For years we’ve been aware of Manufacturing Companies implementing LEAN initiatives. Those same concepts were looked at for the Retail industry over the last 5 years, and companies were building out teams that were tasked with looking within their organization to improve the customer experience and provide better value through the elimination of waste. These days those same principles are being used, but many organizations are taking the concept future through “Green” initiatives.
It appears, based on ec-bp.org’s recent survey of SaaS-based solutions for EDI and supply chains, that there’s some trepidation about software-as-a-service. So much so that more than half (56 percent) of the survey respondents said they aren’t comfortable using SaaS for their ERP services, and almost half (45 percent) said they aren’t comfortable with SaaS for their supply chains.
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