Have you ever used something for years and then one day, out of the blue, you see someone do something with it that you didn't know was possible? You don't know whether to feel silly that you never figured it out or elated that you now know. It's not usually a major feature in the overall scheme of things, but it still would have been nice to know.
IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise
It is just about the second quarter of 2013 and nearly five months since IQMS' last User Group. Believe it or not, we are already receiving requests for when the next User Group event will be! This is wonderful news because it reiterates the success of the last event and, more importantly, the validity of continuing this conference. But what goes into the preparation of User Group and when should clients plan to participate? Good questions.
Corporate environments contain an extensive mix of software components such as security applications, database servers and productivity software. With the diverse number and types of applications that can exist within the infrastructure, it is inevitable that some sort of interaction will occur and, in some cases, cause serious issues.
When it comes to successful manufacturing ERP implementations, people and processes matter most. Without management buy-in and the adoption and usage of the new software across the entire organization, implementations cannot be sustained and will not deliver the best results. When you consider factors of ERP implementation success, long-term organizational change management ranks among the most important components.
Selecting a new ERP software system used to be about fit and function. But today, prospective clients also have to perform an extensive appraisal of the method of deployment. There are two primary ERP software purchasing options: Software as a Service (Saas) and Traditional Purchased. What are the differences between the two and which software delivery method is best for you?