Consultancy keeps up with the ERP industry
It’s easy for a consultant who is tied in a financial way to an ERP vendor, to keep up with the one software package. They recommend the same one over and over. But how does an independent ERP consultant keep up? As a completely independent ERP consultancy, we are contacted frequently by ERP vendors notifying us of upgrades, new capabilities of their software, seminars, demonstrations, etc. Since we are not affiliated with any ERP vendors or resellers, we are able to conduct negotiations with vendors for the sole benefit of our clients.
Here are some of the tools and publications we employ for research, as well as professional groups we network with regularly, seminars and webinars recently attended, and ERP software recently evaluated.
Noteworthy Sources for Research
KnowledgeStorm is the Internet's top-ranked resource for technology professionals conducting research.
Research source to evaluate, and select the best enterprise software solutions for small businesses to large enterprises. TEC specializes in information for impartial and quantifiable software selection.
Proformative is the largest and fastest growing online resource and professional network for senior finance, accounting and related professionals. Their community-driven content, comes from thousands of senior level professionals and renowned subject matter experts, and allows their constituency to make better decisions; driving efficiencies, top line growth, and career success.
Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary to make the right decisions. Gartner offers world-class, objective insight on virtually any area of IT.
KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) help to get insight into business performance -- "What gets measured, gets managed". KPIs are also known as performance metrics, business indicators, and performance ratios.
TechTarget publishes targeted information technology websites that provide resources for researching products, developing strategy and making cost-effective purchase decisions.
Premium CFO content, including CFO Magazine, access to thousands of White Papers and CFO Research Reports, newsletters including "Daily Briefing", CFO Webcasts.
A top source for the latest ERP (enterprise resource planning) software news, opinion, product comparisons and reviews.
Breaking technology news, analysis, and research.
Slashdot is a technology-related news website featuring news stories about science and technology-related topics.
Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions (ERP)
A group for ERP professionals willing to share knowledge regarding new developments, Implementations and designing organizational wide solutions.
Enterprise Software Selection Group
Network and share experiences with others regarding enterprise software selection.
This group is dedicated to provide a networking platform for all ERP Professionals. (SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle Apps, JDE, MS Dynamics, IFS, etc.)
ERP Project Management
For those involved in the ERP Project Management (Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, ...), who want to share experiences and best practices.
ERP Selection Group
Selecting and evaluating the best ERP solution for a business.
This is a group for professionals to exchange and share knowledge about B2B and B2C, EDI, data processing and translation software.
ERP Software News
ERP Software News
This is a group for professionals to exchange and share knowledge about ERP software.