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The ERP Advisor

ERP Advisors Group

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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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Epicor announced it has surpassed $1 billion in annual recurring revenue (ARR), realizing 42% year-over-year SaaS-based cloud revenue growth in its fiscal year 2023. Infor announced the launch of Infor GenAI and ESG Reporting. Salesforce announced AI-powered enhancements to its MuleSoft automation, integration, and API management solutions to help …
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NetSuite began the week by launching functionality across its suite of data offerings. Microsoft and NVIDIA expanded their longstanding collaboration with new integrations to leverage NVIDIA's generative AI and Omniverse technologies. Oracle and NVIDIA expanded their collaboration to deliver sovereign AI solutions to customers around the world. SAP…
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Workday announced the availability of Workday Adaptive Planning and Consolidation, a new solution that brings together the agile planning of Workday Adaptive Planning and the comprehensive close and consolidation capabilities of Workday Financial Management. ECI announced a new strategic alliance with Pros Elite Group, an operations, sales, and ana…
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A food and beverage company juggles unique business requirements such as health and safety, regulatory compliance, food quality, and labeling which are complicated to implement. However, legacy applications usually fail to meet all these important needs for mid-sized companies. While the food industry giants tend to rely on a handful of Tier 1 ERPs…
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Confused about what an ERP system is, how to buy it, and from whom, or what you truly need for a complete ERP implementation? You may think you know all the answers to these questions, but if you’re like thousands of CFOs, Controllers, and other Accounting Professionals that we talk to each year, you are likely missing key pieces of the puzzle. In …
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Oracle began the week by announcing its fiscal 2024 third-quarter results. Microsoft and Oracle announced the expansion of their recent partnership to meet growing customer demand for Oracle Database@Azure. Salesforce announced the Einstein 1 Field Service Edition, a new, streamlined package for field service organizations that helps deliver increa…
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UKG kicked off the week by providing a business update for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 ending December 31st, 2023. Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle's Globally Distributed Autonomous Database, giving customers control over their data distribution and data placement policies. Salesforce announced the Data Cloud Spring ’24 Rele…
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ERP Advisors Group’s Founder and Managing Principal, Shawn Windle, attended this year’s Sage Transform 2024 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shawn joined Digital Marketing Manager, Rebekah McCabe, to discuss Sage’s product enhancements and other major announcements. In this special episode of The ERP Advisor, Shawn Windle reflects on Sage Transform…
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Sage began the week by highlighting several announcements at Sage Transform 2024, its annual conference in Las Vegas. Salesforce announced its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2024 financial results for the period ended January 31, 2024. Workday entered a definitive agreement to acquire HiredScore, a provider of AI-powered talent orchestration s…
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Workday began the week by announcing results for the fiscal 2024 fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2024. Oracle announced its Enterprise Communication Platform (ECP), bringing real-time communications to its suite of industry cloud applications. Salesforce announced the general availability of Tableau Pulse, helping customers make bett…
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Aptean began the week by announcing its acquisition of Momentis, a provider of purpose-built software solutions for fashion, apparel, footwear, textile, and accessories industries. Blackbaud announced its financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023. Oracle introduced new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion…
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Selecting a field service-specific application is complicated, with many businesses considering themselves part of another, larger industry segment and lacking an understanding of how their unique requirements play into selecting software. As a result, field service companies often settle for the wrong solution and face obstacles that could have be…
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This year, ERP Advisors Group's Digital Marketing Manager, Rebekah McCabe, attended the Acumatica Summit 2024 between January 28 and January 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rebekah joined ERP Advisors Group's Founder and Managing Principal, Shawn Windle to evaluate Acumatica’s recent product updates and evolving industry strategies. In this special episod…
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Blackbaud began the week by announcing its new capabilities to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT. Deltek announced the launch of Replicon Time Tracking and Polaris PSA for Government Contracting. Workday and Insperity, Inc., a provider of human resources and business performance solutions, announced a strategic partnership to develop, market, and sell a …
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Microsoft began the week by announcing its Q2 financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. IFS announced its financial results for the full year ending December 31, 2023. Acumatica announced its redesigned user interface, cross-industry capabilities, and celebrated customer growth on day two of its 2024 Summit. Certinia announced its …
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SAP began the week by announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2023. Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle OPERA Cloud Central, providing a comprehensive view of the hotel business, including distribution, sales, service interactions, loyalty programs, and more. IFS announced its appoi…
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In this episode of the ERP Advisor, Shawn Windle and Quentin DeWitt break down the role of ERP customizations and when they are necessary to extend functionality for complex business requirements. Connect with us! https://www.erpadvisorsgroup.com 866-499-8550 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/erp-advisors-group Twitter: https://twitter.com…
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Sage kicked off the week by announcing its financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. IFS announced Mark Moffat as its new Chief Executive Officer. Salesforce announced its automations to connect multiple apps into a singular workflow within Slack. Finally, Qlik acquired intellectual property from Kyndi, an innovator in natural lang…
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After reviewing the biggest ERP headlines and advancements of 2023, it is time to evaluate where ERP is going in 2024. With AI and industry-specific enhancements, along with major technology innovations, these and many other ERP forces are set to converge, which will dramatically benefit customers in ways we cannot even imagine in 2024. But how wil…
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The ERP space is vastly changing as vendors continuously improve their software solutions and the platforms on which they offer them. There was no shortage of innovation in the world of ERP in 2023 whether it was new tools, improvements to AI, or platform upgrades. In this episode of The ERP Advisor, ERP expert, Shawn Windle, and industry analyst, …
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Microsoft began the week by announcing new generative AI and data solutions and capabilities for retailers that span the whole shopping journey. SAP also introduced its new AI-driven capabilities to optimize retailers’ business processes. Workday announced their retail sector’s new high, exceeding $1 billion in ARR. Salesforce announced new data an…
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Deltek kicked off the week by announcing its acquisition of ProPricer, a proposal pricing solution for government contractors and government agencies. UKG began 2024 by announcing that Newsweek had named them to its America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list for the second consecutive year. Connect with us! https://www.erpadvisorsgroup.com 86…
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Microsoft made major enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance, announcing the general availability of business performance planning capabilities to equip customers with a comprehensive view of financial and operational performance. nCino, a cloud banking solution for the global financial services industry, announced an expanded partnership wi…
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Nonprofits desire streamlined, automated processes for financial planning and analysis (FP&A), grants and donor management, and managing their projects and programs. Achieving efficiency and simplicity positively impacts their mission by freeing up valuable resources. In this special mini-series, Shawn Windle reveals his trends and predictions for …
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After all your hard work during your ERP implementation, you’re now ready to flip the switch. But how do you really know you’re ready to cutover and successfully go-live with your new ERP? And what benefits should you expect right after go-live? In this episode of the ERP Advisor, Shawn Windle breaks down what to really expect before, during, and a…
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Salesforce signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spiff, a provider of a new class of incentive compensation management (ICM) software that combines an intuitive low-code UI, the familiarity of a spreadsheet, and a powerful processing engine to drive commissions automation at scale. Qlik announced the acquisition of Mozaic Data, an innovative AI-…
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Oracle kicked off the week by opening a second Oracle Cloud region in Chile, making it the first hyperscaler to have two regions in the country. Epicor promoted interim CFO, Joe Ayers, to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. SAP expanded its integration with PayPal through the creation of digital payments plug-in for the PayPal Bra…
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Most ERP failures are rooted in poorly executed implementation methods, whether that be ill-prepared data migration plans, no defined success criteria, a lack of overall preparation, or any combination of these factors. ERP implementation failures, consequently, force businesses to accrue significant losses in time and money, which ultimately puts …
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As energy companies charge into 2024, they will look to grow their business by eliminating manual processes with advanced ERP solutions. Renewable energy has also resurged through the transformation of the U.S. energy system with The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) "encouraging investment in American energy sup…
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Regardless of the services your company is offering, advancements in ERP have created opportunities for service firms to reach new heights in 2024. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has dominated the conversation but will this net users with actual benefits or will it continue to be “hype” in the new year? What are the greatest takeaways from ERP in the…
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Sage began the week by releasing its financial results for the full year 2023 ending September 30, 2023. Oracle also announced its fiscal 2024 Q2 results and the opening of an Oracle Cloud Region in Colombia in partnership with Claro, becoming the first major cloud provider to establish a public cloud region in the country. Finally, IFS announced t…
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The week kicked off with fiscal 2024 third quarter financial results from Workday and Salesforce. IFS announced the general availability of the second of its twice-yearly IFS Cloud releases for 2023. Infor formed a partnership with ETQ to strengthen environmental, health, and safety solutions. Finally, AWS announced four new capabilities for AWS Su…
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The distribution industry is experiencing a strong upside in software capabilities as vendors improve their functionality heading into 2024. Distributors must evaluate and identify their needs to effectively leverage the new ERP technology available in their industry. But what are the roadblocks on the horizon in 2024, and what are the major takeaw…
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Manufacturers who need to select new ERP should know their options and how to define their business and industry requirements. But what ERP challenges will manufacturers experience next year and what are the best strategies to avoid them? In this special mini-series, Shawn Windle evaluates recent manufacturing ERP trends, and how to maximize opport…
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AWS and Salesforce kicked off the week by announcing a significant expansion of their global strategic partnership, deepening product integrations across data and AI. Qlik announced its new integrations and AI-powered solutions with AWS to Qlik Cloud, helping customers scale the power of large language models (LLMs). Finally, Aptean acquired 3T Log…
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Epicor began the week by announcing its acquisition of Elite EXTRA, a provider of cloud-based last-mile delivery solutions. Oracle added new mobile capabilities to Oracle Fusion Cloud Inventory Management, part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM). Blackbaud kicked off its semi-annual Product Update briefings last week to showc…
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ERP upgrades demand thousands of hours and significant financial investments. However, a solid business case can ensure that the company’s efforts result in the right decision, whether or not that is a new ERP. In the second episode of our three-part series, ERP Advisors Group’s Shawn Windle reveals the best practices for building a business case a…
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Sage kicked off the week by releasing their new updates in Sage Intacct. Acumatica announced its integration with Shopify's B2B e-commerce capabilities. QAD introduced its new digital assistant that utilizes the power of AI. Oracle announced its agreement with Microsoft to support the growth of AI services. Nextworld announced its new improvements …
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A majority of ERP implementations fail due to a lack of knowledge of what the ideal scene should look like because a company rarely replaces its own ERP. Failure occurs from not knowing how the requirements gathering stage should go, or how any other stage like walkthroughs, testing, training, data migration, and much less go-live should run. Howev…
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ERP selection is risky and can lead to long-term fruition or endless nights of regret. ERP is the framework for meeting a business' needs and allowing it to deliver real value, but how do you know if it is the right time to upgrade? And what needs to be in place for you to consider leaving behind your outdated legacy software? In the first episode …
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IFS and Blackbaud jumpstarted the week by announcing their financial results for Q3 2023. Epicor introduced two industry-first analytics solutions for the automotive industry. Salesforce announced its AI-powered trade promotion planning tool to the Consumer Goods Cloud. Finally, SAP joined Stanford University's human-centered artificial intelligenc…
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Microsoft began the week by announcing its results for the third quarter of 2023. SAP announced its new generative AI capabilities across the SAP Customer Experience Portfolio, expanding on SAP’s natural-language generative AI copilot Joule. Finally, Epicor introduced several innovative solutions designed to aid the automotive industry during its A…
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This year’s SuiteWorld conference went to Las Vegas, Nevada between October 16th and 18th. ERP Advisors Group’s Founder & Managing Principal, Shawn Windle, and Digital Marketing Manager, Rebekah McCabe, attended the conference to discover NetSuite’s new and exciting products and innovations. In this special bonus episode of The ERP Advisor, the two…
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SuiteWorld took to Las Vegas last week, giving NetSuite a major platform for recent announcements across its technology stack. Deltek unveiled its latest product innovations, specifically towards installing Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) to its solutions. Sage announced the expansion of its construction cloud suite. SAP and OneStream an…
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In the age of Artificial Intelligence, entry-level hackers are now combining generative AI and social engineering to enhance their online deception practices, especially targeted toward businesses. But what does this mean for ERP? And how can businesses protect their data from better-equipped cybercriminals? In this episode of The ERP Advisor, Shaw…
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This year's Infor Now conference occurred between October 3rd and 5th. ERP Advisors Group's Founder & Managing Principal, Shawn Windle, and Digital Marketing Manager, Rebekah McCabe, attended the conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, to analyze Infor's unique product strategies and recent releases. In this special bonus episode of The ERP Advisor, …
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Blackbaud began the week by announcing the development of Impact Edge, a new AI-powered, social impact reporting and storytelling solution for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social impact teams of all sizes. Infor then announced its Infor Enterprise Automation solution, an Infor Operating Service designed to help companies rapidly scale …
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SAP kicked off the week by announcing Joule, a natural-language, generative AI copilot. UKG then introduced generative AI-powered conversational experiences for the UKG Pro and UKG Ready HCM suites. Workday announced a series of new AI and ML capabilities and partnership ecosystem updates to help businesses drive productivity. Salesforce signed a d…
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One of the most difficult parts of launching an ERP upgrade is garnering support from all relevant ERP stakeholders in order to build a solid business case for a new ERP. If the key people across your company are not on board, then your selection can be doomed before it even begins. It is vital to build an airtight business case that gains Board an…
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Deltek announced its expanded partnership with Procore to elevate the construction management industry. OneStream announced its enhancements across the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) sector at the 2023 Splash Berlin Global User Summit. Oracle announced its extended collaboration with Red Hat to offer customers a greater choice in deploying …
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