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Managing Accruals: Why ERP Systems Are not Enough

September 29, 2014 2:29 pm | by Joe Alphonse | Articles | Comments

To gain control over accruals, companies must take a hard look at their current processes, and if necessary, implement a solution to address the gaps that ERP systems leave behind.                     

Allied Valve Uses IT Agility and Speed To Seize Competitive Advantage

September 19, 2014 11:08 am | by NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Allied Valve is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its...

Epicor Announces Integration Between ERP and MES

September 10, 2014 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing,...

What Better Quoting Means for Manufacturers

August 19, 2014 2:11 pm | by Jacques Soumeillan | Articles | Comments

Taking control of your product portfolio and more effectively managing quoting can be a...

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Business Intelligence And The Future Of Manufacturing

April 28, 2014 10:12 am | by Adam Cohen, Director of Partner Business Development, Information Builders | Articles | Comments

Today’s plant floors generate unimaginable volumes of data. That data can help a manufacturer increase throughput, understand where it is most exposed to risk and respond to customer demands in near-real time. Yet in the manufacturing sector, many businesses struggle to maintain pace with their data.  

Seven Can’t-Miss Guidelines For Today’s ERP Project

April 22, 2014 2:38 pm | by Jeff Carr, Ultra Consultants | Blogs | Comments

To help manage the process of ERP evaluation and selection, offered here are seven guidelines to keep in mind when entering into an ERP project.                               

Pot Pies And Auto Supplies

October 18, 2013 9:09 am | by Jeff Mengel, Audit Partner & Craig Zampa, Consulting Manager of Information Technology Consulting, Plante Moran | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers and distributors in the food and beverage industry have their own unique set of challenges that need to be successfully addressed before investing large amounts of capital into a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution suite.

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There Are Now 31 Flavors Of Manufacturing Cloud ERP

October 16, 2013 9:32 am | by Pat Garrehy, Rootstock President & CEO | Articles | Comments

In the last ten years the very systems which worked so well in the past are creating problems in the present. Manufacturers are finding that their markets have changed, caused by both business and consumer-altered demands. Today, the business must adapt to a significantly changed business environment than that which they served a decade ago.

Time To Upgrade Your ‘Useless’ ERP System?

October 9, 2013 9:31 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

While enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is near-ubiquitous in manufacturing these days, with many companies large and small having invested heavily into solutions years or decades ago, there is always room for change and innovation within the offering.

CMMS Use, Needs, And Wants

August 19, 2013 8:02 am | by Michael Koploy Analyst, Software Advice | Articles | Comments

Over the past two months, Software Advice has surveyed maintenance professionals to identify how the industry uses software to get organized, improve efficiencies and tackle other industry challenges. 84 percent of those surveyed use some kind of software to manage maintenance. Commercial software products (i.e. CMMS, EAM/ERP or other business software tools) were used by 77 percent of those surveyed.

Manufacture ERP Success: Plan For Change, Not Technology

July 17, 2013 8:01 am | by Randy Copperman, Vice President of Support Services, Channel Technologies Group | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers look to ERP systems to build success. But change does not come from investment in ERP — it comes from commitment to strategic implementation. Installing ERP provides manufacturers with technology. Implementing ERP provides a culture of data-driven decision making, equipped to develop solutions with lasting value.

The Latest ERP Trends For Manufacturers

June 6, 2013 8:02 am | by Sage ERP Solutions | Videos | Comments

Learn what the three most important new trends are in ERP, and how they will play a key role in helping manufacturers run their businesses more efficiently. Sage points out what manufacturers need to do to take their ERP to the next level.

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How Clouds Can Dominate Sunny Florida

April 24, 2013 4:43 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

2012 saw the widespread acceptance of cloud computing, “including the validation of the model by some of the largest software companies in the world.” So as leading vendors continue to invest the resources in making this technology smarter, more reliable, and easier to use, manufacturers can do their fair share by giving these innovative solutions a little attention as well.

Is Your ERP Working Hard Enough For You?

April 18, 2013 3:06 pm | Events

As businesses are inundated with more and more enterprise IT options, prioritization of requirements can become more complex. Luckily, today’s enterprise solutions are smarter and more effective than ever before.

Pulse Of Manufacturing: Controlling Cost And Complexity

April 12, 2013 10:40 am | by infor | Events

In this survival-of- the-fastest era, it’s more important than ever to keep a finger on the pulse of change. Join infor for this monthly webinar as they take a closer look at the news, trends and what’s in the future for technology and software innovation.  Join infor and get the panel’s perspective on the ERP applications helping manufacturers step up to the challenge.

What Should Your ERP Look Like?

April 11, 2013 3:14 pm | Events

As businesses are inundated with more and more enterprise IT options, prioritization of requirements can become more complex. How can manufacturers best navigate this complex ERP terrain and ultimately make the best decisions for their businesses?

Manufacturing Cloud ERP – What Can We Agree Upon?

April 5, 2013 3:16 pm | by Pat Garrehy, President & CEO, Rootstock | Articles | Comments

After more than a decade of controversy, there is now unanimity of thought on many of the benefits and evolution of Cloud ERP. Indeed, today, there is common thinking among business and market analysts, software vendors, and system integrators about the role of this vital technology in a business environment. At last, this consensus is finally trickling down to end-users.

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Support For A Diverse Product Line And Global Customer Base

March 12, 2013 9:05 am | by Epicor | Articles | Comments

Whether at a gas station, business park, or shopping mall, chances are you have used an automatic teller machine (ATM) branded by Companion Systems. The company is the leading provider of branded ATM surround, kiosk, enclosure and signage solutions for the financial services industry.

Moving To Cloud ERP: Three Strategic Reasons

February 27, 2013 8:08 am | by Kenandy Inc. | Articles | Comments

Product companies are facing significant challenges. Complex global supply chains have become the norm. Social data has changed the way people communicate. Supply chain velocity has exploded. Shorter order runs, compressed innovation cycles, faster decision making, on the spot judgment calls: companies have no choice but to move faster.  

The New Dawn Of Revenue Management And Why You’re Not Prepared

February 26, 2013 8:00 am | by Michael Kerman, director of industry development, Revitas | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has reached a state of complexity that threatens many manufacturers’ revenue - to a tune of more than $15 million per year. As the number of markets, channel partners, and locations continues to expand, many companies are watching their sales incentives spin out of control.

SaaS Vs. On-Premise ERP

February 25, 2013 8:00 am | by Bobby Rudder, director of marketing & communications, Godlan Inc. | Articles | Comments

Will your company commit to a maintenance contract and stay up to date with latest core releases and features? If not, consider SaaS, where the software is always representative of the latest release and feature set. Legacy systems that are not maintained and updated are preventing businesses from embracing enabling technologies.

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Ten Pitfalls To Avoid When Selecting A CMMS/EAM (Part 2)

January 25, 2013 8:08 am | by David Berger, Director, Western Management Consultants, Toronto | Articles | Comments

Many companies make the mistake of selecting a CMMS/EAM that addresses the short-term needs of primarily the maintenance department. This is not the best approach given the number and degree of changes that most companies go through over a relatively short period of time.

Achieve Excellence And Make Better Decisions In 2013

November 20, 2012 8:07 am | by Mark Humphlett, Director, Infor | Blogs | Comments

By automating and streamlining processes from department to department or person to person, you create a holistic, integrated decision-making environment, where you can make proactive operational decisions at every level of your business. 

Unlocking The Potential of ERP

May 3, 2011 1:11 pm | by SG Systems | White Papers

Make the most of real-time production floor information by providing ERP links to the shop floor, bridging the gap between the management team and the shop floor.

SaaS ERP: A Viable Model for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers

January 5, 2011 9:45 am | by Epicor | White Papers

This paper describes how the software as a service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation, and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers. It also describes how Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition, a comprehensive ERP system deployed in the SaaS model, meets the needs of job shops and small manufacturers.

Monitoring Physical Threats in Data Center

August 30, 2010 1:26 pm | by APC by Schneider Electric | White Papers

Traditional methodologies for monitoring the data center environment are no longer sufficient. With technologies such as blade servers driving up cooling demands and regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley driving up data security requirements, the physical environment in the data center must be watched more closely.

A Perspective On Standards: A Tool For Global Competitive Survival In A Complex Regulatory World

August 30, 2010 1:10 pm | by Rockwell Automation | White Papers

In today's global markets, companies are required to navigate a plethora of standards and regulatory requirements, making global business complex.

12 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

August 30, 2010 6:59 am | by Epicor | White Papers

An ERP system is your information backbone and reaches into all areas of your business and value chain. Replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner and specialist.

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