5 steps to handle Change Management - ERP Education & Training

    Requirement analysis, project planning, features and functionalities, formation of core project implementation team, testing and installing are all very important factors to be considered while implementing an ERP system. Apart from the above, managing change is very important especially, when the complete business process undergoes restructuring. At this juncture, education and training about the ERP system and its functionalities is very important.

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    ERP for Automobile Industry

    According to industry reports* every year, India manufactures more than 11 million automobiles and commercial vehicles making it the seventh largest automobile manufacturer in the world and fourth largest exporter in Asia. 75% of the vehicles produced are two wheelers and about 16% of them are passenger cars. At present, it is a 35 billion dollar industry providing employment to about 13 million people.

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    7 Common ERP Terminologies

    Here are 7 terms you keep hearing many times in a conversation related to ERP -

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    The RODE Map to Cost Planning and Control

    For manufacturing and service-based industries, projecting the cash inflow and outflow are very challenging, especially when they are expanding or diversifying their portfolio. Planning and allocating budgets involve a lot of analysis and attention to detail. In companies that lack an integrated system, the senior management team depends on manual inputs from various departments while calculating or projecting income and expenses. In these cases, the probability that the budgeting and cost...

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    RODE - Empowering the Material planner

    In a manufacturing unit, a material planner could typically face one of these situations at some point of time - insufficient raw materials which can affect production, abundance of raw materials which adds to maintenance expenses and deciding on the optimal inventory which could be difficult as manual projections are not always accurate. That complicates things a bit, doesn’t it?

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    Document Management through ERP

    For managers who use ERP tools extensively, generating reports, printing plans and schedules, new engineering designs are crucial periodic activities. Most ERP systems available in the market have an integrated Document Management System (DMS) that is capable of storing and tracking reports, plans, schedules, graphs and designs. These are also termed as digital asset management systems or enterprise content management systems.

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    Utilizing Decision Support Systems

    Decision support systems (DSS) are information systems that support the senior management in criticaldecision-making activities. A typical decision support system is connected to a database that is part of an ERP system. This ERP systemwill be pre-programmed to capture relevant data in real-time. Using comprehensive algorithms, the decision support system helps the management team to analyze, comprehend and make appropriate decisions as required.

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    Avoiding the Data Graveyard

    When a company opts for an ERP application package, it actually opts for a set of things including the user interface, middleware, database, supporting application process interfaces (API) etc. At a later stage, when the company expands multifold and if it wants to upgrade to a better version in accordance with the technological advancements then, there might arise a situation wherein all the data stored so far has to be exported and adapted according to the nature of the new ERP package.

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    ERP for Footwear Industry

    Footwear industry forms a significant segment of the leather industry. The industry was labor intensive till recent times and was concentrated in small and cottage industry sectors. The large scale manufacturing units produced leather shoes and uppers while the small and medium level cottage sector focusedon producing sandals and slippers. During the last two decades, lot of small and medium manufacturers started adopting modern and state-of-the-art technology to produce quality products in...

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    The RODE map to Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

    Customer is the ultimate target for any business. Managing relationships with the customers is very essential as they are the true brand ambassadors. The term customer relationship management (CRM) is used by businesses across the world to denote all the activities that involves employees and technology to handle their customers. CRM not only includes tools and processes but, it is part of the overall strategy of a company to help learn more about the customers in order to develop long lasting...

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    ERP System Selection Methodology

    When attempting to select an ERP system, it is very essential to understand and discuss all relevant requirements. It is advisable to choose a vendor after gathering adequate requirements on critical and non-critical business processes. Some of the aspects that companies should consider before deciding on an ERP system are as follows.

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    RODE is an Appreciating Asset - Part II

    Continuing from the previous part where we question the compulsions in moving to the cloud.

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    ERP for an Educational Institution - A RODE case study

    When it comes to educational institutions, we are dealing with an entirely different crowd compared to manufacturing, production or services industry. Every educational institution consists of students, faculty and administrative staff. In addition to this core set of people, the institutions also deal with parents, alumni and suppliers for various requirements.

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    Enterprise 3.0

    Gone are the days when the whole IT industry was talking about Web 2.0, the power of interactivity, collaboration and crowd sourcing. In a similar manner, industry experts explained the concept of Enterprise 2.0 as the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to interact with their potential customers, partners and other relevant stakeholders. Many large companies across the globe reported increased connectivity, enhanced knowledge sharing and improved innovations because of...

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    The Cloud & The Law - Dealing with Compliance

    Cloud based solutions help companies utilize applications and store data for a fee based on usage. Most solution providers offer robust security for the client data.

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    Top ERP Trends

    For companies that are trying to smoothen their processes and ensure efficiency in operations, ERP is one of the best solutions. In the new millennium, many businesses have realized the importance of having a centralized system to monitor and manage all their operations. This led to the tremendous growth of ERP and new trends have started emerging in the market.

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    The RODE Map to the Service Industry

    Companies that operate in the service industry require robust ERP software pertaining to the dynamic requirements of the sector. Some of the businesses operating in services sector include banking, education, recreation, lodging, engineering, legal services etc. Most service-based companies deal with consistent and continuous transactions, sophisticated calculations, huge volumes of data, and varying reporting formats. Can you imagine how companies can handle all this without an integrated...

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    RODE is an Appreciating Asset!

    Is cloud computing merely a cookie cutter approach to acquiring or renovating your IT assets? Will the results of migration to the cloud match a cookie cutter effort at IT automation? Is the experience so scaled down and standardized, that solutions to your business problems are bound by the standard deliveries that the cutter enables? Let’s take a minute to analyze this.

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    What's on the Cloud?

    Admin Kripaa No Comments Sep 05,2011 Latest Trends, Technology

    According to experts, cloud computing delivers computing capabilities as a service rather than as a product. Hardware, software, information, computational abilities and other required functionalities are delivered to the client through internet.

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    The RODE Map to Supply Chain Management

    Ramco OnDemand ERP provides a comprehensive set of metrics to monitor the entire supply chain. The solution caters from inventory management to procurements, subcontracts and sales.

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    ERP Implementation Life Cycle

    The different stages in which implementation of ERP is carried out in any organization is termed as an ERP Implementation life cycle. Generally, the steps involved are as follows.

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    ERP for Power Industry

    Power sector is unique in its own way with complex and diverse requirements. But still it plays a significant role in promoting the economy of any country. Five to six decades age, only the Government handled the power sector. But post 2000, many private organizations have taken up the task of power generation in India. However it has been a hectic task to meet the growing demand for power.

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