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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

[Webinar] What is Birst and what can it do for your business?

Whether you're in the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare or the food & beverage industry, combining and making sense of all of your business data can be a massive, yet necessary effort. Think about it. Your data is in so many different areas- sales, ERP, project management, accounting, CRM, etc., and you probably have to export to Excel or some other program to analyze it all.

That's where Birst comes into play. 

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Important announcement for Infor EPAK customers

From Infor:

"On January 3, 2018, Oracle® announced its intention to discontinue development of User Productivity Kit® (UPK) ending Premier Support as of April 19, 2019. Infor Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK) is the Infor-branded version of Oracle UPK.

Oracle offers Sustaining Support for the life of its products, as described on its support website.

What will this mean for you as an Infor EPAK customer?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Top ERP Selection Criteria

A few years ago, hundreds of companies who recently purchased ERP systems were surveyed as part of a study. This study, performed by Deloitte & Touche, asked respondents to name the top criteria they used for their ERP selection.

What made this study different from others was that they tallied up those who were buying their first system separately from businesses buying their second- to see if experience changed purchasing criteria. And it did! 

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part IV

A Four-Part Series that will take you through the basics of evaluating and selecting the right ERP system for your organization.

Part IV: Check Vendor References, Schedule Final Demos & Make the Decision 

The next steps of your manufacturing erp selection process includes checking references, scheduling final demos and making a decision.

After paring down your top ERP vendor list, make sure to get vendor references with full contact information. If the vendor is reluctant to provide references, keep asking. Some vendors will try to control the reference calls, but you should make the calls at your discretion, on your timetable and without the participation of the vendor. 

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

 [Webinar] See the best features of Infor VISUAL ERP

Whether you are totally new to VISUAL or an experienced user, during this presentation you'll get an up close and personal look at the best new features of Infor VISUAL ERP.

Attend this webinar on Tuesday, April 10 to learn about the key features and benefits of Infor VISUAL ERP that will lead to new ways to analyze the operations of your manufacturing company. We will focus on the key performance indicators that relate to On-Time Delivery, Cost Performance, and Inventory Management.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

[Video] Infor Quality Management Overview

Increasing productivity while maintaining and improving quality is one of the primary goals for every manufacturer. With Infor Quality Management, you can establish, track, and manage every engineering activity and supply chain expectation, while supporting business growth and profitability goals with a functionally rich, easy-to-use quality management system that extends and integrates quality performance management across all aspects of your business.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part III

A Four-Part Series that will take you through the basics of evaluating and selecting the right manufacturing ERP system for your organization.

Part III: Start Your Vendor Search & Schedule Demos

Armed with your goals and some basic performance metrics on your business, you can now begin your search for an ERP vendor. A good place to start is asking your partners or suppliers for referrals. You could also hire a Selection Consultant who knows about your industry. Or, if you are a to "do-it-yourself-er," go to your preferred search engine and begin searching for ERP products by using keywords such as “manufacturing ERP software” and “manufacturing business software.”

Another place to look online is a software evaluation website such as www.technologyevaluation.com. Ideally, you should initially choose 5 to 10 vendors that you believe have an ERP software system to address your needs.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

[Webinar] What's new with BizTech Part Planner?

See BizTech Part Planner in action on Tuesday, March 20 at 1:00pm ET - Register

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

[WEBINAR] Why you should attend VISUAL Focus 2018, the premier Infor VISUAL user conference

VISUAL Focus is back and better than ever. New education sessions, improved workshops, fun events, and an amazing location... all for the same price as last year!

During this webinar, we will discuss the reasons you should attend VISUAL Focus 2018, as well as answer any questions you may have about the conference.

Join us on Tuesday, April 3 at 1:00pm EST

Register for "Why Attend VISUAL Focus"

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NIST 800-171 Compliance - What, Why, Who & How?

If you have contracts with the United States Department of Defense (DOD), NASA or GSA, or are a subcontractor to a prime contractor with those contracts, your organization had until December 31, 2017 to begin your journey towards NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 800-171 compliance

 

What is NIST 800-171?

If you're in need of a nap, you can read the full NIST Document 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Information Systems and Organizations

If you need to remain awake, here's the short of it... 

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