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Manufacturing Process Methods Compared – When to Apply Master Schedule

We can generally sort Manufacturing Business processes into three groups: Make to Order, Assemble to Order, and Make to Stock.  Make to Order is also known as custom build. Assemble to Order is used in repetitive manufacturing. And Make to Stock covers mass production of end products. Let’s look at each one and see where … Continued

5 Ways to Avoid Phishing Attacks

In a world where new cyber threats and techniques seem to develop almost weekly, some phishing tactics that have stood the test of time and continue to jeopardize corporate security. The email below came to me from a bogus address masked as coming from one of our owners. This is a common tactic – sending … Continued

A Brief History of MRP – Materials Requirements Planning

The Birth of Manufacturing Thousands of years ago, when someone needed something, they had to build it themselves. Through the generations, some people began to be recognized for their skills in building and they were asked to build things for other people. A business was born. Eventually, these new businesses got very busy and, in order … Continued

6 Salesforce Chatter Groups Everyone Must Join

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Salesforce Chatter groups, they are a quick and easy way to collaborate with employees and even with Salesforce customers outside of your organization.  Once set up, Chatter groups can be public, private, unlisted and archived to keep the communication secure. Salesforce Chatter groups can help people regardless … Continued

How ERP and Your Baby are the Same

My wife always teases me about being the ‘King of Analogies.’ That doesn’t keep me from attempting to draw parallels between unrelated things. Lately, I have been thinking about the similarities between an ERP project and having a baby. Obviously, two entirely different activities, but indulge me in some uncanny similarities. Here is my take … Continued

What Should I Pack When I Move to the Cloud?

Just like moving to a new office, making a move to the cloud provides companies the opportunity to clean out and get rid of some old items they won’t use anymore. However, because cloud computing encompasses applications, security and processing, the clean-up can seem daunting. Here is a quick guide on what to keep and … Continued

Revolution Group Joins NetSuite Solution Provider Program

Tech Consulting Firm Launches Cloud ERP Practice with NetSuite to Meet Growing Demand for Cloud ERP   Westerville, OH May 25, 2017 — Revolution Group announced today that it has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. Revolution Group, based in Ohio, is launching a cloud ERP practice with Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit to meet … Continued

Reasons Why All Developers Should Learn the Salesforce Platform

If you’re a developer, you’ve most likely spent countless hours, days, months or even years learning how to develop your current systems.  What if you discovered a platform that constantly changes and evolves, giving you new avenues to explore and learn? What if we told you those changes would be fun? And, what if you … Continued

Learn the Ins and Outs of Cloud ERP

Cloud-based ERP solutions are one of the fastest growing segments within the IT industry.  These new solutions come with a wealth of options, features and benefits.  What does Cloud ERP look like?  In this blog, we outline the key features in 8 areas that differentiate cloud ERP.   Network & Configuration Cloud-based ERP solutions are … Continued

A Beginner’s Guide to Encryption

Have you had concerns about becoming a victim of hacking? Implementing additional data security layers – such as encryption – can seem daunting and unobtainable for those who don’t fully understand it. To help you better understand, here is our beginner’s guide to encryption.   What is Encryption? Encryption is a way to prevent unauthorized … Continued