Merit Matters Blog - Merit Solutions

23
Aug

New White Paper: Microsoft Dynamics ERP – Comparing AX vs GP vs NAV

In today’s competitive environment, companies that are looking to implement new ERP systems must carefully navigate the crowded highway of vendor solutions that are available. Once implemented, the right ERP systems can enhance productivity, encourage growth and increase ROI. First, though, companies have to embark on the journey toward choosing the best ERP system for their businesses.

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18
Aug

Is COPE the Answer for the Life Science Industry?

When mobile devices first began to make their way into the enterprise, they represented uncharted territory for businesses. Many firms still grapple with how to manage, support, and secure these devices. Life sciences companies are no exception.

The enterprise has developed a few approaches to dealing with mobile technologies. One of them is corporate owned, personally enabled (COPE) devices. Read on to learn the benefits, risks and challenges, and best practices for the life sciences industry.

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16
Aug

Mobile ERP Risks

With the rise of mobile devices in the workplace, the use of mobile ERP solutions has risen proportionately. After all, having access to your ERP solution at your fingertips gives you a number of benefits:

  • Real time access to important data for better and faster decision making
  • Quicker customer response time
  • More efficient data entry from the field
  • The ability to do more work remotely

But as with all technologies, there are some security risks that you need to be aware of should you decide to implement mobile ERP into your business.

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15
Aug

Approaches to Mobility within the Life Sciences Industry: CYOD

The life sciences industry constantly produces cutting-edge, innovative solutions to help patients live longer, healthier lives. But when it comes to mobile technologies (a cutting-edge field in and of itself), life sciences firms still struggle with the same issues as other companies that aren’t as innovative. Mobile devices present opportunities as well as challenges. Certain mobile technology policies will work better than others. This post discusses the benefits, risks and challenges, and best practices of choose-your-own device (CYOD).

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12
Aug

BYOD and the Life Sciences Industry: What You Need to Know

Bringing your own device (BYOD) to work has become commonplace in virtually every field and industry, and life sciences is no exception. For employees, BYOD is enormously freeing – they can use the devices they want when they want them. For IT departments and companies, BYOD can be a nightmare. There are significant security concerns and compliance issues to navigate regarding mobility. Read on to learn how life science firms can balance the benefits of BYOD with the risks and challenges through best practices.

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9
Aug

What are the requirements for Life Sciences industry specific ERP?

When evaluating ERP systems for a life sciences company, executives should ensure that in addition to typical ERP requirements for managing operations and finance, any ERP solution under consideration should include capabilities that address industry-specific requirements. Read on to learn about those capabilities.
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3
Aug

Life Sciences – ERP in a Highly Regulated Industry

Every developed country has a set of regulations governing Life Science companies that operate or market within its borders. The regulations mainly center on testing, certifications and approvals for products, but the sections most affected by ERP relate to electronic systems and signatures. Most country regulations are very similar to the U.S. Federal Register’s 21 CFR Part 11, although each country has slight variations in requirements or procedures. For example, APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) has its LSIF (Life Science Innovation Forum) to help ensure supply chain integrity for health care products and medical devices. Health Canada (HC) regulates medical devices and health care products moving into or out of Canada, and Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has JPAL for the same purpose.

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2
Aug

CLEO: Is It the Right Mobile Policy for You?

When it comes to mobile technologies in the workplace, organizations have a few options to manage and secure them. It can be difficult to figure out which approach is right for your company, though. Each offers its own benefits and drawbacks.

One approach is CLEO (corporate liable, employee owned). Read on to learn whether it’s the right option for your firm.

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1
Aug

Core ERP Requirements for Life Sciences Companies

In addition to unique industry requirements related to compliance, Life Sciences companies need ERP systems that are at least as functional and performant as companies in other industries do. Life Sciences companies should ensure that any ERP system they consider has the following characteristics – in addition to the industry specific needs they have in order to operate in a heavily regulated industry.

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28
Jul

Will This Approach Help Your Organization COPE with Mobility?

Mobile devices are a boon to today’s workforce. They enable them to work faster, more productively, and more efficiently than ever before. The benefits of mobile technologies are abundant (and abundantly clear) to the enterprise.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t drawbacks to the influx of mobile devices in the workplace. Businesses must figure out how to manage and secure them. Over the past few years, companies have developed several approaches to managing mobility. One of them is COPE (corporate owned, personally enabled). Read on to learn whether it’s a good fit for your organization.

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