4 tips to get the most value from your ERP system
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4 tips to get the most value from your ERP system

While ERP systems support a wide variety of administrative and operational processes, many aren’t designed for the untrained user. Instead, enterprise systems are often managed by the IT department. Additionally, the reporting capabilities of ERPs is limited. An ERP can’t perform the deep-dive analysis that leads to actionable intelligence. A complementary business intelligence (BI) solution that converts raw data into easy-to-understand information ensures everyone in the business can harness the value in the ERP system.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT

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4 tips to get the most value from your ERP system

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While ERP systems support a wide variety of administrative and operational processes, many aren’t designed for the untrained user. Instead, enterprise systems are often managed by the IT department. Additionally, the reporting capabilities of ERPs is limited. An ERP can’t perform the deep-dive analysis that leads to actionable intelligence. A complementary business intelligence (BI) solution that converts raw data into easy-to-understand information ensures everyone in the business can harness the value in the ERP system.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT

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