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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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ERP alternatives poised to take the stage in 2021

The momentum for companies to adopt cloud-first and industry-specific ERP systems has created an opening for alternative ERP companies.

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  • general ledger (GL)

    A general ledger (GL) is a set of numbered accounts a business uses to keep track of its financial transactions and to prepare financial reports.

  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

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

  • ERP finance module

    The ERP finance module is the software component that handles the main accounting and financial management functions of an enterprise resource planning system.

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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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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

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

  • supply chain management (SCM)

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the optimization of a product's creation and flow from raw material sourcing to production, logistics and delivery to the final customer.

  • supplier relationship management (SRM)

    Supplier relationship management (SRM) is the systematic approach to evaluating vendors that supply goods, materials and services to an organization, determining each supplier's contribution to success and developing strategies to improve their performance.

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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 (enterprise resource planning)

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

  • material requirements planning (MRP)

    Material requirements planning (MRP) is a system for calculating the materials and components needed to manufacture a product.

  • supply chain management (SCM)

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the optimization of a product's creation and flow from raw material sourcing to production, logistics and delivery to the final customer.

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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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  • general ledger (GL)

    A general ledger (GL) is a set of numbered accounts a business uses to keep track of its financial transactions and to prepare financial reports.

  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

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

  • ERP finance module

    The ERP finance module is the software component that handles the main accounting and financial management functions of an enterprise resource planning 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 modular software designed to integrate the main functional areas of an organization's business processes into a unified system.

  • SaaS ERP

    SaaS ERP is a type of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that runs on the vendor's or cloud provider's servers, is sold through subscription and delivered as a service over the internet.

  • cloud ERP

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

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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 modular software 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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  • material requirements planning (MRP)

    Material requirements planning (MRP) is a system for calculating the materials and components needed to manufacture a product.

  • production planning

    Production planning is the act of developing a guide for the design and production of a given product or service.

  • demand planning

    Demand planning is the process of forecasting the demand for a product or service so it can be produced and delivered more efficiently and to the satisfaction of customers.

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  • cyber attack

    A cyber attack is any attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer, computing system or computer network with the intent to ...

  • backdoor (computing)

    A backdoor is a means to access a computer system or encrypted data that bypasses the system's customary security mechanisms.

  • post-quantum cryptography

    Post-quantum cryptography, also called quantum encryption, is the development of cryptographic systems for classical computers ...

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  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

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  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of non-volatile storage technologies.

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

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

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