According to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report for Second Half 2013, email was the fourth most commonly used transmission vector by malicious infection attempts on Microsoft computers during that period. This includes malware-infected emails and phishing emails.
It seems increasingly clear that cloud computing is the future of ERP. For businesses, the transition to the cloud is as much about financial benefits as it is about new technologies. This is especially true for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs).
There are big gaps between what the customer is expecting at the end of an ERP project and what the project is implemented to be aligned as outcomes. Why is it happening although the project is implemented in aligning with the project’s goals and objectives? There are many reasons to explain why it could happen. However, there is a single answer which is always absolutely correct for any project. It is that the project is implemented and evaluated as cut-off deliverables, not as on-going outcomes which are developed across milestones of key & incremental benefits upon the pre-defined benefit road map.
Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning ERP
"Changes start from knowing what you are actually doing"
The manufacturing industry is exposing to a more volatile and fragmented business environment than ever. To change or to die is the only option that they can do. But where to start and how to do it? From our point of view, it should start with the acknowledgement of operation processes of both internal and external environments. This post will shed some light on new challenges to manufacturing industry and solutions that BI can help to resolve it.
The ERP project can be considered as the foundational backbone enabling business transformation. Measuring the success of ERP projects should not, therefore, focus on the only dimension of the ROI because ROI is actually just a consequential visible outcome. There are other dimensions that need measuring such as business models, relationships and processes with customers and suppliers. In order to sustainably provide significant business value, we need to identify success metrics through which you can measure the success of an ERP project.
Topics: ERP platform
In today's environment, managing growth effectively is harder than ever. The challenge mostly involves communication and shared data across the organisation. The world has witnessed the incredible development of social media, which makes us rethink how to turn this into an advantage to communicate in business. Working with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the new ERP solutions mirroring the functionality of online social networking tools may start the next generation of ERP systems.
Many organizations have difficulty collaborating effectively. In a 2013 ERP Benchmark survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group, the top challenges that organisations face in collaboration were identified.
Topics: Social ERP
Inspired by CFO innovation on the topic "Accounting For Tomorrow: Integrated Reporting Will Soon Be Compulsory", I believe that the Integrated Reporting (IR) will be sooner compulsory and has insights how a social ERP system can cater to deliver all related stuff for an organisation with the create value process for the short, medium and long run.
According to the Integrated Reporting - A Force For Financial Stability and Sustainability, IR targets to 4 main purposes which are information quality improvement, effective approach promotion, accountable enhancement for capitals and support for actions to create business value.
Topics: Social ERP
Traditionally, each department has their own information tracking and operating system. And most of them run separately, which leads to a lack of interconnectivity between departments, wasting time and being hard to keep track your inventory. As a result, workflow is not efficient and sometimes creates frustration. This is where the ERP system steps in to help alleviate those pains.
Your company has just decided to change their business model, relocate head quarters or simply just wants to expand. Now your Directors wonder if it’s time for a new ERP system. Those changes are just catalysts while the real reasons are often the lack of meaningful processes or old technology that is resisting greater business efficiency. So how do we know whether it’s the right time to replace your current ERP system?