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Engineer-to-Order: 3 Client Needs You Should Be Addressing

  • 9 August 2017
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In the engineer-to-order (ETO) industry, client relationships are fragile. Your business needs to be flexible enough to pivot with your customers’ changing needs, while organized to ensure quick and accurate turnarounds on projects. Jimmy Faroh, operations manager at Challenger Door, outlines the unique challenge for ETO manufacturers: “We don’t carry stock. Everything we do is customer-ordered and designed onsite.” This means the loss of just one customer can result in huge amounts of waste in your existing inventory and production…

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Why Cloud ERP Is More Popular Than Ever

  • 24 May 2017
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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is moving to the cloud at a rapid pace, as companies turn to the benefits of cloud computing to achieve more flexible business management. Cloud ERP typically consists of a bundle of applications that help businesses automate their inventory tracking, deliveries, marketing, and accounting — with cloud computing, this is all stored on another company’s server and delivered over the internet. Here’s why cloud ERP is booming in today’s businesses. Cost Reduction A cloud computing solution…

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Technical ERP Terms You Need to Know

  • 25 January 2017
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The world of ERP software, and the terminology surrounding it, is often confusing and complex. If you’re not an expert, navigating through the different terms and acronyms may seem like reading a foreign language. That’s where we come in. Understanding some of the common technical ERP terms will help you communicate better with your authorized partner in ERP, your implementation team, and all of your employees. Here’s a short glossary of frequently used ERP terms and acronyms, to help get…

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The Latest Tips for ERP Implementation

  • 18 January 2017
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Manufacturers are flocking to ERP solutions. In 2016, 1 in 4 manufacturers surveys said ERP investments were their top priority, according to the recent Hennik Research’s Annual Manufacturing Report. It makes sense. The right ERP system can provide seamless communication between the various departments of your manufacturing company. With more and more ERP solutions available, it’s not always easy to determine the right factors to consider when choosing a product for your own business. That’s why we’ve provided a list…

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Training After ERP Implementation

  • 11 January 2017
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Once an ERP system is effectively integrated into a business, it’s time to focus on the task of training the employees who will use it. When implementing a new ERP solution, much of the focus revolves around the planning and go-live date; but most of the benefits come after the dust has settled, all implementation tasks are checked off the list, and the real test of time remains. The long-term benefits of an ERP system depend on the ability of…

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5 Tools for a Successful Modern Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

  • 4 January 2017
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The second half of the 20th century introduced inventions like the cell phone, the personal computer, and the World Wide Web which we now consider staples of a modern business. Several decades and countless inventions later, businesses are adopting new tools for success. Take a look at five popular tech tools used by today’s successful businesses, the percentage of companies that have adopted them, and the primary use of each.   Share This Infographic On Your SitePlease include attribution to…

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5 Unexpected Things That Could Ruin Your ERP Implementation

  • 28 December 2016
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There’s nothing in life more expected than the unexpected, and your ERP implementation is no exception. Implementing a new ERP solution is an inherently complex and often challenging project. It must be carefully and thoughtfully executed. Even a small step off the planned path can derail your project — causing delays, downtime, or unexpected costs, and ultimately adding risk to your company’s productivity and credibility. Without a proactive eye out for these roadblocks, ERP implementation issues can quickly get out…

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ERP Preparation: Making Sure the Manpower Is in Place

  • 21 December 2016
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Implementing an entirely new ERP system, or even an upgraded system, can be an enormous undertaking — that’s why it takes a solid team of people working together to ensure success. Choosing the right people to execute the project can make or break the end result. Whether you choose to go with a phased implementation, or the big bang approach, strategic planning is essential to a seamless ERP implementation. This includes proper team assignment, the examination of current business processes,…

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Medical Device Manufacturing: How to Implement ERP

  • 30 November 2016
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Manufacturing medical devices and equipment is one of the most vital types of production, but it’s also one that comes under heavy scrutiny. Stiff regulations exist across the board when it comes to creating medical devices, and for good reason – a faulty or inaccurate product could be the difference between life and death. In order to maintain strict quality control, a manufacturer needs plenty of checks and tracking put into place, and ERP is perfectly suited for solving this…

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Big Bang vs. Phased Implementation for ERP

  • 9 November 2016
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An ERP system is suitable for any business, from small to large in size. In small, growing businesses, an ERP system allows business owners to focus on their day-to-day and rest assured that they can scale without the growing pains that take down so many promising efforts. Medium-sized businesses can count on an ERP system to help them streamline their current processes and increase their efficiency, offering them the breathing room necessary to shoot for the stars. And in large…


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