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How do businesses adopt ERP, and why do they select the systems that they do? More and more often, employees introduce the idea of ERP software to their places of work instead of the other way around. Moreover, mobile and flexible employee lifestyles demand that ERP solutions offer a variety of ways to access it instead of having one uniform format for an entire business.
Most companies are only benefiting from a portion of the functions their ERP system offers due to limited use. The Merit Matters blog post recommends that user productivity should be one of the top criteria in evaluating, purchasing and implementing an ERP solution. To help boost user adoption, involve users in the project from the beginning.
Human Resource Management software is in growing demand, and Microsoft is in a unique position to etch out a corner of the burgeoning market. HRM is vital to service-based organizations, and as the United States turns toward a service-based economy, the software will grow in popularity. Microsoft isn’t pursuing the HRM software market yet, but if it does, it could hold all the cards.
Instead of having one ERP solution for the entire company, some businesses are finding it more cost-effective for specific divisions to have their own ERP solution tailored to their needs. A dual system helps companies reduce cost as they reduce the number of users. At the same time, companies looking to operate multiple ERP systems would do well to consider how they integrate when making their selection.
A newly created organization, the Private Company Council, was tasked with improving accounting standards for private companies. The PCC will advise the Financial Accounting Standards Board on accounting matters for private companies, particularly whether GAAP needs to be altered to better address the business needs of private firms.
Cloud is the newest buzzword and it’s get a lot of attention. But how do you know if cloud accounting is the right technology for your company? A recent Dynamic Business article examines the new technology and outlines some of its benefits, including the ability to store data offsite for remote access. It also allows multiple users to update the system at one time.
According to an Accounting Web article, financial executives believe the economy is going to improve this year, with both revenue and profits expected to increase. But while some companies see the need to invest in technology for their businesses, they’re hesitant to spend money right now. They may start the research process now, but delay their purchase.
A Business Computing World article outlined five ways to boost accounts payable efficiency, including imaging supplier invoices electronically and automatically circulating information around companies. Other tips include boosting efficiency by embracing mobile technology, using optimal character recognition and choosing e-mail over traditional mail whenever possible.
Accountants want to get more value from technology and, like so many business professionals around the world, security is one of their primary concerns. As they access more information on mobile platforms, concerns arise about what happens if a person loses the device or it’s stolen.
For ERP to remain a successful software it must keep up with market trends and provide a simple, streamlined experience for users. A recent article on ZDNet highlighted three ways it can attract — and keep — users: Make it easy to use. One of the keys to a successful ERP system is having a…
The CIO and CFO roles are evolving. CIOs are focused on innovation and driving business value, not running server farms. According to an article on CFO.com, CFOs have more of a technology background and are now partnering with CIOs on the applications environment.
Businesses are collecting more and more data, but turning that data into valuable information is the key. Do businesses have a purpose for their data? Unfortunately, many businesses are collecting huge amounts of information without fully understanding why. To gain control over this ever-growing data collection, companies need to do two things: For starters, you…