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To the Cloud or Not to the Cloud

Cloud computing is the buzzword in the software industry today. There are many reasons that this is the case. Here are a few reasons why and other options available.

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Epicor ERP 10—Epicor Upgrade Strategy

One of the key sales points of Epicor is they never sunset a version of their software. Currently, there are hundreds of installations that are 5-10 years, or more, out of currency. Epicor has recently, however, ramped up their effort to encourage clients to upgrade. This whitepaper is meant to assist these customers in understanding the differences between where they are now and where Epicor’s current version would take them as they decide their strategy.

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Epicor ERP 10—Architected for Efficiency

Today’s global business environment has transformed what enterprises need from their ERP systems. Global competition has led to the development of extended value networks, with facilities, suppliers, and partners in every part of the globe; moreover, it is much more nuanced than was ever imagined.

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New Economy In, Old Strategies Out—A Fresh Look At MES

With a turnaround in the global economy appearing imminent, concerns about where the next order may come from are giving way to solid growth opportunities. At the same time, many companies face a surge in competition on a global scale.

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The Business Case for Deploying Epicor ERP in the Cloud

This discussion brief, together with its companion The Economic Case for Deploying Epicor ERP in the Cloud are designed to elevate discourse and provide guidance to organizations evaluating the best ERP deployment model (on premises, single-tenant SaaS, or multi-tenant SaaS), unique to their business and technical environment.

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Top 6 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can’t Afford to Ignore

Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers’ needs in great detail is essential to positioning their company ahead of the competition.

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10 Critical Questions Small Manufacturers Should Ask Before Buying a Cloud-Based ERP Solution

Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “on-demand” or “cloud computing,” eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. So cloud-based ERP may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a cloud-based ERP solution

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Choosing the Right ERP Solutions to Support a Global Business

Many organizations are becoming increasingly global. To support these efforts, they have established multiple sites or locations—manufacturing plants, branch and regional sales offices, distribution warehouses and national, regional, and even global headquarters—that may be distributed within a country, a region, or around the world.

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Best Practices for ERP Implementation Success

The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in managing business processes has expanded significantly over the past decade from a focus on specific business areas such as manufacturing, procurement, or human resources, to broader use throughout the company. Although IT has traditionally been responsible for specifying and implementing technology within an organization, successful ERP implementations require involvement from stakeholders at all levels, from executives to end users. For many companies, the transition from existing traditional systems to a new ERP can consume significant corporate resources, including time, expense, and risk to business operations. However, as we’ll explore below, this need not be the case.

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Epicor ERP 10—Reaching Out: Connected ERP

For businesses whose operations increasingly span the globe, connectivity is not an option but a strategic imperative. One of the reasons for this is the accelerating pace of change and innovation driving market demand. Markets are inherently dynamic, often volatile, and supply networks that are widely dispersed and highly nuanced need to access information as it emerges, when it emerges, accurately, anywhere. This is necessary for operational efficiency, but also for effective collaboration, meaningful analysis, and supported decision-making.

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