5 Must-Read ERP Articles This Month

Welcome to another ERPeople monthly roundup! In this post, you will find the 5 best articles posted this month, discussing the most burning issues ERP managers face nowadays.

5 Signs That Cloud ERP Has Serious Momentum

“Cloud ERP was clearly the darling of Oracle’s latest quarterly financial results. Historically, ERP (enterprise resource planning) has been the largest segment of the business software market, allowing companies to manage broad operational functions such as financials, manufacturing, supply chain, and the like. There has been a debate over the past several years over when—even if—companies would ever trust such vital and sophisticated applications to the cloud…”


Why Selecting ERP Software Is Like Getting Married & How to Pick the Right One for You

“If you’re nervous, consider it a good thing…
In one respect, selecting ERP software is a bit like proposing marriage; you’d better be sure you’ll get along since you’re in it for the long haul barring a costly and bitter divorce.
Unlike a real life bride or groom though, the ERP software vendor you fall for isn’t likely to turn down your proposal. The onus is solely on you to evaluate the options and select the one that’s right. I’d be concerned if you weren’t nervous…”


Top 3 Challenges in Adopting Cloud ERP Solutions

“It comes as no surprise considering that SaaS ERP solutions offer plenty of advantages that allow companies to better serve the needs of their customers. Yet adopting the Cloud ERP comes with its challenges. The following outlines the major issues faced by companies when adopting Cloud ERP solutions…”


How to Avoid the 5 Common Pitfalls of ERP Selection

“Many organisations set about the task of selecting a new ERP system and implementation partner for their organisation but run aground when trying to compare the various available options or end up making the wrong choice.When selecting a new ERP system, here’s how to avoid five common pitfalls…”


Is 2016 the end of the road for ERP software?

In the past, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has always been about tasks and transactions. It has provided businesses with the control they need to manage production lines and supply chains as they repeat precise patterns, season by season. However, the business landscape is changing. Manufacturing, for example, is no longer a simple matter of basing decisions on past order experience, making plans based on historic patterns and duplicating processes with little deviation.

As we move into 2016, businesses need to respond quicker, change tactics dynamically according to market demand, analyse and act upon internal and external data, and deliver their products to customers faster than ever before…”

Marissa Hart is the Lead Author & Editor of ERPeople. ERPeople is a blog focused on all Enterprise Resource Planning business management platforms. ERP can be used by a company to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities, including: Product planning, cost, manufacturing or service delivery, marketing, and sales.