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  • Can ERP Keep Up with the Speed of Business?

    Thanks to the web, today’s local startup can become tomorrow’s global competitor—literally. A good business idea and a strong web strategy can create a new market almost overnight. At the same time, that good idea can be quickly swamped by more nimble competitors if it has to drag an outdated ERP infrastructure along behind it.

  • Businesses Still Gambling with Outdated ERP

    Every month, we see more evidence that companies are suffering as a result of being locked into outdated ERP systems. A study published last week by the Technology Evaluation Centers IT research consultancy identified that 55% of mid-market organisations are unable to make data and business process changes to their ERP systems due to the costs associated with outside IT consultation. The research concurs with an earlier Forrester study that found 50% of ERP customers are stuck with aging ERP tha...

  • Manufacturing the Cloud: The Air Conditioned Server Room

    So it looks like cloud computing is here to stay after all. Like most innovations, there are a few early adopters while the majority sit back and look on with interest to see where it’s all going to go. Evolution is a pretty cool thing—just ask Darwin.

  • Old ERP: Gambling with Regulatory Compliance

    Rules, rules and more rules. You know the drill. While your company is doing its best to compete in its industry, it’s also trying to stay current with a seemingly never-ending barrage of accounting and regulatory challenges.

  • The IMA Survey: Issues Facing ERP

    Where Would You Improve your ERP? What would you most like to change about your ERP system? Where does the cloud fit in your roadmap?

  • Where’s the Innovation?

    It’s well known that enterprise IT wants and deserves to play a more strategic role in company business operations and planning.  That means becoming more proactive than reactive, aligning IT with your company’s strategic objectives, and finding new ways to put IT innovation to work in building your company’s competitive advantage. The problem is, you can’t do all these things without greatly expanding your budget or substantially cutting costs.  Five years ago this problem might have ...

  • The End of On-Premise Version-Lock

    For as far back as one can remember, it seems like enterprise IT departments and finance teams have simply dealt with the ongoing frustrations, time-sink and risks caused by upgrading their on-premise ERP systems. Large budgets are set aside, top IT talent is redeployed to get the work done and teams of consultants are paid handsome contracts to map out a logical ERP upgrade strategy. Risk is managed through long hours and hard work, and then, upon actually upgrading to the new software, more ti...

  • Solving the Pain of Professional Services Project Management

    Professional services is by definition a project-based business. Services firms can have dozens of projects in the pipeline at any given time. Executing those projects on time and on budget is critical to business success.

  • Sage Switch Guide Provides the Path to a Better Life

    If you are a Sage user, you have probably already experienced the challenges that multiple disparate software solutions have on your ability to grow. Businesses running on Sage often find themselves running too many applications, leading to data duplication, errors and wasted effort. They have to invest valuable time and money in software upgrades, and are rewarded with outdated information and a lack of real-time visibility.

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