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

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The EDI standard format is the only option accepted by Walmart and other retailers. But as technology and data formats have changed over the years, is there a better way?

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  • cloud ERP

    Cloud ERP is a type of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is hosted on a cloud computing platform, rather than on premises within an enterprise's own data center.

  • sales and operations planning (S&OP)

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a process for better matching a manufacturer's supply with demand by having the sales department collaborate with operations to create a single production plan.

  • transportation management system (TMS)

    A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management (SCM) that deals with the planning, execution and optimization of the physical movements of goods.

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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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  • bullwhip effect

    The bullwhip effect is the magnification of demand distortion as it moves upstream in the supply chain from customer through to the manufacturing process.

  • voice user interface (VUI)

    Voice user interface (VUI) is speech recognition technology that allows people to interact with a computer, smartphone or other device through voice commands. Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana are prime examples of VUIs.

  • supply chain management (SCM)

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product's flow, from acquiring raw materials and production through distribution to the final customer, in the most streamlined and cost-effective way possible.

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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.

Recent Definitions

  • sales and operations planning (S&OP)

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a process for better matching a manufacturer's supply with demand by having the sales department collaborate with operations to create a single production plan.

  • transportation management system (TMS)

    A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management (SCM) that deals with the planning, execution and optimization of the physical movements of goods.

  • bullwhip effect

    The bullwhip effect is the magnification of demand distortion as it moves upstream in the supply chain from customer through to the manufacturing process.

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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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  • bullwhip effect

    The bullwhip effect is the magnification of demand distortion as it moves upstream in the supply chain from customer through to the manufacturing process.

  • working capital

    Working capital is the difference between a business's current assets and current liabilities.

  • amortization

    Amortization is a financial practice that allows buyers to pay for a purchase over an extended schedule rather than all at once.

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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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  • cloud ERP

    Cloud ERP is a type of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is hosted on a cloud computing platform, rather than on premises within an enterprise's own data center.

  • bullwhip effect

    The bullwhip effect is the magnification of demand distortion as it moves upstream in the supply chain from customer through to the manufacturing process.

  • ANSI/ISA-95

    ANSI/ISA-95, more commonly referred to as ISA-95, is an international standard for enterprise and control systems integration developed for manufacturers.

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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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  • ANSI/ISA-95

    ANSI/ISA-95, more commonly referred to as ISA-95, is an international standard for enterprise and control systems integration developed for manufacturers.

  • IFS AB

    IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems) is an ERP software vendor that specializes in asset-intensive, project-centric industries, such as manufacturing and distribution.

  • Sage Group plc

    Sage Group plc is a global enterprise software vendor. Its portfolio of business software includes accounting, ERP, payroll, customer relationship management (CRM) and human capital management (HCM).

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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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  • sales and operations planning (S&OP)

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a process for better matching a manufacturer's supply with demand by having the sales department collaborate with operations to create a single production plan.

  • enterprise asset management (EAM)

    Enterprise asset management (EAM) is the process of managing the lifecycle of physical assets to maximize their use; save money; improve quality and efficiency; and safeguard health, safety and the environment.

  • Open Platform Communications (OPC)

    Open Platform Communications (OPC) is an interoperability standard for the secure exchange of industrial automation data.

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  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

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  • cyberextortion

    Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a demand for money or some other response in ...

  • Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

    The National Security Agency is the official U.S. cryptologic organization of the United States Intelligence Community under the ...

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  • Practice Fusion

    Practice Fusion Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that developed a free electronic health record (EHR) system available to ...

  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

    An RHIA, or registered health information administrator, is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of patient...

  • 21st Century Cures Act

    The 21st Century Cures Act is a wide-ranging healthcare bill that funds medical research and development, medical device ...

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  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

    Random Access Memory (RAM) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • floating gate transistor (FGT)

    A floating gate transistor (FGT) is a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology capable of holding an electrical ...

  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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