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Given recent, widely published application and data breaches at well-known companies, worries about cloud and general IT security are not likely to diminish anytime soon. As is the case in other areas, cloud security, too, is subject to misconceptions.    As a special, prominent use case for the cloud, the internet of things (IoT) is often seen as high-risk, because unauthorized access and malevolent intent could damage data and communications as well as connected sensors

Seven eCommerce Strategies to Win the Competition

Posted on June 29, 2020
Category: ERP
1.   Planning As much as an eCommerce site launch requires adequate planning, the ongoing management of the web store also requires careful planning and management. A well-planned use of tools like Search Engine Optimization(SEO), Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Paid Advertising can help beat the competition. 2.   Customer Friendly With no salespersons to guide customers, their buying decisions are based on their perception of the company and the people behind the store. A bug-free,

Seven Business Risks Removed by Cloud ERP

Posted on June 22, 2020
Category: ERP
Streamlining the Compliance Process Complying with the regulations for your industry and people set in situ by the government is often a big burden on your resources. The cloud ERP system builds compliance into the business processes and workflows. Checking for compliance is automated and clear digital paper trails make sure that audits go smoothly. Protecting Data Data breaches are an upscale prospect at any scale. The cloud ERP solution has powerful security measures in
Some of the key areas project teams are challenged with involved areas such as managing demand planning and forecasting; integrating customer orders via EDI, and streamlining warehouse management to name just a few. In general, CPG firms to keep in mind the following guidelines: 1. Process automation: Look for features and functions of an ERP system that takes out reliance on manual intervention and siloed spreadsheets, so the team is better positioned to deliver new products

What is the Purpose of ERP Software?

Posted on June 12, 2020
Category: ERP
Systematic Efficiencies New software options emerge almost every day for different areas of your organization. Each promises to revolutionize the way you do business, through accounting or human resources or any other area you have people working. Some of them are in fact fantastic, and give you a chance to run some parts of your company very well. Unfortunately, when you purchase software piecemeal, you get different areas with software options that don’t speak to
Clear, Cross-Organizational Process Visibility Many small and mid-size manufacturers use accounting software as their main method of managing what’s going on in the organization. The problem with this approach is that, although valuable, accounting software won’t provide the clear, cross-organizational view necessary to help decision makers respond to current and future demands. A well-integrated ERP application, however, can provide insight into customer purchasing history, real-time sales order processes, and production levels so decision makers can

Why cloud-ERP Delivers Even More Opportunities?

Posted on June 3, 2020
Category: ERP
Cloud systems have been rewriting the rules of how distribution business is conducted. When the margins are low and the efficiency needs to be high, cloud solutions seem like the natural and intelligent options to migrate to. Here are some of particular to distributors from cloud-ERP systems: Instant Dashboards Real-time updates and greater in-depths into the supply chain promote transparency, tighter control, and reliability. This ensures that stakeholders and decision-makers get a holistic view of

3 Basic Functions of ERP systems

Posted on May 29, 2020
Category: ERP
Whether you recognize it or not, you’re already engaged in enterprise resource planning. Any time you check out the way to get the foremost out of your software, your equipment, or your people, you’re working with resources and trying to plan for his or her best application. ERP management software provides a strong tool that helps you are doing this more efficiently. The software available can vary widely in usability and functionality, but you’ll expect

Benefits of CRM & ERP Integration

Posted on May 27, 2020
Category: ERP
Centralization of Accounts and Contacts Both CRM and ERP software systems store detailed information on customers (including contact information, order history, and billing/shipping details). By integrating the 2 solutions, you can see all the details for one account in one location, rather than having to look at the same account in the two different solutions. This will also save time on data entry. Instead of updating accounts/contacts in both systems, you will only have to

Features of an Effective ERP System

Posted on May 22, 2020
Category: ERP
Business Intelligence The use of business intelligence for ERP systems can be a tool to produce strategic leverage. Business intelligence can be a milestone for good ERP systems as its usage goes well beyond compiling reports. With companies investing in AI-based applications, it’s imminent for ERP systems to integrate with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. AI-based ERP systems will have an advanced analytics tool with a great flow of automation and intelligent interfaces. Consumerization

Hidden Economic Benefits of Cloud ERP

Posted on May 18, 2020
Category: ERP
Less Capital Output With traditional, legacy on-premise ERP, there is a large upfront capital investment in hardware, servers, and infrastructure. Cloud ERP is managed and maintained by software and hardware experts in large, secure data centers. Manufacturers simply pay for the service they need. Subscription-based pricing is “pay as you go,” providing the option to choose how much—or how little—functionality to buy. This involves very little upfront costs. Faster Expansion Once cloud ERP is active,

5 Ways to Take Advantage of an ERP

Posted on May 13, 2020
Category: ERP
Maximize Your Sales and Revenue Implementing an ERP has an immediate impact on your bottom line. Features designed to optimize the order-to-cash process eliminate inefficiencies, lead to smarter forecasting, and ensure a higher level of customer service. Plus, by automating some of the most time and labor-intensive aspects of the CRM process, your staff is free to focus more on selling. Empower Your Mobile Workforce Working outside the office is both an opportunity and an
Unauthorized Access  ERP software generally comes with a set of standard roles that are allocated to users on the basis of their functional tasks in the organization. Consequently, clients plugin user-based controls and limit a user’s software access on the basis of their customization and authorization level. For example, an accounts clerk would not possess access to the inventory management module in the ERP. However, there is a risk of users creating fraudulent transactions, making

4 Ways Small Business Can Benefit From ERP

Posted on May 7, 2020
Category: ERP
Joined Up Thinking With ERP in place, departments are no longer cut off from one another with their data locked away into separate systems. Common business processes can now progress smoothly from one department to another without the need to re-enter data or search manually for information. With an ERP system in place, all the relevant data is readily available and mistakes are drastically reduced. Better Management  With an ERP system designed for small to

What is SaaS? Benefits and Disadvantages

Posted on April 29, 2020
Category: ERP, HCM
SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) SaaS is a method of software delivery. You can access data from any device with an internet connection and a web browser. The software is written, maintained, and hosted by the software vendor. Most of the time, you purchase this solution on a rental basis because it is web-/HTML-based. The software vendor hosts and maintains the servers, databases, and code. There are two varieties of SaaS. Vertical SaaS is a solution that focuses
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