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ALSO CALLED: Resource Planning, Enterprise Resource Planning, E R P
DEFINITION: ERP (enterprise resource planning) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that helps a business manage the important parts of its business. The information made available through an ERP system provides visibility for key performance indicators (KPIs) required for meeting corporate objectives. ERP software applications can be used to manage product planning, parts purchasing, inventories,  … 
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The Science of Selling: Leveraging Analytics and Big Data to Win More Deals
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Harvard Business Review report addresses findings from Jim Dickie, Managing Partner with CSO Insights, on how analytics can support a science-based sales culture and generate insights that dramatically improve performance.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Oracle Corporation

Oracle e-business suite financial close processes
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: If you're scrambling to meet financial reporting deadlines or stay compliant, automation can help. Dive into this white paper that explores the key capabilities that can help your organization automate the financial close period.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Automic

5 Tips to Simplify Your Financial Consolidation Process
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the various financial consolidation solutions that can streamline and add value to existing processes and systems. Inside, take note of the 5 tips to help you simplify your consolidation process.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Prophix Software

Corporate Performance Management: Top Benefits for Finance
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: This guide explains how corporate performance management (CPM) can offer value to your company and clarifies the benefits that it can bring to your finance department. Read on to learn why spreadsheets are not enough anymore, and how CPM plays a major role in workflow, calculations, data analysis, and consolidation.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Prophix Software

12 Best Practices to Help Avoid Planning & Budgeting Woes
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn how you can improve business management through the application of budgeting and planning best practices, and discover 12 best practices that have been adopted by leading companies.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

Prophix Software

Leverage ERP for Sales and Operations Planning
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Learn about S&OP and how your organization should leverage it to track the efforts of sales and operations over time.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

IFS

Why and How to Achieve Global ERP
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Find out why many mid-market businesses are turning to global enterprise resource planning (ERP) to achieve a successful global business expansion.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IFS

Selecting ERP for Your EPCI Contracting Business
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the demands that an EPCI contractor places on an enterprise application, and gain insight into why ERP is so helpful for EPCI contractors, what to look for during the ERP selection process, and more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2008

IFS

Selecting ERP for ETO Manufacturing
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses 5 essential points to consider for ETO ERP success. Hint, here's one now: Make sure that whatever software you are looking at has functionality for project control and monitoring. Read on for 4 more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IFS

Selecting ERP for Enterprise Agility
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Find out what Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) really is and what it could do for your business
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

IFS

5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 5 power generation ERP lessons from the manufacturing industry.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

IFS

Selecting ERP For Your Defense Manufacturing Business
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how the unique characteristics of defense manufacturing operations affect their needs in the area of enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

IFS

Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the market trends affecting vendors in the oil and gas industry, and how enterprise technology can help ensure success.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

IFS

Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for a successful ERP implementation and find out about the consequences of ERP gone wrong.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IFS

3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Dive deep into three questions to better prepare your business for a successful service management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IFS

Revitalize Your Business with SYSPRO 7
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the most recent SYSPRO 7 enhancements, enabling the optimization of ERP investments.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

SYSPRO

Top 10 Steps to Higher Profits and Easier ERP Implementations
sponsored by Exact Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 10 steps small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) should take for an easier ERP implementation.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Exact Software

What is Your ERP Solution NOT Doing for Your Organization
sponsored by Exact Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a new breed of business management solutions that effectively unifies people, processes and information to match the efficiency level ERP provides.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Exact Software

Proving the Value of Integrated Process and Content Management
sponsored by Perceptive Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out how gaps in automation undermine overall business process efficiency, quality, control, consistency and visibility.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Perceptive Software

Automotive Supply Chains Need a Makeover
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how a cloud-based B2B solution can help automotive manufacturing companies optimize their supply chain.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

OpenText GXS

High Tech Industry Turning to Cloud-Based B2B Integration Solutions for Help
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out why so many companies in the high-tech industry are turning to cloud-based B2B integration solutions to optimize their supply chains.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

OpenText GXS

The Benefits of Integrating T&E Expense Data with Your ERP
sponsored by Concur Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores an interesting approach to travel and entertainment management and how by integrating your T&E with ERP you can vastly improve the effectiveness of your budget, gain higher visibility to expense, and more.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Concur Technologies

Protecting Mission-Critical Manufacturing Data with an ERP Firewall
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find how an ERP Firewall can capture business process and data quality errors, so outsourcing data doesn't create mayhem within your company.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

The Information Paradigm Shift: Redefine Your Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore research done by Gartner to find out how in-memory computing will impact ERP during the next 5 years, so businesses can plan accordingly.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Grow Forward With Faster, Simpler, and Flexible ERP
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how one ERP system can help you reduce operating costs and boost sales.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

Sage Software
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ERP DEFINITION (continued): …  interacting with suppliers, providing customer service, and tracking orders. ERP can also include application modules for the finance and human resources aspects of a business. Typically, an ERP system uses or is integrated with a relational database system. The deployment of an ERP system can involve considerable business process analysis, employee retraining, and new work procedures.Rebecca Gill, vice president of Technology Group International says:"For almost twenty years we have had people ask for demonstration copies of our ERP software, so they may play with it at their leisure. For … 
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