ERP in the Professional Services Sector

PostedOn: 2018-04-03 12:03:57

any professional services companies may not have even heard of ERP or may assume that ERP systems are only suitable for manufacturing companies. Though it is true that most ERP vendors initially developed their products for the manufacturing sector, these systems actually offer an excellent range of functionality that can be deployed into professional services companies at a very affordable cost. These services companies may be dismissing systems that could be perfect for them and allow greater integration of their company’s functions. Professional services companies have a separate set of requirements to manufacturing companies. However much of the core functionality of ERP systems, such as Finance, Human Resources and Purchasing, is common to all types of businesses. While ERP systems in the manufacturing sector would focus heavily on the planning, development, and production of a physical product, ERP systems can aid professional services companies in planning and developing proj


PostedOn: 2018-04-02 14:03:53

et’s begin with a brief overview of ERP software. Enterprise software assists businesses of all sizes and in all industries with managing and automating day to day business activities. Those activities can including manufacturing, accounting and project management. Because ERP helps employees with tedious tasks, it is important to know what the software offers those who use it on a daily basis. Cloud and On-Premise Options Both options are truly based on what works best for your company and its employees. Cloud ERP provides flexibility of use. It is hosted by your vendor, so there is no implementation cost or process. You have the ability to access it through any browser of your choice, in any location. All you need is wifi access and you have enterprise resource planning software instantly. This makes it easier for employees who may work outside of your company office. On-premise enterprise software is all installed and used in the house. This version of the software has a larger

How could mobile phones be more useful

PostedOn: 2018-04-02 12:55:25

t seems that just about every single man, woman, child and their dog has a mobile phone. It doesn't matter what country I have visited, every person seems to have a quite powerful computer in their hands.  Most of the time those powerful computers, which are more powerful than the computers used to send men to the moon, are used for naught more than playing games, watching cat, dog, and baby videos as well as messaging each other about the understood cat, dog, and baby video.  The question I have is, what can be done to make these powerful tools more useful? However, that is probably a very dumb question to ask because the average person doesn't even use a typical laptop or desktop to its full potential.  There are, of course, a lot of programs available for these mobile computers which can make voice calls. As the saying goes, something you want, anything you can dream of, there is an app for that. It is pretty much true as well as you will find if you go to the application store

ERP, Supply Chain Reduce Healthcare Tools and Supply Spending

PostedOn: 2018-03-31 11:49:51

ealthcare organizations need to add ERP and supply chain solutions to their IT infrastructure to keep track of tools and supplies. down track of supplies and medical tools is an unacceptable reality for healthcare organizations. However, adding advanced supply chain management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to health IT infrastructure can reduce costs associated with medical tools and material and increase patient satisfaction. Forty percent of healthcare organizations stated that they have had to cancel surgical cases because of a lack of supplies, while another 69 percent reported that they needed to delay a case because of missing supplies, according to a recent Cardinal Health survey. Many organizations also reported expired products being used or that they have seen a patient be put in danger due to a lack of needed supplies. Many clinicians feel that supply management is complicated, which leads to clinicians hoarding supplies so they won’t be without or w


PostedOn: 2018-03-31 11:35:02

ustomer relationship management software is designed to help strengthen the bond between a business and its customers. Through consistently updating the software with customer information such as their name, address and each time they make contact with your business, you can learn exactly who your customers are. While CRM software is extremely important, you may never get the most out of it if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of the software. QuickBooks Integration OnContact CRM software has the ability to integrate with QuickBooks. If you are not familiar, QuickBooks is a popular accounting sosolutionor small and mid-sized businesses. It gives you the ability to manage bills, record and create recurring payments, creates checks and pay multiple vendors and bills at the same time. With this integration you can eliminate double data entry, granting you more time to be productive at work. You also have the ability to view customer information alongside financial dat

Is Your Business ERP Ready For Industry 4.0

PostedOn: 2018-03-30 12:54:45

n a business environment of increasing competition, growing markets and rising customer expectation, it’s not going to be enough for manufacturers to simply maintain the status quo. Industry 4.0 encompasses the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, including IoT, cloud computing, and cognitive computing. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors and resellers are developing solutions that are Industry 4.0 ready. This follows an expectation of a boom in Industry 4.0 technologies as well as an increase in manufacturing processes that embrace the principles of the fourth industrial revolution. So what makes Industry 4.0 so crucial in relation to ERP systems? Through the digitization of products and the processes that create them, a production environment that’s far superior, far more connected, and increasingly more efficient can be developed. What does your current ERP software architecture look like? ERP software acts as a central managem

The Significance & Benefits of Mobile Apps for B2B Marketing

PostedOn: 2018-03-30 11:55:10

obile has penetrated all spheres of our lives. With almost all business verticals embracing mobile to garner customer attention and generate more revenue, the world of B2B marketing is no different. From personal marketing and traditional paper-based ads, the techniques of B2B marketing has greatly evolved to change its fundamentals. The old-school marketing methods have now been replaced by what we surprisingly call Mobile Marketing. But how? Let’s comprehend it through a brief B2B marketing history.  The B2B Marketing Story  Several decades ago, business-to-business marketing was direct and personal. People acquired customers by selling their products locally because going global was synonymous to dream in those days. Then came the concept of mass marketing communication that allowed businesses to target a wider customer base bypassing the market segmentation approach. Omnichannel Presence & Wider Customer Reach:  With the ever-growing use of mobile and mobile applications,

How To Prepare For Your First Cloud ERP Implementation

PostedOn: 2018-03-29 11:27:54

reparation for a cloud ERP implementation, also known as system planning round, represents a first-principle when it comes to any successful technology implementation. While there are some digital platforms that involve little or no effort during a system spin-up, unfortunately, the setup of an ERP system doesn’t happen to be one of them. There are a host of reasons for this assertion, but most of them come down to the fact that user confidence must be paramount once an enterprise switch is flipped, and the system begins to wind around and through most, if not all, internal business processes. As a result, we thought we’d thrash out some of the more critical prep steps in order to give you a better sense of what you’ll have to think about in the real world. Here are the big five: 1. Soup-to-nuts process analysis The implementation of a cloud ERP system offers an opportunity to catalog and investigate business processes from the ground up since by their nature, these element

What are the 6 Main ERP Components

PostedOn: 2018-03-29 10:56:31

nterprise resource planning (ERP) software is much the same. Your ERP system can be jam-packed with innovative and intuitive features, but if it doesn’t have one of the main components, it’s simply not worth it. So while you’re evaluating ERP vendors, make sure that they have each of the six main ERP components. And if they don’t, look elsewhere. What are those six main ERP components? Well, we’re glad you asked: 1. Human Resources Managing your employees should always be priority number one. Without them, you don’t have a company. Your HR ERP component should be able to handle the full spectrum of employee management, from onboarding to offboarding, and from benefits administration to timekeeping. The biggest feature you need from an HR component is payroll software. Manually submitting payroll and issuing direct deposits is incredibly time-consuming and, frankly, not worth your time. Instead, an HR component automates payments, including tax and benefits deductions.

5 Reasons Why Cloud ERP Wins the Federal Government in 2018

PostedOn: 2018-03-28 12:14:03

loud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are poised to win inside the U.S. federal government in 2018 because of a mix of policy and technology changes. Legacy federal applications, especially ERP, aren’t aging gracefully and are in need of an upgrade and, in many cases, outright replacement.  Here are five reasons why cloud ERP is poised to win in the federal government sector.  1. The MGT Act and the Move to Shared Services It’s well known that federal government IT is is movingly. Legacy systems, including ERP, have a much longer lifespan than they would in a commercial organization of the same size. authorizes each federal agency with a chief financial officer to establish an IT system modernization and working capital fund to improve, retire, or replace existing IT systems and so enhance security and efficiency. The fund also aims to help transition legacy IT systems to the cloud and other innovative platforms and technologies.  2. Recent Natural Disaster

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