ERP Software Aids
SOCIAL MEDIA DESTINATIONS
While social media continues to make advancements within the enterprise software industry, specific industry outlets are not as common as they should be.
- Linked In. While FaceBook and MySpace may boast more online members, LinkedIn is clearly the most popular choice for the business community. Special Interest Groups (SIGs), such as the CRM Experts group, provide a focused forum for
- MyCRMcareer.com is a social media destination dedicated to CRM professionals in sales, marketing, support and IT professionals involved with customers. This site is rich with content from industry guru Paul Greenberg and other well known industry figures.
PERFORMANCE TOOLS AND UTILITIES
SaaS ERP systems can sometimes become affected by inadequate bandwidth, firewall proxies or firewall configurations. The utilities below are useful for quick diagnosis related to connectivity issues.
- Bandwidth and Speed Test - this online test will review your available bandwidth.
- Firewall Test - this online test reviews firewall ports and services which may cause connectivity problems.
HOSTING TOOLS AND UTILITIES
- LogMeIn Rescue permits remote support with take control intervention without the need to setup VPN servers or give users remote access to an internal network. This peer to peer technology is easy to install, easy to use and a great remote support tool.
SOFTWARE PROCUREMENT METHODS
Financing enterprise resource planning software systems may make financial sense. Here's a few of the better known financials services companies which specialize in financing ERP software and related professional services such as implementation consulting or software customization.
INFORMATION SECURITY TOOLS AND UTILITIES
Password managers are extremely helpful when dealing with multiple software as a service ERP systems or when just dealing with multiple online accounts. Standalone password utilities are ineffective when remotely connected to SaaS systems or when away from your desk. The following five password utilities are accessible from anywhere on the Web or with a portable device such as a thumb drive.
- Roboform offers a free version for up to 10 passwords or a $30 version which offers built in access to GoodSync.com which permits users to synchronize account files across multiple systems. You can also use Microsoft's free FolderShare program (www.foldershare.com) to sync Roboform files.
- Passpack permits users to store their user names and passwords securely online. The utility uses a 'Packing Key' to encrypt each users stored cache of account data. Once downloaded and decrypted, the cache resides on your computer until you save it at which point it is encrypted again and forwarded back to Passpack online. Be careful not to lose the Packing Key as Passpack does not have access to it and you cannot decrypt your passwords without it.
- Password Hash is a free browser program that integrates with the PwdHash add-on and Firefox or IE. Once installed, pressing the F2 key prior to password entry transmits the password through a hashing algorithm.
- OpenID leverages a single account location to log in to many other accounts. While a great concept, not many third party websites yet support this tool.
- ID Vault makes the Guard ID thumb drive to securely store all your online account data. This solution costs $50 plus a $40 per year subscription.
ERP System Aids
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