In the face of growing competition and a challenging business climate, many job shops and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline operations, and improve the bottom line. Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a proven solution for running a business efficiently and effectively. Yet, a large percentage of job shops and manufacturers have held back from implementing an ERP system due to high initial costs, long implementation times, and competing demands for time and resources. Download this white paper to learn more!
Read how 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; and better understand their markets and customers.
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.
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.
How can you, the modern marketer, create an efficient business process that facilitates content marketing and achieves your specific goals?
The answer: by planning strategic marketing campaigns, establishing streamlined processes, and organizing your team to execute initiatives in a more aligned and productive way. Bridging the content gaps in your organization helps you coordinate the efforts of your teams, but also enables you to create superior customer engagements because you’re presenting a more united front to those who consume your content.
This eBook will show you how to do just that. It will describe how to execute a cohesive plan aligned with your company’s goals, organize your campaigns, and coordinate content distribution across departments and stages of the funnel.
Today, the internet has changed the way buyers discover solutions. More people are meeting and researching vendors online than ever before. Your ideal customers are reading blog posts and articles, checking Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles, and forming opinions based on what you say and share online. Before they call to get to know your company better, they turn to Google for answers and information. If a competing vendor appears smarter, more interesting, or more reliable than you, your buyers will reach out to them first.
These online engagements have changed the rules of buyer/brand communications. So how can you and your company form meaningful relationships with buyers who are getting to know you long before they’ve been introduced?
Over the past 10 years, the Internet has provided unprecedented access to information. Consequently, B2B buyers are constantly online learning about industry trends and innovative solutions to their pain points. Given their busy schedules, buyers have grown accustomed to the convenience of researching and comparing multiple options online, narrowing their choices independently of the vendor and, only then, engaging with sales.
While buyers have always made the final purchase decision, in today’s world, the vendor is not given an opportunity to engage until the buyer is close to a choice. Today, the buyer is in control of their own journey.
The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, more commonly known as ‘cloud deployment’, in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the bene?ts of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure. ERP functionality delivered “from the cloud” avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on premisess ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership, compared to legacy on premisess deployment. Companies subscribe to the software features that they need and can add new ones as business requirements change, without buying additional servers or storage to support new functionality. The ERP features are the same as for an on premises ERP system, except that it is hosted and maintained on the Cloud provider’s infrastructure.
If your company is looking to purchase an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution, the 2009 Top 10 ERP Software Vendor Report from Business-Software.com can help you find the software that is right for your company. Must read!
If your company is looking to purchase a Manufacturing/ERP software solution, the 2009 Top 10 Manufacturing Software Vendor Report from Business-Software.com can help you find the software that is right for your company. Must Read!
The IBM Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems solution addresses the challenges with complex projects for the planning, development, deployment and lifecycle management of transportation software. Learn more by reviewing the ekit resources.
Sales Compensation planning season is right around the corner, and there’s no better time than now to start preparing! Join compensation expert Robert Blohm, Xactly’s VP of Strategic Services, for an on-demand webinar which will share industry best practices regarding preparation efforts to help ensure you are ready. We’ll cover everything you need to do BEFORE you start designing. With the right preparation, your new plans will be grounded in reality and guided by the best thinking in your organization. Prepare to succeed.
Published By: Datalink
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
In this paper we look at how these two challenges must be addressed together, and in fact how the definition of storage management must be expanded to consider the business driven lifecycle demands placed on stored information.
Published By: Metafuse
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Looking for project management software can often be confusing. There are so many choices in the market, how do you narrow your search? This white paper gives you 10 tips to guide your solution search.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This Yankee Group White Paper, compliments of NetSuite, shows how on-demand applications can significantly reduce cost vs. on-premise applications. See how to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of deploying & integrating CRM & accounting/ERP applications.
In today's complex global life sciences marketplace, the ability to manage product information is a daunting task. The ability to ensure greater control over this critical product information has led to the development of a standard for product information throughout the European Union. If your company as not begun to think about PIM, now is the time, download this white paper immediately.
Published By: Salesboom
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
The high price and complexity of traditional, installed-on-premise enterprise software has left SMBs unable to obtain true integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. On-demand software-as-a-service is changing all that. This white paper discusses the benefits of the on-demand, or hosted CRM and ERP vs on premise CRM and ERP solution and the benefits to the SMB.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Oct 29, 2008
Outsourcing is a strategy increasingly being used by organizations to reduce costs and increase value. Outsourcing, however, has its risks. As organizations look to push out more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, careful planning is required in terms of building stringent software security requirements into contracts and creating a process and metrics to ensure that those requirements are met. This report examines outsourcing practices from 200 of the largest organizations in the UK and the US and provides pointers as to how the most experienced outsourcers are putting in place effective processes to drive the risk out of outsourcing.
Corporate managers responsible for multiple fuel tank locations need remote technology applications to maximize their information use and increase the reach of their resources. Success when planning new remote technology projects can be measured in terms of increased profitability or ROI if the planners adequately address the build vs. buy decisions required when choosing the necessary hardware, software, deployment and integration strategy.
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.
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.
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.
In this whitepaper, we'll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness.