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4 Symptoms of an Aging ERP System

Choosing the right moment to upgrade an ERP system is never easy. As one of our whitepapers explains, there are four main symptoms of aging ERP systems: End of vendor support; low levels of integration; mobility issues; and compliance issues.

There are a variety of reasons why companies delay an ERP implementation or upgrade. Fear of change. Budget concerns. Previous experiences with ERP projects. However, many organizations are actually paying more for inefficient processes and silos of data than they would for a new ERP system – without realizing the ROI that new ERP can provide.

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5 ways to reduce IT costs

In 2018, IT spending is projected to reach a total of $3.7 trillion worldwide, which is an increase of 6.2% from last year according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. It’s a constant challenge to keep your IT costs down without weakening service, quality or security.

Here are some of the ways to keep your IT costs down.

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How Can You Prepare for Your First Cloud ERP Deployment?

After a lengthy decision-making process, you’ve chosen a cloud ERP solution. Now, you have to make sure that your company is ready for this technology.

An ERP solution is deeply embedded in many business processes, and ensuring that the deployment goes smoothly and successfully is crucial. Read on to learn what steps to take to make sure you get the most out of your cloud ERP solution.

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Connecting the Dots: Integrate the Patchwork of Localized Solutions into a Single Platform

What additional benefits can manufacturers extract from new technology to address old challenges?

Manufacturing organizations are constantly trying to find ways to get better results out of their production processes. This effort always includes a combination of process optimization and removal of wasteful practices and production steps. To achieve this, manufacturers have, for a long time, relied mostly on localized, small scale improvements that would not necessarily be in sync with the rate of progress along the rest of the value chain. Read more


Taking Your Company’s Marketing to the Next Level with Dynamics 365

The growing power and knowledge possessed by modern-day buyers has made quite a few established marketing methods obsolete. Companies are now increasingly failing to engage potential clients and connect with them through relevant information.

Some of the problems they are facing are serious: not enough leads, poor lead quality, no sales visibility, irrelevant nurturing and failure to track marketing ROI. An incredibly low 8% of B2B companies claim their sales and marketing teams don’t have aligned goals and agendas (CEB Global), leading to less conversions and insufficiently precise targeting.

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