Enterprise Resource Planning & Supply Chain Management

Enterprise Resource Planning & Supply Chain Management

Welcome to the Enterprise Resource Planning & Supply Chain Management resource center !

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a business management system that integrates all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales, and marketing. Supply chain management (SCM) controls the improvement of how a company turns raw components into a product or service, manufactures this and delivers it to customers.

  • ZDNet's Enterprise Applications Update - News on enterprise applications, including ERP, Web services, ...
  • ERP News & Analysis at ITtoolbox.com - ERP News & Analysis via the ITtoolbox network, aggregated from various news sources
  • Recent ERP News at ERPCentral.com - Compiled from various sources (headlines + short abstract)
  • Report finds SAP winning war with Oracle - A new report (March 2006) from Forrester Research found that SAP has stronger momentum than Oracle, due largely to its major head start in the business applications market. It also concludes that SAP has a better partnership strategy than Oracle and has done a better job of articulating the value of its technology to customers.
  • Emerce - Media/Marketing: Softwarepionier Jan Baan heeft product af - De basisarchitectuur van Cordys is een business collaboration-platform waarmee vooraanstaande bedrijven hoogwaardige raamwerken voor samengestelde (composite) applicaties kunnen bouwen.

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  • Portal to SAP related information, services and publications - SAPGenie.COM provides a support environment for the SAP industry. As SAP professionals we strive to bring you, not only services and products that are relevant to you as an IT professional or business professional, but also information that is pertinent to your daily tasks conducted within an SAP landscape. i.e. We actually bring you original content on hot topics in the SAP world.
  • ERPsystemen.nl - de ERP selectieportal van Nederland - alles voor een goede selectie en implementatie van Enterprise Resource Planning software (in Dutch) - ERPsystemen.nl biedt informatie om grote en kleine organisaties zo objectief mogelijk te helpen met de keuze van ERP software. ERPsystemen.nl is onafhankelijk en al sinds 2002 de meest geraadpleegde bron over ERP software en softwareselectie.
  • Executive Guide: ERP - ERP systems affect numerous people and processes within an organization. Therefore, it's critical to take the necessary steps to create and implement an effective ERP strategy.
  • SAPtips: Undocumented Features, Timesaving Solutions, Best Practices for SAP Professionals - Helps SAP clients and consultants solve business and technical problems with our library of undocumented features, timesaving solutions, and best practices. The document library is increasing at a rate of 1000 pages a year. SAPtips covers all phases of SAP installations, from full-scale implementation issues to post-go-live optimization and functionality enhancements. SAPtips is geared towards helping users maximize their current ERP investment.
  • Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning Software - An awful lot of links to ERP-related sites.

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  • SAP consultants in Nederland - Overview of companies providing SAP consultancy in the Netherlands (in Dutch)
  • ebizQ.net: The Portal for e-Business Integration - Information resources on middleware, e-business, EAI, application servers and web services, partly for subscribers only.

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  • Special Report: Oracle vs. SAP - The battle for business applications supremacy is raging on - who will come out on top, Oracle or SAP ? SearchOracle.com examines this controversy from all sides, with new articles and analysis, and an easy resource of related content.
  • Recommended SAP Books - A list of available books that are well received by SAP enthusiasts
  • Research: The latest research by IT analysts - The most recent research reports and articles produced by the biggest IT analyst firms (Gartner, Meta, Aberdeen, AMR, RFG, ...)
  • Article: AMR predicts that SOA will kill ERP - Bruce Richardson of AMR Research predicts the unthinkable: that "rapid adoption of SOA will lead to the end of the ERP market as we know it."
  • Article: Build additional resources on your ERP architecture - Do more with your ERP system. An ERP architecture wraps your app systems and databases within an infrastructure containing messaging, component monitoring, and workflows. Reconfigure these resources into a document management system, ISO/ITIL compliance enforcement, or help desk automation.

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