How to Determine Ball Park Cost Estimates for ERP Software

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Investing in an ERP software system is an important event in your company’s history. Your company is growing and you have decided to eliminate the redundancies of outdated manual processes, to take advantage of the operational efficiencies inherent in ERP software. As you begin your software search, before evaluating different vendors, it is always good practice to … Read more

4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Inventory and Accounting ERP Software

Get the Most from 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 require replacement in a couple of years’ time.  Investment in accounting and inventory software does … Read more

A Look Ahead to ERP Software in 2014

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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 With the availability of information in today’s world, consumers are increasingly well-informed, making it easier to conduct research and … Read more

What is Business Management Software?

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Business management software is a widely used term, and has been applied to various different types of software systems.  However, a true business management system will be one that streamlines and manages most, if not all, aspects of business operations as an end-to-end, all-in-one solution. For this reason it is often used interchangeably with the term … Read more

ERP Accounting Software – A Year in Review

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Last December we wrote a blog post titled Accounting Software Outlook for 2012, and with 2013 just around the corner we thought it would be interesting to review how those predictions panned out. Our first prediction was that the percentage of hosted (cloud) ERP accounting software implementations would continue to increase, and based on the … Read more

How Much Does Inventory and Accounting ERP Software Cost?

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Once you’ve decided that your business needs a proper inventory and accounting (ERP) software system, the selection process requires a large investment of resources but presents huge opportunities for future growth and cost savings.  One aspect many companies struggle with during the software search is trying to determine an accurate budget for the new inventory … Read more

What is the Difference Between WMS and ERP Software?

Warehouse Management Software and ERP

When speaking with businesses seeking inventory management software, the terms Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is often used interchangeably. Although ERP software has warehouse management capabilities, they are not the same, and there are areas that set them apart. It’s important to understand the definition and difference between these terms when … Read more

How to Compare ERP Software

How to compare software

Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) packages are complex systems that accommodate a variety of business functions across departments such as accounting, inventory, order processing, purchasing, contact management, warehouse management and customer communication. Although most ERP systems will provide similar functionality, due to the complex nature of sophisticated ERP, it can be difficult to compare them, especially … Read more

The Importance of Software Maintenance

Importance of Maintenance

“Software maintenance is the process of modifying a software system or component after delivery to correct faults, improve performance, or adapt to a changed environment” – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Put simply, software maintenance is the process where software vendors provide updates, modifications, bug fixes, patches and additional features to existing software … Read more