This blog was written by Patric Timmermans, Head of Marketing for Enavate. Ben Franklin famously said the only certainties in life are death and taxes. If the founding father were alive now, he might add one more item to that list: You will eventually have to update your ERP solution. And when you do, you need to migrate to the cloud.
Photo appears courtesy of Steve Bowbrick. This blog article was written by Jim Gonzalez of EDI Support LLC, an EDI Alliance partner. I am constantly looking for ways to keep up with everything that is going on with the various ERP software packages out there. Although I specialize in Sage products, I like to share information with clients and peers on all things ERP that I happen to come across. One of the easiest ways to do this is through Twitter feeds. They are quick blurbs that I can choose to read or ignore, and most contain links to more detailed articles. As a society there is such a demand to stay informed in real-time and Twitter is by far the best tool for that. You will hear from consultants, VARs and actual users that work with these ERP solutions on a daily basis. Here are the top 5 Twitter feeds (not in any particular order) that I follow to stay abreast of ERP news and information...enjoy!
Photo appears courtesy of Airwaves1. This blog was written by Alliance partner, Karen Blood of GraceBlood LLC. Our company serves supply chain clients who operate their own on premises systems for handling EDI activity as well as clients who rely on our managed services for handling some or all such B2B activity. We’ve been exploring how best to leverage the latest technology to deliver useful, actionable information based on such activity directly to our clients. Lately, we’ve been dreaming about delivering dashboards, or at-a-glance views of key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor important aspects of the business. Today’s tech is so powerful, today’s dreams quickly become tomorrow’s reality!
Photo appears courtesy of Martin Fisch. This blog was written by Jim Gonzalez, an independent EDI consultant for the Aurora EDI Alliance. I am often asked what the benefit is for Data Integration. Usually, the person asking is someone on a decision making panel who has the least amount of technical experience. Let’s provide some answers that can put your boss at ease and help you look to Data Integration as a positive change for your business.
Picture appears courtesy of Christian Witte. It’s getting hot out there…and I’m not talking about climate change. Our garden is not doing well, but that’s a topic for another day.
Photo appears courtesy of Jason Pratt. Like everything in life, products evolve and services continue to be improved and refined. Liaison is always on the cutting edge and their Alloy managed services is no exception. As our phones have evolved into watches, calendars, alarm clocks and many other things, Alloy has done the same for data integration. According to Ovum ICT Enterprise Insights 2016, Ovum places Liaison as one of the strongest players with state-of-the-art cloud solutions poised for growth in the near future. This Ovum survey states that only a 1/4 of companies (excluding small companies) have strategic long term investments in their B2B integrations. Liaison’s efforts with Alloy have served to provide a white glove, top-notch service to support Cloud computing with a unified platform and end-to-end compliance.
Photo appears courtesy of Phill Dolby. I spend a lot of time each summer trying to streamline and automate as many of our processes and procedures as I can. It saves time and, if done correctly, makes our data more accurate and timely. I feel taking the time to do this is well worth the effort and it makes us more profitable in the long run as it frees me up to do other things.
Photo appears courtesy of theilr. Are you one of the many companies finding yourself without support for your Gentran product? You’re not alone. McAna EDI, Inc., an EDI solutions provider since 1995, recognizes the need for Gentran customers to look for alternative solutions to their currently unsupported Gentran products. Last year, many Gentran customers using older versions were notified they would no longer receive support for their software as of May 1, 2015. Now, a year later, those companies are feeling the effects and looking for help.
Photo appears courtesy of Dean Hochman. This week's blog was written by Art Douglas. Millenia ago, Og went into his cave looking for his deer-antler hatchet. But alas, he was unable to find it, for he had many belongings, and a very small cave. After hours of searching, the hatchet was discovered. Later, Og pondered how he could store the hatchet where it would be easier to find. At that moment, Og remembered his friend, Kow, who had a very large cave with many chambers. The two friends struck a deal. Kow would store Og’s weapons in one of his many chambers, so when Og needed them, he didn’t have to search for them in his own cluttered cave, he knew he could find them in Kow’s cave. Moreover, should Og wish to share his weapons with others in the community, he only had to notify Kow of the fact, and Kow would share Og’s stuff with whomever Og has allowed.