Sometimes a crystal ball would be nice – it could help minimize the risks associated with major technology and investment decisions for projects like enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It's not quite a crystal ball, but when Microsoft presents on the future of technology, in this case ERP, it's worthwhile to take notice.
Learn about the Impact of Emerging Technologies in ERP on Manufacturers
On September 30 Fullscope will host a one-hour webcast at 1:00 pm EDT, "Your ERP System Does That? Guidance for Manufacturers Considering a New Technology Platform and What Microsoft Can Deliver."
"The lines between ERP, CRM and other technologies continues to blur," said Russell Smith, senior vice president, Edgewater Fullscope. "For manufacturers, what really matters is the ability to get the exact data when it's needed—whether it's from the cloud, mobile devices or on premise—to make smart business decisions. This webcast will help anyone who is considering a technology system change understand where the enterprise applications marketing is shifting and how ERP systems will look going forward."
Meet the Speakers—A Closer Look at Two Topics
Microsoft ERP Solutions: Blurring the lines of Technology, Operations, Customer Satisfaction & Profitability
Microsoft's Christian Pedersen will kick things off by exploring the changing face of ERP including next-generation user experience, public and private cloud options, application life management and the Microsoft Technology Platform.
Christian brings more than 25 years of international leadership experience to his position as Microsoft's GM, Dynamics Enterprise Applications & Services where he is focused on Dynamics business, marketing and strategy. During his 11 years with Microsoft, Christian has had responsibilities across Product Management, Marketing, R&D and Planning, and has worked closely with teams across Microsoft, including Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Azure, Server & Tools and many others.
The Search for a Modern Technology Solution: What to Consider When Changing Business Systems
Following Christian, Wayne Bullington with George's Inc., a large manufacturer (and Fullscope customer) in Springdale, Arkansas with multi-site operations and over 4700 employees, will take the mic and cover the ERP (and CRM) discussion from a manufacturer's perspective. Among other topics, he'll go over what factors indicate that it's time for a technology change and how to cost justify the decision.
Wayne has served as George's director of information and technology since 2013, providing leadership, vision and direction to the IT department with the goal of increasing George's competitive advantage. Wayne has over 22 years of experience in multiple industries including manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, transportation, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain management and government. Wayne earned a BS in Business Administration and MS in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.
At the end of the hour, attendees will better understand how Microsoft is delivering not only a technology platform but a productivity platform, one that lets you move away from processing bits and bytes and toward leveraging actionable information from ERP, CRM—even Office 365—in a whole new way.
Who should listen to this webcast?
- VPs, Directors, Managers of IT
- VPs, Directors, Managers of Operations or Manufacturing
- Technology Selection Committees & Consultants
- Anyone involved in ERP and CRM selection decisions