Enterprise resource planning software (ERP) was once solely the province of large corporations looking to run their entire operation from a single software framework. Today, the cloud allows small to midsize businesses to take… Continue reading
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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) requires many components and many different tools. In this piece, we examine five ways ERP is evolving to make your implementation easier.
Most businesses that have moved beyond the startup phase are likely looking into acquiring enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Whether you’re trying to get a handle on how your customer relationship management (CRM) efforts are impacting your bottom line, or if you’re tracking revenue from point-of-sale (POS) to research & development (R&D), ERP can be an asset to your company.
Although ERP is one of the older segments of the business software landscape, ERP vendors are consistently evolving to become more powerful, more affordable, and less complex. Mega-vendors such as Oracle and SAP have a major share of the ERP market, but newer companies are nudging their way into the space with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) options that are changing the game. In this piece, we’ll examine the most important trends to expect from the ERP industry in 2017. Continue reading
The number of options that companies have when choosing an ERP system has changed in a big way. Just take Stratus Ventures Group, which invests in early-stage startups. When the company decided to deploy an ERP system that would be used to run three of its portfolio companies, it started with one overarching requirement: The software had to be cloud-based, and it could not be an Oracle or SAP product.
“They are slow-set in concrete,” Ofir Baharav, general manager of Stratus, said of the biggest names in legacy ERP. “You build them, and then you can’t really move much unless you have a sledgehammer.”
A seismic shift has occurred in the ERP landscape. The term ERP once evoked a years-long, multi-million dollar deployment followed by a 20-year commitment to an inflexible product and for good reason — that’s what an ERP implementation typically required. Yet that’s changing for companies both large and small. Today’s ERP can be whatever a company needs, from isolated pieces of back-office functionality to full-blown cloud-based suites tightly integrated with customer-management systems. Continue reading
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business Edition is a cloud-based accounting system that’s easy to navigate and tightly integrated with Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud applications. It’s a solid offering but may lack features that some small and midsize businesses (SMBs) require.
Formally launched in November 2016 and still something of a work in progress, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business Edition (Dynamics 365) joins other current Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, including Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV, among others.
What Microsoft Dynamics 365 brings to the table is a focus on small and midsize enterprises (SME) and a cloud-only deployment model. Prices start at $40 per month per user, though each “Team Member” (users that only need to observe but not enter or change information) pays only $5 per month. As with most SME ERP and accounting systems, you’ll have to deal with a Microsoft Partner to obtain the app, so you’ll only get a final cost once that entity has added its charges.
While Dynamics 365 was a solid offering, its current lack of CRM, payroll, and project management (PM) capabilities keep it behind our current ERP Editors’ Choice winners Oracle NetSuite OneWorldLearn More at Netsuite and Syspro$199.00 at Syspro, at least for now. Continue reading