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Whitepaper: An ERP Guide to Driving Efficiency

by Sage SoftwareOct 01, 2011

Improving business efficiency is a perennial concern for any company that hopes to achieve "best-in-class" operations. Businesses that successfully improve efficiency stand to reduce operating costs while improving the effectiveness and profitability of their operations. They also gain time to devote to strategic planning. While many companies employ siloed applications and manual business processes, best-in-class companies are more likely to fully exploit ERP technology.

This white paper describes how ERP technology can improve efficiency by:

� Standardizing and automating business processes?locally as well as across multiple locations and countries?to accelerate business operations.

� Offering a fully integrated suite of business management applications that share a common dataset and extending these applications over the Internet, allowing visibility and collaboration across departments, as well as with customers, partners, suppliers, and remote users.

� Providing flexible and customizable reporting to improve business reporting, analysis, and insight.


Whitepaper: An ERP Guide To Driving Efficiency

by Sage SoftwareMay 01, 2011

Improving business efficiency is a perennial concern for any company that hopes to achieve "best-in-class" operations. Businesses that successfully improve efficiency stand to reduce operating costs while improving the effectiveness and profitability of their operations. They also gain time to devote to strategic planning. While many companies employ siloed applications and manual business processes, best-in-class companies are more likely to fully exploit ERP technology.

This white paper describes how ERP technology can improve efficiency by:

� Standardizing and automating business processes-locally as well as across multiple locations and countries-to accelerate business operations.

� Offering a fully integrated suite of business management applications that share a common dataset and extending these applications over the Internet, allowing visibility and collaboration across departments, as well as with customers, partners, suppliers, and remote users.

� Providing flexible and customizable reporting to improve business reporting, analysis, and insight.


Whitepaper: Transforming Business Through Collaboration

by Sage SoftwareApr 01, 2011

Businesses increasingly see collaboration as a strategic initiative because it allows them to take advantage of new business models and meet customer demands. Collaboration helps organizations leverage "best-of-the-best" resources, enhance innovation, rely on distributed supply chains, and expand globally with the help of local partners. At the same time, collaborating more closely with customers helps organizations provide better customer service.

As organizations work more closely with partners, suppliers and customers, they want to reduce the associated time and cost while improving the accuracy of their interactions by communicating electronically and securely with their collaborators.

This white paper describes how enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable organizations to share and synchronize data, transactions and essential business information with collaborators, securely and accurately. Not only do these collaboration capabilities reduce costs and speed the flow of information, they can ultimately enable a wide range of collaborative processes that allow companies to develop innovative products, plan and forecast more accurately, optimize inventory turnover and better serve their customers.


Whitepaper: Tips for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment

by Sage SoftwareMar 01, 2011

As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their business. Yet because the recovery remains uncertain, organizations remain concerned with squeezing the most from their IT investment dollars.

This white paper describes two strategies organizations can employ to maximize the returns from their ERP investments: Use a proven methodology to speed implementation and achieve ROI faster, and define and track metrics to measure progress in meeting business objectives.


Whitepaper: Driving SMB Efficiency with Business Intelligence

by Sage SoftwareFeb 01, 2011

In the coming year, many organizations will shift their focus to business growth. However, continued economic volatility means that they will also need to keep costs in check to maintain healthy margins. Since many businesses have already slashed many costs and economic uncertainty will limit opportunities for price increases, businesses will need to cut costs by improving efficiency. Many small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) are investing in business intelligence solutions to assist with this effort.

This white paper describes what tools are necessary to provide business intelligence (BI) and how a suite of BI tools can help small-to-midsized organizations improve efficiency by:

� Simplifying reporting and data analysis.

� Deploying human resources more efficiently by enabling organizations to focus resources on problems and exceptions.

� Improving efficiency of processes by allowing businesses to measure the effectiveness of these processes and monitoring the impact of changes and improvements.

� Enhancing IT efficiency by providing self-service business analysis solutions and by simplifying the IT infrastructure.


Whitepaper: 7 Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP

by Sage SoftwareFeb 01, 2011

Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth. But with the economic recovery uneven and uncertain, they remain cautious about these investments. One thing is clear: Any technology investments must deliver value to the business. To define this value and corresponding costs, businesses need to define a business case for their technology investments and build a framework for measuring ROI. This whitepaper describes a 7-step process that will help organizations build their own business case for an ERP investment.


Whitepaper: Collaboration Drives Growth for Discrete Manufacturers

by Sage SoftwareFeb 01, 2011

Companies with an integrated company-wide business management system (or enterprise resource planning [ERP] system) are likely to have more and more accurate information readily accessible. Companies that have already implemented well-managed processes to deal with inventory, receivables, payables, and managing the supply chain are more likely to be in a relatively strong cash position. Those manufacturers can invest to differentiate themselves from their competition.

What investments are needed? An enterprise system that can fully address volatility, help speed new offerings to market, and support collaborative decision-making. These are the new challenges that discrete manufacturers must address.

This paper examines some of the requirements for collaboration in the context of those three major strategic initiatives:

� Customer focus, to thoroughly understand the needs and execute to deliver products and services that will keep customers happy.

� Innovation to differentiate what the company offers and fend off competitors, even in fast-changing market conditions.

� Supply chain excellence to reliably deliver perfect orders in a timely fashion at a reasonable cost leveraging the best trading partners around the world.


Whitepaper: ERP: Is High ROI and Low TCO Possible? - Aberdeen

by Sage SoftwareJan 01, 2011

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor that influences Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. While the focus for the past decade or more from both ERP solution providers as well as their customers has been on reducing the TCO of ERP, as companies brace themselves in this down economy, ERP projects (upgrades, extensions, new implementations) run the risk of being delayed just when they are needed the most. Focusing exclusively on TCO is no longer enough. The focal point must now expand to include Return on Investment (ROI) of ERP projects in order to justify continued investment and maximize business benefits. What can the average company expect to pay for ERP and the resultant business benefits that can be derived from a successful implementation? Read this valuable and insightful Aberdeen Report.


Whitepaper: Transforming Finance into a Strategic Resource

by Sage SoftwareOct 01, 2010

As the economic crisis eases and companies begin pursuing new opportunities, they are looking to finance for advice on investment options and business decisions. By providing insights into financial implications, finance can help the business ensure that new initiatives deliver business value.

Yet today, finance's involvement in strategic decisions is limited. Transforming finance will require finance leaders to gain a greater understanding of operational issues within the business, automation of transactional processes, and tools to simplify compliance efforts to free finance to take on a more strategic role, as well as better data and tools for performing strategic analysis.

This white paper describes the benefits of strategic finance, issues holding finance back from a more strategic role, and how ERP systems can help finance take a seat at the strategic planning table.


Whitepaper: Asbestway Cleans Up Their Customer-facing Processes With Sage CRM

by Sage SoftwareJan 01, 2008

Since 1992, Asbestway Abatement Corporation has provided environmental consulting services, focusing on asbestos removal, lead paint testing, and mold abatement. The company wanted to replace manual customer relationship management with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution, in order to improve customer service, facilitate intra-department communication, and streamline labor-intensive processes. They implemented SageCRM and KnowledgeSync to provide centralized access to all customer-related data and to automate critical, often time-sensitive, business processes.