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The ERP Advisor presents timely information drawn from real world experience with software selections and implementations across dozens of industries. Topics include: ERP Software, Human Capital Management, Customer Relationship Management, eCommerce, Data Migration, and Blockchain and AI as they relate to ERP. The ERP Advisor is hosted by the independent and objective consultants of ERP Advisors Group. Never accepting commissions or kickbacks from any software vendors or implementation part ...
 
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As cyberthreats have evolved under the influence of the work-from-home landscape, it has become increasingly important to a company's success to implement cybersecurity best practices. As hackers and bad actors have become more cunning, the increase in phishing attacks, ransomware, and Trojan horses poses significant danger to any sizable organizat…
 
ServiceNow and Celonis partner up to accelerate digital transformation capabilities for businesses. QAD announced new updates for its Adaptive Applications portfolio following Thoma Bravo's acquisition of the company. Salesforce acquired LevelJump in order to go deeper into their primary offerings to sales teams. GoProposal was acquired by Sage to …
 
Sage announces company-wide reorganization with the intention of investing in strategic priorities and simplifying the business. Aptean launches an integrated solution combining CRM software with ERP for industrial manufacturing. Oracle announced functionality enhancements for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP and EPM solutions. Hexagon's acquisition of Info…
 
Many circumstances lead companies to the make the ultimate decision to depart from their existing accounting software. Maybe you have found yourself searching the market for an ERP for your organization. We have created an easy-to-follow migration path for anyone looking to transition from their existing accounting software to an ERP solution. http…
 
With consumer demand for increased production colliding with an industry-wide talent shortage, it seems the most obvious answer is to improve manufacturing efficiency. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we examine how ERP solutions for inventory control, real-time reporting, and material requirements planning can help streamline manufacturing proc…
 
In this week's episode: Acquisitions from UKG and ECI, Asia-Pacific expansion from OneStream and Acumatica, and reports of growth from Workday and Intuit. https://www.erpadvisorsgroup.com 866-499-8550 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/erp-advisors-group Twitter: https://twitter.com/erpadvisorsgrp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erpadvis…
 
Gartner's 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises is out, with ten ERP providers jockeying for position, a major player joining the fray, and a forecast for growth in the coming months. https://www.erpadvisorsgroup.com 866-499-8550 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/erp-advisors-group Twitter: https://twitter.com/e…
 
We are seeing a trend toward industry-specific and cloud-based ERP solutions — and Infor looks to be answering the call by innovating and investing in their future. For this edition of The ERP Advisor, special guest Carly Shube joined us to evaluate Infor’s offerings for product-based companies, with a specific look at CloudSuite Industrial.…
 
Rounding out our menu of legacy software reviews, we welcome Jim O'Donnell of TechTarget as he brings some 30 years of expertise in covering a wealth of technical fields as a writer and editor. In this edition of The ERP Advisor, we discuss Deltek, Epicor, and IFS legacy applications, as well as providing our feedback from the Epicor Insights 2021 …
 
In ancient times, before the existence of the internet, Sage brought forth their numbered ERP solutions to become the third-largest ERP vendor in the world. But while Sage 90, Sage 200, Sage 300 and the rest can be adapted to the cloud, they weren’t built for it like Sage Intacct and other modern ERPs. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we review …
 
It is the largest ERP vendor in the world, serving Walmart and Costco, Chevron and Exxon Mobile, Ford and GM, and Google and Apple. SAP is a bona fide ERP juggernaut — and it is making a competitive play for midsize businesses with S/4HANA. So where does that leave the legacy customers? While the end-of-life for legacy products has been extended, t…
 
AX, NAV, GP, SL … in and amongst the acronyms, there lies a fascinating story of how Microsoft sidestepped building its own ERP by acquiring existing software. Or so it thought. Fast-forward to today, where Dynamics 365 and Business Central have largely replaced Axapta, Navision, Great Plains, and Solomon. While Microsoft will continue to provide s…
 
When an open-ended search reveals one of the top questions about a product to be “Is it still used?” — it is time to evaluate modern ERP solutions. The end-of-life discussion surrounding PeopleSoft and JD Edwards has continued for the better part of a decade. And while these legacy systems aren’t dead yet, is the headache of maintaining an out-of-d…
 
When Oracle announced that it would be continuing support for E-Business Suite through the next decade, it helped satisfy immediate concerns about sunsetting the platform. But it is clear that Oracle’s focus on innovation will remain on NetSuite and Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP. In this edition of The ERP Advisor, we examine what the future holds for Or…
 
We are witnessing a major transformation in the ERP landscape: more and more vendors are sunsetting legacy products in favor of cloud ERP solutions. With working from home accelerating demand for cloud ERP, vendors are responding with better software. It has made for a competitive set of choices — so how do you decide when it is the right time to u…
 
Fundraising, donors, grants, endowment funds, budgets, audits.… While nonprofit financials provide unique challenges, they can be solved with the right ERP system. But after last year’s Blackbaud data breach, nonprofits everywhere were left searching for answers. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we reveal what we discovered from working with non…
 
When there are so many excellent enterprise tools available to organizations, why do accounting teams continue to rely on Excel? We’ve observed that making the jump from copy/pasted spreadsheets to automated financial reporting often requires a better understanding of the software itself. In this edition of The ERP Advisor, we examine how to get wh…
 
Economic forecasts from esteemed organizations predict that the US construction industry will contract in 2021. So why are others expecting growth? In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we discuss how implementing the right software can help companies defy downward trends and grow while the competition shrinks. We also provide helpful insights from r…
 
Is there a way to guarantee ERP implementation success? When it’s time to go live, there’s no turning back. You just spent a lot of money on a new enterprise software system, so it better work. As we say goodbye to 2020 in this holiday season, find out what you can do to give yourself the gift of a successful go-live.…
 
ERP implementations aren’t naturally destined for failure. The key to success lies in finding someone who can orchestrate the thousands of details, features, and moving parts that are intrinsic to any ERP implementation — and then harmonize them into the final result of a successful go-live. If it sounds impossible, it’s all in a day’s work for an …
 
Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Episode: Considering how much is at stake in enterprise systems — from financials and trade secrets to customer data and credit card numbers — the argument could be made that ERP security best practices carry the highest importance. We’re looking for holes in the fence and discussing how to patch them in this …
 
There are a lot of stories about famous ERP implementation failures. There is a lot less information on how to prevent one from ever happening in the first place. Rather than focus on the tragedies, we prefer to provide the answers on how to avoid an ERP implementation disaster. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we discuss the underlying reasons …
 
With so many vendors and platforms to choose from, you need a fail-safe formula for evaluating which one will ultimately be right for your organization. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we discuss the best ERP selection criteria and provide a sneak peek at our Total Certainty System for vetting enterprise software solutions.…
 
It has never been more important to properly care for and nurture customer relationships. Customer Relationship Management systems can help businesses and organizations cope with COVID-19, but it’s important to find the right CRM to meet your needs. In Episode 40 of The ERP Advisor, we explore the evolving role of CRM systems in the wake of COVID-1…
 
A surprising number of businesses and organizations have relied on in-person interactions to stay viable, leaving the question of e-commerce implementations for another day. Almost overnight, the e-commerce conundrum has shifted from “optional” to “unavoidable” for anyone who wants to stay in business — especially B2B companies that may not have pr…
 
Ignore, for a moment, the debate and discussion over restarting the economy. While we have already seen the impact of COVID-19, even more unprecedented supply chain disruption is on the horizon, and the time to plan for it is now — if not weeks ago. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we will discuss how to optimize ERP solutions to streamline work…
 
Is blockchain just a buzzword? Or is it the future of enterprise software? Superficially synonymous with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, blockchain solutions have the potential to revolutionize the entire ERP landscape — and even build bridges between the walled gardens of warring platforms. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, find out why we think 202…
 
ERP systems fail when they are infected with bad data. Cleaning data by hand is thorough but time-consuming, while automated cleansing is cost-effective but open to errors – so what is the best way to approach a data migration project? There is a science to proper data hygiene, and we have the answers in the this episode of The ERP Advisor.…
 
Data Migration can be a four letter word in the world of ERP, striking fear and terror in the hearts of even the most seasoned implementation consultants. Some recent ERP failures even blame data migration as the reason why their projects went off the rails. This does not have to be you. Listen to this episode of the ERP Advisor to understand five …
 
Getting your ERP up and live is no small task. And after you are live, it’s natural to allow your staff time to get used to their new toolset. Believe it or not, you are just beginning to realize the value of your software. Listen to this episode of the ERP Advisor to hear exactly how you can get the full benefits of your new ERP system post go-liv…
 
Artificial Intelligence has become pervasive in almost all areas of technology, ERP included. In this edition of the ERP Advisor, we will discuss some of the ways AI and its cousin, Robotic Process Automation, are impacting ERP on a practical level, and what we expect to see in the future. We may just be on the verge of seeing ERP transform every s…
 
If you don’t think cyber predators are trying to get access to your enterprise systems, think again. Unfortunately we live in a world where cyber attacks are more common than you may know. But by being prepared, you can mitigate many of the risks. In this episode, find out how to protect your most vital enterprise applications with these best pract…
 
There is no doubt that Cloud deployments for enterprise applications are here to stay. Can On-Premise still be the right choice in some scenarios? Why do some companies choose to go cloud whereas some do not? And why would a company go cloud for some enterprise solutions but not others? We will cover these questions and more in this episode of The …
 
Enterprise resource planning initiatives mean change. Often the question is how to manage change while you’re reshaping company goals, processes and technology. Organizational change management (OCM) is the process of preparing employees for adoption of new technology. ERP software projects tend to falter without an effective change management stra…
 
People want to understand the difference between enterprise resource planning (ERP) and digital transformation, but it’s not always an either-or situation. Many of today’s ERP initiatives incorporate elements of digital transformation (think artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, etc.). As consumers continue to expect rea…
 
Growth in manufacturing continues to explode, especially in the US. Employers are seeking new efficiencies and ways to manage everything from inventory to production scheduling. Modern ERP manufacturing software is helping transform and streamline manual processes while improving customer satisfaction. New ERP manufacturing software can now automat…
 
New ERP systems require a huge investment of resources, time and money. Unfortunately, for many companies the innovation ends at go-live. In this episode, we discuss what an effective software strategy looks like and what should happen after implementation. The integration of additional applications is a good example of what might be found in a sof…
 
We live in a recurring economy. From razor blades to TV shows to dog food, almost anything we need can be purchased on a subscription. Business models that can shift to recurring can drive real enterprise value and ongoing revenue streams. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, we discuss how you can leverage software to automate your recurring revenu…
 
Sometimes surprises are good. But when it comes to ERP, this is rarely the case. You need to know if there are any bad surprises as soon as possible. In this episode, find out how to structure your project so you can identify surprises and handle them fast — before you get surprised by your boss suggesting you find a new job.…
 
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