Top 10 Resources on Enterprise Resource Planning

Top 10 Resources on ERP

Looking for some of the top resources on ERP? Over the years, Solutions Review has accumulated a wide variety of articles and information on our website. Instead of placing the burden on you to sift through all of these resources, we pulled together some of the most valuable tools for business owners using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or those who are looking to make the investment. These top 10 resources on ERP provide a well-rounded approach to the space by including information surrounding the latest developments, best practices and the key features to look for in choosing a system for your business.

1. White Papers

Ten Tips for a Successful ERP Implementation

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It’s common for companies to jump into an enterprise resource planning initiative without first conducting the due diligence and planning required to make the ERP implementation project successful. Organizations first need to “get their house in order,” which means to analyze exactly who they are as an organization, what they want to be in the future as well as pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses, core competencies, and areas in need of improvement. This white paper outlines some of the most common ERP implementation challenges that organizations face as well as tips for avoiding unforeseen costs, timeline overruns and material operational disruptions.

 

Planning for ERP: A Guide to Driving ROI

Deciding whether to go through with an ERP project is one of the most challenging decisions a company makes primarily because there are so many aspects of the decision that are changing constantly. In this whitepaper, Ultra Consultants provide you with the most important factors to think about in a selection process. See the importance of working with the most recent ERP knowledge to ensure you find the right product for your company. You’ll also understand the steps to take to ensure your enterprise technology project will address key functional areas and drive true business transformation.

 2. Enterprise Resource Planning Buyer’s Guides

With this handy guide, Solutions Review has assembled the top-24 Enterprise Resource Planning solutions providers into one guide, featuring the top ten questions to ask potential vendors, a category overview, key capabilities to look for in an ERP tool, and a bottom line analysis of each offering. Inform yourself on key considerations when choosing a platform in order to ensure the success of your ERP system. Never has there been a better selection of ERP solutions than right now, why not make the comparison process easier for yourself? Download the guide here.

 

Distribution ERP Buyer’s Guide

For your convenience, Solutions Review has assembled the top-14 ERP solution providers specific to the Distribution industry into one guide, featuring the top ten questions to ask potential vendors, a category overview, key capabilities to look for in an ERP tool, and a bottom line analysis of each offering. Inform yourself on key considerations when choosing a platform in order to ensure the success of your ERP system. Never has there been a better selection of ERP solutions than right now, why not make the comparison process easier for yourself? Download the guide here.

Manufacturing ERP Buyer’s Guide

Solutions Review has assembled the top-24 ERP solution providers specific to the Manufacturing industry into one guide, featuring the top ten questions to ask potential vendors, a category overview, key capabilities to look for in an ERP tool, and a bottom line analysis of each offering. Inform yourself on key considerations when choosing a platform in order to ensure the success of your ERP system. Never has there been a better selection of ERP solutions than right now, why not make the comparison process easier for yourself? Download the guide here.

 


3. Best Selling Books 

Enterprise Resource Planning by Bret Wagner and Ellen Monk

Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, Third Edition, provides the perfect tool for making sense of this vastly important technology. The book examines enterprise software in general and shows readers how ERP software can improve the functions of a company, how it can streamline operations, and how the functional areas of any package relate to each other. The third edition has been updated to reflect the very latest trends and updates in ERP software. With all new sidebar cases and real-world examples throughout, this text will not only provide a thorough introduction to the world of enterprise resource planning, but will also prepare readers for success in today’s marketplace.

 

Modern ERP: Select, Implement, and Use Today’s Advanced Business Systems by Marianne Bradford

Modern ERP can be used in an undergraduate or graduate enterprise resource planning systems course or to support an ERP module in information systems, accounting, business, or supply chain courses. This third edition continues to be vendor-agnostic and has been substantially revised to keep pace with advances in the ERP marketspace. New topics include cloud computing, mobility, and business analytics, while ERP security, ERP risk management, databases, and supply chain have been expanded. Innovative graphics and ERP screenshots have been incorporated to further aid in the learning process.

 

Enterprise Resource Planning Concepts: Understanding the Power of ERP for Today’s Businesses by Dr. Jill O’Sullivan and Gene Caiola

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are highly complex information systems that allow a company to differentiate itself amongst the fierce competition today. The implementation of an ERP systems can be difficult and costly even with a well thought out strategy. With the tremendous demands on corporate time and resources having employees that are proficient in using their ERP tool will enable the company to compete and perform successfully. This book helps readers understand what ERP systems are, how to properly implement them, and how to utilize these systems in the most effective way possible.

 


4. Tutorials and Online Courses 

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5. Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities Reports: Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises

Gartner Magic Quadrant research methodology provides a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers in fast-growing markets: Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers. As companion research, Gartner Critical Capabilities notes provide deeper insight into the capability and suitability of providers’ IT products and services based on specific or customized use cases.

In addition: Magic Quadrant  and Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems


6. IT Central Station: ERP Search

IT Central Station provides a crowdsourced platform for connecting IT software buyers with peers, analysts, and experts willing to share their opinions on various software. It offers a venue for end users of technology to share their experiences along with expert opinions about specific software products other professionals can use when evaluating or purchasing software.

 


7. LinkedIn Discussion Groups

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LinkedIn creates networking opportunity by allowing users to join groups or contact various people and companies to find the ERP system that works best. Articles and posts can promote valuable insights into current trends or avoidable errors within the ERP space. Discussion groups provide a great way for enterprise technology professionals to gather, connect with one another, share ideas, industry insights and network. Take a look at some of the top 10 Discussion Groups for ERP here.

 


8. SlideShare

SlideShareSlideShare is a great tool for uncovering insights related to just about any software category. The resource offers a vast library of slideshows, presentations, videos, infographics and more, allowing researchers to uncover best practices, tips of the trade, and important information on some of the top software solutions for enterprise technology professionals. Build your knowledge quickly from concise, well-presented content from top experts. Instead of scrolling through pages of text, you can flip through a SlideShare deck and absorb the same information in a fraction of the time. The resource touts more than 18 million uploads in 40 content categories and is one of the top 100-most visited websites in the world.


9. Software Review Sites

Gartner Peer Insights: “Tap into the collective knowledge and experience of IT professionals just like you. Free of vendor influence, Gartner Peer Insights offers detailed perspectives for every phase of the IT life-cycle – from evaluation and implementation to service and support.”.

TrustRadius: “Mission is to bring transparency to the world of enterprise technology by helping technology users learn from their peers to find better solutions, implement them more effectively, and share best practices.”

G2Crowd: “By bringing the collective power of trusted peers to the forefront, business buyers now have transparency when evaluating B2B software technologies.”


10. ERP News

Following news on ERP can expose the providers that continue to advance solutions versus those that remain at a stand still. The news can also assist prospective ERP buyers by revealing the latest updates in the ERP industry.

For updates on current ERP news reference our website: ERP News


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Liz is a leading enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She writes to bridge the gap between consumer and technical expert to help readers understand what they're looking for. Liz attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications. You can reach her at equirk@solutionsreview.com
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