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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The Value of ERP for Supply Chain Management

A common complaint about ERP is that it costs way too much. Understandably, the cost of ERP can be very high, however, businesses already are spending about 25 percent of their budget on supply chain management. Since ERP can manage business processes like accounting, inventory and supply chain management, wouldn’t it make more sense to put that 25 percent towards ERP? Below are 6 benefits of using ERP to manage your supply chain.

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The ERP Terms Cheat Sheet

Looking into ERP systems, or working on one for the first time can be overwhelming. Not only are you on a new software that can be confusing and perplexing, but there are a lot of ERP terms that are unfamiliar to the general public. ERP, CRM, SCM, BI, these acronyms can give you a headache unless you know what they all mean. To get you up to speed, we’ve complied all the most popular ERP terms and acronyms for your reference when getting started with ERP.

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The Benefits of Document Management and ERP

It’s hard to imagine in this age of technology that so many business still keep important documents on paper. However, in all reality 90 percent of companies have all their critical business information only in paper form. This creates huge time inefficiencies and leaves open holes for disaster in a business. Using a document management solution with your ERP system can combat these issues, saving your company time, money and peace of mind.
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ERP for Schools: A Growing Necessity

ERP systems aren’t always the first software that comes to mind for managing schools. There are many great student management software programs on the market that make running a school easy. However, for private, parochial, Montessori and charter schools, there are many financial areas to consider that ERP systems do wonders for and their use is increasing by 13.7 percent. ERP for schools can improve budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, cash forecasting, accounts payable and fixed asset tracking.
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Using Data Cleansing to Improve ERP

An often forgotten about process during ERP implementation, but nonetheless important, is data cleansing. One main reason most companies decide to upgrade to a new ERP system, or implement one for the first time, is usually to take advantage of good data systems and use them for forecasting and planning. Unfortunately, those data systems are only useful when the data flowing into them is up to date and relevant.
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Using Demand Planning for Lean Manufacturing

One area that a manufacturer can focus on to create more organization and save money is demand planning. As long as the demand planning is accurate, the rest of the organization’s functions can run smoothly. With good demand planning, a company can scale back on spending, know how many employees will be needed on a project and plan for shipping charges.
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Pairing Business Intelligence with ERP

Accessing data and reports regarding processes in a business has become a must-have in all industries. When it comes to implementing best practices, having the numbers for every sector of a business ensures that any problems that may arise are cut off quickly. Using an ERP system for data is good, but it’s not the only solution. To have great data, pairing your ERP system with business intelligence solutions is the best option.
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The 7 Unknown Benefits of ERP

Before signing on to implement a new ERP system, a lot of customers do research first. They’ve shopped around to find out if using ERP will benefit their business, and which one will do the job best. Especially with the price tag that often comes with a new ERP system, a commonly asked question tends to be “How is ERP better than what we’re using now?”
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ERP Security Risks Could Be Affecting Your Data

It seems like ERP vendors are constantly pushing out software updates. These can be hard to keep up with on their own, let alone keeping up with any security features that may have gone away or changed in the process. To ensure that your business’ data is protected, however, it is crucial to be away for what security features do or don’t exist within your ERP system.
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E-Commerce is Changing the Manufacturing Industry

The world of shopping has changed dramatically in the last decade. With overnight shipping or same-day delivery, there’s no need to drive to a store and push through the droves of people milling around when you can purchase an item with the click of a button. The world of e-commerce has even made it easier to shop worldwide. You need a product that’s only made in Europe? No problem, you can easily order it online.
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