ERP Implementation Roles & Responsibilities: How to Build Your Team

By Nick Mendolia on 1/17/18 10:00 AM

Teamwork

Implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be a humbling challenge for any company. Four critical factors will determine the success of your new ERP implementation:

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After the Inventory Count – What Your Results are Really Saying

By Jeff Lem on 1/12/18 10:00 AM

Inventory count is complete

So, you’ve done your annual inventory count and probably thinking you’ve survived another one. Write-offs weren’t so bad and the big bonus is that you ‘found’ extra inventory that you didn’t think you had.

But before you call this year’s count a wrap let’s take a moment to consider what your count is really telling you.

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What is Your Data Strategy?

By Jack Shannon on 1/10/18 10:00 AM

You need a plan

When was the last time you thought about your data strategy? I hear people talking about data almost every day, but I rarely hear people articulate their data strategy. If there is no strategy for your data, that leaves hope; and hope isn't a strategy.

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3 Benefits of Infor VISUAL ERP for Manufacturing

By Jack Shannon on 1/3/18 10:00 AM

There aren’t only 3…

Listing all the benefits of VISUAL ERP would be a book, not a blog post. But you didn’t come here to read a book, so I’ve chosen what I think are the most significant benefits that manufacturing companies will get out of using VISUAL ERP.

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What is Infor CloudSuite Industrial?

By Tim O'Brien on 12/27/17 10:00 AM

Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise Resource Planning Software

Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is Infor’s leading solution for small- to medium-size manufacturers. If your manufacturing company has an annual revenue ranging from $10 million to $250 million, then CloudSuite Industrial may be a good fit for your business requirements. Thousands of customers use the Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly known as Syteline) worldwide. In fact, it is often independently ranked among the top three ERP solutions available for SMB manufacturing companies.

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5 Steps to Include in Your Business Process Review (BPR)

By Nick Mendolia on 12/20/17 10:00 AM

Everyone needs a plan

Every organization should have an ongoing plan for continuous improvement. In a competitive environment, any chance to improve upon a process can provide the edge a company needs to survive—and ultimately thrive.  A good Business Process Review template is a valuable first step in that plan.

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Infor Service Management Review

By Tim O'Brien on 12/13/17 10:00 AM

 

Infor Service Management is a Comprehensive Application

The Infor Service Management solution is an ERP application for service companies, field service companies, and manufacturers and equipment companies that provides service including installation, both preventive and emergency maintenance, warranty, service contracts, inspections, and both internal and external operations. Infor Service Management can be categorized as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution due to the abundance of functionality provided with the core offering. This vast functional footprint is a differentiator for Infor Service Management, as few other field service management systems have the same broad reach.

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Why ERP? 60 Reasons Companies Look at ERP Software

By Jack Shannon on 12/11/17 2:00 PM

 

Is your organization in the same position of other organizations looking for ERP?

At some point in your organization, someone said, “This is a mess. We need ERP.” Perhaps that person was you, perhaps it was someone else. Either way, you are now on the internet researching ERP.

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Barcoding Never Gets Old

By Jeff Lem on 12/7/17 11:50 AM

As a technology barcoding has been around since the 70’s which puts it on par agewise with the IBM 360 mainframe, the Ford Pinto, and these TV shows: Happy Days, Charlie’s Angels, and the Brady Bunch. Yet unlike these icons of the 70’s, the humble barcode is still very much in use and growing. Here are 5 reasons why the barcode is still around.

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The Incomplete List of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Benefits & Advantages

By Jack Shannon on 12/5/17 10:42 AM

Why not a complete list?

There is no doubt ERP can bring many benefits to a company. I’ve used ERP to bring benefits to companies I’ve managed; I’ve helped many other companies implement ERP with great results. My experience tells me creating a complete list of ERP benefits & features would be impossible. To understand why it is impossible, let me lay a list of the high level problems companies without an integrated ERP face, along with how ERP addresses these issues, leading to the benefits & advantages of ERP. Then I’ll explain why a complete list is impossible.

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