Manufacturing ERP Software in 2020: The Digital Manufacturer

The 21st century has introduced a lot of technological innovation and businesses have felt the positive effect. New digital transformation manufacturing options have been strong and diverse. Some (but not enough) manufacturers have taken advantage. The advances in manufacturing ERP software have improved not only productivity but opened businesses to a whole new world of […]
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Hey Siri: What Does Artificial Intelligence Have in Store for ERP Systems?

If you’ve ever watched Iron Man movies, you’ll notice Tony Stark’s different artificial intelligence (AI) partners. From helping him create a new element to helping him do chores and run tests, AI in the Marvel Universe is extremely advanced and helpful. So how much of this is fiction and how much is possible? Let’s discuss […]
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CRM vs. ERP Software: What Does Your Organization Need?

As more and more companies upgrade to modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software often comes up as a topic. If your systems are older, you may start wondering if your organization needs this sort of technology to augment your ERP software. Here are some things to keep in mind about […]
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Getting to Successful ERP Data Migration … The First Frontier

ERP data migration has never been more important. Internet of things, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, eCommerce, and other emerging technologies are highly dependent on solid data – yet it’s an area that many organizations struggle with in their attempts to reach the third stage of ERP implementation success. Before implementing new ERP software, there are […]
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ServiceNow or Service Not?

ServiceNow is a cloud-based workflow solutions software platform designed to help organizations function efficiently. It can provide efficiencies for multiple areas such as IT, HR, security operations and customer service management. Currently this public company has a high valuation on Wall Street with about a 1,300% jump from its initial public offering price of $18 […]
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How to Minimize ERP Implementation Costs

ERP implementations are not known to be the cheapest things an organization can invest in to improve their business. That being said, enterprise software is considered to be an essential asset for manufacturers, distributors, and other business leaders. Businesses without effective ERP systems tend to struggle with accurate data, while their business processes tend to […]
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Why You Should Implement a Cloud ERP System

As the internet world has progressed, more and more organizations have been slowly moving their computer services over to the cloud for a variety of reasons. In fact, we recently wrote an article about how cloud ERP has reached the tipping point of adoption, along with one about what IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat means […]
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IBM + Red Hat: What it Means to Cloud Digital Transformations

IBM recently completed its $34B acquisition of Red Hat, the cloud provider. Recently, one of our team members found an article regarding this new acquisition and it sparked a conversation about what this means for the greater cloud digital transformation space and what it means for longer trends. This article outlines what it means to […]
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How to Fix a Failing Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation

Have you ever thought about what actions you need to take to fix a failing Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation? If not that’s perfectly ok, because this article is specifically for you. To begin with, D365 software is an extremely useful tool that can double the ability of your organization to optimize your customer relationships. Companies […]
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How to Fix a Failing Oracle ERP Cloud implementation

Have you ever thought about what actions you need to take to fix an Oracle ERP Cloud implementation that has gone south? If not that’s perfectly ok, because this article is specifically for you. To begin with, Oracle ERP Cloud is an extremely useful tool that can increase the ability of your organization to optimize […]
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SAP's S/4HANA Activate Methodology: The Missing Pieces

Despite improvements over previous methodologies to implement SAP S/4/HANA transformation, the Activate methodology is not a silver bullet that addresses all the needs of your S/4HANA transformation. In fact, blind faith in the SAP Activate methodology is what has led to SAP failures at Revlon, Lidl, and other organizations in recent years. Some challenges that […]
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sure Step Methodology: The Missing Pieces

Despite improvements over previous methodologies to implement Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft's Sure Step Methodology for Dynamics 365 deployments is not a silver bullet that addresses all the needs of your D365 transformation. This understanding is a prerequisite to a successful Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation. Some challenges that we see a lot of organizations run into includes: […]
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Michael Huang

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