Enterprise Resource Planning
From Computing.co.uk The vast majority of technology professionals find that the analytics tools built-in to critical applications such as CRM and ERP are inadequate. Computing's own research recently asked a pool of UK-based technology professionals at medium to large organisations whether their business-critical applications meet current and future needs, and ... read more..
Enterprises Struggle to Navigate Mobile Business Intelligence LandscapeThe consumerisation of IT is prevalent in the enterprise. Consumers have become accustomed to mobile applications that allow them to swiftly and easily access relevant content regardless of place or time. These consumers are now seeking the same experience with business applications. Business ... read more..
enterprise resource planning Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is commonly associated with either manufacturing or only the largest organisations; those with the money and resources to invest in a best-of-breed system. In reality, though, many mid-market businesses will already be running their own version of ERP already. This could be through ... read more..
enterprise resource planning Among its ERP trend predictions for 2011, Forrester listed customers demanding better flexibility, cost transparency and mobility. This was echoed in a survey we recently conducted with YouGov. The research questioned IT and finance managers in mid-sized businesses and found that software cost, inflexibility and underperformance are ... read more..
NCC Members can ask relevant questions to the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help? We use Cognos 10 for departmental budgeting and forecasting for revenue ... read more..
One of the few remaining ways to realising cost efficiencies Software Asset Management (SAM) is the most efficient way for organisations to gain control of their software estate from both a licence compliance and financial perspective. The most effective SAM licence management and optimization strategy will enable organisations to achieve ... read more..
From Gartner The adoption of master data management (MDM) promises many benefits ranging from business agility and improved business performance to increased revenue and lower IT and business costs. However, according to Gartner, Inc., achieving these benefits often entails overcoming formidable technical, organizational and political hurdles. Gartner defines MDM as ... read more..
Press Release from The National Computing Centre. For issue: 28th September 2010 The results of a new survey from the National Computing Centre (NCC) paint a challenging picture for the UK IT management community. When asked what was their most pressing issue in the current economic climate, most cited maintaining ... read more..
The results of a new survey from the National Computing Centre (NCC) paint a challenging picture for the UK IT management community. When asked what was their most pressing issue in the current economic climate, most cited maintaining service levels with reduced budgets, this was closely followed by the challenge ... read more..
Epicor Replacement decision time Are enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems really ever in need of a change? That question plagues most CEOs, CIOs and CFOs as their legacy ERP system continue to chug along. It's no light matter to replace your ERP system: by definition, the ERP system is your financial and operational ... read more..
Customer spotlight At-a-glance Industry: Watch distributor. Location: London, UK. Key challenges Billing and serial number information took five staff two to three days to manually reconcile. Solution Solarsofts ERP system. Key benefits More than doubled business volumes without adding headcount. Far quicker shipping of goods out to retailers. Tracking ... read more..
KEY FACTS At a glance: Benson Box. Industry: Manufacturing. Headquarters: Bardon, Leicestershire, UK. Employees: 700. Solution: Epicor Manufacturing. Business challenge To improve manufacturing and scheduling processes to meet increased demand and tighter deadlines within the folding carton industry. Solution Added the advanced planning and scheduling module to its existing Epicor Manufacturing business performance platform, further streamlining manufacturing and logistics ... read more..
Inventory Optimisation? Company's are frustrated. ERP systems haven't delivered. The people within organisations aren't empowered. Now Barloworld Optimus introduces a new approach that has enabled over 400 companies to optimise their inventory quickly, easily and cost effectively. Do you remember the days of stockpiling raw materials, loading up the shop floor ... read more..
Enterprise Resource Planning is a term that began to gain prominence in the late 1990's as a way to define how an organisation could integrate all of its data and processes into one unified system. Originally a manufacturing term, it quickly became established as the acronym for 'enterprise wide' software ... read more..