Cloudwashing: How to Tell If Your Cloud ERP is Real

It has taken a while for many companies to warm up to cloud ERP. Some have been worried about security issues, while others didn’t believe it had all the functionality they needed. Since those fears have been put to rest, another has sprung up. Fake cloud ERP. Yes, vendors are actually packaging up old on-premise systems as cloud ERP, also known as “cloudwashing”.
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How ERP Relates to the VCR: Time for an ERP Upgrade

In the last few decades, the VCR has become obsolete. If you ask a younger person in middle school or elementary school what a VCR is, they would probably have a confused look on their face because it hasn’t really been around since they were born. This isn’t because the VCR or VHS was a bad piece of technology, at the time, in fact, it was quite ground breaking for movie and T.V. lovers. However, simply put, new and better technology was invented. The VCR and VHS had to take a side step to the DVD. Instead of dealing with a big bulky tape and tape player, people could carry around a slim box and disc that produced better quality video. And, again, a new technology was created and the DVD took a side step. Now everything can be streamed and there is no need to carry around anything. Simply purchase the movie or show from your smart T.V.
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Is It Time To Upgrade To Cloud ERP?

About ten years ago, on-premise ERP systems were the norm, which meant long, drawn out and disappointing ERP implementations were also the norm. Thanks to this, about three quarters of business leaders are not happy with their ERP system, but they are not willing to make a change either. On-premise ERP is not the only option anymore. Cloud systems have quicker implementation times, are easily upgraded and are better at giving real-time data. So how do you know it’s time to upgrade to cloud ERP?

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Cloud ERP Gives Higher ROI For Less Money

Cloud ERP suffered a tough break out into the ERP landscape. At the very beginning, many customers were concerned about security and reliability issues. However, once those fears had been put to rest, cloud ERP has become extremely popular, especially for small businesses. These applications give functionality to small businesses that was previously only available to large corporations. To add to the appeal of cloud ERP, a recent study by Nucleus Research shows that it is also giving more back to customers at a higher rate than an on-premise solution would.
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What’s Holding You Back from Embracing Cloud ERP?

Cloud-based software is growing quickly in ERP circles. Vendors are increasingly moving their services over to the cloud creating a huge boom in sales. Since cloud ERP is not hosted on premise, but rather the information is stored with the vendor, the cost of cloud applications are exponentially cheaper for small businesses. Gartner expects the cloud ERP market to grow by $17.7 billion in 2016. Even with this huge boom, however, a lot of businesses are still apprehensive about the cloud.
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4 Critical Questions for Choosing Small Manufacturing ERP

We all know that ERP isn’t a decision that is made overnight. There is a lot of thought, decision making and planning that goes into deciding if ERP is right for your business. For small manufacturers, ERP may seem unattainable with high costs and upkeep, however, with the introduction of cloud ERP more and more small businesses are able to implement. The big question with small manufacturing ERP is usually where do we start?
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The Case for Using A Cloud ERP Consultant

Cloud ERP is widely becoming a more sought after option in the ERP marketplace. For the last 3 years, the number one factor holding businesses back from implementing cloud ERP was concerns about security. Fortunately, a majority of those security fears have been quelled as business have learned that cloud ERP can sometimes even be a safer option. However, the new challenge facing cloud ERP is the concern over not enough expertise surrounding the hosting option, which is why more businesses should consider cloud ERP consultant.
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Is Your ERP Software Holding You Back?

ERP programs are supposed to save you time and money, and increase your company’s productivity and revenue. This has become common knowledge among ERP users. Despite all this, sometimes your ERP system can actually be holding you back. The warning signs of whether your ERP system is killing your company are clear.
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Is Your Business Ready For the Cloud?

Technology patterns track much quicker today than previously. At the point when the phone first made an appearance, it took 75 years to get 50 million people to embrace it. It took 13 years for that same number of people to grasp TV. The Internet took just four years. The Angry Birds cell phone app? 35 days.
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Let’s Talk About Cloud ERP: An Interview with Our VP of Sales

Cloud ERPERP systems have been around for a long time and while cloud technologies are still comparatively young, the two are starting to come together. Our VP of sales, Frank Nisenboum, recently spent time on a podcast with Brad Nellis, the director OHtec (formerly NEOSA) about this convergence of ERP and the cloud.  Here are some of the main points from the discussion and a recording of the podcast. Continue reading

Using Cloud ERP to Improve Manufacturing Quality & Compliance Control

If you read the blog regularly, you may be following along as we tell you the story of a recent customer of ours who found true success with cloud ERP. In part one of this story we introduced you to a giant in the commercial bakery industry who was in need of a new ERP system, the problems they were having, why they chose Epicor Express, and their feelings about the implementation process. In the second part of the story we talked about some of the benefits they’ve seen since implementation. As a manufacturer of bakery items, sending out tasty products and complying with strict industry regulations is crucial to this company’s bottom line. So, in this third and final chapter, let’s talk about how they used cloud ERP to improve compliance processes and ensure quality throughout their manufacturing and distribution process and their plans for the future.

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One Customer Shares The Real Benefits Epicor Express Cloud ERP

In a recent article we introduced you to the story of a large commercial bakery who decided to make the move from their legacy system to Epicor Express ERP cloud ERP, why they chose Epicor Express, and how impressed they were with the rapid implementation of the system. But what came next? Below we’ll share two of the biggest benefits the company saw after beginning to work with Epicor Express ERP.
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Epicor ERP Express Edition Replaces Legacy Software for Leading Commercial Bakery

Over 100 years after their first loaf of bread came out of the coal-fired oven that began it all, one of today’s largest privately owned commercial bakeries in North America chose Epicor ERP Express to bring their ERP system into the modern world in order to cut costs and keep pace with company growth, they ditched their legacy systems and made the move to Epicor ERP Express Edition. Here’s why.
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