranding in March 2014 represented a new strategic approach for Microsoft – it vigorously embraced the cloud and publicly proclaimed that the cloud was the future of computing. Since then, Azure has continued to gain attention in the media and amongst analysts.
What makes Azure stand out? Read on to learn about its features and what differentiates it from the competition.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an application for businesses that combines CRM and ERP capabilities and other features to break down data silos and make your business more efficient and productive. It runs in the cloud, lowering your total cost of ownership and making it an excellent complement to Microsoft’s other cloud solutions.
Moreover, Dynamics 365 isn’t just for the marketing or finance department – its functionality spans teams across the company. Read on to learn what Dynamics 365 does and what advantages it has over its competitors.
There are many people in the enterprise who scoff at the term “digital transformation.” However, they ignore the fact that digital transformation is already taking place. They’ll be left behind if they don’t embrace technological changes that enable them to be more efficient and productive.
Microsoft offers a number of services that will help you undergo a digital transformation so that you can remain competitive in the marketplace – read on to learn which offerings might be right for you.
Humans have always been engaged in some type of manufacturing, from the days when the first prehistoric hunters and gatherers created tools to make their jobs easier. Today, the way we manufacture goods has changed enormously.
Manufacturing in the 21st century is now automated and has the lowest levels of human involvement in history. What does this mean for you? Read on to learn how Industry 4.0 and digital manufacturing will impact your organization and how you can weather these changes to stay agile and competitive.
You’ve written the RFP, and vendor responses are starting to roll in. Choosing the right vendor should be easy, you think. It’s a matter of picking the best one, right?
Here’s the problem: what you think is the best is subjective. Your colleagues may well believe that Vendor B is much better suited than Vendor A to provide your ERP system. How do you choose? This post will explore how you can create an evaluation system so the vendor selection process is smooth and headache-free.
At many firms, RFPs are overlooked opportunities. These documents give companies the chance to tell vendors what they want out of an ERP system. It’s also the time for businesses to share what their expectations of the vendor are. After all, how can you expect a vendor to do something if you never share that information?
Read on to learn about what you should reasonably expect from your vendors when writing your RFP and why those expectations are important.
What is the one thing you need to do before you submit your RFP for an ERP system? Some people might say, “Finding a person to write the RFP,” or “Setting a deadline for when it has to be completed.” Those things are important, but they can be figured out along the way. When it comes to writing an RFP for an ERP system, there’s one thing that’s absolutely crucial: setting internal requirements for what you want and need out of an ERP system.
Read on to learn why setting internal requirements is so vital, and why you can’t submit an RFP without this step.
The RFP for your ERP system might not seem like it’s important. In fact, you might be tempted not to invest much time or effort into it – you just want to get the process over with, start using your ERP system, and become more efficient and agile. That would be a mistake.
You want the best RFP possible, because your RFP provides vital guidance for your vendors. To write the best RFP possible, you need to follow a set of best practices to achieve success. Read on to learn what these best practices are so you can incorporate them into your RFP.
What is one of the most crucial parts of the ERP system purchase process? It might surprise you, but it’s actually creating the RFP. The RFP is a critical document. If you don’t get it right, you could wind up with an ERP system that doesn’t meet your needs.
Read on to learn what you should do when creating an RFP for your ERP system and what mistakes to avoid so you don’t waste time or money, and you purchase the right ERP solution.