Enterprise Resource Planning

Wholesale Distribution Software: Top Recommendations

For wholesale distributors, careful spending is a top priority. It’s essential that businesses balance the expenses produced by their warehousing operations in order to make sure that they’re offset by monthly revenue. This is no easy task, but wholesale distribution software can simplify the process. It helps to track and optimize key details about inventory and its movements (a segment of the broader distribution software category).

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Retail ERP: Maximizing the Value of ERP Software for an Industry at a Crossroads

The retail industry — perhaps more visibly than many other industries — is perceived as being at a significant crossroads that has and will continue to result in changes to all aspects of the retail landscape. Significantly, the most important market influencer impacting the retail industry is technology innovation and the pace at which it is moving.

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Top ERP Predictions for 2019

The next year will continue to present businesses with the supreme challenge of operating in an environment, both globally and domestically, that’s fast-paced, highly competitive and unpredictable. These business conditions aren’t new and they have, in fact, driven many businesses to reassess traditional business models, embracing innovative and, in some cases, unorthodox business solutions.

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7 Improvements from Running Back Office Management Software

Anyone who hasn’t been involved in business for a couple of decades would be absolutely surprised by what they see if they walked back into a modern office. Today’s businesses don’t look much like those of the 1980s or even the 1990s, primarily because of new digital technologies that are changing many things about how we work and manage our commercial operations.

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Manufacturing Process Software: How It Works

To be a successful manufacturer, you need to consistently produce at equal to, or higher than, your targeted rates. This must be achieved while staying within rigid parameters for cost and quality. In order to reach optimal levels of productivity and profitability, manufacturing processes need to be carefully enforced and perpetually monitored.

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What Is Business Management Software?

For many companies, the term “business management software” is a bit confusing. After all, there are scores of planning, reporting and recording systems on the market, and they all have a hand in the process management of business processes. Is it a catch-all for ERP, CRM and EAM in general, or does it describe something tangible and specific?

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Features and Requirements of Production Planning Software

Companies utilize production planning software and related scheduling/optimization tools to plan on many different horizons. They do so for both short-term and long-term projections, and to handle inventories, bring products to market, and serve customers more efficiently. These types of innovative enterprise tools contain many different components that help project managers, executives and others keep tabs on what’s happening with production in a given environment.

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The ERP Buyer’s Profile for Growing Companies

We recently conducted interviews with 225 companies who were all looking for enterprise resource planning (ERP). The goal of this survey was simple – listen and learn from what these companies had to say about their individual decision-making strategies. We all agree that this is not a simple task. But we also agree that selecting the best ERP software is a critical factor for business success. Our intent is to analyze all these responses and present the most salient observations in a report that will help assist companies along this selection path to a successful conclusion.

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Cutting Edge Distribution Strategies

Every business needs sound distribution strategies to ensure that their products are getting into the right hands. With the advent of the Internet, mobile phones, and social media, there are more ways than ever to get in touch with your potential customers. We’ll go over some common types of distribution strategies as well as some you may not have heard of yet.

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4 Key Changes in Manufacturing Technology

Technology supports and drives innovation. Recent changes in engineering and manufacturing technology have the potential to help manufacturers create better quality goods in less time. Expenses for manufacturers can be reduced by implementing this new technology while also becoming more competitive thanks to greater efficiency. Here are 4 key changes in manufacturing technology that have the potential to be game changers for manufacturing operations:

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Process Manufacturing vs Discrete Manufacturing ERP

Those involved in the manufacturing industry know that one manufacturing process is not necessarily like another — and in this high-tech business world, manufacturing operations can vary a great deal. So do the systems that support them. The software architectures that manufacturing companies use to produce products and materials should be designed to support their specific operations.

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Import and Export Compliance with Distribution ERP

For any company that distributes goods internationally, import/export compliance is a top concern. Import/export laws, standards and guidelines in various countries around the world add to complexity for these types of business processes. Customs work, accommodation of international taxes and tariffs, and significant documentation requirements often make importing and exporting rather labor-intensive.

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How ERP Evolved to SaaS

The evolution of today’s technology happens at a lightning-quick pace, and ERP systems are no exception.  What was once an exclusively on-premise solution quickly became a cloud-based subscription service.  This evolution from on-premise business software to SaaS product was initially met with some skepticism, but quickly won them over with its enhanced features and greater flexibility.

Let’s step into the Wayback Machine and take a look at how ERP systems evolved into SaaS products.

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Hybrid ERP System Solutions & Why You Should Consider One

I’ve got one seemingly-simple question for you: how well does your ERP system work?  Think about this question carefully — how well does your ERP system actually automate the processes you need it to, and how much manual work needs to be put in for that automation to occur?  If the answer involves more manual work than should be necessary, then your business is suffering the same fate as many other businesses at the moment.

The exclusive use of an on-premise ERP is simply becoming outdated as various needs change for both businesses and their customers.  That being said, completely abandoning your on-premise ERP in favor of a newer cloud-based solution can involve much more effort and money than it’s worth.  The new norm involves adopting a “Hybrid ERP” system.

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7 Critical Functions of ERP Financial Management Software Modules

Financial management software does a lot for businesses. Many of these platforms function as an overall, comprehensive set of resources for figuring out enterprise finances on both a short-term and long-term basis. But there are also specific key things that businesses want out of these software tools.

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Pros and Cons of Open Source ERP Software

With ERP software, as with any kind of software product, there are big questions about how to source software platforms, and how to compare vendor options and other choices.

One evident competition is between specifically licensed ERP products and the collection of options known as ‘open source’ ERP software — ERP platforms that are not built for profit by a particular firm, but maintained with open source licensing, often by communities of users.

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