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posted in November 2010

Tips for Installing 'Big Business' Applications on an SMB Scale

11/26/2010
In this series, we've been following the exploits of a particular company in the small to midsize business (SMB) category as it implemented the type of enterprise resource planning solution typically associated with Fortune 1000 firms. In fact, with its four full-time employees, Torelli Bicycle Company in North Hollywood, Calif., may be among the smallest companies to ever install an integrated ERP system from a leading software provider such as SAP.

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Surviving 'Mack Truck Syndrome,' Part II

11/23/2010
In our last installment of the InformationWeek SMB On Location blog, we talked with Torelli Bicycle's Product Design Manager Christian Feldhake about the benefits of his company's new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Torelli's 'Uncloudy' Cloud Moment

11/19/2010
There is an old folk song that talks about the promise of "an uncloudy day," a time and place where everything is clear, serene and peaceful. Sounds pretty tempting - especially if you operate a typical small to midsize business (SMB), where clarity and serenity are seldom the order of the day.

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ERP Perspective: What Is and Isn't Unique about Torelli Bicycle Co.

11/15/2010
In our previous installment, we revealed that SAP chose Torelli Bicycle Co. to be the recipient of a brand spanking new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution because Torelli is, in fact, pretty typical. It's a little counterintuitive, I know. But when it was explained by Mike Coleman, SAP America Vice President for North American Distribution, Direct Marketing Resellers (DMR) & E-Store, it begins to make sense.

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Torelli Takes the Path Less Travelled

11/10/2010
"The Torelli Bicycle Company is the perfect company for us to do this implementation with," said Mike Coleman, SAP America's Vice President for North American Distribution, Direct Marketing Resellers (DMR) & E-Store, after visiting Torelli's rustic headquarters in North Hollywood, Calif. "I think it's a prime candidate for [an SAP] makeover. "

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How Does ERP Benefit SMBs? Navigator's Greg Woodward Counts the Ways

11/6/2010
The benefits are starting to roll in at Torelli Bicycle Company as employees begin to hit their stride with the new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution from SAP. InformationWeek SMB checked in again with implementation expert Greg Woodward, who is leading the project for SAP integrator Navigator Business Solutions.

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Are You Ready for Your ERP Close-up?

11/1/2010
As part of a live webcast last week featuring executives from Torelli Bicycle Company, enterprise resource planning software leader SAP, and ERP implementation specialists to the small and midsize business market Navigator Business Solutions, we had the opportunity to conduct a live poll of the nearly 200 SMB companies in attendance.

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