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Manufacturing

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

Savi's Sensor Analytics Software Gets Predictive Capabilities

October 29, 2014

Savi uses predictive and prescriptive analytics to help companies transform their operational data into actionable information that can improve their supply chains.

Analytics Playing Greater Role in ERP

October 28, 2014

More ERP vendors are including analytics as a standard feature so companies are less inclined to use third-party business intelligence tools.

Process Automation a Key to Business Value

October 17, 2014

IT professionals say expanding process automation throughout an organization yields clear business benefits.

IT Service Management No Longer Just an 'IT Thing'

September 22, 2014

ITSM is being adopted by business units that want to enjoy its benefits of process standardization and automation.

Infor Bolsters Cloud Suite with Saleslogix CRM Buy

August 14, 2014

Infor, best known for its cloud ERP solutions, is purchasing Saleslogix CRM from Swiftpage to beef up its suite of industry-specific cloud software.

Cloud ERP Buying Guide

June 24, 2014

What are key considerations for companies evaluating cloud ERP? And which vendors should be on a short list?

10 Keys to Creating a Mobile ERP Strategy

June 20, 2014

When creating a mobile ERP strategy, there is a lot to consider, from whether to use native apps to how to handle data security concerns.

Cloud a Key Part of 'Postmodern ERP'

May 26, 2014

For big vendors like Oracle and SAP, cloud ERP means a change in culture. But what about their customers?

Top 10 Trends in Cloud ERP

May 19, 2014

More companies appear to be considering cloud ERP, according to recent Gartner research.

Wearable Tech Will Make Enterprise Impact

May 15, 2014

Just as smartphones took the business world by storm, wearable technology will almost inevitably soon be found in the workplace.

SAP Intros Big Data Services

May 5, 2014

The software giant's suite of services is designed to help companies develop end-to-end capabilities for capturing, storing, analyzing and consuming Big Data.

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.