Reason #5 from MBT mag on why ERP implementations fail – Training the trainer.

Reason #5 from MBT mag on why ERP implementations fail – Training the trainer.

Readers are kept up-to-speed on how new software and other technological advances can help their operation run more smoothly and efficiently, with coverage of topics that include Lean Manufacturing, automation management and implementation, plant floor operations, green manufacturing, supply chain strategies, production infrastructure, IT security and wireless communication within the manufacturing environment.

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ERP 2011 Small To Medium Sized Companies Can Set State for Growth

ERP in SME 2011: Setting the Stage for Growth

While Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) was once looked upon as a business solution that was only for large enterprises, Aberdeen’s recent research has found that this in no longer the case. In a survey conducted between May and August 2011 with over 300 respondents in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), or organizations with less than $500 million in annual revenue, it was found that 77% of SMEs have already implemented an ERP solution. Indeed, for those SMEs that have not yet implemented ERP, the top reason that would justify the investment is explosive growth (46%). Additional reasons include regulatory compliance requirements (39%) and the availability of low cost options (39%). As the economy starts to recover, businesses are anticipating a period of growth. The potential to become a larger organization looms and SMEs have realized lower-cost ERP solutions are becoming an option that will help them realize their full potential. For the fourth year in a row, Aberdeen turns its eyes towards the tangible performance enhancements that SMEs are achieving through ERP deployment, as well as the capabilities that are having a major effect on the way that these organizations perform in relation to their larger peers.


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Aberdeen defines Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as an integrated suite of modules that forms the operational and transactional system of record upon which any business is based. As a transaction-oriented system, it seems only natural that ERP would have a major impact on the day-to-day activities of finance executives. Still, not all finance executives are getting the full use out of ERP. As those responsible for the financial stability of the organization, informed finance executives are utilizing ERP to stabilize back-office functions, gain full visibility into financial metrics, identify opportunities to cut costs, devise more accurate plans, and make more agile, informed decisions. This Analyst Insight examines the challenges facing finance executives today, and the ways in which ERP is helping them to overcome these challenges.


ERP means better inventory control and “better baked foods”, MBTMag reports

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Manufacturers can reduce costs with managed print services, says MBTMag

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Manufacturers can reduce costs with managed print services, says MBTMag. Manufacturing Business Technology (www.mbtmag.com) provides daily news, blogs, videos and new products relative to the manufacturing IT marketplace. Readers are kept up-to-speed on how new software and other technological advances can help their operation run more smoothly and efficiently, with coverage of topics that include Lean Manufacturing, automation management and implementation, plant floor operations, green manufacturing, supply chain strategies, production infrastructure, IT security and wireless communication within the manufacturing environment.