How ERP can make good on the promise of real-time actionable intelligence

Mobile, social, analytics, cloud, the Internet of Things, nanotechnology, 3D printing and more – manufacturers are facing a barrage of information about how new disruptive technologies will change the face of their industry. But for manufacturers to embrace these technologies, they must have a clear understanding of the technology value-add within the context of today’s [Read more]

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018

Embracing the Cloud ERP — Difficulties Faced by Companies Using the Cloud ERP

Customization –Doing it your way Customizing the Cloud ERP system is one of the most popular problems faced by today’s companies and it is an important aspect of Cloud ERP since it impacts overall performance and efficiency, speaking time-wise. Customization also increases the flexibility which gives competitive advantage. The main problem is; most providers offer [Read more]

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017

Yesterday´s ERP Future is Today´s Reality

Yesterday´s Future is Today´s Reality – why running SaaS ERP is a game changer in the Industry. In the area of Business applications, cloud seems to be all over the place. But it has many facets which all have its right to exist, though it´s a fatal misunderstanding to see cloud simply as an alternative [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Find out how effective ERP system improves every aspect of business

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has been identified as a necessity for practically all companies, regardless of the size, and the sector. It is no longer seen as a matter of choice, but as an imperative. After all, which organisation would not benefit from a real-time integrated view of all its core business processes? It is [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017

What’s Involved in an ERP Evaluation?

Before selecting an ERP system, your ERP consultant should guide your organization through requirements gathering and business process reengineering. This is called an ERP evaluation, and here’s an inside look at what it takes, courtesy of Laura Florence, Senior Account Executive at Panorama: How long does it take to do a selection project? In terms [Read more]

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017

Four Signs It’s Time to Change Your ERP Software

In tough economic times, it becomes tempting to sweat your assets. But running an outdated ERP system may become more of a liability than a saving in the long run. These are the top signs that indicate it’s time for new ERP software: 1. Functionality gaps If the software you’ve been using for years starts [Read more]

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Seven tips for ERP success

Ron Martin, Managing Partner of Enapps, an ERP supplier for SMEs gives seven tips for SMEs who may be considering an ERP business system. Know exactly where you are and where you want to be from a business perspective You need to know exactly where you are, before you can move forward. By this we [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

3 Important Questions for a New ERP Software

Now that the champagne has been polished off and you’ve rung in the New Year, it’s time to make your return to the office and attempt to shake the holidays from your mind. As your business returns to its normal operating activities, you may start to remember some of the inefficiencies you escaped and pushed [Read more]

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017

The Pros And Cons Of Traditional Versus Cloud ERP For SMBs

While it has taken longer, innovation and disruption is now fully underway in the ERP (enterprise resource planning) space. It promises to create a level playing field for small and medium sized businesses. Traditionally, ERP was expensive and designed for large organizations. It is helpful to review traditional ERP before delving into the rise in [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Integrating CRM and ERP: Unlocking the future of enterprise agility

One may think that enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems have been around so long that those products, and more importantly, their uses, are completely mature. Certainly they have peaked in terms of the value that they can provide to a business, right? Wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth. [Read more]

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017

Is ERP worth the investment?

When beginning your quest to purchase an ERP solution, building a case for the cost benefit should be your priority. However, focusing on all of the bells and whistles of a new ERP often overshadows looking at an actual cost benefit and understanding the overall value you are getting with your ERP. ERP enables you [Read more]

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

3 Ways ERP Can Streamline Manufacturing for Small and Midsize Businesses

The list of reasons why small and midsize manufacturers might choose not to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application is long and includes explanations such as a lack of IT resources, the belief that ERP is only for larger companies and confidence that the organization has gotten this far without ERP so it can [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5 Key Considerations When Selecting an ERP System for Your Business

Buying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is the business equivalent of going to the dentist. Nobody looks forward to the process, but everyone knows it’s necessary for long-term health. The reasons behind looking for a new ERP system are varied and many. Some companies are driven by operational needs, but many companies choose ERP [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How to Select the Right Implementation Partner

When you’re ready to deploy a new ERP solution, selecting the right software is only part of the equation. The success of your deployment also depends on finding the right ERP implementation partner. An ERP deployment is a complex undertaking. You need a trusted partner who can execute on your requirements while offering guidance and [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The 5 Hidden Economic Benefits of Cloud ERP

The cloud has been a major topic of conversation among manufacturers over the past few years. With good reason too: it has definitively proven its financial value. Obviously, the cloud offers compelling ways for manufacturers of all sizes to reap cost savings, especially when it comes to capital spend. But cloud ERP promises even more [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016

How ERP Software Helps Streamline Processes

When a business first starts to evaluate software as a tool to help manage its processes, it makes sense to look at introductory solutions. Introductory software is designed to be the first system implemented in a business as an alternative to entirely manual processes. For most businesses, the first software purchase made is in order [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016

How To Secure Your Data In ERPs

A major concern for clients, customers, and businesses with enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been the security of their data. Many people have doubts regarding data security in the cloud version as well. Generally speaking, during ERP implementation, clients tend focus more on prioritisation of activities, core ERP functionalities, deadlines and financial constraints. The security [Read more]

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016

3 Ways Manufacturers Can Lower Costs with Cloud ERP

Cloud computing is proving to be more than a mere trend for manufacturers. In fact, those who have embraced ERP technology view cloud as central to their ability to compete. And for good reason. The cost benefits alone make it a compelling strategy—even to those who still believe they are better off “owning” the software. [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Five ways inadequate requirements wreak havoc with enterprise software purchases

There are multiple reasons why major software purchases fail, but one of the most common is that of an inadequate requirements analysis. The problem is caused by people being unfamiliar with requirements gathering techniques, and by grossly underestimating the amount of work involved. Requirements are to software selection as foundations are to a building. Get [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Determining whether or not to customize a new ERP System

For any new ERP implementation or revamp, deciding whether to start fresh and find a system with advanced out-of-the-box features vs customizing a software to fit your business processes one of the biggest considerations to make before any ERP implementation. Customizations are excellent for businesses that have complex daily processes while standard out of the [Read more]

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016

Determine the Benefits of an ERP Upgrade or New Solution

Your ERP solution is likely one of the most significant IT investments your organization will make. As such, it’s important to ensure you’re getting maximum value from the solution. Most organizations undertake some sort of cost-benefit analysis and cost-of-ownership calculation before the deployment. But it’s equally important to monitor the performance of the solution after [Read more]

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016

How do you know you picked the right ERP solution?

The right ERP solution has the power to transform your business and drive tremendous efficiency and growth. But an ERP deployment also carries tremendous risk. We’ve all read horror stories about failed implementations or implementations that stretch far beyond budget and schedule. Evaluating a new ERP system may be one of the most complex technology [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Manufacturing ERP Solution

It’s no secret that enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for manufacturing tend to be more expensive than ERP solutions for other industries. In manufacturing, organizations tend to face more involved technical integrations and require higher levels of customization to achieve the results desired from an ERP solution. Fortunately, there are a few ways to reduce [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016

4 Eye-Opening Signs That Indicate it’s Time to Upgrade to an Integrated E-commerce Solution

Multi-million dollar businesses cannot afford to lose out on important sales that can determine the future growth of their company. The right e-commerce platform is a make or break for the success of your company. The wrong platform choice can cost economic growth. With E-commerce steadily growing, it’s even more necessary to pay attention to [Read more]

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016

Fundamentals of ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning plays a critical role in business, requiring people to have a general understanding of the key components of Enterprise Resource Planning to function well in any organization. Businesses have been transitioning to computer technology at an increasing rate since the advent of the desktop computer in the early 80’s. The focus of [Read more]

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

How ERP Transforms Inventory Management

Once upon a time, the task of inventory management was done on paper, kept in manila folders, and stored in filing cabinets by the dozens. To make matters more complicated and time-consuming, periodically, the folders would need to be sorted and reorganized to make room for new files. Obtaining an accurate picture of inventory numbers [Read more]

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016

Top 10 ERP mistakes and how to avoid them

Implementing an ERP system is a game-changer for organisations. It promises to improve productivity, streamline workflow, reduce costs and maximise the bottom line, but how many horror stories have you heard about projects running over time or budget or, worse still, failing completely? There are numerous failures out there and if you’re the person running [Read more]

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016

How to Enhance Your Purchase Management Through ERP

The benefits of ERP software are many and varied everything from creating multiple automated systems to handling human resources tasks to organizing manufacturing and development. Yet it’s easy to get lost in all these features and forget that ERP can be a powerful asset to your company’s purchase management. While it’s true that ERP can [Read more]

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016

9 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing an ERP Provider

So, you’ve been charged with validating and selecting a new ERP system. Your primary goal, of course, will be to select a system that meets all of your technical requirements. Inventory Management? Check. Fixed Assets? Check. Payroll? Check. As you’re searching for the system that checks all of your boxes, it is imperative that you [Read more]

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016

Why An ERP Performs Better In The Cloud

There are so many ERP (enterprise resource planning) options currently on the market that it’s easy for enterprises to find one perfectly suited to their unique requirements. Before diving into the details however, it’s important for any prospective user to choose between an on-site or cloud ERP deployment. There are advantages and disadvantages to both [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ERP Management: How to Manage ERP

One of the key problems for modern businesses, especially in a difficult economic context, is to ensure that the company gets maximum value from its resources. This is even more critical for small businesses with limited resources. Enterprise resource planning, or ERP, is a structured approach to assigning resources so that the organization can achieve [Read more]

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

3 Ways Good ERP Software Can Boost Productivity

Everyone knows that technology can help raise your business to the next level. The use of cloud computing and the availability of supporting softwares are making businesses – from small startups to large corporations – strive in the face of evolution. There are so many solutions to choose from as well, particular when it comes [Read more]

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016

17 painful ways a major software purchase can go wrong

In some ways selecting enterprise software is like painting a house – the key to success lies in the preparation. Rather than doing the work demanded by a mature software selection process, some organizations take shortcuts and create unnecessary pain for themselves. By the time they realize just how much pain they are in for, [Read more]

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

5 Ways ERP Helps Manage a More Agile Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing agility is the ability to respond quickly to unpredictable changes in demand. In today’s market, agility is not only the hallmark of the most competitive manufacturers, it’s also a requirement for day-to-day survival. With a few exceptions, those manufacturers that survive in this market must be able to change direction at a moment’s notice, [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

4 Reasons Food and Beverage Manufacturers Should Consider Cloud ERP

Shortened product lifecycles and slimmer margins mean you need to focus on both operational efficiency and product quality. At the same time, you need the ability to quickly track ingredients from their point of origin to mitigate risks and respond to recalls. That means the systems that run your business need to give you visibility, [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016

Why Cloud Computing Makes Business Better for SMBs

Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMB) make up nearly all of the metalcasting market. While the definition of SMB varies, a good range for the metalcasting industry would be: Small, 1 to 49 employees; medium (low-end range), 50 to 249 employees; medium (high-end range), 250 to 499 employees; large, 500 and more employees. Most SMBs, and [Read more]

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

5 Ways to Take Advantage of an ERP

An ERP is more than just a new piece of technology. It is a transformative product that enables you to make sweeping changes to the way your enterprise conducts business. Countless companies have discovered that in the wake of implementing an ERP their core business practices evolved for the better. To help illustrate the scope [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Building an Effective Mobile ERP Strategy

As mobile devices continue to shape the industry, businesses are incessantly finding ways on how to maximize the potential to change and enhance their entire processes.  Mobile ERP becomes the revolutionary solution many companies have been looking for to encourage productivity, increase production, and decrease their costs. It is designed to offer a secure way [Read more]

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016

Manufacturing Cloud ERP Enables One View – Including Mobile Users

Many manufacturers still grapple with the disconnected nature of the systems that run their business. To quickly respond to customer demands and make information-based decisions, everyone in the manufacturing enterprise needs access to ERP and production data—including those on mobile devices. When Quatro Composites realized its legacy ERP couldn’t meet its needs, the company began [Read more]

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

The Growth of Cloud ERP

The “Internet of Things”: Phones aren’t the only “things” that are connected to the internet. There is a revolution under way connecting things—from weather sensors to vehicles to MRI machines—to the internet. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to collecting and analyzing the data from these things to identify patterns, track trends, and even predict [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How to Use ERP Software to Build Your Social Enterprise

With the development of social media and digital collaboration we are entering a new era of social enterprise. This hails an entrepreneurial approach to business, built on technological innovation that facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing, both internally and externally. Social enterprise necessitates a shakeup of traditional IT solutions or enterprise management software which, up until [Read more]

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016

Six Signs Your ERP May Be Ready for the Cloud

Software as a service has become the near norm in 2016 with everything from office products and CRM to ERP, PSA and supply chain solutions being moved to the cloud. We have multi-tenant public clouds, private clouds and even hybrid clouds. So with its emergence, is it time to embrace the cloud?   Signs you [Read more]

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016

Moving from Spreadsheets to ERP Software? Try These 6 Tips

Transitioning from Excel spreadsheets to an ERP system can be daunting. These tips will help ensure the process goes smoothly. Spreadsheets are cheap, easy to manage and can accommodate many different types of data. Therefore, it’s no surprise that, according to an FEI Canada report, 71 percent of U.S. companies still rely on spreadsheets for [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

3 Signs That It’s Time To Upgrade Your Enterprise Software

How to know when it’s time to upgrade your company’s enterprise software. Three signs that tell you your software is in need of an upgrade. Are you missing the signs that it’s time to upgrade your enterprise software? As companies evolve, the software used to manage a business must too. When your enterprise software doesn’t [Read more]

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016

Priorities for an ERP Selection

Sufficient implementation preparation during ERP selection increases the chances of a successful ERP rollou Companies undergoing ERP selections should not just worry about what system to implement. The selection process should really focus on equipping the organization for the change that accompanies implementation. Sufficient implementation preparation during ERP selection increases the chances of a successful [Read more]

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

4 Reasons Should Use Cloud-Based ERP Systems

Maybe you’ve just started selling your handmade creations online, or maybe you’ve been doing this sort of thing on the side for years and you’re now looking to go full time.     In any case, if you’re just starting out in the world of online selling, it will only be a matter of time [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ERP Implementation for Small – and Medium – Sized Organizations (SMEs)

The ERP systems have become increasingly popular in business organizations, including those that are small in size and scope. SMEs have many of the same needs as large enterprises; however, SMEs face different challenges. The most prevalent challenge facing SMEs is insufficient resources, especially limited financial resources and capabilities. SMEs, because they are smaller, are [Read more]

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016

12 Things Your ERP Vendor Will Never Tell You

Like any business relationship, that between ERP vendor and client is a balance of trust and circumspection. That trustis built by both valuing your vendor’s expertise and demanding from them the highest standards.   The 2016 Panorama Consulting Report on enterprise resource planning software found only 57% of respondents considered their new software a “success”. [Read more]

Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

When should you customize your ERP and why?

While some suggest that ERP customization still exists as a critical operational element, during the last 10 years, systems have become more internally adept. Consequently, these advances have allowed today’s systems to provide for levels of processing and reporting that largely render the entire concept of customization moot.   On top of this happy result, [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Simple Steps for Measuring and Ensuring ERP Success

Many companies start their ERP search without knowing what they want to accomplish People often talk about the high failure rate for software implementation projects. Stories abound about failures in CRM, MES, SCM and QMS, but the stories are especially disturbing when they involve ERP. Panorama Consulting research shows that in 2015, about 46% of [Read more]

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016

Keeping Your ERP Systems Secure in the Cybercriminal World

When business-sensitive data is hacked or leaked the consequences can be disastrous for an organisation. ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems can be particularly attractive targets for hackers because to a cybercriminal they look like honeypots of valuable data. Whether that data is customer credit card details, business financial data or intellectual property, if cybercriminals obtain [Read more]

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

How Manufacturing Cloud ERP Helps Your Company Control Production

Your plant managers need to ensure smooth production. You enable them by ensuring the systems that run production run well. But it seems that both of you are continually fighting fires to meet your goals. It also means that both of you have no time for strategic analysis into better, more efficient processes and systems. [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

5 New-Age ERP Trends to Look Out For

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) empowers people to operate their business functions effectively & help them take timely and accurate business decisions. ERP is extremely important as it integrates data across materials, sales, distribution, production, finance, HR, projects for online and real-time visibility. The second half of 2016 and beyond will be the defining era for [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Smart Way to Buy Your First ERP System

When should a growing company start thinking about a formal, automated spend management program? At the same time you get your first ERP system. The two go hand in hand, but most companies put an ERP system in place and then, when they get to about 800 or so employees, they start thinking about automating [Read more]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

17 painful ways a major software purchase can go wrong

In some ways selecting enterprise software is like painting a house – the key to success lies in the preparation. Rather than doing the work demanded by a mature software selection process, some organizations take shortcuts and create unnecessary pain for themselves. By the time they realize just how much pain they are in for, [Read more]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

3 Best Signs It’s Time to Adopt a New ERP Partner

Even though ERP software is pretty effective in moving that pesky needle forward for small to mid-size businesses, it’s critical for business owners to find the right ERP partner for the most effective results. Take a look at these 3 best signs it’s time to ‘be out with the old, and in with the new’ [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Importance of Choosing ERP Wisely

Anyone in the market for an ERP system needs to get to grips with every last detail of functionality before placing their order, warns Malcolm Wheatley. Mistakes can be costly. Gloucestershire-based Fluid Transfer International designs and manufactures aviation and naval refuelling equipment such as fuel trucks, which they sell to defence ministries and airports worldwide. [Read more]

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016

3 Smart Questions to ask Before an ERP Implementation

An ERP implementation is no walk in the park and there’s really no sugar coating this fact. Despite this, you have still decided to purchase a new ERP software system because of the benefits and efficiencies it can provide your business. Unfortunately, there is a long road ahead from the time you shake hands with [Read more]

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

Making the most of your mobile ERP application

Making the most’ has to be about improving the bottom line – either increasing revenue or decreasing cost. Moving an entire ERP to mobile is generally not in the cards, but there are things you can do to make sure your mobile ERP functionality is doing all it can.   Will mobile ERP help differentiate [Read more]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

How to Weigh the Pros and Cons of Purchasing ERP

These are typical complaints and worries that our team of experts has heard in regards to ERP systems. A substantial amount of organizations’ complaints and questions about the worth of an ERP system have validity: ERP solutions are expensive, difficult to select, and can be tricky to implement. On the other hand, there’s little doubt [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

9 Reasons why your ERP System should be in the Cloud

The reality is that most enterprise applications are well on their way to being cloud based. We’ve seen it with simple workloads such as HR and payroll, travel and expense management, and in the last decade we’ve seen the cloud as the new normal for customer relationship management (CRM) deployments. It is a tough choice [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What kind of ERP solution do you seek, Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now?

When evaluating a new ERP system, companies have a hard choice to make. Do you they want something that can satisfy their needs best right now or are they looking for solutions that will grow with them long term and meet needs that they don’t know that they have. It is a tough choice to [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

6 Tips To Implement Cloud ERP Properly

Enterprise resourcing planning software has lagged behind cloud computing solutions in other business areas like CRM and storage. Readers responded by asking for tips on how to choose a vendor and implement a Cloud ERP. It is fairly Cloud ERP will grow in the next few years because large vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Is Your ERP Strangling Your Business?

As a manufacturer, your focus is on quality, equipment maintenance, profit, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. You’re probably not thinking about the pitfalls of your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. However, the shortcomings can be more than a nuisance to your business. Here are five ways your ERP may be strangling your business: Money Drain [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Using ERP Software To Improve Order Fulfillment In Your Warehouse

On the surface, wholesale distribution may seem simple: Get an order, pack it and ship it. But in reality the warehouse is a complex place with logistic intricacies tucked into every part of the order fulfillment process. Perfect order fulfillment means delivering an accurate product on time, with complete documentation and no damage. Strong order [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016

5 Reasons Why Cloud ERP Is Perfect For Your Start-Up

Investing in inventory and accounting ERP software can be a daunting process – especially for small and start-up businesses as they struggle to set up processes and invest in company growth while working to minimize spending and expenses. However, systems previously only affordable by large, established companies are now available for small and start-up businesses [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016

What is ERP Consulting?

What is ERP Consulting? Let’s start at the beginning. Most people coming across this blog already have a Microsoft Dynamics system in place, but a lot of companies are doing research out there to find what the right ERP software is for their business. They are going to come across the ERP software blog because [Read more]

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

Top Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Forecasting

Leaders and planners at consumer brand companies who manufacture, source, and/or retail products all want to know: When forecasts are not always accurate, how do you hedge your bets? This was a question recently asked by a Supply Chain VP on an educational webinar (which is still on-demand for a few months if you are [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6 Industries That Need ERP Systems

Whether you’re a health care institution busting at the seams or a nonprofit organization that needs to smooth out its process, the impact ERP software can have on a business or organization is not specific to industry. Here are a few examples of industries that are better off because of ERP software Health Care From [Read more]

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

How To Select An ERP Vendor?

Selecting the best ERP vendor for your ERP project can be made easier if you ask the right questions and keep top of mind the most important characteristics to you. The best choice will be more evident the more you engage with the vendors during the pre-sales process. This is probably obviou,s but one important [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Super-Charging your ERP System for the Future

In an ideal world, most organisations would choose to keep their technology up-to-date, especially their ERP software which typically drives their entire business. But, for mid-range companies fighting for market share, there are so many demands on budget. Having made a large investment in their legacy systems, they may have other priorities – or wonder [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016

How To Achieve A Successful ERP Implementation

ERP implementations can go two ways: Relatively easy and painless transitions, or long and grueling affairs that cause frustration. Which would you prefer? Unfortunately, too many ERP implementation projects are destined for failure before they ever get off the ground. The good news? There’s a lot you can do to prevent ERP implementation setbacks. Common [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How to Get an ERP ROI 25% Faster

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects can be a costly and time-consuming process for an organization. Studies have shown that ERP projects can often go almost 11% over budget and close to 20% past their targeted completion time. This can make an organization nervous, as they understandably want to reach their Return on Investment (ROI) as [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that helps an organization manage its business. An important goal oF ERP is to facilitate the flow of information so business decisions can be data-driven. ERP software suites are built to collect and organize data from various levels of an organization [Read more]

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2016

4 ERP Training Tips for Your Team

The decision has been made: your team will be undergoing an ERP software integration. With all the different moving parts involved, it can be easy to overlook the basics – optimized training. Follow these tips to ensure your team members are best poised for success. Make ERP Training A Priority Unfortunately, your business doesn’t get [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How Does ERP Help with Customer Service

We already know the numerous benefits of an ERP system that helps in streamlining business processes. One among the several ERP modules is customer service. While most companies choose to customize their ERP to give a boost to their customer service, some choose to install a separate CRM. In this article, we shall discuss how [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

10 Questions You Need to Ask About Your ERP Training Programme

Alongside the many decisions to be made when implementing an ERP system, how you will develop and deploy your training programme is one of them. The choices are very broadly: give your system project team and ‘super users’ responsibility for training other users, either themselves or by using in-house trainers; rely on the ERP training [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How to Avoid a Bad Project

Do you ever feel out of control of your project? There is a variety of reasons why projects go bad. Sometimes, it is the partner’s fault, sometimes the client’s, and sometimes there are situations that are completely out of everyone’s control. Quite often, the client conveniently blames their project partner as the responsible party for [Read more]

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015

5 Samooha Adoption Missteps to Avoid in 2016

If 2016 will be the year when you finally upgrade some of those old systems, adopt new technology and invest in automated processes, you are probably chomping at the bit to get started. While integrating new technology – like a upgrade version Samooha solution – is nerve-wracking, it’s also extremely exciting, especially for those who will find [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

ERP Business Process Manufacturing

Project-based manufacturers experience a variety of challenges, including integration between various operations, efficient project planning and resource utilization, effective cost tracking, managing budgets for different projects, and effective document and report management. In today’s global marketplace, you likely heavily depend on technology for inventory management, resource utilization, production scheduling, and more. According to Aberdeen Research, [Read more]

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015

Your Body’s ERP System

Often when talking with people I just met I will focus on their occupation because I’m truly fascinated by the different occupational paths people take. And with any reciprocal conversation, after I ask somebody what they do, they often ask what I do. Usually people are satisfied by an answer like, “I work for a [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

6 Signals You Need ERP for ‘16

Typically, a new year prompts management to take a look backward to see what last year’s endeavors accomplished and where there were difficulties or even setbacks. If you’re a member of the management team and your process manufacturing company ended the year with lackluster performance and profits, consider making an investment in Enterprise Resource Planning [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Why What You’ve Heard About Cloud ERP Security and Reliability is Wrong

Like many manufacturers, you’re probably concerned about the security and reliability of the systems that run your business. And for good reason. Downtime means no production, and no production means lost profitability. Security means safeguarding (or protecting) intellectual property and your customers’ trusted information. It’s good to be skeptical—but when it comes to cloud ERP [Read more]

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Is your ERP Software Hurting your Business?

Accounting software is a necessity for just about every business, no matter how small. However, the wrong software for your company may actually do more harm than good. Once your company gets up and running, a more sophisticated business system like Samooha Goomi is not only recommended but almost required for your business to continue growth. [Read more]

Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015