Why Switch to a Cloud System?

The old adage goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, that’s just fine if you want to stay exactly where you are, or fall behind. But if you’re in the business world, odds are, your goal is to …

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ERP and CRM Software in the Cloud: Making the Move to the Cloud (Part III)

In the final blog of our series, we focus on what companies with on-premises based software need to consider before moving to a cloud-based solution. How does Cloud Software Differ in Design from On-Premises or Legacy Software? There are fundamental …

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ERP and CRM Software in the Cloud: Clarifying Definitions (Part II)

In the second blog of this series, we’ll focus on clarifying some definitions surrounding cloud-based computing solutions. What’s the Difference Between “On-Demand” vs. “Subscription”? These terms refer to payment models, but they are joined at the hip with the Internet, …

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ERP and CRM Software in the Cloud: Clearing up the Confusion (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of three blogs that serves as an unbiased primer on understanding the options businesses have when considering a cloud-based offering for their ERP and CRM systems.  In this series, we’ll provide clear definitions, …

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ABERDEEN ANNOUNCES 2013 PLANNING, BUDGETING, AND FORECASTING RESEARCH

With the rise of big data, research companies like Aberdeen Group are becoming key contributors, to the universal conversation,providing fact-based research and insights focused on global technology. Having benchmarked the performance of more than 640,000 companies, Aberdeen’s research is relied …

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DOES YOUR ERP NEED TO BE CUSTOMIZED?

In a previous post, entitled BEFORE YOU CUSTOMIZE YOUR ERP SYSTEM… we discussed step to take and questions to ask in preparation of an ERP Customization project, and the five levels of customization capabilities available to most modern ERP systems. …

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TOP 10 ERP TRENDS TO WATCH

There is a lot going on in ERP right now. 2012 saw the rise of the cloud and we saw its direct effects as SaaS (Software as a Service) took another step forward into prominence and data security became the …

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WHAT IS A ROLE-BASED USER INTERFACE?

Role-Based User Interfaces (RBUI) are the latest trend in ERP software.  A RBUI allows your staff members who are performing more or less the same duties all day, to access their frequently used applications more easily. Let’s take the example …

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ADDING CRM TO YOUR ERP SYSTEM

We’ve spoken previously about THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR CRM SOFTWARE AND YOUR ERP SYSTEM, but what if you haven’t yet integrated CRM into your existing ERP system? Let’s take a look. All of the mid-market ERP systems on the market …

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MAXIMIZING YOUR ERP SYSTEM’S AVAILABILITY

“Availability” is in 2012 what we used to call “up time” in the 1900’s.  Ideally, you’d like it to be 100%, but it can be affected by a myriad of issues, and those issues are different, depending on whether you’re …

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