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1. Best-of-Breed vs ERP Series
Spend Matters has put together a great series on the ERP vs. Best-of-Breed topic. We posted the first installment but the subsequent ones by Pierre Mitchell were just as helpful. Links to the first ...
Created on 23 February 2017
2. ERP vs. BoB Fight Continues
Spend Matters is running a great series on the eternal 'ERP vs. Best-of-Breed' question. The first installment by Taras Berezowsky lays out the issue and how they'll approach it.Although it has supposed ...
Created on 09 February 2017
3. Common Supply Chain Planning Mistakes
Supply chain planning is a tough nut to crack on the technology side. Lora Cecere has been examining the mistakes companies make in selecting their approaches and has some ideas on improvements.Her article ...
Created on 26 October 2016
4. Getting Results from Integrated Planning
If you're unclear as to what integrated supply chain planning is, implementing technology to support it may produce rubbish, not results.The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has worked on the problem ...
Created on 30 August 2016
5. ERP's are Upping Their Game
The line separating ERP functionality with that of best-of-breed supply chain applications is becoming less and less clear. In many cases, ERP functionality has caught up and 'hubs' might be the next development.O ...
Created on 13 August 2016
6. The Business Support Platform
The discussion about ERP vs. best-of-breed has been going on forever. For quite awhile, it seemed like the 'good enough' functionality of the ERP would win out, but times have changed.James LeTart, on th ...
Created on 19 November 2015
7. SCM Sortware Purchases Rise
Continuing the trends empowered by best-of-breed and cloud technology approaches, a recent survey from Gartner shows strong growth in purchases of supply chain management and procurement software. SAP ...
Created on 24 May 2015
8. Is Best-of-Breed Best?
Best-of-breed seems to be the way to go for supply chain software. Why, then, do so many companies succumb to the advances of the large ERP providers?Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, was interested ...
Created on 30 April 2015
9. Choose Best-of-Breed for Supply Chain Software
...  with supply chain technology as well.Best-of-Breed is her recommendation. Read about it in her blog HERE. ...
Created on 23 April 2015
10. Integrated Procurement, or Not?
Integrated procurement through the ERP always seems to be a topic that's on the table. With big vendors (like SAP), new technologies, new applications, and consolidation all occuring, it can make for some ...
Created on 30 April 2014
11. Supply Chain On Demand
... es everything from raw materials right up to the consumer. SCM NET WORKS drives critical improvements in demand, supply, and logistics management. Effectiveness and efficiency are provided by best-of-br ...
Created on 26 March 2014
12. WMS and TMS Decisions
Ah, another one of those eternal questions..... ERP or best-of-breed for transportation and warehouse management? And, as usual, no easy answers are out there.ERP providers continue to add WMS and TMS-style ...
Created on 21 March 2014
13. SaaS WMS + ERP= Winner
It seems like we're always arguing full ERP functionality vs. best-of-breed components. If warehouses and DC's are important to your supply chain, what a good WMS system can do in combination with an E ...
Created on 06 October 2013
14. Supply Chain Software Evolution
Systems continue to evolve to meet rapidly changing requirements, and Supply Chain Execution is certainly shifting. John Sidell on the Logistics Viewpoints site discusses how best-of-breed, WMS, TM, and ...
Created on 28 August 2013
15. Tier 2 ERP Choices
For small and medium sized manufacturers, selection of the right ERP can be tricky in today's cloud-obsessed environment. Especially if corporate is an on-premises SAP user.On the ERP Cloud News site, ...
Created on 01 August 2013
16. Best-of-Breed vs. ERP
Bridget McCrae in Logistics Management gives us a few things to think about in the ERP vs. Best-of-Breed conundrum relative to supply chain functionality.Cloud ERP has added an additional layer to the ...
Created on 14 July 2013
17. Cloud Options for the ERP
Lots of options are available when you're in the process of selecting an ERP solution. Public and private clouds are at opposite ends of the spectrum, with many other choices in between.In an ERP Cloud ...
Created on 20 April 2013
18. Best-of-Breed ERP in the Cloud
Pat Garrehy breaks down the challenge of building a best-of-breed ERP solution in a cloud-based environment.There are a number of models out there that need to be considered, but the flexibility of cloud ...
Created on 17 March 2013
19. Integration Challenges for ERP Projects
Selecting an ERP to implement is fraught with danger. One of the key considerations, and one of the major reasons projects often fail, is how well the system's are integrated.Emma Snider on the Search ...
Created on 23 February 2013
20. Sourcing Tools: ERP or Best-of-Breed?
Spend Matters tackles how to determine what's the best fit for sourcing tools between ERP and best-of-breed.Jason Busch provides a nice selection continuum to help the process. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 27 January 2013