Top 10 benefits Cloud ERP

Top 10 benefits cloud ERP

Traditional ERP projects increase costs, take a long time to implement, and require larger and more specialized IT professionals

Cloud Based ERP
Cloud Based ERP

Top 10 benefits Cloud ERP — With the emergence of a secure clouds, moving to a new ERP solution is not as high-risk an event as it once was. There are some critical benefits that make a cloud based ERP a solution that should be looked at:

  1. Vendor packages are available that create an architecture that is easily customized, modified and maintained.
  2. Metrics can be defined up front which can be the road map for communication of the benefits and costs of the ERP solution.
  3. The staffing requirements for scores of ERP specialists is significantly reduced and there is less risk that staff attrition could cause a delay in the implementation and deployment processes.
  4. A cloud based solution eliminates the need for most of the on-site data center resources and is more cost effective (typically at least 30% less expensive than on-premise)
  5. There is much less of a requirement to “re-invent” the wheel and much less of likelihood that the ERP efforts will go down a non-productive path.
  6. Development and and implement cycles are reduced. As a result deployment is quicker, value of the precised benefits are received more quickly, and the organization faces significantly less risk.
  7. With the cloud the ERP is more easily sized for both features and number of users supported and costs can be aligned with company’s ROI objectives.
  8. Business continuity objectives are more easily managed as part of the core design of the ERP.
  9. New technologies and equipment is more easily supported as a well managed vendor based solution provides the ability for the vendor to support new technologies and devices as they hit the market.
  10. Better security and operations than companies can otherwise afford (monitoring and meeting the SLA requirements for response time, continuous backups, redundancy, SSAE 16, PCI certifications, etc.).

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5 best practices to improve cyber security

5 best practices CIOs and CSOs need to implement

cyber securityBest practices to improve cyber security among users are:

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  1. Create awareness programs. Awareness efforts should combine education, communications, cheerleading, entertainment, and incentives.
  2. Provide organizational and cultural leadership. Senior and Executive management must make cybersecurity awareness and good online behavior part of the corporate culture.
  3. Notify end users of policy violations. Rather than blindly enforcing policies, companies should use electronic notifications to educate employees as to why their actions were blocked.
  4. Implement proactive spear phishing. Sending bogus but authentic-looking emails to internal employees to see if they actively click on links, install software, or open attachments. Then sending the employee a notification of what just happened and reminding them about best practices.
  5. Provide meaningful communications. The security team should keep everyone up to date on what and how they are doing.

Top 10 Best Practices for Omni Commerce and ERP

Omni Commerce and ERP top 10 best practices CIOs should follow

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Omni Commerce

As the new model Omni Commerce and its associated ERP solutions are implemented, Janco has defined the top 10 best practices that enterprises should follow.  They are:

  1. The Internet commerce function should be a top priority have a business “champion” who is pushing for it – not just the IT pros in the enterprise
  2. Create an infrastructure strategy that addresses both traditional procedural solutions and ones that leverage cloud based application.  You do not have to invent – utilize the work of others. (See  IT Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter Template — https://www.e-janco.com/Infrastructure.html)
    • Authenticity: The same fundamental set of core values around the products and/or services and what the company stands for in a brick-and-mortar context should be integrated throughout the Online presence.
    • Consistency: The user experience should be aligned with the overall brand, to have the same ‘look and feel’ between Internet platforms and brick and mortar assets.
    • Transparency: Communications with users at all levels must be consistent across Internet and brick-and-mortar platforms
  3. Prototype the design of the overall experience to test the user-experience and minimize the cost of new development that may not produce the results you want.
  4. Move quickly ad be “first” to the market – create a competitive advantage.  A perfect solution is not required, rather one that works in you environment and meets all of the mandated compliance requirements.
  5. Create a social media presence for the company and its products and/or services
  6. Focus on the “customer” both internal and external, they are the ones will benefit the most from a robust granular solution.
  7. Utilize social media sign-in to minimize password fatigue.  Surveys have found that more than 75% of all shopping cart activity is abandoned at the sign-in step
  8. Design content and site flow to be device independent.  The user may start on a desktop; move to a SmartPhone; and then complete the activity on a tablet.
  9. Move away for “3 column” design to panel design.  Design with “large” images as the focus point so that the user experience is improved.
  10. Display products and services in natural settings – not as stand-alone images.  This helps to provide reference points for the user looking at the product.
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