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David Turner

About David Turner

Group Marketing Director at UNIT4 Business Software with 20 years’ experience in international financial software & technology marketing, business development, product management and business management.

ERP Series 4: Why ERP should be social?

In the latest of the series of ERP articles, I look at why ERP systems – and their users – should be embracing social networking tools. At first glance it’s not an obvious marriage – the ‘boring, back office’ systems that run your accounting, procurement, HR and other admin processes, and the dynamic world of social networking, buzzing with the latest and greatest ways to gossip about celebrities and share pictures of your latest gastronomic delight.  Continue reading

ERP Series 3: Why ERP should be mobile?

In the previous article of the ERP series, I looked at why we should use ERP and what the benefits are. In this article I want to look at why the ERP system you use or are looking to select should support mobile devices and mobile workers. Continue reading

ERP Series 2: Why ERP should be Cloud? (part 2)

In the second article of this ERP series, ‘ERP Series 2: Why ERP should be Cloud? (part 1)’ we looked at the three benefits (ease of deployment; ease of access; flexibility) that organizations get from using ERP. In this article I look at the final two benefits of cloud ERP: Continue reading

ERP Series 2: Why ERP should be Cloud? (part 1)

In the first article of this ERP series, ‘Why use ERP and what are the benefits of an ERP solution’ we looked at the benefits that organizations get from using ERP. In this and future articles in the series, we identify some of the key trends impacting ERP systems and the improvements they will deliver to end users. Continue reading

ERP Series 1: Why use ERP and what are the benefits of an ERP solution?

Welcome to the first in a series of articles highlighting the benefits of ERP, and explaining the key trends around ERP – why should you be interested in social capabilities for example? These are my views – I may not cover everything, and if you think I’ve missed out a key trend or disagree with what I’ve said, feel free to comment below and join the debate! Dave Turner Continue reading