Advanced Planning and Scheduling Module 101

There are so many different modules that exist in different ERP systems. Two modules in two different ERP systems may have the exact same function but completely different names. This can get extremely confusing, especially when you are trying to decide what ERP system would be the best fit for your company. In this blog post, we are going to highlight some of the most important features in an Advanced Planning and Scheduling module so you can decide if the ERP system you’re considering will be able to get the job done.

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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. ERP can solve some of the biggest challenges these manufacturers are facing. Below are 5 of the biggest concerns facing rubber and plastics manufacturers and how ERP can help.
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6 Tips for Successful ERP Customization

Out-of-the-box ERP is simply not for everyone. If every business could fit into a general ERP application, there wouldn’t be much competition out there. Businesses with specific processes and needs benefit from ERP customization. ERP customization allows companies to use an out-of-the-box ERP system, but then tailor and add business applications to make the system perform to their needs.
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Is Your System Ready For an ERP Upgrade?

If you rely on your ERP system to get orders out the door, invoice for the orders and keep your customers satisfied, do you know what you would do if that system went down? Most likely, you would struggle to ship product, would be unable to invoice customers and some of those customers would start looking elsewhere for the products they need. This would all have serious effect on cash flow. An ERP system that has been working great for years, only to give out one day can boil down to a lack of an ERP upgrade.
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4 Businesses In Need of Document Management

Your business most likely has a lot of documents throughout that are very important, whether they’re invoices in the accounting department, purchase orders, data or receipts. If these were to go missing or were damaged, you could lose thousands of dollars of wasted time having to reproduce or search for these documents. With all the technological advances, there truly isn’t any reason that documents should be kept strictly in paper form. Another option is by implementing a document management solution.
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Innovating with Automotive Manufacturing ERP

The automotive industry can be extremely competitive. Consumers are constantly looking for the newest technology and the next best thing, which means automotive manufacturers need to be on top of their game. As more technology becomes available, those with the best IT rise to the top of the innovation chain. More and more companies are deploying automotive manufacturing ERP in order to stay innovative while also reducing cost and fulfilling demand.
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Save 30% on Sage 500 Manufacturing & Distribution Add-ons

Sage 500 ERPBefore e2b teknologies was e2b teknologies, we were Haitek Solutions, the company that originally wrote the eight manufacturing modules that are part of Sage 500 today. While our name has changed since then, we still employ the same people who designed, coded and implemented the first versions of the software and we’re still focused on developing ways to make Sage 500 work better for manufacturing and distribution companies. All of these enhancements and add-on modules can be found in our Anytime 500 suite, and until 12/31/15 we’re offering 30% off.  Here’s what you need to know.
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Human Resource Management Software for Sage ERP- Know Your Options

Human Resource Management Software for Sage ERPAccording to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, 60-80% of an HR professional’s time is spent on administrative tasks, answering questions, and hunting down information to pull together reports. You’ve decided to automate much of your process with Sage ERP, but what about making your HR team more productive? Human capital management software (or human resource management software) can automate their most time consuming tasks, enable employee self-service, and give HR the time they need to tend to more critical activities.  When it comes to a system for human resource management software for Sage ERP, you have a few different options.
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Sage 500 ERP 2016: A First Look at the New Features and Enhancements

Sage Software recently unveiled a pre-release guide for the latest version of Sage 500 ERP which is scheduled to be available by the end of the 2015 calendar year. Focused mostly on core enhancements to make the software faster and easier to use, some of the new features and improvements listed in the Sage 500 ERP 2016 pre-release guide include:
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Sage ERP Maintenance Plans: 5 Reasons to Go, More Reasons to Stay

When it comes to successful business, there are a lot of decisions to be made. For example, hiring the right people for your team or investing in the right equipment; but making those initial decisions is not where it ends.

Once you have made the initial choice, there are future choices about investing in the training of those employees or the maintenance equipment to maximize their value, sometimes those investments make sense, and sometimes they don’t.  Your ERP systemo and Sage ERP maintenance plan is no different.
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How One Manufacturer Doubled Business & Cut Costs with Sage 500 ERP

Cut Costs with Sage 500 ERPWhen Sage 100 ERP was unable to help Teva Sport Sandals manage their growth effectively, the company chose to upgrade to Sage 500 ERP and saw some incredible results.

With over 100 different shoe models available from the company, Teva Sports Sandals has become a leader in outdoor athletic footwear since their first appearance on the scene in 1983 with the first sports sandal. Just like their shoe design, the business evolved over time and with exponential growth and new business needs such as ecommerce emerging, company exuctives decided it was time to make the move from Sage 100 ERP to a more robust solution. Continue reading

Sage 500 ERP 2015- Possible Release Date in September 2015 + Potential Enhancements

Sage 500 ERP 2015 EnhancementsWhile we won’t officially know the release date for Sage 500 ERP 2015 until Sage officially announces it, rumor has it the latest version of the software will be available in September of 2015. Sage usually makes such product announcements at Sage Summit which is to be held in July (we’ll be there in booth #321 by the way), but until then every Sage 500 ERP user out there is wondering what the new version will have to offer. Here’s what we know.

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Nontaxable Sales? Reduce Audit Risk With Exemption Certificate Tools for Sage ERP

If an auditor comes to your door, and you tell him/her that you don’t charge sales tax, odds are that will not be the end of the conversation.  Missing or incorrect exemption/reseller certificates are a major source of audit risk. In fact, the riskiest, and hardest part of the entire transactional tax compliance process is the collection, maintenance and management of exemption certificates. Learn how to reduce this risk in Sage ERP.
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Choosing a Distribution ERP Software Vendor – Its Not Easy

Choosing an ERP solution is tough, but choosing your distribution ERP software vendor can be even harder given the many options you have. Each ERP vendor will have their fair share of pros and cons, but the best one will be the vendor who meets your needs today, can adapt to your needs in the future, knows the distribution industry, and can serve as a trusted advisor. Sounds easy enough, but many companies make mistakes which can result in disaster. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes while evaluating your distribution ERP software vendor options:
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