With any technology, the vendor's job is to try to sell you their product, and they may rely on promises, superlative language and sparkling product demos to try to sway you. And with the midmarket ERP landscape crowded with players vying for your business's dollar, the prospect of choosing the right solution can seem even more daunting. But armed with these 10 questions, you'll be able to see through the hype and narrow down a few vendors that can really deliver what you need.
Until recently, ERP solutions were considered out of the question for all but the largest companies, due to the technology's complexity and large price tags. However, these days, midmarket companies have more choices than ever when it comes to ERP solutions, as competition between vendors has heated up. This Buyer's Guide can help you answer the big (and small) questions so you can make an informed buying decision.
So your midmarket company has done its research and has settled on what you feel is the perfect ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution? Not so fast. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these 12 key points to ensure you're making the best possible decision.
In 2004, J.W. Childs had the opportunity to acquire the Sunny Delight Beverage Co. (SDBC) through a unique carve-out of brands by Procter & Gamble. An accurate and in-depth assessment of the infrastructure required to support SunnyD’s business going forward would be absolutely essential to Childs’ decision to purchase the company.
Russell Stover Candies outsourced its legacy information systems. However, two years later, they were unhappy with their chosen outsourcing provider and faced multiple ERP challenges. To help navigate these challenges, the company hired a seasoned IT executive. Find out why, after an exhaustive evaluation process, he selected OneNeck IT Services.
When Spyder Active Sports offered to pay its IT outsourcing provider more money in return for more services, and the provider not only refused the offer but its service levels continued to go downhill, it was time to look for a new provider. It came down to three potential vendors, however, a number of factors lead Spyder to select OneNeck IT Services.
In November 2002, Skanska embarked on the construction industry’s largest consolidation effort. Having acquired numerous companies in the previous 12 years — ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and comprising the $3.9 billion Skanska of today — CIO Chris Stockley was charged with migrating all the companies onto the J.D. Edwards application platform already in use by a few of the organizations.
When he joined SDBC in May of 2004, SunnyD's Chief Information Officer and Global Controller was faced with a classic build-or-buy decision, although the circumstances were less than typical. Despite the company just being carved out from Procter & Gamble with an experienced management team and a well-known brand name, it was missing a crucial operational element — an entire information technology infrastructure.
In this whitepaper, we'll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness.
The seven tips included in this whitepaper are from some of the top EAM minds in IFS North America and IFS AB, and are designed to help ensure that you get the most out of EAM software so that you can get the most out of your assets.
Setting the price of goods for sale can be considered either an art or a science. And accurately tracking the cost of the thousands of component parts that go into a piece of complex machinery can be some combination of both.
Preempting enterprise resource planning (ERP) project failure could well become the Holy Grail for organizations seeking to improve their technology infrastructure, organizational efficiency, and competitiveness.
David Axson, author of The Management Mythbuster, explains how insightful analytics and a systematic approach to risk management can drive dramatic improvements in the quality and value that finance organizations deliver.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) is accelerating as a mainstream delivery model to help companies gain flexibility and leverage modern cloud technologies. The market landscape is evolving as pure-play SaaS ERP providers battle traditional ERP vendors that are repositioning their offerings for the cloud.
Businesses should assess the viability of their current ERP deployments and consider the rapidly changing ERP landscape as they plan a transition path to the cloud. Review the Forrester report to hear how the ERP market is changing, and how businesses are reconsidering deployment models to better fit their goals and needs.
If you’ve started to think your lumber and building materials (LBM) business could be getting more from your software, then it might be time for a change. It is no longer sufficient to own a solution that is “good enough.” The most successful LBM companies know that growth comes from integrated online trading, access to business intelligence tools, and using technology to be more efficient.
It can be daunting to make the switch to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and with so many options, it’s hard to know when if you’re choosing the right one. Epicor has provided LBM businesses with the tools needed to make the most informed software choice. The lumber and building materials solutions evaluation kit consists of three white papers that tell you:
• How to know when you’ve outgrown your current software solution
• How to choose between generic and industry-specific ERP systems
• How to outperform in an era of LBM sales growth
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As mobile devices become increasingly essential to our working lives, your business—and your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—must connect to these vital tools or risk losing to the competition. When employees can use their preferred devices to access information on demand, distributors like you can improve employee collaboration, increase productivity, and deliver exceptional customer service.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll discover how mobile technologies can integrate with your ERP solution to help you:
• Instantly give customers what they want
• Make faster business decisions
• Use the right tools to enhance sales productivity
Download the eBook to learn how else you can capitalize on greater mobility and grow your distribution business.