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A Chat With SAP's Bill McDermott

After lunch on Friday, I took the E train in Manhattan to meet with Bill McDermott, the co-CEO of SAP, the world leader in enterprise application software.
After lunch on Friday, I took the E train in Manhattan to meet with Bill McDermott, the co-CEO of SAP, the world leader in enterprise application software. Friday was a brilliant … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/chat-saps-bill-mcdermott/

ERP Market: Plex Reflects SaaS Growth Curve

DETROIT--At last week’s PowerPlex conference here for users of Plex Online’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP offering, the signs of growth and maturity were hard to miss.
DETROIT--At last week’s PowerPlex conference here for users of Plex Online’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP offering, the signs of growth and maturity were hard to m… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-market-plex-reflects-saas-growth-curve/

ERP Goes Two-Tier

ERP users are giving up on the “single global instance” holy grail and implementing different systems at the enterprise and divisional levels.
ERP users are giving up on the “single global instance” holy grail and implementing different systems at the enterprise and divisional levels. Remember when the &ld… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-goes-two-tier/

ERP Takes On the Environment

In many ways, the term Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no longer a good fit for the enterprise software platforms on which most manufacturers rely to run major parts of their business. The ERP term, of course, derives from material requirements plan…
In many ways, the term Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no longer a good fit for the enterprise software platforms on which most manufacturers rely to run major parts of thei… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-takes-environment/

Dashboards: Are You Seeing the Forest? Or Even the Trees?

Enterprise systems amass an incredible amount of data at a mind-blowing level of detail. Well-designed and effectively implemented systems apply much of this data directly to control and manage tasks at the plant and warehouse level. Data is also summariz…
Enterprise systems amass an incredible amount of data at a mind-blowing level of detail. Well-designed and effectively implemented systems apply much of this data directly to cont… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/dashboards-are-you-seeing-forest-or-even-trees/

Growing Into Global Markets

How do small but growing manufacturers become global?
How do small but growing manufacturers become global? It would be nice to think that this transition is the result of a well-considered and carefully planned strategic decision… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/growing-global-markets/

SaaS ERP Edges Upmarket

True or false: ERP software delivered as a cloud-based service makes the most sense for small and midsize manufacturers, many of which lack the resources to invest in internal IT equipment and expertise.
True or false: ERP software delivered as a cloud-based service makes the most sense for small and midsize manufacturers, many of which lack the resources to invest in internal IT … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/saas-erp-edges-upmarket/

The Customer's Imperative

Now that the worst of the global recession seems to have passed, what will be the top business initiative for manufacturing companies over the next couple of years?
Now that the worst of the global recession seems to have passed, what will be the top business initiative for manufacturing companies over the next couple of years? If you gues… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/customers-imperative/

ERP Upgrades: Who Needs Them?

I speak to a surprisingly large number of manufacturing executives who tell me that their companies have decided to curtail spending on current ERP systems. Many companies seem more than happy to stick with the ERP software release that they are currently…
I speak to a surprisingly large number of manufacturing executives who tell me that their companies have decided to curtail spending on current ERP systems. Many companies seem mo… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-upgrades-who-needs-them/

The Upgrade Process Is Broken

Aberdeen’s 2010 ERP survey of 878 companies revealed that the average upgrade cycle is now 3.5 years. Most ERP software suppliers issue major upgrade “releases” every 12 to 24 months, with minor code shipments on a more frequent schedule. The obvious conc…
Aberdeen’s 2010 ERP survey of 878 companies revealed that the average upgrade cycle is now 3.5 years. Most ERP software suppliers issue major upgrade “releases” … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/upgrade-process-broken/

Dialogue: Reinventing GM

Having emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009, America’s largest automaker is determined to steer back into the competitive fast lane after the most devastating period in its 100-year history. For 2010, General Motors’ manufacturing mission is all about…
Having emerged  from bankruptcy in July 2009, America’s largest automaker is determined  to steer back into the competitive fast lane after the most devastating&nb… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-reinventing-gm1/

Africa: The Heart of Development

Western manufacturers might not fully realize it yet, but as TIME magazine notes in a recent story, Africa is under development — by China.
Western manufacturers might not fully realize it yet, but as TIME magazine notes in a recent story,  Africa is under development — by China. Reporting on its own Global… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/africa-heart-development1/

Software Implementation: An Opportunity for Process Improvement

Most companies justify the cost of an ERP implementation or replacement project based on an expectation of cost savings that will result from their efforts. But those cost savings really have little to do with the software. If you have a dysfunctional pro…
Most companies justify the cost of an ERP implementation or replacement project based on an expectation of cost savings that will result from their efforts. But those cost savings… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/software-implementation-opportunity-process-improvement/

Why the Elusive ROI?

Selecting and implementing an ERP solution is a significant investment for a manufacturing company of any size. Aberdeen Group estimates that a small manufacturer with revenues of less than $50 million will spend an average of $290,000 on software and se…
Selecting and implementing an ERP solution is a significant investment for a manufacturing company of any size. Aberdeen Group  estimates that a small manufacturer with reven… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/why-elusive-roi/

Ricoh Reduces 26 ERP Systems Down to One

The large, metallic door handles are still shaped like G’s in the executive meeting room at Ricoh Europe’s London headquarters, nearly three years after the £14 billion Japanese copier giant took over the building once occupied by office products firm Ges…
The large, metallic door handles are still shaped like G’s in the executive meeting room at Ricoh Europe’s London headquarters, nearly three years after the £14 … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/ricoh-reduces-26-erp-systems-down-one/

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