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Manufacturing In The Cloud: Key Benefits

Manufacturing In The Cloud As a manufacturing business, you are constantly focused on staying competitive; improving accuracy and streamlining your manufacturing processes to keep both customers and stakeholders happy. By basing your manufacturing in the cloud through online software systems like Plex or Epicor, your company can achieve these goals faster…

So You Think You Don’t Need CRM Software? Think Again

  Think You Don’t Need CRM? Think Again. Time and time again confident sales people will passionately tell you that they, and their team, don’t need CRM software to track their clients, follow up and close their sales consistently. They might exclaim “I have a spreadsheet system that works!”or “I’ve…

3 Ways To Tell If A Business Process Is Failing

3 Ways To Tell If A Business Process Is Failing Those that watch ABC’s hit series Shark Tank have likely heard the show’s many famous and discerning entrepreneurs say over and over again, “There’s got to be a better way”. This refrain can also become a common phrase and expression of frustrations for…

Common CRM Strategy Pitfalls: How to Avoid Them

Common CRM Strategy Pitfalls There are no one-size fits all CRM software systems on the market today—and that’s a good thing. Modern enterprises operate in such varying and unique ways that it would be unreasonable to expect a silver bullet CRM that could be mapped onto any business and instantly…

Setting the Right ERP Project Goals For Success

Setting the Right ERP Project Goals If you’re on the market for ERP software, you’ve probably the heard the spiel from multiple software vendors by now. ERP promises to accomplish a whole host of objectives for its users, including the ability to monitor and manage supply chain and production activities…

How IoT and ERP Can Invigorate Your Business Growth

How IoT and ERP Can Invigorate Your Business Growth IoT is already gaining traction in the consumer world as smart, predictive way to make day-to-day life easier; from home security systems that can send alerts to smartphones to fitness trackers that can keep your New Years resolutions on track. Now,…

Big Data and Food Safety: The New Power Couple

How Big Data and Food Safety Can Transform Your Business There’s no doubt about it, big data is one of the hottest trending topics in the technology world today. Still not sure what exactly ‘big data’ is? You’re not alone. The most commonly accepted definition, although the actual scale of…

Fresh Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends: SaaS ERP

On February 16, 2016, Posted by , In Business Leaders Maximizing Technology, With 2 Comments

Certified Fresh Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends: SaaS ERP The freshest of the new food and beverage manufacturing trends? Software-as-a-Service (Saas) ERP systems. Instead of basing their enterprise systems on site, more and more manufacturers are moving towards the cloud to stay competitive, cut costs and drive innovation both on…

New FSMA Regulations — And What to Do About Them

On February 15, 2016, Posted by , In Business Leaders Maximizing Technology, With 2 Comments

New FSMA Regulations —And What to Do About Them Late last year, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act completed the final release of new standards and rules for food safety compliance that have shaken the modern food and beverage manufacturing industry and completely changed the way the FDA will view…

Think You Don’t Need ERP For Financials? Think Again.

Think You Don’t Need ERP For Financials? Think Again. Somehow, even in 2016, there are still using businesses relying on Excel for accounting, reporting and other critical financial processes. The excuses for not moving into the world of the modern enterprise and using sophisticated ERP for financials can vary; ERP…

Maximize ERP ROI With Material Requirements Planning

Maximize ERP ROI With Material Requirements Planning Are you utilizing your software’s material requirements planning functionality to its fullest potential? It’s a question we ask many ERP users who express disappointment in their system and are finding that the software is just not living up to the promises the slick…

Do You Need Business Process Reengineering?

Do You Need Business Process Reengineering? It’s a problem that can face any business of any size—poor processes and time-wasting methods of doing things accrue over time. Because things aren’t disruptive at first, they are ignored until they become too big to handle. This kind of business process neglect often…

The Importance of the ERP Super User

The Importance of the ERP Super User One of the most crucial elements of ERP software strategy is also one of the ones that is also often most overlooked. Businesses can do everything they can to train employees and put a solid change management strategy in place, but will still…

ERP and Quality Management: A Dynamic Duo

ERP and Quality Management: A Dynamic Duo Whatever industry they operate in, whatever size their company is or whatever their client base looks like, manufacturers care about quality. Especially in a modernizing market full of discerning customers and multiplying, global, options; maintaining strict product quality at the lowest possible price…

ERP Conference Room Pilot: Step One Towards Success

ERP Conference Room Pilot: Step One Towards Project Success The ERP conference room pilot is a crucial step on the pathway towards your success with enterprise software. By demonstrating the functionalities of your new software to key stakeholders and decision-makers within your company, you can get the project off on…