5 Common Mistakes Companies Make When Modernizing Their ERP Application

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

As the enterprise resource planning (ERP) market approaches the quarter-century mark, many manufacturers and asset-intensive industries are going through an upgrade or refresh cycle. With the growing importance of Cloud, mobility, Big Data analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), these firms are frequently driven by competition, or senior management’s desire to change the company's competitive position, through Digital Transformation to become a Smart Manufacturing company. LNS has numerous end-user clients that see their business environment changing, and application decisions they made one or two decades ago now leave them with a technology portfolio that inhibits their ability to pursue Digital Transformation. Data from our IIoT survey shows that of the nearly 650 respondents, 62% list enterprise application spending as the number one investment area, over Big Data analytics and knowledge management. Unfortunately, many firms struggle with choosing their next generation ERP technology. What are the most common mistakes that make it so hard?

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Tags: Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, IT/OT

People and Data in MOM and PLM in the IIoT Age

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 01:12 PM

In my long career in manufacturing operations, I have had many discussions with product design teams for discrete manufacturing. These discussions have ranged from pure delight to taxing because while the product designers were smart and creative they were also somewhat self-centred. Sharing of data has been a natural extension of sharing ideas, goals, and success for those of us who have worked together in design and operations, and data sharing usually resulted  in new products.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Information Technology, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), IT/OT

Plex Systems: Can Cloud Manufacturing ERP Break Through? [MondayMusings]

Posted by Dan Jacob on Mon, Dec 04, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Plex Systems is a cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), multitenant enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) vendor with a historical focus on discrete manufacturers that are small and mid-size businesses (SMB) headquartered in North America, largely across the automotive supply chain. The company does have a growing number of customers in food and beverage and high tech. LNS Research recently participated in Plex’s Future of Manufacturing Roundtable, a joint customer advisory board / analyst event. The conference featured a combined review of Plex System’s 2017 progress, customer engagement, and forward-looking plans.

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Tags: Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), #MondayMusings

Inforum 2017: A Showing of Progress & Visions [MondayMusings]

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 @ 03:16 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), #MondayMusings

Dassault Systèmes Delivering the 3DEXPERIENCE

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

Dassault Systèmes (3DS) held its annual industry analyst event last week and demonstrated real progress in understanding its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform strategy. 

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Steady Cloud Progress Displayed by Sparta Systems and Infor [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

PTC Taking Aim at IIoT Platform Market and Epicor Continues Vertical, Cloud, and UX Focus [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

PowerPlex Momentum Continues in 2017 & Intelex Launches EHSQ Alliance [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 22, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Honeywell INspire Partner Conference Opens with IIoT Opportunities & IQMS Climbs to Manufacturing Operations Peaks [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), #MondayMusings

SCM2017, née SAPinsider: Emerging Platform of Platforms [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation