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  • on-premise and cloud infrastructures
  • integration, financials
  • manufacturing management
  • supply chain management
  • digital transformation
  • analytics
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  • asset management
  • product lifecycles
  • internet of things (IoT)
  • artificial intelligence (AI)
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  • operational planning

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Epicor ERP system focuses on distribution

Companies like Jergens Industrial Supply are favoring purpose-built ERP systems like Epicor Prophet 21 for distributors over comprehensive ERPs that need customizations.

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  • voice design

    Voice design is the process of planning and mapping all the possible interactions that might occur between a voice assistant and an end user.

  • financial analytics

    Financial analytics is the creation of ad hoc analysis to answer specific business questions and forecast possible future financial scenarios.

  • What Is Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Why Is It Important?

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product's flow from materials to production to distribution in the most economical way possible.

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Digital transformation

In the digital economy, figuring out the best digital transformation strategy for your company and the technology that supports it -- such as the right ERP system -- is critical. This resource provides the best answers to your questions on how your company can become a digital leader and best-in-class enterprise. It also explores digital transformation trends, real-life journeys, how to overcome challenges, and platforms that give you a competitive edge.

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  • voice design

    Voice design is the process of planning and mapping all the possible interactions that might occur between a voice assistant and an end user.

  • What Is Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Why Is It Important?

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product's flow from materials to production to distribution in the most economical way possible.

  • strategic sourcing

    Strategic sourcing is an approach to supply chain management that formalizes the way information is gathered and used so that an organization can leverage its consolidated purchasing power to find the best possible values in the marketplace.

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Supply chain management

In today's increasingly complex and global business landscape, supply chain management is an important differentiator for companies today. To help, this section on ERP and supply chain management provides expert advice on choosing and implementing supply chain management software, logistics software, analytics, and supply chain visibility technology, as well as planning for market demands and adhering to best practices.

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ERP financials

A long-time foundation of back-end enterprise systems, ERP financials software remains an important piece of accurately reporting a company's bottom line. Let our editors and industry experts give you a tour through modern ERP financial management systems, with a focus on accounting, analytics, procurement, compliance and corporate performance management.

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  • financial analytics

    Financial analytics is the creation of ad hoc analysis to answer specific business questions and forecast possible future financial scenarios.

  • strategic sourcing

    Strategic sourcing is an approach to supply chain management that formalizes the way information is gathered and used so that an organization can leverage its consolidated purchasing power to find the best possible values in the marketplace.

  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    ERP, or enterprise resource planning, is a modular software system designed to integrate the main functional areas of an organization's business processes into a unified system.

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ERP infrastructure

When it comes to ERP infrastructure, companies long ago shed their "on-premises only" views. Our independent reporting brings you advice from peers and experts about ERP infrastructure planning, which now must include discussions about cloud-based approaches, hybrid setups and mobile ERP. Also learn how to maintain on-premises ERP infrastructures.

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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    ERP, or enterprise resource planning, is a modular software system designed to integrate the main functional areas of an organization's business processes into a unified system.

  • Bullwhip Effect

    The bullwhip effect is a supply chain phenomenon describing how small fluctuations in demand at the retail level can cause progressively larger fluctuations in demand at the wholesale, distributor, manufacturer and raw material supplier levels.

  • two-tier ERP

    Two-tier ERP is a technology strategy taken by large, multinational enterprises that uses tier 1 ERP for financials and other core common processes at the corporate level and tier 2 ERP for divisions, subsidiaries and smaller locations of the company to address specific needs.

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ERP selection and implementation

ERP software selection and implementation options have increased noticeably as the cloud gains greater acceptance from companies -- and as small- and medium-sized businesses demand more from ERP software providers. Check out the latest news and read expert suggestions about ERP integration best practices. Also, independent case studies provide lessons learned from peers.

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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    ERP, or enterprise resource planning, is a modular software system designed to integrate the main functional areas of an organization's business processes into a unified system.

  • IBM OpenPages

    IBM OpenPages is a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) platform that centralizes services and components associated with the challenges and management of regulatory initiatives.

  • NetSuite

    NetSuite is a business technology vendor based in San Mateo, California.

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Manufacturing management

With enterprise resource planning's long history in manufacturing processes, the field of ERP manufacturing management continues to excite businesses with new developments and technology innovations. News on manufacturing and automation software is coupled with the latest expert advice about how to best use 3D printing and industrial internet of things applications.

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  • strategic sourcing

    Strategic sourcing is an approach to supply chain management that formalizes the way information is gathered and used so that an organization can leverage its consolidated purchasing power to find the best possible values in the marketplace.

  • right to repair (electronics)

    Right to repair is the legal concept that allows consumers to repair the products they buy, or choose their own service providers instead of going through the manufacturer.

  • overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

    Overall equipment effectiveness is a measure of manufacturing operations performance and productivity, expressed in a percentage.

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  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

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  • Port Scan

    A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services ...

  • DMZ (networking)

    In computer networks, a DMZ (demilitarized zone), also sometimes known as a perimeter network or a screened subnetwork, is a ...

  • quantum supremacy

    Quantum supremacy is the experimental demonstration of a quantum computer's dominance and advantage over classic computers by ...

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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

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