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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The seventh rule of an ERP selection project: Communicate!

Selecting a manufacturing ERP system can be a lengthy, time-consuming process that often involves many people from different departments. Sometimes this process results in closed-door decision-making between the selection team and management. It may be easier to take this approach and only divulge details to a select few, but this can backfire and become a source of resistance among other employees.

While good communication is among the top success factors to consider when selecting and implementing an ERP system, it is often one of the most overlooked. How can you prevent this?

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

SyteLine User Network Annual Conference | February 25-27, 2019

Infor SyteLine / CloudSuite Industrial users, there is still time to register for the SUN Annual Conference in February 2019. This will be the 31st annual conference and will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Infor VISUAL 9.0.6 is now available

Since the release of VISUAL 9, Infor has committed to quarterly software updates. Many of these updates are in response to enhancement requests from the VISUAL ERP user community (see this article for more info on that).

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Labels: infor visual, visual erp

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Support is coming. It's time to start thinking about upgrading.

Preparing for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support 

What does End of Support mean?

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Labels: sql server, server, microsoft

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The sixth rule of an erp selection project: Don't ignore subjective ERP criteria

When you decide to move to a new ERP software or upgrade your existing ERP system, you are doing more than just getting new software. You are essentially re-engineering your organization-- from processes to procedures to management. This is why it is so critical to choose the right vendor/reseller.

But how do you choose?

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nextiva recognized by Gartner for Unified Communications as a Service

From Nextiva:

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Unique BI and analytics capabilities have people talking about Birst

Birst delivers a unique set of capabilities unmatched in the BI marketplace... and these capabilities have people talking. Technology research firms, Forrester and Gartner, have ranked Birst very highly in their analyses of Enterprise BI and Analytics & Business Intelligence Platforms. View the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report

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Friday, November 09, 2018

Manufacturing sector is among top three industries affected by cyber attacks. It's time to close the cyber security gap.

Why are manufacturers so susceptible to cyber security attacks?

First, hackers are now out for intellectual property - innovative processes, proprietary plans, confidential formulas, etc. - which can make it incredibly easy (and cheap, due to bypassing R&D) to copy your products and sell them for less. According to a Verizon report, over 30 percent of data breaches at manufacturing companies involved the theft of IP. This accounts for the increase in these cyber attacks.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Infor VISUAL Customer Town Hall | December 13, 2018

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

How manufacturers are driving growth and personalizing the customer experience with CPQ technologies

Do you ever wonder how you can provide your customers an ideal buying experience with each engagement cycle?

The quoting process is a great place to start. If you can make the sales process simple and straightforward – while still giving buyers the flexibility to customize their orders – it’s a win-win for your customers and your sales team.

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Labels: cpq

    

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