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About ERP Software

About ERP Software

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software unifies most if not all of a company’s operations under the umbrella of a single software system. This all-inclusive approach can include many modular functions that also exist as standalone solutions like manufacturing, supply chain management and financial management. Browse the best ERP software with Business-Software.com’s free comparison report of the Top 20 ERP Software solutions. Traditional ERP solutions are ideal for larger enterprises who have a need for software uniformity across multiple office sites. Among the top-rated ERP systems are:
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • SAP ERP
  • Aptean ERP
  • Netsuite ERP
  • Cloud ERP Software

    Cloud ERP Software Articles

    From the Community: Cloud ERP Alternatives to NetSuite?

    From the Community: Cloud ERP Alternatives to NetSuite?

    Now, many ERP solutions are offered as SaaS products, providing companies with flexibility, fewer up-front costs and streamlined access to new features and releases, all without losing the support and reliability traditional on-premise deployments provide. While NetSuite ERP is an excellent software solution for companies who want the robust functionality of a fully featured ERP with the flexibility of a cloud deployment, we get numerous questions about alternative solutions that provide similar end-to-end business management. Here are three comprehensive cloud ERP solutions your company should consider.

    Is Salesorder the World's Favorite Web-Based ERP?

    Is Salesorder the World's Favorite Web-Based ERP?

    Salesorder.com calls itself "the world's favorite web-based ERP." And yet, Salesorder.com may not be the first company people think of when they hear that term. CEO Nick Spooner joined us for a talk about their under-the-radar sales strategy, and why their biggest competitors have the wrong business model for SMBs.

    9 Reasons MS Dynamics Is the Best Choice for SMBs (Infographic)

    9 Reasons MS Dynamics Is the Best Choice for SMBs (Infographic)

    A new software implementation is a serious undertaking for any organization, but especially so for small businesses. It's for that reason that Intelligent Technologies created this infographic detailing nine reasons why the ERP needs of SMBs are best served by Microsoft Dynamics.

    ERP in the Cloud: If You Build It, Will they Come?

    ERP in the Cloud: If You Build It, Will they Come?

    With powerhouse companies like Oracle and SAP claiming that more businesses are shifting to ERP in the cloud, we uncover what companies gain by switching.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning Best Practices

    Enterprise Resource Planning Best Practices Articles

    ERP Nightmare: Implementations Gone Awry

    ERP Nightmare: Implementations Gone Awry

    ERP software can benefit your business by connecting all the databases within your company, providing you with a single, integrated view of your entire organization. When carefully chosen and strategically implemented, ERP can deliver real value and cost savings to an organization. When it’s not, the ERP project can become a giant headache, as the following companies have found.

    Better Together: Why PLM and ERP Work Best as a Team

    Better Together: Why PLM and ERP Work Best as a Team

    By observing recent trends in PLM software and ERP software, we can see that traditional methods of separating the two systems are being proven obsolete by companies that are learning to respect and capitalize on the differences between them. Here’s what you need to know about how PLM software and ERP software work together.

    Hidden ERP Implementation Costs - Exposed

    Hidden ERP Implementation Costs - Exposed

    Many within the ERP industry tend to focus on the somewhat comical number of ERP project failures. From the perspective of sr. management, often the biggest unpleasant surprise is the actual ERP implementation costs.

    Effective ERP Selection: The Key to a Smooth Implementation

    Effective ERP Selection: The Key to a Smooth Implementation

    Effective ERP selection ensures that your team has the best chance for a smooth implementation. Use these tips to choose the best ERP for your business.

  • ERP Software Reviews

    ERP Software Reviews Articles

    Flying High with the Top 5 Cloud ERP Software Solutions

    Flying High with the Top 5 Cloud ERP Software Solutions

    The recent trend in business software has been shifting heavily in favor of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) based solutions and the same is true for ERP software as well. Cloud solutions often have lower upfront costs and offer better performance, scalability, and more accessibility. Because cloud ERP requires no additional IT infrastructure/support and no additional hardware/software, its deployment speeds are much faster than their on-premise counterparts. Here are 5 ERP solutions that demonstrate why the cloud is the future of ERP.

    From the Community: Are There Worthy Open Source ERP Options?

    From the Community: Are There Worthy Open Source ERP Options?

    Today’s question is about the software beast, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). In his question Tony S asks: “Are there any worthy open source ERP options?” As Tony alludes to in his question, there are many open source ERPs floating in the websphere today. But which open source ERP software solutions will work “out of the box” and serve as a fantastic asset to an SMB or startup?

    Behind the Software Q&A with Revitas President Al Smith

    Behind the Software Q&A with Revitas President Al Smith

    Revitas optimizes complex manufacturing channels and improve distribution techniques with top manufacturing and distribution software solutions. We sat down with President and COO Al Smith to learn how Revitas is reinventing itself for the 21st century.

    Behind the Software Q&A with BlueLink CEO Mark Canes

    Behind the Software Q&A with BlueLink CEO Mark Canes

    For our Q&A with BlueLink, we spoke with CEO Mark Canes on the origins of his company, the development of the ERP industry and how to design systems that speak to the needs of smaller organizations.

  • Free ERP Software

    Free ERP Software Articles

    The Best Free ERP Systems

    The Best Free ERP Systems

    When it comes to free ERP systems, all the important players are open source. When someone refers to open source ERP, they’re talking about a system in which the source code is made freely available to developers and potential customers. With the raw source code, developers are free to build-out the software and businesses are free to customize it to meet any specific requirements they have.

    From the Community: Are There Worthy Open Source ERP Options?

    From the Community: Are There Worthy Open Source ERP Options?

    Today’s question is about the software beast, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). In his question Tony S asks: “Are there any worthy open source ERP options?” As Tony alludes to in his question, there are many open source ERPs floating in the websphere today. But which open source ERP software solutions will work “out of the box” and serve as a fantastic asset to an SMB or startup?

    Let's Talk xTuple: Behind the Software with CEO Ned Lilly

    Let's Talk xTuple: Behind the Software with CEO Ned Lilly

    "Even if the eastern seaboard falls into the Atlantic Ocean tomorrow and xTuple the company goes away, all our customers and open source community users have a level of insurance and security that the most pampered customer of SAP doesn't have today." We spoke with Ned Lilly, CEO of xTuple and author of blog the ERP Graveyard, to see how xTuple applies open source ethos to the business software world.

  • NetSuite ERP Software

    NetSuite ERP Software Articles

    Flying High with the Top 5 Cloud ERP Software Solutions

    Flying High with the Top 5 Cloud ERP Software Solutions

    The recent trend in business software has been shifting heavily in favor of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) based solutions and the same is true for ERP software as well. Cloud solutions often have lower upfront costs and offer better performance, scalability, and more accessibility. Because cloud ERP requires no additional IT infrastructure/support and no additional hardware/software, its deployment speeds are much faster than their on-premise counterparts. Here are 5 ERP solutions that demonstrate why the cloud is the future of ERP.

    Top 5 Discrete Manufacturing Software

    Top 5 Discrete Manufacturing Software

    Discrete manufacturing has its own set of challenges and needs that have to be met by the software that controls it, but even finding the right solution can be difficult. Because discrete manufacturing is not continuous, software must be capable of more complex functions including delivering more sophisticated routing, capacity planning, engineering change management, and outsourced production within a routing sequence. Read on for reviews of five top manufacturing solutions that are robust and reliable.

    Top 5 SMB ERPs: How to Nurture the Optimal Business

    Top 5 SMB ERPs: How to Nurture the Optimal Business

    With the rise of cloud-based solutions small and midsized businesses (SMBs) can now benefit from a well-implemented SMB ERP software solution. SMBs can enjoy a reduced need for technical support resources. Because of the growing availability of business software, Sage, Netsuite and other ERP vendors are developing suites that are affordable and built for modest-sized businesses to take control and nurture their own optimized business.

    Glass Dimensions Sparkles with NetSuite

    Glass Dimensions Sparkles with NetSuite

    "While we still sell our products to local gift shops, we can now sell them directly to consumers, as well," says Dave Perkins, the director of IT. "The retail landscape has changed over the last five years, and the efficiencies NetSuite brings have made it possible to offer personalized services that have helped us out a great deal. For a small business that needs the integration and automation of a big business, NetSuite is really a no-brainer."

  • Oracle ERP Software

    Oracle ERP Software Articles

    Behind the Software Q&A with Icertis CEO Samir Bodas

    Behind the Software Q&A with Icertis CEO Samir Bodas

    We spoke to master entrepreneur, CEO and Icertis co-founder Samir Bodas. We chatted about Icertis' enterprise contract management empire.

    Lessons Learned the Hard Way: Do We Learn From Our Mistakes?

    Lessons Learned the Hard Way: Do We Learn From Our Mistakes?

    Often the most difficult and important task that any corporation must perform is to select and implement an all-encompassing architecture methodology. My view on all 4 architecture methodologies mentioned above (Zachman, TOGAF, Gartner and Oracle) offers a sound basis to build your company architecture methodology. The only tip ‘never take it as is always customize it to your corporation's culture’.

    The Price Tag of ERP Failure: $440 Million?

    The Price Tag of ERP Failure: $440 Million?

    When most organizations consider the risk and cost of an ERP failure, they typically think about relatively smaller-scale risks. But while large companies implementing an ERP system may not need to worry about losing $440 million in 30 seconds as a result of their ERP failures, they do need to remember that budgetary overruns and lost business benefits alone can easily carry a multi-million-dollar price tag. Looking at Knight Capital’s dramatic ERP failure, it becomes clear that organizations that don’t effectively handle their ERP implementations can (and often do) end up paying a price almost beyond comprehension.

    Software as a Service: Are SAP and Oracle in It to Win It?

    Software as a Service: Are SAP and Oracle in It to Win It?

    As SAP and Oracle are raising the maintenance rates for their on-premise ERP solutions, one might wonder if they are keeping in step with the demands of the market, which is seeing an ever-growing presence of SaaS vendors that don't charge for maintenance. SAP and Oracle are realizing they cannot completely ignore the recent SaaS wave. As a result, they have started to move into the cloud by acquiring SuccessFactors (SAP) and Taleo and RightNow (Oracle). But many people wonder if SAP and Oracle are really in it to win it. Can you, after all, "buy" the cloud?

  • SAP ERP Software

    SAP ERP Software Articles

    Flying High with the Top 5 Cloud ERP Software Solutions

    Flying High with the Top 5 Cloud ERP Software Solutions

    The recent trend in business software has been shifting heavily in favor of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) based solutions and the same is true for ERP software as well. Cloud solutions often have lower upfront costs and offer better performance, scalability, and more accessibility. Because cloud ERP requires no additional IT infrastructure/support and no additional hardware/software, its deployment speeds are much faster than their on-premise counterparts. Here are 5 ERP solutions that demonstrate why the cloud is the future of ERP.

    From the Community: Where to Find an SAP ERP Look-Alike

    From the Community: Where to Find an SAP ERP Look-Alike

    This week’s question comes from Guy R who asks “I’m looking for alternatives to NetSuite and SAP that provide an integrated package including billing and stock control.” In order to answer this question appropriately, let’s delve into the features that makes NetSuite and SAP a dominating ERP suite in the market, then find solutions that most closely match the criteria.

    Software as a Service: Are SAP and Oracle in It to Win It?

    Software as a Service: Are SAP and Oracle in It to Win It?

    As SAP and Oracle are raising the maintenance rates for their on-premise ERP solutions, one might wonder if they are keeping in step with the demands of the market, which is seeing an ever-growing presence of SaaS vendors that don't charge for maintenance. SAP and Oracle are realizing they cannot completely ignore the recent SaaS wave. As a result, they have started to move into the cloud by acquiring SuccessFactors (SAP) and Taleo and RightNow (Oracle). But many people wonder if SAP and Oracle are really in it to win it. Can you, after all, "buy" the cloud?

    SAP Is Getting Serious About Collaboration, Open Source

    SAP Is Getting Serious About Collaboration, Open Source

    SAP’s seeming lack of on-demand—and therefore modern—products has kept the brand under heavy fire for a pretty long time now. SAP does have cloud-based products though, and SAP CRM On-Demand has been on the market for a couple years now.

  • Top Distribution Software Reviews

    Top Distribution Software Reviews Articles

    Behind the Software Q&A with Revitas President Al Smith

    Behind the Software Q&A with Revitas President Al Smith

    Revitas optimizes complex manufacturing channels and improve distribution techniques with top manufacturing and distribution software solutions. We sat down with President and COO Al Smith to learn how Revitas is reinventing itself for the 21st century.

    4 Key Steps to Planning Your Warehouse Distribution Center

    4 Key Steps to Planning Your Warehouse Distribution Center

    A warehouse distribution center is the focal point of the supply chain, and a successful strategy for planning the distribution center will reap positive results at several points, from receiving of products to distribution to customers.

    Save the Trees: Why Inventory Distribution Software Should Go Digital

    Save the Trees: Why Inventory Distribution Software Should Go Digital

    Tracking the distribution of your inventory is an important task and one that generally takes priority. What methods do you currently employ to get the job done? Chances are, you have already invested in inventory distribution software and do not rely on old-time, paper-based methods to conduct your tasks.

    How Distribution Software Enhances Customer Satisfaction

    How Distribution Software Enhances Customer Satisfaction

    Distribution software provides many advantages. But, perhaps the most important benefit is its ability to enhance customer satisfaction. Read on to learn how companies can improve customer service with a distribution software system.

  • Trends in ERP Software

    Trends in ERP Software Articles

    EAI: An Alternative to ERP

    EAI: An Alternative to ERP

    I’m in good company around here when I say that ERP is an extraordinary tool when managing a business. It’s comprehensive, intuitive, and relatively low-maintenance. Any company that is capable of utilizing software development to attain an ERP program absolutely should do so. However, EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) is getting better with time. Instead of overhauling a business’s software regimen, entrepreneurs are given the option of keeping their legacy processes and merely putting them all in one place.

    Mid-Year ERP Snapshot: Your Guide to ERP in 2014 [Infographic]

    Mid-Year ERP Snapshot: Your Guide to ERP in 2014 [Infographic]

    Check out this infographic for a visual peek into the state of ERP in 2014: the industry leaders, the most coveted modules and a glimpse at the high costs of implementation---still one of ERP's biggest weaknesses.

    Mobile ERP Is a Game Changer, Including in the Food Industry

    Mobile ERP Is a Game Changer, Including in the Food Industry

    In today's mobile ERP solutions, production metrics are tailored for your business and delivered in a graphical dashboard application on the production floor. Heather Angus-Lee explores how connective ERP is changing today's software.

    From the Community: ERP vs MRP Which is Better For Me?

    From the Community: ERP vs MRP Which is Better For Me?

    This week’s question is from Brenda F., who asks which type of software solution would be a better fit for her business: “ERP vs MRP, which is better for me?” Brenda’s got a business that manufactures tools for the power industry. In addition, the company functions as a job shop, a type of small-scale manufacturing focused on customized items. We help her decide whether a material requirements planning or top ERP solution is best for her company.

  • What is ERP Software?

    What is ERP Software? Articles

    How Do You Know When It's Time for ERP at Your Company?

    How Do You Know When It's Time for ERP at Your Company?

    ERP vendors might tell you that any time is the right time for ERP... if you have the right-sized check, but that's not true. There is actually a specific point in the trajectory of your business growth where the implementation of ERP should enter the picture. Here are a few tips to help your company determine whether it's time to invest in an ERP solution.

    What Is ERP? Business-Software.com Answers the Million-Dollar Question

    What Is ERP? Business-Software.com Answers the Million-Dollar Question

    For many software newbies, the acronyms that refer to specific software segments can seem puzzling, if not downright incomprehensible. And when it comes to three letters in particular -- ERP -- it seems as if even well-versed software users and product vendors have yet to settle on a precise definition. That’s precisely why Business-Software.com decided it was time to offer a detailed, easy-to-comprehend explanation of the most-asked question with ERP software: What exactly is ERP?

    Buyer’s Guide: What Type of ERP Is Right for Me?

    Buyer’s Guide: What Type of ERP Is Right for Me?

    Selecting an ERP can be one of the most significant (and expensive) software purchases that you’ll make for your company, so it pays to get it right the first time. There’s no one-size-fits-all ERP solution, so finding the one that works best for you requires understanding not only the many different ERP vendors on the market today, but also the multitude of products available. Here's our breakdown of how to navigate the maze of ERP solutions available and make an informed choice before you buy.

    What Is ERP?

    What Is ERP?

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is not a new concept. It was introduced more than 40 years ago when the first ERP system was created to improve inventory control and management at manufacturing firms. The latest editions of ERP systems serve a slightly different purpose, linking critical back-office functions so that a variety of departments can more effectively collaborate.

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    Top ERP Blog Posts

    The Top Supply Chain Software Vendors to Look for in 2015

    The Top Supply Chain Software Vendors to Look for in 2015

    We uncover five of the top supply chain software vendors who you should consider when purchasing a SCM solution for your business.

    BI Software from Your ERP Vendor: To Acquire or Not?

    BI Software from Your ERP Vendor: To Acquire or Not?

    While it may be tempting to get your BI software from your ERP vendor, choosing a best-of-breed BI software solution that's ERP-agnostic might be better.

    You Asked, We Answered: What Are the Essential Features of Supply Chain Management Software?

    You Asked, We Answered: What Are the Essential Features of Supply Chain Management Software?

    Users often ask, “What are the essential features of supply chain management software?” We created this post to explain the top 6 SCM software key features.

    Effective ERP Selection: The Key to a Smooth Implementation

    Effective ERP Selection: The Key to a Smooth Implementation

    Effective ERP selection ensures that your team has the best chance for a smooth implementation. Use these tips to choose the best ERP for your business.

Popular ERP Solutions

Epicor ERP

Epicor ERP

Epicor ERP is a robust ERP solution that can help companies of all sizes in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and hospitality industries.

Plex Manufacturing Cloud

Plex Manufacturing Cloud

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is a robust cloud ERP solution that supports every aspect of your enterprise manufacturing operations.

IFS Applications

IFS Applications

Combined with various solutions such as HR, financials, CRM and more, IFS Applications is a comprehensive ERP solution that can manage all business needs.

Global Shop One-System ERP

Global Shop One-System ERP

Global Shop One-System ERP improves operations throughout the enterprise with comprehensive manufacturing functionality.

Sage ERP X3

Sage ERP X3

Designed for midsized enterprises looking to expand into the international market, Sage ERP X3 delivers first-class functionality in an easy-to-use system.

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP integrates with existing web and CRM investments, providing a financial management solution that works with a company’s other business systems.

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