“Cloud solutions provide the opportunity to transform how companies operate—not just at a technical level in the IT back room, but in all aspects of the business. Forward-thinking IT decision makers are obtaining increasingly more direct business benefits with cloud deployments compared with applications delivered by traditional on-premises solutions”… read more

” In a perfect world, functionality and ease of use would be the top criteria manufacturers use when deciding to purchase, replace, or upgrade their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. Unfortunately, in the real world, cost considerations rear their ugly head. Business leaders are concerned about the price of not only purchasing the solution, but also how much it will cost to implement, support, and maintain…” read more


Business analytics

Businesses today no longer operate like a collection of disconnected silos. Your BI and analytics solution shouldn’t either. But this is what happens with expanding data ecosystems and desktop-based data discovery tools that can’t support enterprisewide analytics governance. This can force you to make decisions in a vacuum and work with conflicting and unreliable interpretations of the data. As these analytical silos proliferate, companies suffer from what experts call a “spreadmart effect,” which undermines trust in the data and leads to poor decision-making.

Networked BI is a breakthrough approach to analytics that connects every part of your organization via a shared analytical fabric that every person can easily access and extend. It eliminates analytical silos once and for all, empowering everyone with self-service BI capabilities that enable you to leverage the collective intelligence of your organization… read more



As manufacturing evolves at unprecedented levels, so do the software systems behind it. While enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have brought data management and end-to-end views to enterprises for decades, some early systems lacked flexibility. Even the second-generation ERP solutions were sometimes complex, not doing enough to help boost workforce productivity. This is changing. Once again, ERP solutions are getting a makeover.
This fresh approach, ERP 3.0, is focused on empowering workforces, expediting tasks, and s supporting fast decision making. … read more