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Determining When to Move to Cloud ERP & Analytics

December 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Adoption of cloud-based systems in manufacturing has reached a tipping point, accelerating rapidly. There are good reasons why manufacturers have begun adopting cloud platforms for analytics, and increasingly for ERP back office operations as well. These involve the ability to innovate and be agile, lower costs, speed to deploy, and ability to collaborate internally and externally.

The questions are: How can you determine when your company reaches the tipping point? What are the options and implications for enterprise applications in the cloud, on-premise, or some hybrid of the two? What questions should you ask to ensure you get what you need? Join this webinar for a primer on how to make good decisions about your path forward. Specifically, you will learn:

  • Market trends in Cloud adoption for ERP and analytics
  • Why analytics in the cloud is taking the industry by storm
  • Compelling reasons and benefits for moving ERP & back office applications to the cloud
  • Possible migration and hosting paths and their implications
  • A comparison of on-premise, in-cloud, and hybrid costs and opportunities
  • Views of approaches that manufacturers are succeeding with today


Julie Fraser, Principal and President of Iyno Advisors, Inc.

Fraser has a passion for production business as an engine for good. Founder and Principal of Iyno Advisors Inc., she has researched and written hundreds of reports, papers, presentations and blog posts explaining how software can improve business outcomes in production companies and their supply chain partners. Prior companies include Cambashi, Baan, and AMR Research (now Gartner). Fraser is a certified Conscious Business Change Agent and a lifetime member of MESA International.

Doug Gilkey, Vice President of Sales, Manufacturing, Epicor Software

Douglas is responsible for the direct and indirect Manufacturing sales teams in the Americas region at Epicor Software Corporation.  His focus for the last twelve years has been working in both direct sales and sales leadership capacities to guide sellers (and buyers) specifically in addressing business outcomes. More specifically, his primary area of interest and coaching is aligning the achievement of measured business outcomes through the novel application of Cloud based business systems. Douglas began his professional career with Raytheon Corporation in Tewksbury, MA as an Aerospace Engineer focused on experiment fluid mechanics.  Douglas earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

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This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.


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December 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm