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Is Your ERP System User-Friendly and Intuitive? If It’s Not, It’s Time to Switch

How many steps does it take to perform a single action in your ERP system? If you have to stop to think of the answer, that’s not a good sign.

When you first purchased your ERP system, software wasn’t expected to be user-friendly. The expectation was that it would do a certain job, no matter how difficult it was for humans to utilize it. That mindset has changed, and now user-friendly software that’s intuitive to boot is the norm. If your ERP doesn’t fit that description, read on to learn why it’s time to change it.

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Is Your ERP Functionality Limited? It Might Be Time for a New ERP System

When you first purchased your ERP system, you believed that it would transform the way you did business. Your ERP system would make you more efficient and competitive. A number of years have gone by – do you still feel that way?

Chances are that you probably don’t, and many of the system’s users share your sentiments. One of the biggest reasons for your change of heart is because your ERP system has limited functionality. Read on to learn why your ERP’s limited functionality is holding your business back, and why it’s a good time to switch to a new ERP system.

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V&V Supremo Foods Selects Microsoft Dynamics 365

Merit Solutions, a provider of global supply chain solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, announces today that V&V Supremo Foods, Inc. (V&V Supremo) has chosen to implement the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.

V&V Supremo is a 50-year old Chicago-based producer of premium, all natural, and authentic Mexican style food products. Throughout years of steady growth, the company adopted numerous business systems. These disparate systems increased ongoing IT costs, inhibited growth, and lacked data consistency.

After evaluating Microsoft Dynamics 365, SAP, and Infor, V&V Supremo ultimately chose the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform due to its lower total cost of ownership, increased flexibility, streamlined implementation, strong product roadmap, and the integration between ERP, CRM, BI, IoT, and mobile capabilities.

Continue Reading: V&V Supremo Foods Implements Microsoft Dynamics 365.


Four Signs You’ve Outgrown Your ERP System

When you first purchased your ERP software, it might have been the latest and greatest thing on the market. Or, perhaps you felt forced into purchasing an ERP system because everyone else was doing it, and you thought you could derive a competitive advantage from it.

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The Benefits of Fit Gap Analysis

Before you implement a new process or solution at your business, you want to be certain that it’s going to work, you’re going to benefit from it, and you’re going to see a return on your investment.

Fit gap analysis is a problem-solving methodology. Through it, you identify gaps in your current business processes and then the solutions to fill them. The benefits of using fit gap analysis are it can be used at any time, it gives you a clear, defined path to solve your problems, and it delivers greater efficiency to your organization.

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The Importance of Fit Gap Analysis

At companies, problems will crop up. It’s inevitable. Frequently, firms have outmoded and/or inefficient ways of working that prevent them from being agile and competitive.

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How ERP Systems Can Help You Overcome Real-Time Supply Chain Challenges

The real-time supply chain is supposed to be a boon to the enterprise: it provides greater visibility, you can make better decisions, and your risk management is improved.

However, the real-time supply chain isn’t completely free of problems. The benefits you reap from it diminish greatly if you don’t know how to use it. What’s the solution? ERP systems can help you overcome those challenges so that your firm remains agile and competitive.

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The Benefits of Real-time Supply Chain and ERP

The supply chain has existed for centuries, ever since humans began trading with one another. For centuries, they’ve sought to make it more efficient to ensure that goods reach their destination quickly and in the best possible condition.

Technology has made this goal easier to reach than ever. Read on to learn how a real-time supply chain and ERP systems can benefit your organization.

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Webinar: Trusting the Microsoft Cloud

For you to realize the benefits of the cloud, you must be willing to entrust your cloud provider with one of your most valuable assets – your data.

If you’re considering moving your business systems to the cloud, then you’re invited to join this webinar as Pham Nguyen of Microsoft discusses Microsoft Azure.

Thursday, June 29
4pm EST / 1pm PST

Register Now!

This webinar will explore:

  • Security – How we keep your data safe.
  • Privacy – How you own and control your data.
  • Transparency – How your data is stored and accessed.
  • Compliance – How we conform to global standards.
  • Protection – How we backup and restore your instances.

If you invest in a cloud service, you must be able to trust that your data is safe, that the privacy of your data is protected, and that you retain ownership of and control over your data – that it will only be used in a way that is consistent with your expectations.

Join us and learn why Azure should be your trusted cloud.


How to Make Sure Your ERP Implementation Fails

No one goes into a project (especially not a software implementation) with the intent to fail. Along the way, people unwittingly make mistakes. Depending on the size of the mistake, one or two errors during the implementation process might not have such an effect. It’s when there are a series of gaffes that the implementation goes awry. Read on to learn what mistakes can doom an ERP implementation to failure.

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