Comparing the Performance of Businesses With and Without ERP Systems

While a majority of companies of companies already have an ERP system in place, there are still many who have yet to make the investment. This is the case for many reasons; maybe you think you’re too small for ERP,  it’s seemingly too expensive, or maybe things seem to be running along just fine without it. These are all myths since cloud ERP has made these systems affordable for business of all sizes and research shows that “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” mindset can be costly. Continue reading

3 Simple Steps to Finding Success with ERP for Distributors

ERP for DistributorsThere can be a lot of pressure put on an organization when it comes to selecting, implementing, and effectively using an ERP system. While such systems surely present a significant opportunity for business growth and cost savings, there are many places where costly mistakes can be made. While we do not want to over-simplify the concept of ERP projects, there are essentially three steps to finding success with ERP for distributors or in any industry for that matter; visualize, optimize, and thrive.

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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Plastics Manufacturing ERP Software

Plastics Manufacturing ERP How long have you been using your current plastics manufacturing ERP software or accounting system? If you’re like a lot of companies, it’s likely been many years and you’re about do for a system checkup to determine if it’s still providing you all that you need to thrive. The system you’re using today may have been the best option at the time of implementation, but in the last 3-5 years the ERP and accounting technology landscape has advanced considerably and your company has surely changed too.
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Complying with Labeling Regulations with Food Processing ERP Software

food processing ERP softwareSince food manufacturers are responsible for developing their nutritional labels, they are required to meet ever-changing food labeling requirements and incomplete or inaccurate labeling can be costly. According to Loftware, the average cost of production downtime due to mislabeling errors is $100,000 an hour. In fact, one major manufacturer spent more than $300,000 in a year to cover mislabeling fines. In this blog we’ll cover some of the

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Manufacturing ERP Software Demo

When selecting manufacturing ERP software, it is important to see the software in action before choosing to implement it. This seems pretty obvious, but in 2013 only one-third of ERP buyers did not even demo a system before selecting it, according to a survey by Capterra.  This is a terrible mistake that could cost your company countless hours and thousands of dollars in the long run. To avoid this costly blunder, schedule a demo with vendors to gain a better understanding of each ERP system in consideration. Here are a few tips to ensure this goes smoothlyand truly helps you make a confident decision during final ERP selection.
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13 Reasons Why Food Manufacturers Need ERP Software

Food manufacturers face significant challenges each and every day, including increasing costs, safety concerns, government regulation, changing consumer tastes, and low margins to name a few. To overcome these challenges and others, food processors need the right ERP software to manage inventory, track materials and finished goods, control costs, reduce food safety risks, comply with government regulations, and much more.

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Improving Visibility and Mobility with Modern Distribution ERP Software

distribution ERP softwareThe market in which you operate as a distributor and the technology you rely on every day is constantly changing; to keep up, distributors must be able to quickly access information anytime, anywhere. While older distribution ERP software systems offered a level of this, the modern solutions of today are packed with features to increase visibility and allow for mobile access to important ERP data which allows smaller organizations the tools they need to operate like large corporations and improve performance, here’s how.
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5 Drivers of Distribution ERP Software Implementation

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; if you’re in the distribution industry, you all face similar challenges. Whether you’re biggest obstacles comes in the form of high operating costs, a lack of timely information, or managing growth, modern distribution ERP software can help. In this article we’ll discuss the main drivers of ERP implementation among distributors, common benefits, getting more out of your current system, and how even smaller companies can use distribution ERP software to perform at a best-in-class level.

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Traceability & Food Manufacturing ERP- It’s More Important Than Ever

The FDA is inspecting and monitoring organizations’ processes for preventing food contamination more frequently and with the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, manufacturers and producers have placed more emphasis on accountability, avoidance, and obligation at each step and process throughout the entire supply chain. As such, traceability has become a more important feature in food manufacturing ERP than ever before.
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15 Ways Process Manufacturing ERP Supports Recipe Management

Recipe management is a major concern for food and beverage companies. It is critical for manufacturers to have tight control over recipes or formulas to ensure that they aren’t tampered with or changed inadvertently to ensure product consistency, quality, and traceability. It is also important to manage multiple versions of a recipe to allow for constant improvements to cater to altering conditions or customer-specific requirements. Process manufacturing ERP increases productivity, cuts costs, and decreases time spent managing recipes and formulas manually or through external systems or spreadsheets.
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The Benefits of Integrated Distribution ERP and WMS Software

When it comes to distribution, clarity and insight into supply chain and distribution channels is directly linked to your success. Many wholesale distributors have direct conflict with supply chain clarity that can effect an already snug profit margin. Having a Warehouse Management System (WMS) that integrates with your distribution ERP software can help automate processes and improve visibility for smoother operations and transparent distribution networks. Learn more about the benefits of integrated WMS and distribution ERP below.
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Improve Catch Weight Management With Process Manufacturing ERP

Catch Weight Management ERPWe’ve been talking a lot lately about the challenges manufacturers in the food and beverage space face every day and how the right process manufacturing ERP system can help address them. For example, controlling manufacturing costs, product recall management, reducing manufacturing waste, and more.  Some food and beverage manufacturers have the added challenge of managing catch weights for meat, seafood , and other products that are typically not handled very well in generic ERP systems. For example, what’s the price for a lobster tail? It depends greatly on the size (weight) and quality. Catch weight support in a process manufacturing ERP system is vital for purchasing, processing, and sales.
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Considering A Plastics ERP Software Implementation? Think Long-Term

plastics ERPThink of the last expensive purchase you made (car, house, etc.). Did you rush into a decision without thoroughly considering the long-term effects of the purchase? Probably not, and the same decision criteria applies for selecting and implementing plastics ERP software. An ERP implementation is a very expensive process that has a major impact on the success of your business that, just like buying a house or car, requires forethought.

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Improve Data Visibility with Manufacturing ERP Software

Your company makes important business decisions every single day and to do it with confidence, every manufacturer needs one thing. Data. In many cases, you already have the data you need, but can you access it quickly enough to make fast decisions? It all depends on the software you’re using to track, analyze, and share data. Here are some of the many reasons to implement a manufacturing ERP system that can help you gain instant access to the real-time data you need to increase your overall business success.

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