The Logic behind ERP Software Implementation Timeframes

Inventory & Accounting ERP Software

ERP Software implementation timeframeAs a general rule, there are differences in software implementation time-frames, dependent on the tier or type of software being implemented. When it comes to inventory and accounting ERP software, Tier 1 or Introductory Systems (such as QuickBooks), usually take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to get set up; Tier 2 ERP systems can take anywhere from several weeks to several months to get set up; and Tier 3 or Blue Chip systems can take the longest – from several months to a year plus.  These timeframes correlate with the sophistication of each tier of system and the complexity of business processes. This also means that the work included with software implementations will vary by tier, and also by software vendor within each tier.  This makes it very important to read the fine print on all software vendor quotes in order to compare apples to apples when…

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Think commodity corn farmers are evil? Meet a few of them

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If you’ve ever crossed Iowa on I-80 en route to someplace you fancy more exotic, you might recall mile after solitary mile of soybeans and corn and the occasional side-leaning barn. Agriculture, you may have noticed, is Iowa’s most palpable characteristic — but, I’ll wager a guess, you didn’t see more than one or two farmers anywhere in sight.

Even as a small-town Iowa kid, the only farmers I knew personally were my great-grandparents — who, in their heyday, were known state-wide for their prize-winning watermelons. Iowa has undergone a lot of changes since Grandpa Clyde was grooming his gourds, though. In 1950, the state had 206,000 farmers; in 2012, that number was down to 88,637. Iowa land once cultivated a diverse range of crops, but is now seeded almost exclusively with commodity crops like corn, soybeans, and oats that are processed into ethanol or animal feed. Tell me where you can find a watermelon farmer in Iowa

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Watch us (poorly) ride the Transportation of the Future

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One day on my lunch break, I was standing outside the Grist offices and saw something that made me think an undiagnosed brain tumor might be making me hallucinate: It looked like a man on a crazy, seatless unicycle was cruising up the hills of downtown Seattle with no effort at all. I shouted after him, “WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT THING??” but he was too busy talking on his iPhone to respond. After I got back to the office, I Googled “electric wheel ride uphill what is this machine” and, deep on results page four, I found it: the Solowheel.

The Solowheel, it turns out, was invented right here in Washington state by Shane Chen, the founder of the experimental design firm Inventist. But if Chen is the inventor of the Solowheel, its great champion is the last guy on the planet you would expect to be into this kind…

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Successive Softwares: The very best at web development

Successive Softwares

Websites are at absolute center of any business and personal activity in 21st century. We at successive softwares, help our clients to create new age web applications that are benchmark in the industry. Our web applications help clients to ease out their processes. We work according to a plan (which we develop with help of every stakeholder). We are probably a rare web application development company which focuses only on ROI and tries to keep cost structure down all the time. This brings top class efficiency to our processes. Our idea is to reduce the resource dependence for our clients and ensure a profitable and enriching relationship with other stakeholders. Our applications are clutter free and mix up seamlessly in any environment.

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We have always ensured highest degree of quality assurance and accountability. Our clients are always close to our processes. We do understand…

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4 surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

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Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels. Those fuels — oil, natural gas, and coal — will, of course, continue to dominate the energy landscape for years to come, adding billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon to the atmosphere. For the first time, however, it appears that a shift to renewable energy sources is gaining momentum. If sustained, it will have momentous implications for the world economy — as profound as the shift from wood to coal or coal to oil in previous centuries.

Global economic growth has, of course, long been powered by an increasing supply of fossil fuels, especially petroleum. Beginning with the United States, countries that succeeded in mastering the extraction and utilization of oil gained immense…

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4 surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

Grist

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels. Those fuels — oil, natural gas, and coal — will, of course, continue to dominate the energy landscape for years to come, adding billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon to the atmosphere. For the first time, however, it appears that a shift to renewable energy sources is gaining momentum. If sustained, it will have momentous implications for the world economy — as profound as the shift from wood to coal or coal to oil in previous centuries.

Global economic growth has, of course, long been powered by an increasing supply of fossil fuels, especially petroleum. Beginning with the United States, countries that succeeded in mastering the extraction and utilization of oil gained immense…

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48 hours that changed the future of rainforests

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Glenn Hurowitz sat down for his Thanksgiving meal discouraged. He’d spent 2013 flying halfway around the world to cultivate a fragile relationship with Kuok Khoon Hong, CEO of the world’s largest palm oil corporation, Wilmar. Kuok was the linchpin, Hurowitz believed — a single person who might turn the entire palm oil industry around. Wilmar buys palm oil from 80 percent of the world’s suppliers. If Kuok committed to buying only from farmers who promised not to cut down the rainforest, it would set off a chain reaction that might save hundreds of species from extinction and squelch one of the world’s biggest sources of carbon emissions. But after months of progress, the signals he’d been getting from Kuok were not encouraging.

Hurowitz emailed his co-workers at Forest Heroes, the nonprofit he’d founded, telling them to prepare for a protracted struggle. “I said, ‘Suit up, we’re going to war’,” Hurowitz told me. Then he got into…

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Wanna change an oil exec’s mind on climate? Here’s how

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An earlier version of this piece was published in the Houston Chronicle.

Picture a day when the world’s most-watched video features a C-level oil executive on a TED stage with his family, saying, “For years, my kids have told me the work I do threatens their futures. I didn’t pay much attention. Now I realize they’re right. I see the long-term danger in overloading our air with carbon dioxide. Most of our underground reserves can’t ever be used. I want to stay at my company and help find a way out.”

How might that moment arrive?

Last year we got a preview, when the Rockefeller family stunned the media and markets by announcing it will sell all its investments in coal and tar sands. Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Stephen Heintz invoked the family’s moral responsibility, then summoned up founding father John D., saying, “I’m convinced that if he were alive…

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