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Some Thoughts on Software Selection

April 19, 2021

Those looking for advice on how best to execute a major ECM or ERP implementation, a digital transformation involving workflow and document sharing, or indeed a major software acquisition of any kind, will find no shortage on the web of white papers, checklists, blog posts, videos, and podcasts laying out the top ‘n’ tips (we’ve […]

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Security Issues in ECM

January 8, 2020

Among the crucial considerations when evaluating migration to ECM platforms is data security, particularly in light of the volume of confidential data that passes through and is stored in such systems. This article describes the broad categories of security issues that should be addressed by a top-tier ECM solution. At the conclusion of 2018, a […]

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How ECM Can Turbocharge Your AP Function

December 27, 2019

Improving efficiencies in accounts payable (AP) is one of the big reasons why organizations want to adopt an enterprise content management (ECM) solution. Why is ECM so attractive to accounting functions?  In this article, we take a look at what drives ECM adoption in the AP function and how your organization can benefit. The primary […]

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The Best Practices in ERP Vendor Selection Many Organizations Ignore

December 16, 2019

Whether you’re selecting a new ERP platform or conducting a comprehensive re-engineering of business processes, picking a vendor is a big deal. Here’s the good news: The steps in selecting a vendor are well-documented and reasonably consistent. And here’s the bad news: Too many organizations shortchange the best-practice methodology for vendor selection and end up […]

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Migrating to a New ERP Platform? Avoid these 5 Landmines

December 5, 2019

The evolution from on-prem, perpetual licensing to new deployment and licensing models has opened opportunity — and risk — for organizations migrating to new ERP platforms. But with a solid plan, you can ask the right questions and avoid problems before they cost you time and money. For a quick review of the opportunities associated […]

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How ERP is Changing

November 30, 2019

The traditional role of Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs) is evolving along with the rapid progression of cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and other digital technologies. Cloud delivery models, in particular, are changing the core value proposition of ERP solutions from an emphasis on customization of the environment to speed of deployment, agility, and […]

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Why Gap Analysis Is Not for the Faint of Heart

November 8, 2019

Gap analysis, the comparison of the current state of a business process with the desired future state, is one of the key elements of business process improvement (BPI). Conducting a gap analysis helps an organization focus on the true problem areas of a process and make informed decisions about how best to correct those problems […]

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Myth Buster: KPI Is Not a Buzzword

October 18, 2019

“KPI” (short for “key performance indicator”) is a term that is quite popular in business parlance; some would even call it a buzzword, but I object to that label. A buzzword, as defined by Webster, is “a word or phrase used by members of some in-group, having little or imprecise meaning but sounding impressive to […]

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