1. The Intangible Benefits of ERP

    Not all the benefits of ERP can be reduced to dollars and cents. Some of the most important benefits of an ERP implementation can't be measured in money, but they are important considerations nonetheless. Intangibles present a special problem in building the business case for ERP. While the...…Read More

  2. Encouraging collaboration across a global workforce: Why Social is the missing link in single-instance, global ERP strategies

    Part 3: Social Enterprise Networking Series It's no secret that I have a deep passion for business process-centric social collaboration. This passion stems from my desire to see social collaboration done right—unleashing the next big wave of productivity by linking structured processes with information and event-driven processes across the enterprise. A vast majority of our customers are concern…Read More

  3. Keeping Your Manufacturing Plant Lean in 2014

    What comes to mind when you hear the word "lean?" Being a few months into 2014, what you might think of is that New Year's resolution that you've already given up on. However, if you're in manufacturing, one area that is at the top of your "lean" list is not going to the gym, but rather inventory control. Being lean in business is the key to success and when it comes to inventory control, what bet…Read More

  4. Is Technology Changing the Way We Process Information?

    Recently, there has been some debate about changes in the way our brains process information, due to the ease with which we use search engines such as Google. The debate is interesting in itself, since it brings up historical comparisons such as the written word versus the spoken word. Changes in technology inevitably bring about changes in the way we process information, largely to our operationa…Read More

  5. Making the Cloud Transition Easier

    By Susan Galer Building out a cloud strategy can be challenging – the SAP ONE Support program simplifies the experience. Market watchers agree that adoption of cloud computing is growing rapidly. Research firm IDC predicts cloud spending will increase by 25 percent in 2014, rising to USD $100 billion. But behind all the talk about transformation lies a more complex reality. When it comes to clou…Read More

  6. In Memory Databases For BI, ERP

    In-memory databases are finally taking off. And that's a very good thing for ERP and Business Intelligence (BI) applications. In-memory databases aren't new. They have been used for years to support small databases in highly specialized applications. However the continued drop in memory pri...…Read More

  7. The ERPs of Spring

    Spring has arrived, heralded by fragrant blossoms and new software releases. Solutions provider Sage North America just announced the general availability of Sage 300 ERP 2014, a cloud-connected business management system targeted to small and midsized businesses. Sage 300 provides role-based access...…Read More