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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

IBM i and iSeries servers: The surprising total cost of ownership

Posted by Dave Kravitt

We’re all familiar with that old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but in the world of IT infrastructure, virtually anything not seen as next-gen is often viewed with deep suspicion. That certainly holds true for enterprise hardware and operating system software that form the backbone of business applications. 

So when IBM research and analysis firm ITG recently updated its Total Cost of Ownership Report, chances are good that a lot of eyebrows were raised. It turns out that IBM i and the servers it runs on not only are still a solid, cost-efficient SMB IT infrastructure solution, they blow the competition out of the water when it comes to TCO. We’re not exaggerating – i Series hardware and software cost an average of almost 56 percent less to own than comparable competitive systems. 

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Tags: Enterprise Planning, IBM i Platform

2012 PRISM User Group Meeting Planned Presentations

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Customer presentations make the Meeting!  Always ranked "excellent", customer presentations are the highlight of the PRISM User Group Meetings.  This year's presentations are bound to be just as interesting and just as valuable.  We are discussing the following preliminary topics with individuals planning to attend the meeting:

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Enterprise Planning, Supply Chain Optimization, Supply Chain Planning, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, PRISM Enhancments

Roddy Martin to Deliver Keynote 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

We are extremely pleased to announce that Roddy Martin will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting.  Currently the Senior Vice President in Supply Chain for Competitive Capabilities International (CCI), Roddy has had a distinguished career as an executive with South African Breweries (SABMiller) and Supply Chain Leadership with AMR Research and Gartner.  Roddy is a well known thought leader in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Transformation.  Roddy's keynote address entitled "Business Results-driven End-to-End Supply Chain Transformation" (click to see abstract) will highlight the importance of Supply Chain and IT alignment and change management in these Supply Chain transformations.  We look forward to hearing his thoughts on this important and current topic which is directly related to the objectives of the annual meeting: Supply Chain Optimization, Extending ERP System Life, Maximizing ERP Investment and PRISM Best Practices.

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Enterprise Planning, Supply Chain Optimization, Supply Chain Planning, Business Process Optimization, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, PRISM Enhancments