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ERP guide: Cloud, hybrid or on premise

“Cloud” is the current buzz word in business software. It is a new delivery model that brings both benefits and limitations. Beyond the hype, this blog is a basic guide to define the most suitable delivery model for your ERP system. At Pronto Software, we see a dominance of cloud and hosted delivery models over on … Read moreERP guide: Cloud, hybrid or on premise

Here’s why your ERP may not be living up to expectations and what you can do about it

Modern Enterprise Resource Planning software or ERP are the jack of all trades of business IT. Starting with procurement and manufacturing functionality in the 70’s, they now encompass a wide range of features from financials, operations, HR and analytics. The primary value of an ERP is the integration and optimisation of the various business processes … Read moreHere’s why your ERP may not be living up to expectations and what you can do about it

ERP Productivity

Success or failure of a business is determined by its people and in most businesses, staff use software such as ERP to execute the various tasks, processes and other required activities more efficiently. So what are the factors that determine if your ERP promotes or hinders employee productivity? There are many vendors out there fighting … Read moreERP Productivity

You bought a shiny new ERP – Now what?

You just bought a new ERP system – or BI solution for that matter. You did your homework, selected the right vendor, paid for licenses or subscribed to a monthly fee, and you can’t wait for the promised benefits and return on investment. There are many posts – including mine – about things to know … Read moreYou bought a shiny new ERP – Now what?

What is in your budget this year?

The Australian government released last night the budget for the upcoming financial year. As usual there is good and bad for everyone depending on your personal situation and thinking. We can talk forever about it, but there is one constant regardless of who is in power: We can’t do anything about it! The only time … Read moreWhat is in your budget this year?

Freakonomics, Big Data and Thinking Beyond Assumptions

Most of us who work in a data-related field are familiar with the universal themes and controversy surrounding Freakonomics. Freakonomics, the brainchild of two economists who use economic principles to explain and explore just about every aspect of society, was introduced to us in the mid-2000s as a book, and then made into a documentary.  It … Read moreFreakonomics, Big Data and Thinking Beyond Assumptions

The best business database

As small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) incorporate complex IT systems into their infrastructure, they need to invest in a scalable database to act as a robust repository for their business-critical data. Many businesses still use spreadsheets to run some company processes, but as the enterprise grows, outdated methods no longer cut the mustard. There are … Read moreThe best business database

Cloud downtime: How long is too long?

Some people think of “the cloud” as the Holy Grail for business software. The advantages of cloud services include outsourcing your IT infrastructure to experts and having unlimited access to applications wherever there is an Internet or wide-area network connection. Moving applications to the cloud allows companies to focus on adding value through their own … Read moreCloud downtime: How long is too long?