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Comparing and contrasting ERP RFIs and RFPs

What are the Differences Between an ERP RFI and an ERP RFP?

09/16/2018

We often hear questions about the differences between an ERP RFI and an ERP RFP. When should you use each, and what is its purpose?

open source ERP versus closed source ERP

Closed Source ERP Vs. Open Source ERP: Which is Better?

08/30/2018

Acquiring and operating an ERP system requires a considerable financial investment.

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North Coast Seal abas ERP Implementation Case Study

08/27/2018

This North Coast Seal case study discusses how working with abas ERP is driving a complete transformation across the business, creating visibility that is helping the businessfully embrace and enact its cultural and operational goals. NCS’s efforts with abas ERP have allowed it to embed excellence into its everyday operations.

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abas 2018: Full Agenda is now online!

08/21/2018

The abas 2018 Agenda is now online! Configure your individual schedule with all relevant topics by using our program configurator.

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abas ERP Customer Video North Coast Seal

08/14/2018

North Coast Seal was working with an antiquated DOS system that worked well for a long time but had limited the company’s visibility into everyday operations. When an error came up, it became extremely difficult to identify precisely what went wrong. The company needed to gain visibility into everyday operations. They knew they needed a new ERP system, but that was only the starting point.

How abas ERP helps businesses succeed

abas ERP Customer Testimonials - New Video

08/10/2018

abas is so much more than just am ERP software vendor. To thousands of businesses in North America and worldwide, we are a true partner, helping our customers optimize, grow and meet their ambitious business goals. In this video, you'll hear from our customers themselves about why they chose abas, how it fits into their business, ways that it’s changed their day-to-day operations as well as their plans for the future. Watch to learn more!

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The global abas Conference 2018: September 20-21, 2018

08/10/2018

The abas Conference is returning to Karlsruhe, Germany in 2018. This September, the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Center will host about 1,500 abas users, decision makers, visionaries, and creators. In 70 high-profile presentation and hands-on workshops, you'll not only learn the latest about abas ERP, you'll also receive valuable, thought-provoking insights for the digital transformation of your business.

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abas ERP Launches New ERP Resource Library

08/02/2018

ERP content library includes ERP case studies, ERP whitepapers, how-to guides, videos and more - the new and improved abas ERP resource library is now live. Register once and download multiple documents!

design the right specification for your new ERP system

Design the Optimal ERP Requirements Document for a New ERP System

08/02/2018

How to create an ERP requirements document that establishes the basis for successful ERP supplier selection and the implementation of a suitable ERP solution. This guide will show what an ideal ERP requirements document looks like.

overcoming key objections at the start of an ERP selection

Overcoming Common Objections During an ERP Selection Process

07/23/2018

Objections and concerns are common during any ERP selection process. Even when the CEO and/or management team believe it's the right thing for the business, you still may encounter naysayers within the organization who are resistant to change for one reason or another. Here's how to respond to common objections. 

ERP System for manufacturers

4 Reasons Why Global Companies Need An ERP System

07/20/2018

Why consider an ERP system for your manufacturing business? Whether you're already a global manufacturing company or you plan to expand internationally in the future, you know that your business is only as efficient and effective as the systems you use to manage it. The further your business branches out to the various parts of the world, the more complex your end-to-end operations will become.

The 9 factors of ERP selection for manufacturers

ERP selection: The top 9 factors for the manufacturing industry

07/10/2018

In looking for an ERP system, businesses are faced with the increasing complexity in manufacturing processes. Read on to learn of the 9 most important factors to consider in beginning your ERP selection process. 

when is the best time to buy ERP?

4 Reasons Why Summer is a Great Time to Start an ERP Selection Project

07/06/2018

Summer is a great time to start your search for a new or your first ERP system. Why? Slower times over the summer when staff and customers are on vacation can offer you and your organization more time and a more relaxed environment for evaluating and reflecting upon your long-term business goals. Read on to learn more. 

customer and vendor portals are part of the ERP supply chain

ERP Vendor Blog: Expanding your ERP System's Reach with Portals

06/29/2018

Is your business suffering from a lack of integration between the ERP vendor portals and ancillary platforms? In this post, we'll look at how abas ERP overcomes these challenges through integration with Magento Web store platforms and built-in ERP vendor portals.

What is expected functionality in ERP software

What Functionality is Standard / Expected in ERP Software?

06/28/2018

In selecting an ERP system, it's important to know which functions can be expected across all software packages, and which differentiate one ERP from another. By knowing this, you can streamline your RFP to only ask questions that really matter, features and functions that will differentiate one ERP system from another. In this blog post, we'll look at ERP functions that are expected, ones that differentiate a system, and ones that are somewhere in between. 

ERP readiness quiz

Take the quiz - Is it time for a new ERP?

06/22/2018

Are your business units/departments working together efficiently as a whole, or are you stumbling along and slow moving when you need to be agile? How do you know when a new ERP system is what you need? Take this quiz to see if now's the right time to buy ERP. 

ERP makes complex manufacturing workflows possible

How to develop a stronger ERP workflow

06/21/2018

Business and production workflows are critical in any modern manufacturing business, but many companies are struggling to manage them effectively. In this post, we look at how an ERP system that incorporates business process management can help you implement workflows to connect employees, processes and data. Read on to learn more. 

Mobile ERP can help you break the chain to your desk

Using Mobile ERP, Or Still Chained to Your Desk?

06/21/2018

Mobility is critical in today's manufacturing and distribution operations. When your employees have to go back to their workstations to enter data or wait to update information until they're back in the office, they can end up feeling trapped at their desks, unable to work at their best. Think about this issue at an organizational level, and the feeling of being slowed down is even greater.

Scaling ERP software to match growth

abas ERP and AVS Companies: Scaling ERP software when sales grow by 10x

06/20/2018

AVS Companies had their sales go from the single digit millions into the stratosphere. Rapid sales growth has brought many a strong company to its knees. Scaling ERP to facilitate growth was easy thanks to ERP software from abas ERP.

Modern manufacturers rely on ERP for overcoming challenges

How Custom Manufacturing Handles Demand and Supply-Side Challenges with ERP Software

06/20/2018

In the past, manufacturing in the United States was predominantly defined by the assembly line-style production of standard products. Manufacturers would create large volumes of these standardized products based on a make-to-stock, forecast-driven model, and customers would have to find one that best approximated their needs, with little to no room for customization.

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