There’s no doubt Americans consume a lot of stuff, but we now spend far more on services than goods (Bureau of Economic Analysis). For the first time in history, we dine out more than we buy food to prepare at home. We stream music and movies rather than purchase physical CDs or rent DVDs. The list goes on. It's no wonder more states are charging sales tax on services. Here's how and why.
Implementing a new ERP system can be one of the largest investments of time, money, and resources a company will make. The ERP implementation process, timeline, and complexity are largely based on variables such as the number of modules being deployed, customizations required, data conversion, and project management resources available.
Let’s take a closer look at what an ERP implementation is and answer some frequently-asked questions about the process and various methodologies.
Most people know what ERP is because it’s been around a while, but CRM software is a relative newcomer to the business scene. Many business leaders don’t yet fully understand what a CRM solution is and how it could impact their operations ... which means it’s time to investigate the difference between ERP and CRM.
New Website Provides Valuable Resources to Learn About Acumatica and Sage ERP, and to Find Local Partners
TopERPPartners.com is an Acumatica ERP learning resource and valuable partner locator tool launched by the same company that introduced the popular Top Sage Resellers directory back in 2012. In addition to providing detailed tips, tricks, and important product updates focused on Sage and Acumatica, the TopERPPartners.com directory is a valuable tool that helps customers and prospects find and connect with local resellers and consultants for assistance with software training, ERP implementation, consulting, customization, and support.
Click below to take a peek at the new website:
Congratulations! You’ve recently selected a cutting-edge ERP system for your business and, after months (sometimes years) of deliberation, you’re anxious to get your new system in place.
But there’s one holdup: your ERP vendor just called to ask if you were planning a big bang ERP implementation or if you’d rather take a phased approach and roll the new system out in stages. Ugh, more decisions!
Don’t panic. This handy guide will help you understand the big bang vs. phased approach to ERP implementation, so you can move forward confidently.
Let’s get started.
Valuable lessons for accounts receivable and collections management can come from some unusual places. Any parent who has raised kids may recognize the defiant behavior that some customers display when called on by your collections department. So let’s take a look at 5 important lessons about A/R collections that some of you may have already learned as a parent – and how they can be applied in your business.
Inventory experts share what they’ve learned over decades of working on the problems of optimal replenishment. After working with thousands of companies over decades, the team behind Sage Inventory Advisor has learned these three fundamental truths about inventory planning which we share in this article.
If you run a business, these three things probably apply to your customers:
If you’re not offering them an option for customer self-service, you are missing out on a golden opportunity to make your business more efficient and provide a better customer experience.
And the best way to do that is providing a customer portal that’s integrated with your Sage ERP system.
Even if you don’t sell physical products online (you know, like Amazon), you’ll still see amazing efficiency gains and cost-savings from a Sage-integrated customer portal.
Here are 3 reasons why.
Is your current ERP system still meeting your needs or is it time for an ERP system replacement?
This is a question many ERP customers asks themselves at some point, but it’s a loaded question.
Generally companies will switch ERP systems once every 7-10 years; but some may need to switch sooner while others may be able to hold out a bit longer.
So, how can you tell when an ERP system replacement is right and when it’s wrong? Here are a few things to consider.