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Thursday, July 26, 2018

The fourth rule of an ERP selection project: Pick the right team for the job

Assembling a highly productive team is absolutely essential to the success of any ERP project, which requires building an effective team structure and choosing the right members. Whether you are a small or large organization, you should fill the following roles: leaders, project managers, project champions and cross-functional members.

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Labels: erp selection, erp team

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ERP Security Warning Issued by US-CERT

ERP systems make a very appealing target for hackers, as these systems run business-critical processes and contain highly sensitive financial information, manufacturing secrets and even customer information such as credit card numbers.

The Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recently released an alert citing a study that highlights the risks posed to thousands of unpatched ERP systems. This study specifically discussed SAP and Oracle systems, but similar risks can exist for any ERP system which may be incorrectly configured, out-of-date, unpatched, etc. 

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Labels: erp, security, cybersecurity

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The third rule of an ERP software project: Devote enough time and resources

Adequate time and resources (people and financial) are essential to an ERP project.

Let's begin with the people. While it would be great if your employees could successfully complete ERP selection and implementation project tasks on top of their regular workload, it isn't realistic (in most cases). In the selection stages, auditing your processes, researching systems, contacting vendors and viewing product demos can take up a lot of time. Andlet's face it, too heavy of a workload leads to missed deadlines, which leads to extending go-live dates, which leads to increased costs, which leads to unhappy management and potential ERP project failure. 

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Monday, July 23, 2018

New NIST guidebook says cybersecurity is everyone's job, not just for IT professionals

 

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Labels: security, cybersecurity

Friday, July 20, 2018

Second rule of an ERP software search: If you don't know about ERP, find someone who does

If you've been tasked with researching ERP for your company, hopefully you know a little about it. If you don't, just seeing the results of a simple ERP web search can even be overwhelming. An ERP system will impact your entire organization, so if you don't know ERP, your best bet is to find someone who does to help you out

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

When it comes to manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning, you must pay attention to the basics

No ERP system, even Infor CloudSuite Industrial or Infor VISUAL, will give you reliable and accurate information, regardless of the data collected and analyzed, without these “guiding principles” in your manufacturing culture: 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The first rule of beginning an ERP software search: Audit your current processes and practices

Before you start looking for a new ERP system, it's important to truly understand your business. Getting a new system and automating the same old inefficient processes and practices won't serve you well, so getting to know what works, what doesn't and where to improve is crucial.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

BizTech is now partnered with Portable Intelligence!

Portable Intelligence has successfully deployed its WMS solution, RF Plus™, at over 100 companies using Infor VISUAL ERP. With over 25 years of Supply Chain experience, Portable Intelligence is a subject matter expert when it comes to improving warehouse performance and is used by some of the best-in-class manufacturers all over North America. Using their VISUAL integration expertise, Pi can provide best of breed data collection solutions that will not only reduce your supply chain issues, but also promote growth and profitability within your business. To find more tips on how you can optimize material handling at your facility visit their blog.

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Labels: wms, rfplus, portable intelligence

Monday, July 02, 2018

Updating Password Parameters in Infor CloudSuite Industrial - SyteLine

On the Password Parameters form in Infor SyteLine, you can define length of passwords, specify case, how long passwords are active, the number of retries, expiration days, etc.

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