Implementing ERP Made Simple With These Must Reads

It’s time for another monthly roundup of the top ERP articles! I’ve learned quite a few new things from these articles that I’ve collected, and I really wanted to share them with you. Let me know your thoughts on “cloudwashed,” a new term I recently learned, along with the variety of new ways in which ERP can be used!


1. Cloud ERP Enables 80 Percent Growth for Manufacturing Supplier of the Year

This first article from CIO explains how companies use cloud ERP in order to grow to new heights! Using cloud ERP gives businesses the ability to track 100% of its inventory, which is what helped the Aaron Thomas Company, Inc. become a leading supplier. Read more about how Aaron Thomas reached 80% revenue growth by using a cloud-based ERP.


2. 5 Top ERP Applications on the Market Right Now

Opening up with some ERP jokes, this great article is here to help if you’re in need of an ERP application. It provides the top 5 ERP applications, such as Acumatica and NECS, and provides a few details about each one. I’m sure you will be able to choose from this list in order to pick the best application for you!


3. SuiteWorld 2016: The way retailers use ERP is shifting, taking on an external focus

The way retailers have been using ERP is beginning to change. What was once used for internal business processes is now redirecting its focus to better serve the customers. Customers nowadays want retailers to understand everything about them and exactly what they want. Focusing the ERP system on customers gives them the demand they need, which also includes building a new IT platform.

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4. What Are The Challenges Of Implementing An ERP System?

When implementing an ERP system it is important to understand the general challenges that come with it, and have the appropriate solutions on hand. With this article we get a 2-for-1 deal, as the author provides an additional article that discusses the same topic in more detail. After reading these two articles, you will be ready for any challenge that comes in the way of your ERP system.


5. Waterfall Or Agile? Selecting An ERP Implementation Approach

This article, by Business 2 Community, provides detailed evidence for which approach is best for ERP implementation; Waterfall or Agile. Read about what each approach has to offer, their pros and cons, and what they can do for your company. In the end, you will have a clear idea of which software is best for you.


6. Mobile ERP In The Cloud Empowers “Smart” Plant Floor Personnel

This next article from CIO explains how you can have smarter plant floor operators using the manufacturing cloud ERP. This gives you a practical way to do your job, as there is no need for complex and difficult communication. Read how the cloud based ERP can help you succeed.


7. Cloudwashing: What It Is and How To Avoid It

Cloudwashing is a term that is used when a legacy software is taken and run on the cloud. ERP vendors will take these “knockoff” versions and try to sell it to you as if it’s the real thing. This article explains how to identify if you are being pitched a cloudwashed version, it’s important to avoid being cloudwashed by all means possible!


8. Safe and Sound In The Cloud

This great article will subside your fears and worries about placing all your information into the cloud. It may seem like a daunting and risky choice but there is nothing to fear. With valid arguments, such as the fact that the cloud is encrypted and password protect and will save you money, you will have no worries by the end of this article

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.