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Hosted and On-Premises Software: Total Cost of Ownership

When your business decides to purchase inventory and accounting ERP software, the great debate remains: should you implement a hosted solution or on-premises?  For smaller organizations, the answer is obvious – when you compare the total cost of owner[...]
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Still Don’t Trust the Cloud?

When searching for enterprise business software, one choice that has to be made is whether to implement an on-premises solution or cloud-based/hosted solution.  Certain vendors may only offer one or the other which can help narrow down your search if you[...]
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SaaS and On-Premises Software Disaster Recovery Plan

You can’t predict when your offices will experience an event such as a power failure or a bigger disaster, such as flooding, however you can protect it to minimize the damages that can occur as a result of such a situation. Many companies rely on th[...]
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Factors to Consider When Upgrading Software: Employee Skill Set

Introductory software systems, such as QuickBooks, are great tools for small and start-up businesses.    They require minimal training and set-up, are intuitive and easy to use and come with a relatively low price tag.  However, as your business grow[...]
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Is Cloud Based Wholesale ERP Software Right for Your Business?

Deciding to make the switch to a fully integrated ERP system as a wholesale distribution company – whether you’re transitioning from existing software or manual processes – requires a lot of time and resources.  It also involves making a ch[...]
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4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Inventory and Accounting ERP Software

ERP systems are costly.  They also involve a significant investment of other resources to implement and maintain, including human resources and time.  So when choosing a system, you want to go with a solution that will grow with your company and not re[...]
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Understanding Software End of Support

We’ve all received that ominous notice that the software we are using will soon no longer be supported – with the most recent example coming from Microsoft in regards to the end of support for Windows XP as of April 8th 2014. Even though this news ten[...]
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Looking to Replace QuickBooks? Consider the Following…

Investing in ERP software is a huge decision for a company of any size. Moving from manual processes or an introductory system such as QuickBooks to completely automated, sophisticated practices can be a costly, time-consuming, and often confusing, decis[...]
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A Look Ahead to ERP Software in 2014

Businesses that are planning to implement ERP software are now, more than ever, focusing on specific needs, and doing their homework before approaching software providers. We expect to see the following trends in 2014: 1.       Smarter buyers[...]
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What are the Biggest Challenges that Wholesale Software Addresses for Small Businesses?

Small businesses in the wholesale and distribution industry face a variety of challenges on a daily basis – some that are very specific to an individual company’s processes, and some that are more generally applicable across the entire industry.  Who[...]
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Cloud vs. On-Premises Cost Comparison

There are several aspects to consider when choosing to implement a fully integrated inventory and accounting (ERP) system – one of them being whether or not to implement the software via the cloud or as an on-premises solution. The term “cloud[...]
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Common eCommerce Integration Mistakes

Guest post by Samantha Hornby My colleague, David Silva, and I recently presented at Demac Media’s eCommerce Meetup to discuss common eCommerce integration mistakes.  Although Dave and I only presented on the most common mistakes that we see when[...]
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Cloud ERP Software Popularity Still on the Rise

…………. Previously we wrote about the benefits of cloud ERP software, and it appears that the trend towards the cloud is continuing, perhaps as a result of its many benefits. Here’s a brief recap of the benefits of clou[...]
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Popularity Contest: Hosted, SaaS & Cloud Software

After many discussions with individuals looking for new software, we have come to the conclusion that there is no consistent term used to describe hosted ERP software. Some people refer to it –most accurately – as a hosted solution, while others refer[...]
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