Trending ERP stories this week talk about the effect of regulations on ERP financials, five ways the cloud changed in 2014, the three customer touch points you aren’t tracking in your CRM system, and ERP management strategies for multinational manufacturing corporations.
Dealing with Regulations That Affect ERP Financial
Because of the very nature of what the ERP application is and how it handles information, it has become an important asset when dealing with regulatory compliance issues, as well, especially regulations that deal with financial information related to the company itself and the data that belong to the company’s customers.
Five Ways the Cloud Changed in 2014
It could be argued that the cloud finally hit puberty this year. While the cloud has been around for years, and most people already are using cloud computing in some manner, the market definitely is not yet mature. From new firms to new models, both consumers and businesses are still figuring it out. But we’re getting there.
Author: Mae Kowalke, journalist and communications professional specializing in business technology
Source: ERP IT ToolBox.com
3 Customer Touch Points You Aren't Tracking in Your CRM System
Building good relationships with your customers is essential to staying competitive in today’s marketplace. Some customer touch points are commonly tracked, but not all businesses use their CRM systems to help monitor every important contact. Those touch points they’re missing out on often have the potential to bring interesting data into the discussion.
ERP Management Strategies for Multinational Manufacturing Corporations
An ERP system to today’s multinational manufacturing operation is analogous to the engine of an automobile: if the former is not maintained neither will get very far. Although the core components of an ERP system that keep internal operations such as human resources and payroll on track may not experience significant change over time, the modules of an ERP system that manage the supply chain may need to be changed or updated frequently.