One of the primary benefits of any ERP system is decision support. We might think executives make the important decisions. In fact, people at every level of the business make important decisions throughout every day. Use your ERP to help guide every user to the choice that leads to an optimal payoff for the enterprise.
When you’re thinking about what applications need to be mobile, you might be tempted only to include those which are customer-facing. ERP doesn’t often fall into that category – it helps companies manage business processes and back-office functions. So, choosing a mobile ERP is a waste of time, right?
Wrong – mobile ERP solutions are vital to your firm. They’re not just a nice-to-have app; they can actually help your organization to increase productivity, function more efficiently, and boost revenue.
Download this whitepaper to learn the benefits, challenges, risks, and best practices of mobile ERP.
According to Gartner, 55 to 75% of all ERP implementations fail. In a lot of those failed implementations, the underlying reason for the failure is the poor performance of the ERP partner.
Good ERP consultants do more than just evaluate or implement software. They have the skills and experience to guide an organization through all the changes associated with using an ERP solution. Each stage of the process is critical to success, and a consultant should be able to handle the evaluation, implementation, customization and support of an ERP package with equal expertise.
Download our whitepaper to explore best practices in selecting the partner who would be the best fit for your organization and assist you in getting the most value from your ERP implementation.
ERP workflows will help your bottom line. We link the steps we are supposed to take in our process as connected ERP transactions. Errors caused by disconnects, when one person performs a transaction and a second person makes a transaction that doesn’t fit with the first, are usually eliminated.
Workflows can be a short series of regular tasks or a lengthy annual process. Whatever form they take, they can greatly benefit a business that wants to reduce errors and cost.
If you type the term “nothing lasts forever” into Google, you’ll get almost 2 million results. There are a number of books that come up and a couple of songs.
While it won’t come up in search results, the phrase “nothing lasts forever” also applies to tech support. Over time, tech support for legacy systems (including ERPs) becomes more and more expensive. Then, the manufacturer stops offering it. If this is the case with your ERP system, the end of tech support is good sign that you should invest in a new system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our intuition about the future is linear.
But the reality of Information Technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference.
If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30.
If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.
At a fundamental level, Kurzweil’s observation points to the most basic transformation the digital revolution requires of us: to go beyond our native intuition to think differently. Implicit in the futurist’s example is how fast change occurs in a digital age. Because of the nature of digital technology, change accelerates. Consequently, those businesses transforming themselves into digital entities need to accelerate that process or risk being left behind.
This white paper addresses the challenges the digital revolution poses, and offers some ideas about frameworks that may be employed to meet those demands and accelerate the process of digital transformation. The benefits of realizing that transformation and becoming a fully digital business are considerable