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Tuning ERP and the Supply Chain for Profitable Growth

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: May 28, 2008
This white paper describes lean manufacturing and how it can be applied to supply chain management.
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erp, supply chain management, scm, epicor, enterprise resource planning, visibility, globalizing, ventana research
    
Epicor

White Paper: Are You Pushing Too Much Paper?

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Apr 24, 2008
Whether you are an electrical supplies wholesaler or a manufacturer of oilfield equipment, the challenge is the same: Are you maximizing your margins by keeping your administrative processes as streamlined as possible? Or, are you wasting time and money by supporting paper-intensive processes to handle quotes, orders, ship notices, receipt documents and invoices?
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scm, edi, erp, scc, supply chain, supply chain connect, electronic data, enterprise resource planning
    
Supply Chain Connect

ERP System Acquisition Project Planning

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Mar 12, 2008
ERP system acquisition projects are rarely deemed to fail.  All the well-advertised failures come later, during implementation and afterward.  Nevertheless, the seeds of these failures are invariably planted in the earliest stages of ERP acquisition planning.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

ERP System Implementation Project Planning

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Mar 12, 2008
ERP implementations fail – when they do – because implementation projects allow a few well-known risks to go unmanaged. These risks go unmanaged because the control of results slips from buyer to seller.  It doesn’t have to work that way.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

ERP System Acquisition & Implementation Viewed as a Single Project

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Mar 12, 2008
It is a truism that in any complex activity, the critical, defining decisions should be made as early in the process as possible.  In ERP implementation projects this principle is routinely undermined by the nearly universal practice of separating acquisition and implementation activities into separate projects, performed by separate teams operating under separate control.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

The Elusive Meaning of ERP Project Success

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
In what practical ways – if any – is ERP implementation project success different from the absence of failure? Both casual and thorough analysis of ERP failure agree on several interesting points.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

How to Simplify Integration with Your SAP Solutions

Published By: Cast Iron Systems     Published Date: Feb 14, 2008
Traditionally companies had only two choices for integrating SAP solutions, complex and expensive platforms like EAI or write custom code. Integration Appliances offer companies a third option, one that dramatically simplifies and accelerates SAP integration by using a “configuration, not coding” approach to rapidly connect SAP applications with a wide variety of applications, without burdening specialist resources.
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eai, sap, castiron, cast iron, enterprise resource planning, erp, crm systems, application integration
    
Cast Iron Systems

Aberdeen Group: For Mid-Size Manufacturers the Issue is Visible

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.
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scm, supply chain, manufacturing, manufacturer, bpm, business process, erp, enterprise resource planning
    
IBM

Compete More Effectively by Acting as Your Own Supply Chain

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
We’ve heard it over and again: mid-sized manufacturers need to increase efficiencies while protecting their existing infrastructure and boosting profits. IBM can help, with tailored solutions. Click for the complimentary report, "Ten Insights for Success in an On Demand World".
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infrastructure, erp, productivity, scm, supply chain, enterprise resource planning, mid-market, smbs
    
IBM

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function

Published By: SAP     Published Date: Jan 28, 2008
Many CFOs and the finance organizations they lead have started to take on new strategic roles within the enterprise. Their goal is to enforce stricter control processes to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, offer strategic insights into the internal and external business environment, and connect the business strategy with daily operations through performance tracking.
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apqc, spend management, cost control, cost, financial, financials, workforce, workforce management
    
SAP

Chase & Sons Gain an Asset

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Jan 24, 2008
Chase & Sons has been delivering innovative engineered products and processes to the wire and cable industry for over 50 years. They supply General Cable with specialty tapes. In the past, Chase & Sons would allocate resources for 'emergency handling' of orders which took time away from planning and other more strategic functions.
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scm, supply chain, supply chain management, erp, inventory, inventory management, supply chain connect, reduce cost
    
Supply Chain Connect

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Midmarket ERP Solution

Published By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
With any technology, the vendor's job is to try to sell you their product, and they may rely on promises, superlative language and sparkling product demos to try to sway you. And with the midmarket ERP landscape crowded with players vying for your business's dollar, the prospect of choosing the right solution can seem even more daunting. But armed with these 10 questions, you'll be able to see through the hype and narrow down a few vendors that can really deliver what you need.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection
    
InsideCRM.com

Midmarket ERP Solutions Buyer's Guide

Published By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
Until recently, ERP solutions were considered out of the question for all but the largest companies, due to the technology's complexity and large price tags. However, these days, midmarket companies have more choices than ever when it comes to ERP solutions, as competition between vendors has heated up. This Buyer's Guide can help you answer the big (and small) questions so you can make an informed buying decision.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection
    
InsideCRM.com

Midmarket ERP Solutions Checklist

Published By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
So your midmarket company has done its research and has settled on what you feel is the perfect ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution? Not so fast. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these 12 key points to ensure you're making the best possible decision.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection
    
InsideCRM.com

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations Across the Supply Chain

Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Sep 27, 2007
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
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enterprise resource planning, erp, demand planning, planning, productivity, supply chain, scm, supply chain management
    
Microsoft Dynamics

5 Common Project Management Challenges

Published By: Metafuse     Published Date: Sep 26, 2007
In speaking with project managers, directors of operations, vice presidents of professional services, chief financial offers, and other project team members every day, we hear familiar stories repeatedly and there are some trends, or commonalities. This document outlines five of the most common project management challenges.
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project management, document management, project planning, project, enterprise resource planning, erp, planning, metafuse
    
Metafuse

Project Insight Project Management Software vs. Microsoft Enterprise Project Management

Published By: Metafuse     Published Date: Sep 26, 2007
We are often asked how Project Insight differs from the Microsoft solution. There is no simple, 30 second answer to that question, as every software package is unique. Rather than attempt to detail a feature by feature comparison, here we offer the reader an overview of what we view as the main differences.
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project management, document management, project planning, project, enterprise resource planning, erp, planning, metafuse
    
Metafuse

IT Due Diligence Case Study: J.W. Childs

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
In 2004, J.W. Childs had the opportunity to acquire the Sunny Delight Beverage Co. (SDBC) through a unique carve-out of brands by Procter & Gamble. An accurate and in-depth assessment of the infrastructure required to support SunnyD’s business going forward would be absolutely essential to Childs’ decision to purchase the company.
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oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, jw childs, j.w. childs, sunny d
    
OneNeck IT Services

Why Russell Stover Chose A Mid-Market Specialist

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
Russell Stover Candies outsourced its legacy information systems. However, two years later, they were unhappy with their chosen outsourcing provider and faced multiple ERP challenges. To help navigate these challenges, the company hired a seasoned IT executive. Find out why, after an exhaustive evaluation process, he selected OneNeck IT Services.
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oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, russell stover, rsc, whitman's
    
OneNeck IT Services

Spyder Active Sports Acheives High Performance with OneNeck

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
When Spyder Active Sports offered to pay its IT outsourcing provider more money in return for more services, and the provider not only refused the offer but its service levels continued to go downhill, it was time to look for a new provider. It came down to three potential vendors, however, a number of factors lead Spyder to select OneNeck IT Services.
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oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, outsourcing, governance, outsource
    
OneNeck IT Services

How ERP Outsourcing Helps Skanska's IT Group Maintain Its Focus

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
In November 2002, Skanska embarked on the construction industry’s largest consolidation effort. Having acquired numerous companies in the previous 12 years — ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and comprising the $3.9 billion Skanska of today — CIO Chris Stockley was charged with migrating all the companies onto the J.D. Edwards application platform already in use by a few of the organizations.
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skanska, building, construction, case study, oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing
    
OneNeck IT Services

A Juicy IT Story: How IT Outsourcing Helped Sunny Delight Beverages

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
When he joined SDBC in May of 2004, SunnyD's Chief Information Officer and Global Controller was faced with a classic build-or-buy decision, although the circumstances were less than typical. Despite the company just being carved out from Procter & Gamble with an experienced management team and a well-known brand name, it was missing a crucial operational element — an entire information technology infrastructure.
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oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, microsoft dynamics ax, fusion, outsourcing
    
OneNeck IT Services

Getting Consensus on Business Requirements: Tips and Traps

Published By: IAG Consulting     Published Date: Aug 17, 2007
Before your company launches its next package selection, implementation or upgrade, make sure you don’t cripple the project from the start by failing to identify your requirements – the number one reason that projects spin out of control. This white paper summarizes some of the key lessons we have learned through our industry-leading requirements definition practice.
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systems development, system development, sdlc, business requirements, project planning, defining, definition, define the problem
    
IAG Consulting

Getting Business Requirements Right

Published By: IAG Consulting     Published Date: Aug 17, 2007
The later in the system development life-cycle that major errors are discovered the more expensive it is to fix them. But the earliest stages of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) are most often the least consistently executed. This paper describes a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity: consistent, proven, and optimized for success. 
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systems development, system development, sdlc, business requirements, project planning, erp, enterprise resource planning, project management
    
IAG Consulting

ERP End-User Business Productivity: A Field Study of SAP & Microsoft

Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 23, 2007
In this white paper, we measure how end users of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications describe the impact of Microsoft and SAP applications on their business productivity. This research found that Microsoft Dynamics end users on average rated their experience with Microsoft applications more favorably than SAP users rated their experience with SAP.
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sap, microsoft, erp, enterprise resource planning, keystone, microsoft dynamics, productivity, business activity
    
Microsoft Dynamics
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