Bryan Foshee

    Bryan is a Regional Manager at Visual South and has been working with the company since 2002. Prior to that, he was a consultant and implemented SAP in manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.

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    Electronic Payment Systems & ERP: How to Get Set Up the Right Way

    By Bryan Foshee on 1/13/21 10:00 AM

    How are electronic payments used?

    Electronic payment systems are just what they sound like: a way to send or receive funds online. Depending on your business, you can execute financial transactions electronically through a variety of ways:

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    3 Quality Control Measures In Manufacturing

    By Bryan Foshee on 1/6/21 10:00 AM

    Working toward a quality product

    Manufacturing a quality product is at the top of the list for every manufacturer in order to obtain and keep customers. There are quality control measures that a lot of manufacturers use to control their quality, and a few of them are listed below:

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    How Do You Define ERP?

    By Bryan Foshee on 12/30/20 10:00 AM

     

    What is ERP?

    I have been in the ERP world for over 25 years—primarily in sales, but I’ve implemented ERP software for companies as well. My experience is largely in manufacturing environments, so that is the point of view from which I write this blog.

    Topics: ERP research
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    What to Expect During an Infor VISUAL Upgrade

    By Bryan Foshee on 12/23/20 10:00 AM

    Why upgrade?

    Your ERP is the systematic backbone of your company, and it is important to get the most value you can from your investment. New releases and versions of VISUAL contain enhanced functionality that can make your company run more efficiently. In addition, VISUAL upgrades allow you to take advantage of new versions of underlying technology, like Windows, server operating systems, and database platforms. Having a regular cadence of upgrading keeps you current and up-to-date with all the latest technology, and reduces your risk of falling behind to an unsupported version of your ERP. At Visual South, we have been performing upgrades for over 25 years, and have developed a successful process that our clients can rely on.

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    The Importance of ERP Data

    By Bryan Foshee on 12/2/20 10:00 AM

    Some background before we begin

    I work with companies that are in all stages of their ERP journey. Some companies are looking to purchase and implement their first ERP system; they are typically trying to understand what ERP can do, how to evaluate vendors, and dreaming of the “to be” state they are trying to attain. On the other end of the spectrum are companies that have been running ERP for 25 years and longer. These clients are always trying to improve what they have and make themselves a better company. Whether your company is at the same stage as the former, the latter, or is somewhere in between, there is one fundamental truth you need to keep in mind: an ERP system is only as good as the data that is put in it. Let’s get a little background on the types of data an ERP needs before we get in to the importance of the data itself.

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    The Best Features of VISUAL Time and Attendance

    By Bryan Foshee on 11/11/20 10:00 AM

    What is VISUAL Time and Attendance (VTA)?

    VTA is exactly what it sounds like: it is a time and attendance solution for your employees. A lot of VISUAL customers use the labor barcoding or new Shop Floor Mobile applications to track the time of employees doing direct work on jobs. VTA allows you to do the same, plus much, much more!

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    Shop Floor Scheduling in ERP Systems

    By Bryan Foshee on 10/21/20 10:00 AM

    Scheduling in your ERP is a great goal

    I have been in the ERP world for close to 25 years, both as a consultant and salesperson. I’ve seen companies buy ERP for many reasons, but usually the driving factor has something to do with being able to use the system to schedule their shop floor. This is a fantastic goal. Not because shop floor scheduling with ERP sounds cool, but because to do it, you have to be good. Really good. The reason being that if you are going to have an algorithm in the software help you make valid decisions; you have to give it valid input. And that valid input has to come from almost every functional area in your organization. Everyone has to be on board!

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    The Infor VISUAL Time and Attendance Function that Benefits Almost Every Manufacturer

    By Bryan Foshee on 9/16/20 10:00 AM

    Some background before we begin

    The ability to understand your costs, manage your capacity, and accurately quote all depend on knowing what your labor costs are for each work order. Infor VISUAL customers typically use the labor barcoding functionality, or the brand-new Shop Floor Mobile solution to capture labor on their work orders. (If you would like to learn more about Shop Floor Mobile, click here to view a demo of each module.)

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    3 ERP Blogs to Start Reading Today

    By Bryan Foshee on 9/2/20 10:00 AM

    Some background before we begin

    There is no shortage of information about ERP on the internet, that’s for sure. If you are evaluating ERP, all that information can be a bit overwhelming. I frequently work with companies that are in this situation and spend a lot of time educating people about ERP software, how it is sold, what to look out for, and so on. Being an educated consumer is extremely important when it comes to ERP and blogs are a great (and free) way to educate yourself.

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    An Exhaustive ERP Cost Breakdown

    By Bryan Foshee on 8/19/20 10:00 AM

    Some background before we begin

    The process to evaluate and choose an ERP software is not a simple task; as a matter of fact, it is a complex task. Because of the risk and cost, it’s a big decision for a company, big or small, to find and implement an ERP. I have numerous conversations with companies that are going through this selection process, and if they don’t bring up the subject of cost in our first conversation, then I do because it is so important! To help you set a realistic budget for your new ERP system, read below for a list of costs you should plan for.

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