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Technological change and ERP software

July 15, 2013
By djohnson
Technological change and ERP software

The cloud is changing the way small and medium-sized companies do business. But what is cloud and what does it mean for ERP? Business process automation has evolved with the invention of new disruptive technologies. Key technological improvements driving ERP change include moving from DOS to Windows, maturation of web technology, internet ubiquity, server...
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Preparing for a Cloud Outage when running SaaS

August 22, 2012
By djohnson
Preparing for a Cloud Outage when running SaaS

Recent Salesforce.com issues reported by Chris Kanaracus in PC World caused me to think about business continuity processes in a cloud deployment scenario. A single service outage does not change my opinion of the cloud. The cloud is good. It reduces the cost of delivering software and provides companies with the ability to rapidly...
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For full ERP benefits use cloud infrastructure and cloud applications

July 11, 2012
By djohnson
For full ERP benefits use cloud infrastructure and cloud applications

Cloud technology creates infrastructure and improves software applications. In the ERP software industry, the difference between “cloud infrastructure” and “cloud applications” has been blurred by software vendors who want to take advantage of cloud marketing. In this article we clarify the differences. Cloud Infrastructure Cloud infrastructure consists of things that exist in datacenters. This...
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Is SaaS ERP more expensive than licensed ERP?

March 15, 2012
By djohnson
Is SaaS ERP more expensive than licensed ERP?

In a recent CRN article, Sage became the most recent vendor to create new SaaS (subscription based) pricing for their ERP products. If resellers make more money from SaaS in the long run, does that mean that customers pay more? SaaS ERP more expensive in Long Run In the CRN article, Joe Langner, EVP...
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SaaS, Cloud, and Renting ERP Software

February 8, 2012
By djohnson
SaaS, Cloud, and Renting ERP Software

Renting Software versus Buying Software Software as a Service (SaaS) provides an option for businesses to “rent” software. For applications that are easy to install and learn, the rental term is often monthly, while more complex solutions such as accounting and ERP software offer annual rentals. In this article we take a deeper look...
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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for ERP Software

January 3, 2012
By djohnson
Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for ERP Software

2012 is here and it’s time to think about what we want to improve. In our personal lives we pledge to lose weight, save money, spend time with family, and become better people. Several popular resolutions for individuals are listed in the links below: - Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions from Goals Guy -...
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Cloud ERP Comments

December 20, 2011
By djohnson
Cloud ERP Comments

The use of cloud ERP technology and is growing. Over 50% of companies plan to increase their cloud spending over the next 12 months as reported by Forrester Research1, . Cloud ERP Adopters – Testimonials and Complaints I’ve spoken with several folks who have deployed ERP systems. In a few short sound bytes, these...
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Cloud ERP helps CFOs Get Involved

November 14, 2011
By djohnson
Cloud ERP helps CFOs Get Involved

CFO Involvement Thirty years ago, managers didn’t need to know how to operate a keyboard. There were secretaries to type letters and agreements that formalized phone conversations. Times have changed. In addition to understanding business, today’s managers need to develop a working knowledge of the software tools that are designed to make their job...
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