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Manufacturing

Applications of supply chain management, ERP, sales, marketing, business intelligence, and analytics software and solutions in the manufacturing industry.

Technology Investments Lead Enterprise Growth Strategies

April 15, 2014

A Gartner survey finds growth is the top priority by far, with CEOs and executives displaying a bullish attitude toward technology-related business growth.

5 ERP Blunders and How to Avoid Them

April 1, 2014

Don't sabotage your ERP implementation even before you begin. Avoid these five mistakes that can wreck ERP projects.

How Qualitative Research Can Improve Your Business Analytics

February 18, 2014

While qualitative analytics is more popular in academia than in business, it can help enterprises improve their more traditional quantitative analytics.

Manufacturers Face ERP Challenges

January 15, 2014

Manufacturers should be aware of differences that can make their ERP implementations even more challenging than those of non-manufacturing companies.

Top ERP Trend? Usability, Says Nucleus Research

January 9, 2014

While cloud and mobile are impacting ERP, the real "killer app" is usability, says Nucleus Research VP Rebecca Wettemann.

Top 8 ERP Trends for 2014

December 20, 2013

Will 2014 be the year that social ERP catches on? And what about mobile ERP? Experts offer their predictions for the coming year.

Embedded Analytics Catching Fire

August 1, 2013

One of the hottest trends in business intelligence today is embedding analytics capabilities into transactional applications.

7 Cloud ERP Startups to Watch

June 3, 2013

Has the enterprise reached a 'tipping point' when it comes to cloud-based ERP? A growing list of startups offering cloud ERP apps seem to think so.

Product Portfolio Management: Getting Products to Market Faster

March 4, 2013

Product portfolio management software can help organizations more quickly launch new products, an important edge in today's competitive marketplace.

Rootstock Software, FinancialForce.com Partner on Supply Chain Solution

May 24, 2012

Companies employ native application integration to deliver supply chain and accounting solution in a single cloud.

NetSuite Updates OneWorld Cloud ERP

October 24, 2011

NetSuite OneWorld 2011 boasts new CRM and analytics features.

11 Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain Management

October 21, 2011

Supply chain management experts share their tips on how to make your supply chain operate more efficiently.

SAP Wrestles with ERP Complexity

October 14, 2011

SAP ERP spans the entire enterprise, so of course it's complicated. But the company is working on ways to make ERP easier to use.

Microsoft ERP Buying Guide: The Many Flavors of Microsoft ERP

October 11, 2011

Microsoft offers four Dynamics ERP systems; which one is right for you?

An In-Depth Look at Oracle Fusion Applications

October 10, 2011

What does the formal launch of Fusion mean for existing Oracle CRM and ERP users?

Oracle Speeds Up Business Intelligence, CRM and ERP

October 4, 2011

The big theme at this at this week's OpenWorld was speeding up Oracle applications with 'big data' analytics.

ERP Still Haunted by Implementation Challenges

September 27, 2011

Vendors have made strides making ERP easier to use, but tighter IT budgets mean that users have little patience for implementation problems.

SAP Acquires Crossgate for Business Social Networking

September 20, 2011

Crossgate's technology lets companies integrate and network with trading partners, clients and suppliers.

What is OpenERP? Open Source ERP Software Explained

September 15, 2011

We look at the OpenERP open source license, implementation choices and the different business applications offered in the suite.

What's New In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP?

July 28, 2011

Microsoft will soon release a new version of its flagship ERP software. What can users look forward to?