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Calculating ERP ROI: A New Machine or New ERP?

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Calculating ERP ROI: Evaluating Return on Investment between buying a new machine or new ERP is not so simple. I’ve found that oftentimes the financial officer or the owner of a company wants more than a “soft” projection of the potential improvements (e.g., improved customer service “What’s that supposed to mean, and how can I take that to the bank?” ) a new ERP application has to offer.

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Job Shop Scheduling: Two Differentiators When Comparing Options

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Job Shop scheduling can often be an afterthought in the minds of ERP buyers but the fact is there are significant differences in shop scheduling requirements which can seriously impact shop productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction.

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Your Final Mfg ERP Software Shortlist: How to Make the Cut

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You’ve been pursuing your ERP Selection project methodically, and you are down to the finish line: Your team has finished its preliminary evaluation of multiple software packages. You have narrowed down the vendors in the preliminary search to two preferred solutions. It’s now time to review the two finalists in detail and determine the best one for your company. Here is what you need to do to make the final ERP Selection and lay the groundwork for a successful implementation.

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MFG ERP Pricing: Read Between the Price Tag Lines

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In summary, ERP pricing issues like these need to be thought out and discussed with the vendor before the software purchase or leasing agreement is made. Thinking of all the contingencies for implementation and being honest about your in-house capabilities can save you a lot of grief and a lot of money.

A Strong In-House Project Manager Can Prevent an ERP Implementation Failure

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Good staffing and employee commitment is not everything, but it is more than 50% of what your ERP implementation needs to succeed. Yes, you need the right ERP software, but without the right people to make the software run, you will be unable to make it work right for you.