The New ERP Expert

Traditionally, when someone is looking for an accountant they’re looking for someone with a background in the field, experience, schooling, and maybe some Excel skills. As long as you were good at your job and some basic computer skills, you were a great fit for any open accounting job. Fast forward to the 21st century. These skills are no longer enough for an accounting job, companies and clients want to see that you know how to run accounting software or ERP software, and are good at it.
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The ERP Options: Tier One

We’ve covered just about every area of the market to show you what the major players and ERP options there are. First, we covered Entry-Level solutions like QuickBooks and Xero. Then, we moved on to small business solutions like Sage 100 and NetSuite. In the small to medium enterprise space, we took a look at options such as Epicor and Sage X3. Finally, in this blog post, we’re going to show you the two top dogs of ERP options.
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The ERP Options: Small and Medium Enterprises

In this blog series we have gone over quite a few different vendors, all the way from the smallest entry level systems through those major players in the small business space. We’ve taken a look at some great traditional ERP systems that are available both on-premise or in the cloud, as well as some exclusively cloud players that were developed for that purpose. Now, we’re moving on to major ERP options for the small and medium enterprises. These are companies that are typically going to have a larger number of end users and have multiple locations, possibly even global operations. If your company fits into this space, take a look at who we’ve profiled for your best ERP options.
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The ERP Options: Small Business

With so many different ERP options on the market, it can be hard to make a decision. Some have functions unavailable in others or some options are better suited for a certain industry than another. We’ve created this blog series to help you better understand what is available on the ERP market, although our list simply covers some of the major players and there are many more choices available. In our first post, we covered all the major players of entry-level ERP solutions. Today, our post will cover all the major ERP players catering to small businesses.
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The ERP Options: Entry Level

There are a lot of ERP options on the market. Some are fit for smaller companies, while some are made for hundreds of users in a massive company. Some are best suited in certain industries like process manufacturing, while others have basic functions. Some will cost less, some will cost more. Clearly, there is no one-size-fits-all and you have to do some research to find the best ERP solution for you.
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Create a Strong Company Culture Using ERP

One of the big trends in the business world right now is learning how to treat your employees correctly. This isn’t simply a “fad”, but rather a new tactic companies are realizing works to retain great talent and have low turnover rates. If you have a great company culture, you’re not going to have to search very hard for great employees. Once you have these great employees, you will see your business grow and become more efficient. As the old saying goes, “If you think great employees are expensive, wait until you find out how much a bad one will cost you.”
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How ERP Relates to the VCR: Time for an ERP Upgrade

In the last few decades, the VCR has become obsolete. If you ask a younger person in middle school or elementary school what a VCR is, they would probably have a confused look on their face because it hasn’t really been around since they were born. This isn’t because the VCR or VHS was a bad piece of technology, at the time, in fact, it was quite ground breaking for movie and T.V. lovers. However, simply put, new and better technology was invented. The VCR and VHS had to take a side step to the DVD. Instead of dealing with a big bulky tape and tape player, people could carry around a slim box and disc that produced better quality video. And, again, a new technology was created and the DVD took a side step. Now everything can be streamed and there is no need to carry around anything. Simply purchase the movie or show from your smart T.V.
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What is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen?
Kaizen is a philosophy that was developed in Japan to improve the shop floor’s efficiency and processes. Kaizen is also known as “continuous improvement” because once the process has been implemented it is not simply forgotten, but continually worked on and improved upon. Those using the philosophy of Kaizen strive to create an engaging culture for each individual’s talents in order to create a powerful manufacturing system that is constantly improving.
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4 Tips to Increase Your ERP Security

As technology grows and changes, so do the best security practices. Every day, people are discovering new ways to get around back doors and collect data that isn’t theirs for the taking. Therefore, every day we should be checking up on our security practices and staying on top of the latest tips and tricks. Here are 4 ERP security practices you should be following to keep you up-to-date.

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Epicor Expands Cloud Based ERP Solutions to Middle East

Epicor Software currently serves the ERP market across many countries, from the U.S to the U.K., Latin America, and more. These services range from your typical on-premise ERP solutions to cloud-based ERP systems. Now, Epicor has found that it is time to expand their reach for cloud-based solutions into the Middle East and Egypt.
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How to Make the Move from Spreadsheets to ERP

Most small businesses start out by managing everything in spreadsheets. Why not? They are cheap and everyone already knows how to use a spreadsheet, even if it is just in the most basic sense. This is an okay method of tracking data, until the business starts to grow and the data starts to grow. Spreadsheets will quickly become unmanageable, time consuming, and collaboration will be impossible. Worst of all, manually punching numbers into a spreadsheet is prone to error, 100 quickly turns to 1000 and you’ve lost all meaning to your data. When these problems arise is when it’s time to switch from spreadsheets to ERP.
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3 Reasons Financial Services ERP Is So Powerful

In the financial services industry, your ERP system needs to be much more robust than that average small to mid-size business ERP. Your accounting functions are more complex, there are more regulations and visibility into finances is extremely important. Increasingly, regulatory bodies and audit firms are pushing financial service companies to employ better ERP systems that can improve financial management from previous manual processes. This is why those in the industry need to specifically look for financial services ERP to meet their unique and specific needs.
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Have You Outgrown QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is a really great application for companies that are just starting out. As a small business, the software gives the company exactly what they are looking for in order to run their business smoothly. However, all companies that continue to grow will outgrow QuickBooks. Unfortunately, sometimes it is easy to get stuck in old habits and not realize that you have become too large for the software. Below we’ve compiled a list of all the signs you need to know you have outgrown QuickBooks.

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ERP Migration and Your Data: Crucial Considerations

ERP migrationNo matter why you’re making the move to a new ERP system, making sure you’re data is ready for the move is crucial to a successful transition. An ERP migration allows you a fresh start to improve your data and the way you manage it for a more efficient and effective business, and more productive employees; approach it without carefully considering the following points, and you may wind up doing the exact opposite.
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