Top 10 April Blogs

In case you missed content, here is a quick recap of our most popular blogs of April.

10 Phases for Successful ERP Implementation

Like any other project, an ERP implementation project consists of various steps and phases. While no two ERP projects are the same, there are some general ground rules and steps to follow to help guide your project to a successful end. These 10 steps will help you stick to budgets, streamline the process, and successfully adopt ERP into your business strategy. Read more.

What’s a business process review and why should you get one?

When preparing to add on a new ERP system, one of the very basic places to start is by conducting a business process review. The only way you can be sure that you are selecting an ERP system that will help your business to grow and minimize daily tasks is by checking your business over from top to bottom. Once you are aware of where all your business’ shortcomings are, you will be able to select ERP that focuses on and fixes those issues. Read more.

ERP System Check-Up & Software Evaluation Template

Our ERP check-up will evaluate your system from several angles and give you a calculated grade on general features, finance/accounting, HR, sales/marketing, inventory/warehouse, and much more. Read more.

The Top 5 Challenges of Rubber and Plastics Manufacturers Solved

Rubber and plastics manufacturers can face unique challenges that are not faced by other discrete manufacturers. Rubber and plastics manufacturers are facing high demand for their products and are two of the largest sectors for manufacturing. To be able to reach all of this demand while staying lean and efficient, rubber and plastic manufacturers are taking advantage of ERP. Read more.

Discrete ERP Vs. Process ERP

Over the years manufacturing has changed drastically and the industry has broken down itself down into specific industries and niches within them. To keep up with this gradual change, ERP systems have evolved and done the same. This has made ERP selection, a process that has always been tough, even harder for those in search of the ERP system that will best support their processes, This is especially true when is comes to discrete ERP vs. Process ERP system selection. Read more.

13 Epicor ERP Features You Need at the Center of Your Business

Competition in the manufacturing industry increases by the day. To keep up, you need to give your employees powerful tools so they can better serve your customers and successfully reach out and connect with prospects. By having a comprehensive ERP solution at the center of your business, you will empower your employees to do just that. This whitepaper will walk you through the 13 major functional areas of Epicor 9 and briefly explain how these features will change the way you do business, add value for your customers, help you gain control over your operations, and enable your employees to achieve their goals. Read more.

33 Question Checklist for ERP Selection

When it comes to enterprise software solutions, selection is everything. It all comes down to the final system selection, but before that comes many other choices. From choosing your ERP project team, evaluating your software options, choosing a vendor, and everything in between. It’s a hassle, but it’s worth it. By taking your time to methodically evaluate all of your options and ticking off the check boxes along the way, you will end up with a solution that’s going to give you the best possible results. Read more.

Do you really need to migrate old data to your new ERP system?

If you’re implementing a new ERP system, you have to think carefully about what you want to do with all of the data in your current ERP or accounting system. Many businesses think it’s a no-brainer, “of course we need all of that data, its important!” but all of that data is not as valuable as you think. Further, the cost of migrating data can add to the price of your ERP implementation project. So, should you migrate existing data into your new ERP system? Read more.

7 Distribution Challenges & How ERP Can Help

It doesn’t matter if you’re a multi-billion dollar organization with locations spread out globally, or a smaller company with only a handful of employees, your ERP system needs to provide functionality for all of your business processes. A good ERP system should streamline all of your processes from one single database including financials, human resources, distribution, supply chain, and more. What happens if something goes wrong? You run out of stock? Read more.

How Lack of Investment in Technology Affects Your Business

Technology is changing – faster than ever before. For most businesses, they don’t have time or money or the knowledge to keep up with everything and rely on their technology and software vendors to make the investments to ensure their systems continue to work and are compatible with newer technologies. However, some vendors invest very little into technology products – either because they don’t have a substantial customer base to make those investment or they are working on their next-generation product and not investing in their legacy applications that are planned for sunset in the coming years. Read more.
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