Is the CIO going extinct? While it may be premature to proclaim the end of the Chief Information Officer in corporate life, the role is definitely facing existential challenges unlike any that have come before. Non-tech executives are taking IT matters into their own hands, often with sub-optimal results. The CIO does, and should, have an important role to play in making technology a key element of strategic success. The challenge for the CIO is to regain control.
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Modern ERP systems improve user experiences, ensure process workflow, and integrate document management. It also improves the overall business with end-to-end functions, internal and external collaboration, and significantly reduces IT issues by using “true cloud” technology. That’s why the companies you compete with have already started moving to the cloud. From a recent IDC report:
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has been around for decades, and during that time has continued to improve. Vendors have found new ways to tailor software to the unique needs of industries, allowing companies in each industry to find an option that works best for them.
While self-driving trucks may still be a few years away, this doesn’t mean distribution isn’t in a continual state of change. Customers demand more than ever; the channel has evolved, and distribution channels are becoming more complex and information-driven than ever. Today, we would like to discuss with you three of the challenges you may face going forward, discussing how top performers are staying ahead of the curve.
As industry analysts note, the most compelling reason to switch to cloud ERP is business transformation. But what, specifically, should businesses attempt to transform and improve upon? You could empty your pockets for a consulting firm’s opinion, but spare yourself the financial grief – the four business pillars in this blog tell you exactly where your focus should fall:
Acumatica and Cloud 9 ERP Solutions are both excited to announce Acumatica's newest version, Acumatica 2017 R2. There are many exciting new features providing additional functionality and making existing tasks much easier to perform, including a brand new user interface.
Spontaneity can be a good thing in your personal life, but when it comes to something as important as the health of your organization, you can’t afford to be “flying by the seat of your pants.” This is doubly true for the process of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. When you are trying to have a successful ERP implementation, it pays to have everything planned out perfectly so that there are no surprises.
ERP costs and value shouldn’t be a mystery. As ERP is a significant investment that touches every part of your business, you can’t afford to have cost overruns, hidden fees, or other unforeseen expenses that derail your project. You need to justify the project beforehand, and you need to get honest answers regarding cost, time, and return on investment.
There are few things more important to the long-term health of your organization than the right ERP system. Knowing that an ERP upgrade is one of the most complex processes that an organization can take part in, it’s important to have a plan and to complete any decision-making through a systematic process that weighs pros and cons, leverages best practices, and offers you an end result you can be confident in.
Business leaders and end-users alike know one undeniable truth: Your ERP system is at the heart of your business, and just like the human body, it’s not possible to live without the heart. This is why ERP decisions are so complicated: Even if it’s necessary to make an upgrade, this upgrade affects everyone from the purchasing department to the sales team to the supply chain leaders, and everyone has their own needs and opinions on your business’ next steps.