Consider how you can gain control of cost structures by taking systematic steps to improve operational efficiency. By using efficient, automated processes, you can reduce waste, unnecessary overtime, and other cost factors. Integrated business software systems put this efficiency overhaul within reach, quickly, and affordably.
Dedication to Lean requires a focus on change, the identification of areas of improvement across the enterprise and a commitment to monitor continuously. The real challenge to Lean, however, requires this first change, a shift in the culture.
ERP has become much more affordable in recent years, and while many believe ERP to be out of reach for SMBs, Aberdeen research shows a well-managed ERP implementation can be a continuing source of cost savings and operational improvements which help companies grow and thrive.
Download the report to find seven tenets of 21st century merchandising, along with analysis of the business drivers, opportunities, and organizational constraints surrounding merchandise planning and execution.
You want to support a growing business with valuable software and IT support, but you have limited budget and resources. Outdated applications and countless integration challenges leave you little time to provide the kind of strategic IT support that can help move the business forward.
Learn how to deliver lean business process management (BPM) via collaborative process-centric web applications inexpensively and quickly. You can develop applications in days rather than months, deploy in minutes and get a quick return on that precious IT investment. Define processes easily, and get them online quickly. Mashup technology for lean BPM makes it simple to build collaborative process-centric applications, without coding.
Lean BPM is focused on radically simplifying how business processes and management are delivered. Processes are designed quickly and easily by the business user closest to the problem. Working solutions are delivered incrementally to your users in record time. Serena delivers the easiest business process development. No coding. No consultants. No kidding.
Learn how to deliver lean business process management (BPM) via collaborative process-centric web applications inexpensively and quickly.You can develop applications in days rather than months, deploy in minutes and get a quick return on that precious IT investment. Define processes easily, and get them online quickly. Mashup technology for lean BPM makes it simple to build collaborative process-centric applications, without coding.
To be successful, operations requires integrated business management methodologies and systems that assist in making better, faster decisions and provide visibility into key performance drivers, such as employee productivity, asset utilization, and project profitability.
If you’re like most corrugated packaging manufacturers, your company operates multiple plants where each plant uses a different enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This arrangement of multiple ERP systems could be costing you valuable time and money and promoting inefficiencies such as manual data entry. Upgrading to a single ERP system designed for multi-plant operations can help you solve these issues and more. View this whitepaper for eight ways to improve efficiencies with a single ERP system designed for multi- plant operations.
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!
Business process management (BPM) needs can vary widely, from top-down business transformation initiatives to smart process applications to enterprise resource planning, marketing, social and more. With this breadth and depth of reach, BPM – and BPA, business process automation – are more than a couple of buzzwords, they are absolutely mission critical.
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm
the business managers who must sift through it all to
glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize
profits. Yet, after investing hundreds of millions of dollars into
new enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship
management (CRM), master data management systems (MDM),
business intelligence (BI) data warehousing systems or big data
environments, many companies are still plagued with disconnected,
“dysfunctional” data—a massive, expensive sprawl of
disparate silos and unconnected, redundant systems that fail to
deliver the desired single view of the business.
Before your company launches its next package selection, implementation or upgrade, make sure you don’t cripple the project from the start by failing to identify your requirements – the number one reason that projects spin out of control. This white paper summarizes some of the key lessons we have learned through our industry-leading requirements definition practice.
The later in the system development life-cycle that major errors are discovered the more expensive it is to fix them. But the earliest stages of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) are most often the least consistently executed. This paper describes a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity: consistent, proven, and optimized for success.
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.
ERP failure is a very real concern for companies of all sizes. Our buying checklist helps you avoid common ERP mistakes. You learn how to buy the right system for your needs, how to negotiate a great deal, experience a smooth implementation and gain user acceptance. Learn more today!
Virtually every organization understands that its successful operation depends on the continuous
availability of its applications. Most companies rely on internal applications-ranging from enterprise resource planning to payroll systems-to keep the wheels of their enterprise turning. They also depend on external-facing applications for everything from selling products to their customers to automating the supply chain with suppliers and partners. The failure of any of
these mission-critical applications could be catastrophic to a business.
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 you’re like most corrugated packaging manufacturers, your company operates multiple plants where each plant uses a different enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This arrangement of multiple ERP systems could be costing you valuable time and money and promoting inefficiencies such as manual data entry. Upgrading to a single ERP system designed for multi-plant operations can help you solve these issues and more. View this whitepaper for eight ways to improve efficiencies with a single ERP system designed for multi- plant operations
Learn how to achieve mobile access for your enterprise resource planning (ERP) data and see what steps your organization should take to allow your employees the ability to perform their jobs on any device at any time.