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Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

May 3, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

Nobody likes a forcing function. But sometimes, it takes one of those to compel action. In today’s blog, I wanted to touch on how a made-to-order manufacturer finally decided to commit to moving their ERP to the cloud after a black swan event that has shaken up the organization. This was a tip-off that...
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Refuse to be a Cloud data hostage

April 27, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Refuse to be a Cloud data hostage

You should never be locked into one vendor, and should ALWAYS be able to walk away from a service provider that is providing service levels that are below par. But how realistic is that when it comes to cloud service providers? If you’re not happy with the service that you receive, take your business...
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Project Accounting in the Cloud – a Must for Professional Services Organizations

March 23, 2012
By Acumatica
Project Accounting in the Cloud – a Must for Professional Services Organizations

Post by Acumatica. Content and ideas in this post provided by Acumatica.Learn more about Acumatica Cloud ERP. Professional Services Software The recent release of Acumatica 3.0 caught the eye of Robert Houdeshell from Njevity, Inc. As someone working in a professional services organization, Robert was able to provide a review and describe how the...
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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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Letter to Operations: no more spreadsheets for Purchasing

March 8, 2012
By guest blogger - Doug Potter
Letter to Operations: no more spreadsheets for Purchasing

Editor’s Note: This article addresses supply chain issues in the form of a memo written to the operations management department. Memorandum To:      Operations Management From:  Doug Potter Re:      No more spreadsheets for Purchasing Supply Chain management would be so much better off without spreadsheets. I see this over and over. Purchasing and operations management has a spreadsheet...
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Aging ERP: Should you shift to newer software technology?

Aging ERP: Should you shift to newer software technology?

This is part 3 of a 3 part series by Ronald Laxton from Computer Initiatives discussing aging and obsolescence with ERP systems.Part 1: Obsolescence and the ERP system.Part 2: What becomes of aging ERP technology and its users? It is inevitable that despite upgrades and constant development, enterprise systems will age and eventually become...
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What Becomes of Aging Technology – and its Users?

February 27, 2012
By guest blogger - Ronald Laxton
What Becomes of Aging Technology – and its Users?

This is part 2 of a 3 part series by Ronald Laxton from Computer Initiatives discussing aging and obsolescence with ERP systems.Part 1: Obsolescence and the ERP system.Part 3: The decision making process for switching to new technology. Nothing lasts forever, especially not in the information and communications technology industry. Even those enterprise systems...
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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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