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Cloud-based ERP, Tier I Solutions or Neither? Critical Considerations for Upgrading your ERP Platform

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Eventually, your ERP will need to be replaced. Whether your vendor ceases support or your current software fails to meet your evolving needs, your legacy platform won’t last in our increasingly complex, data-driven business environment – at least not without some changes. 

For most manufacturers, the top two considerations for a replacement are cloud-based ERP platforms and Tier I on-premise solutions. There is a third option, however – augmenting your existing ERP with cloud-based, niche functionality-specific add-ons. Following are a few of the pros, cons and critical considerations of each option. 

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Tags: Enterprise Planning, Enterprise Application Support, ERP

6 Common Causes for ERP Failure

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Implementing and maintaining a sophisticated ERP system is a complex task that involves a significant investment in both time and money. But it doesn’t stop there. Just because an organization makes the decision to invest in ERP doesn’t guarantee success. What else is needed is the discipline, planning, and commitment to make it work.

When an ERP implementation fails, company management often concludes that the software didn’t work or the system was just too complicated to adequately handle the company’s unique environment. But experience tells us the real reason for ERP failure is typically one or more of the following issues:

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Enterprise Planning, Enterprise Application Support, ERP

ERP Tips: Trends to Watch in 2015

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The end of the year always provides a good opportunity to reflect on industry changes and look ahead to the new year and what it might bring to the enterprise resource planning (ERP) marketplace. After a prolonged period of economic uncertainty, a pent-up demand for ERP system upgrades is looming on the horizon, fueled by companies that haven’t upgraded their ERP system in years. 

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Tags: Enterprise Application Support, Enterprise Planning

ERP Tips: Trends to Watch in 2015

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The end of the year always provides a good opportunity to reflect on industry changes and look ahead to the new year and what it might bring to the enterprise resource planning (ERP) marketplace. After a prolonged period of economic uncertainty, a pent-up demand for ERP system upgrades is looming on the horizon, fueled by companies that haven’t upgraded their ERP system in years. 

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Tags: Enterprise Planning, Enterprise Application Support

Should You Outsource Support for Your Enterprise Business Systems?

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The decision on whether to outsource support for enterprise resource planning and other business systems can be a difficult one, depending on the complexity of the overall IT environment and whatever vendor support agreement may or may not be in place. Often the decision revolves around money – in most cases you would be spending significantly less with a third-party support company. Although cost is always a top concern and the driving force behind many decisions to outsource support, if you are considering outsourcing support, there are other areas besides cost to consider to improve your system support ROI.  Support should be more than an insurance policy, it should be one of the elements in your foundation for success.  If that is not what you are getting now, perhaps a third party solution should be a consideration.

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Tags: Enterprise Application Support, Managed Services

Traditional Managed Service Provider vs. Multi-Faceted MSP

Posted by Dave Kravitt

You probably already know the benefits of utilizing a managed service provider (MSP) to manage your IT infrastructure. But that’s only half the story – your IT department still has to devote time and resources to monitoring and maintaining the business applications that run on it. Combining the management of your IT system AND the enterprise software that runs on it with a single managed service provider can make your entire IT system more effective and efficient and reducing downtime – saving you time and money. 

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Tags: Enterprise Application Services, Enterprise Application Support, Managed Services

Three Benefits Provided by Managed Service Providers

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The New Economy and rapidly evolving enterprise IT ecosystems can put a strain on any IT department – from small-to-medium-size businesses (SMBs) to large enterprises. Add to that changes in business conditions and operational requirements, and a company’s budget and workforce resources can be quickly consumed. 

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Tags: Enterprise Application Support, IBM i Platform, Managed Services

Winter Newsletter - QS is Hot! plus PSGi's 10th and Managed Services

Posted by Dave Kravitt

In this Winter, 2013 edition of PSGI's Newsletter:

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Tags: Enterprise Application Support, IBM i Platform, PRISM Support, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM, Supply Chain Planning, Managed Services

Industry Insights Shared at 2013 PRISM User Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

PRISM User Group Meets
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Tags: Maximize ERP Investment, Extending ERP System Life, Enterprise Application Services, Enterprise Application Support, PRISM User Group, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM, PRISM Meeting

PSGi's Spring 2013 News Features Companies Accessing Expertise

Posted by Dave Kravitt

In this edition of PSGI's Newsletter:

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Tags: Enterprise Application Support, IBM i Platform, PRISM Support, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, Managed Services