The State of IBM i: Key Takeaways from the Latest Survey Data

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

ALL400S provides valuable intelligence on the world of IBM i and recently shared the results of their year-end 2023 survey of AS400 and i-series businesses.

Tags: Maximize ERP Investment, IBM i Modernization, IBM i Platform, IBM i Cloud, erp trends

Why Employ a Headless ERP for Legacy Systems?

Posted by Larry Dube

If a “headless” ERP system sounds spooky, it shouldn’t! A headless ERP approach can help improve flexibility, manage costs, and enhance the user experience, with no guillotine required. And, with the right mindset shift, a headless strategy can even be an ideal solution for many legacy ERP systems. PSGi Co-founder and President Larry Dube explained why in his recent webinar. In this blog, we summarize the key points of his presentation. 

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, ERP Blog, ERP, erp trends

ERP Data Migration Best Practices

Posted by Larry Dube

When a business acquires another organization, the need to migrate data from the acquired company’s ERP software introduces some unique challenges. This data must be aligned to the acquiring company’s corporate standard ERP. 

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, ERP

How to Manage the Transition to a 3rd Party ERP Support Provider

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

Are you considering working with a 3rd party ERP support provider? The transition process can have a decisive impact on this provider’s value to your business.

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Enterprise Application Support, ERP Blog, ERP

New Alternatives for IBM i on Cloud Computing Platforms

Posted by Larry Dube

Cloud computing platforms can offer unprecedented scalability compared to traditional onsite or hosted servers, but adapting IBM i applications to x86-based cloud platforms has historically been a prohibitive challenge. But today, new solutions like Skytap and Infinite i make cloud platforms a viable option for organizations that depend on IBM i applications. We explain how in this blog.

Tags: IBM i Modernization, IBM i Platform, IBM i Cloud

Data Security for Legacy Applications and ERP Software

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

Once robust security protections are in place and thoroughly audited, your organization should be well protected from external threats.

But are sensitive data like credit card numbers, social security numbers, and corporate financials truly protected within applications such as ERP and SCM software? Do employees with routine data reporting duties have access to private data? Regulations like GDPR and CCPA are proliferating and will only add to the growing pressure to secure sensitive data.

Tags: Enterprise Application Support, Enterprise Application Services, ERP, erp security

Should You Still Be Running ERP Software Using On-Premise Hardware? Six Key Questions to Ask

Posted by Larry Dube

What are the most important considerations when considering migrating your ERP system to the cloud? We take a look at some of the most critical in this blog.

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, ERP

What is Two-Tier ERP and Why Does it Matter

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

How can ERP software be aligned to business requirements that vary across different business units, subsidiaries, and geographies? In this blog, we explore how a “two-tier” ERP can provide an effective solution.

Tags: ERP

New Field Level Security Manager for IBM i DB2

Posted by Tom McManus

IBM i’s RCAC functionality offers a flexible option for securing sensitive data like social security numbers, credit card numbers, and more–without requiring complex modifications to integrated applications.

Tags: IBM i Platform, ERP

What is the right cloud ERP strategy for your organization?

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

The “cloud” always seems to be a hot topic in ERP-related discussions these days–and for good reason! A cloud implementation that is well-matched to a business’s requirements can offer an exceptional blend of performance, affordability, and operational agility. 

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, ERP