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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…



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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…



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Who Benefits from ERP?

An ERP system manages business information by integrating data across functional groups within an organization.  Modern manufacturing ERP systems offer numerous benefits because linking your organization increases efficiency and quality, lowers costs, and provides greater organizational flexibility and decision support.  Who benefits from ERP?  Let’s look at how various departments can tap into the potential…



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The Benefits of Integrating CRM and ERP

In today’s modern manufacturing industry, many companies employ two systems to ensure their business and production processes run effectively – a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  Often, these two systems run separately, but there are many benefits of integrating CRM and ERP.   What are CRM and ERP? CRM…



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Kanban and ERP

It is a common misconception in manufacturing that Kanban methodology is at odds with ERP.  After all, Kanban is a ‘pull’ system that pulls inventory through production as it is needed. In contrast, traditional ERP is a PUSH system that pushes inventory into a warehouse for stock.  But, today’s modern ERP solutions are far more…



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Project Management Tips

Project management is the engine that keeps great projects moving along.  As an ERP consultant, I’ve worked with many project managers to successfully implement new ERP systems within their companies.  Here are my project management tips to help you succeed:   ORGANIZE A great project starts with a good plan.  Having full project details with…



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ERP Selection Roadmap

When selecting an ERP system, there are multiple decisions and numerous factors to consider.  Where do you begin and what are the important criteria elements that you need to know before you start?  Our team of ERP experts have put together an ERP Selection Roadmap to help guide your journey.  This useful resource will assist you as…



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Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturers today are seeking technology solutions that optimize complex processes, reduce costs and give them more control.  Intelligent analytics or ‘manufacturing intelligence’ offers the key to solving many of these problems. Pulling meaningful analytics from your ERP system can give your company the ability to make smarter decisions and propel your business forward.   Manufacturing…



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What is ERP?

With modern technology exploding in popularity, you may have heard the term ERP used to describe a software or enterprise solution, but what is ERP and how will it benefit your business? What is ERP?   ERP is an acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning.  It is a methodology for effectively running a business and is…



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Modern ERPs Impact on Supply Chain Management

It is estimated that most companies spend up to 25% of their budget on supply chain management costs.  The flow of information, materials and dollars across a complex supply network presents many challenges.  Efficiently managing activities and processes to meet customer demand can be difficult.  And, most companies realize that there is a huge opportunity…



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ERP Tailored to Fit Your Needs

The goal of every Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) selection project is to identify the ERP solution that best suits the company’s needs, gives the company a competitive advantage, and provides the level of flexibility to support changes in strategy and growth.  With today’s modern ERP solutions it is now possible to achieve ERP tailored to…



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3 Big Benefits of Modern ERP

To be competitive in today’s global economy, manufacturing companies need to streamline processes, cut costs, and improve efficiency.  Many manufacturers are achieving these business objectives by implementing new ERP solutions.  Modern ERP can usher in a new way of doing business for your company with tangible benefits that impact your bottom line.   Here are 3…



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