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MetalForming's ERP Update, August 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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August 6, 2014
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The Multi-Phased Approach to Integrating eCommerce and ERP
A blog post by Ultra Consultants addresses this timely subject, aimed at helping companies improve their ordering and fulfillment processes. Learn here how to automate the flow of data, particularly between independent systems, to avoid bottlenecks associated with the sales cycle.

Integration datapoints noted include inventory, order processing, payment processing and order-status synchronization.

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Hear from your peers how they are using cloud ERP technology
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  • Everything at Ralco’s 60,000 square foot facility – people, machines, materials and financials is managed in the cloud, allowing their CEO to manage their whole manufacturing system from a Samsung Galaxy Note.
  • Inteva Products runs their manufacturing facilities in the cloud. They switched from legacy SAP, allowing them to slash expenses tied to hardware maintenance, consulting fees and the upkeep of disparate networks.
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The Common Pathology of ERP Project Disasters
“Almost all project management disasters have a common pathology,” writes Rich Farrell, senior manager of client services at Panorama Consulting Solutions, in this recent blog post. Read on as Farrell presents “The Seven Deadly Sins of ERP Project Management.” Among them:

  • Unrealistic implementation expectations;
  • Unclear business requirements and greedily defining requirements by site rather than across the organization; and
  • Poor risk management.

Looking for Free Courses on Cloud Computing?
ERP consultant Louis Columbus, a frequent contributor to Forbes, offers this roundup of free online cloud-computing courses. Included is the expansion of Microsoft’s Virtual Academy that features downloadable books; and Google’s Developer Academy.

Columbus includes a vast and detailed chart comparing and contrasting courses from seven different sources—and, yes, they are all offered free of charge.

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The ERP Journey:
Key Milestones and Roadblocks

Join your industry peers October 8-9, in Nashville, TN and learn about the latest developments in ERP software. Witness demonstrations from leading suppliers, benefit from case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects, and hear keynote presentations from respected, knowledgeable experts on ERP-software implementation strategies, vendor selection, training and other critical topics

Upcoming ERP Events
Key Events & Seminars for ERP professionals. Stay ahead of the curve! > International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) - Exhibition and Conference, September 8-13, Chicago, IL
> The Manufacturing ERP Software Experience - Conference and Software Demonstrations, October 8-10, 2014, Nashville, TN
> 2014 Cloud Computing Expo - November 4-6, Santa Clara, CA
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See also: Plex Systems Inc., NetSuite, Inc., ShopEdge Software Inc.


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