Topics: SAP Business One
Most businesses find choosing, learning, implementing, and supporting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to be daunting. Luckily, you can – and should – hire a value-added reseller (VAR) organization to help. Check this link out if the term “VAR” is unfamiliar.
Although it’s a big decision, it’s the correct decision. Think of how advanced things you use daily have become. Who wants to be watching television on a CRT, driving a car with chrome bumpers while unfolding a map, using a pay phone, or buying a newspaper from a box on a street corner?
In a previous post, we provided a walkthrough of the PO Receiving & Put Away warehouse processes in SAP Business One. Another advantage of the combined power of WiSys is the real-time material management of pallets for SAPB1.
There’s never a perfect time to upgrade your ERP system. You either lack the time, people, or budget. And, despite vendor claims, often the upgrades aren’t worth disrupting the business. However, sometimes the disruption is more than worth it. Those times are rare, but they occur when market conditions and technology advancements are so compelling that you would be foolish to skip the upgrade opportunity.
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As the only US-based manufacturer of cookie cutters, Ann Clark, Ltd. had a variety of needs to stay ahead of lower-priced competition from China. The company sought to transform from a (pardon the pun) cookie-cutter manufacturer to a differentiated manufacturer whose cookie cutters stood out from the competition to lead the kitchen products market in fashion, consumer sensitivity, and quality.
Many businesses realize they need supply chain automation to compete in their industry. The old ways of managing and sharing data via paper-based or manual electronic processes (like email) are simply too slow. Pressure to keep manufacturing on time, respond to last-minute demand changes, and manage numerous other ‘modern’ tasks of an eCommerce-driven world require certain capabilities.
How bad is the dehumanizing environment in some manufacturing companies? Consider the recent article in The Atlantic, In Praise of Short-Term Thinking, which states, “Machines do replace humans. In fact, replacing humans is often entirely the point.”