When you search for “ERP” or “Enterprise Resource Planning”, the amount of information that appears can be overwhelming and confusing
Thankfully, this new Buyers' Guide from the Cloud Industry Forum cuts through the jargon often associated with ERP software to tell you everything you need to know (or have ever felt you should know) about ERP business management software.
This Buyers' Guide to ERP Business Management Software will help you understand:
||What ERP actually means and the different parts of your business it can be used to manage
||Real-life benefits an ERP business management suite can provide to your business
||Considerations you need to make when evaluating different systems in the future
||Cloud ERP vs. on-premise ERP systems; the traits of both and the impact each will have on your business from an operational and cost perspective
NetSuite is the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software suites. NetSuite software allows businesses to automate operations, streamline processes and access real-time business information anytime, anywhere
SiliconCloud (formerly Covali) is a NetSuite Solutions Partner and a leading provider of ERP, Analytics and Marketing Automation software in the UK and Ireland
Covali has today announced a merger with SiliconCloud and the relocation of its Irish headquarters to NexusUCD, the Industry Partnership Centre at University College Dublin.
Covali has had a very successful three years since its foundation and is now an established Business Intelligence and Data Analytics provider using technologies from Qlik and GoodData. Covali is also firmly established as a provider of the world's leading cloud based ERP platform from NetSuite.
SiliconCloud is a Marketing Automation company providing SEO, Content Management and Social Media services to an international customer base.
"This merger will augment our ERP and eCommerce offerings based on NetSuite and complement our Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions on Qlik and GoodData", said Noel Shannon, CEO, SiliconCloud.
He added, ''By locating at NexusUCD we will benefit from University College Dublin’s vast talent base as we evolve our new product development strategy and initiatives.''
He concluded, "This is a very exciting opportunity for us to partner with UCD in the development of the new products we have in the planning process for ROI Analytics for Social Media ROI Analytics and eCommerce projects.’’
NexusUCD, UCD’s Industry Partnership Centre, offers high-quality modern office space, with short, medium or long term occupancy arrangements, and associated services to established innovation-led companies who are collaborating, or wish to collaborate, with UCD’s world-class research base. By locating at NexusUCD such companies can benefit from close proximity to and interaction with UCD’s talent pool.
The new merged organisation will be known as SiliconCloud to more appropriately reflect a stronger association with the combined activities and services on offer, both now and for the future.
SiliconCloud will focus on providing enterprise solutions for front and back office requirements and deliver analytic solutions to add value and deliver better ROI on technology investments.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on NexusUCD please visit www.ucd.ie/nexusucd
Research Study: Equipping Your Finance Team for a More Strategic Role
Learn how finance innovators are freeing time to focus on strategic business issues in this new survey-based Loudhouse research study
Finance professionals are expected to play a more strategic role in their organizations—yet 68% of them are too consumed by tactical day-to-day tasks to tackle strategic initiatives that improve business performance, according to international research firm Loudhouse.
Download this new Loudhouse study, The Strategic Finance Gap, for a look at challenges facing finance teams and how innovators are creating the flexibility they need to fulfill strategic responsibilities. Based on a survey of 334 finance professionals, the Loudhouse study examines:
- Freeing up capacity from routine tasks to focus on the bigger picture
- The innovation gap brought on by being bogged down in administrative work
- Finance as an "idea engine" equipped to drive strategy and make data-driven decisions
This report is provided courtesy of NetSuite, the world’s #1 cloud ERP provider. NetSuite serves over 20,000+ organizations and has been recognized by Gartner as the world’s fastest-growing Top 10 business management software vendor four years in a row.
Paschal Phelan - CEO of the Phelan Energy Group has today announced the appointment of Covali - an independent Irish software analytics group - to provide business and data analytics for its solar projects in South Africa and around the world.
The Phelan Energy Group is currently delivering the Solar Capital De Aar Northern Cape project which will generate enough electricity to power approximately 35 000 South African homes every year, with the intention of delivering the first 75MW of solar energy generated electricity into Eskom’s power grid. The company’s 94.5MW first phase project is the largest solar farm in South Africa and with the completion of the second phase in 2016, totaling a combined 200MW, will make this the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
''The volume of data generated by this project is phenomenal and the ability to respond to identify and react to underlying trends in this data is key to driving operational efficiencies'', said Paschal Phelan - CEO of the Phelan Energy Group, ''and we are pleased to appoint Covali for this important project. The application of analytic technologies will also be considered in areas such as asset management, outage restoration, and theft and consumer segmentation.
Covali is a well known provider of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions to a wide variety of industry types particularly in large data volume sectors such as Insurance and Health and it is now applying this experience to the solar industry.
Covali will deliver project analytics and risk intelligence through the deployment of an analytics platform for all performing solar assets with the Group. This will provide essential foundation for research efficiency and investment due diligence.
''The shift toward analytics is part of a broader trend around the use of digital technologies (including mobility, cloud, social media) which has potential to drive differentiated capabilities and significant O&M reductions'' said Noel Shannon, managing Director of the Covali Group.
Our information services provide data gap solutions and eliminate the time-consuming learning curve required to assess solar project risk.
Covali provides project analysis and produces data models that can help with equity at risk questions with actual vs. expected energy performance analysis. We can determine if a new system is likely to underperform or outperform expectations, allowing either more aggressive bidding on a project or mitigating portfolio performance risk. Topics covered include
PV System Performance
- Energy yields, system reliability
- Relative performance: Comparative portfolio performance relative to industry
- Panel performance comparative analysis
- Inverter performance comparative analysis
- Custom project/portfolio asset analysis
Covali offers a custom data modeling platform for institutional investors and industry participants seeking system-specific or portfolio-specific performance analysis, and also provides comprehensive collateral risk analysis on current and future solar deals under offer.
- Cash Flow Assumptions - Value-At-Risk calculation
- Credit Underwriting analysis
- Panel Performance Risk - Panel quality
- Inverter Performance Risk - Inverter reliability
About the Solar Capital De Aar Northern Cape project
Apart from its acquisition of the 2,300 hectare farm on the outskirts of De Aar, Solar Capital has purchased a 2 000 sqm factory on a 4 hectare industrial site in the center of the town as well as having purchased, acquired and upgraded the local 45 bedroom Hotel De Aar. These acquisitions have been made to ensure that job creation and social development take place and that Solar Capital enriches the community of De Aar
About the Covali Group
Covali is an independent Business ntelligence and Data Analytics company specialising in the provision of custom built dashboards and database solutions for analysing data and delivering the results through an intuitive and easy to use visual interface. Recent projects have included delivering patient analysis for the NHS and risk analysis in the Insurance market.
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