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Protecting Your ERP Data

Posted on 27 October 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_protecting_your_erp_data.jpgWhen the subject of corporate data security comes up, the conversation usually turns to outside influencers such as hackers, malware, internal espionage and high-profile breaches. Those are issues that every company should protect against, but they are not the topic of my blog today. What I’d like to address are basic security measures that will protect your data (and your ERP investment) from the mistakes of well-intentioned employees.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Distribution, Owning or (Running) ERP

The Evolution of the Manufacturing Landscape

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_evolution_manufacturing_landscape.jpgI have attended a number of manufacturing events recently, including our own UK customer event.  In talking to manufacturers at those events it’s struck me how the requirements for information within manufacturing is really changing.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP


The Network Effect on Business Software

Posted on 18 October 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_network_effect.jpgI often hear parents complaining about the difficulties of raising a teenager. I have one, so I’m not going to say it’s always easy, but there are times that they have something really valuable to teach us. Take technology for instance. A teenager’s ability to accept and embrace technology never ceases to amaze me. The lack of resistance means that they are able to experience and enjoy new technology without skepticism or lag. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

Data Storage: On-Premises or in the Cloud?

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Tracey Gates


With technology constantly evolving, there may be times when you feel that you just can’t keep up. It’s at these times that you have to keep an open mind and be open to new possibilities. The saying you can’t teach an old dog new tricks cannot apply in this day and age.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach

Posted on 15 September 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_olympics_highlights_b2b.jpgThe recent Olympic opening ceremony was novel for the very fact that it honoured the past traditions of the 2000 year old Olympic Games without inserting any high tech themes into the ceremony. Witness the presence of oiled and “naked” wrestlers from ancient Greece representing the very beginning of the Games.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, Owning or (Running) ERP

Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths

Posted on 12 September 2016 by Joey Benadretti

Busting_5_Inaccurate_ERP_Myth.jpgOften when people find out what I do for a living, they ask me to explain why ERP is so beneficial for today’s manufacturer or distributor.  After addressing this question for so many years, I felt that it may be easier to answer it by addressing some of the common misconceptions that are often raised:

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Distribution, Owning or (Running) ERP

Fighting with Food

Posted on 6 September 2016 by Darren Edwards

darren_fighting_with_food.jpgThere are a lot of ERP software providers that claim they ‘specialize in food and beverage’, a claim which must warm the heart of any food manufacturing company shopping for a new ERP System.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

Streamlining Your Company with ERP

Posted on 4 August 2016 by Alistair Brough

aistair_streamlining_your_company_with_erp.jpgStreamlining isn’t just for planes, trains and automobiles. It’s also a valuable concept in business. Is competition fierce? Profit margins tight? Can the difference between success and failure boil down to a few minutes of lead time? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, it’s time to look for areas where you can minimize the drag on your business.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Owning or (Running) ERP

ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_erp_from_functionality_to_value.jpgIn this age of Industry-four-point-whatever, the stuff of interthings, customizable screens that can make coffee and excise bunions, massive data and so on, it can be fairly easy to forget that some ERP users may not want every bell and whistle in order for their solution to work optimally for their situation.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Managing inventory with ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

How ERP Meets the Challenge of Uncertainty

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_challenge_of_uncertainty.jpgThere is no doubt that, globally, these are uncertain times.  From the UK’s surprise Brexit decision to the election in Australia and of course the Clinton vs. Trump campaign in the US.  Whatever side of politics you find yourself on, there is no doubt that politic uncertainty and economic uncertainty go hand in hand.  Macro-economic uncertainty then feeds down to company level and we get trading uncertainty.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP


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