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If Your ERP System is Over 10 Years Old, Replace It

Posted by Joseph Timmins | June 24, 2019

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?

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Topics: ERP

When Upgrading Your ERP is Worth the Pain

Posted by Joseph Timmins | October 25, 2018

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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Topics: ERP

Humanizing the Modern Manufacturing Workplace

Posted by Joseph Timmins | May 30, 2018

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.”

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Topics: manufacturing, ERP

Why Everyone Should Know About Your Inventory

Posted by Joseph Timmins | December 6, 2017

Which of your products should you offer on special? Which should be marked up? How should you bid on that major RFP received by your sales team? If you can’t answer these types of questions in a matter of minutes, you’re falling behind competitors who manage inventory with better ERP systems.

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Topics: ERP

Content You'll Gobble Up

Posted by Joseph Timmins | November 21, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays – which means busy, busy, busy! Now’s the time to start taking small escapes from the hustle and bustle so you don’t get burnt out.

And we’d love to help! We invite you to relax and learn from some of our best resources.

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Topics: ISO, SAP Business One, ERP

ERP Workflows Offer Structure to Growing Businesses

Posted by Joseph Timmins | November 9, 2017

As your manufacturing or distribution business grows, your processes become increasingly complicated. To remain competitive, you need to develop workflows that are supported by your ERP. 

Workflows that are supported by ERPs ensure employee consistency, meaning employees will:

  • Know how tasks are done
  • Know how their tasks fit into the overall process

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Topics: ERP

ERP Puts Your Critical Business Information to Use

Posted by Joseph Timmins | October 24, 2017

Because every business thrives on the data its employees collect while performing their daily tasks, it follows that the easier it is to capture and share data, the more effective your business decisions will be.

That's the essence of ERP’s value.

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Topics: ERP

Use ERP Automation to Manage Your Business by Exception

Posted by Joseph Timmins | October 10, 2017

You don’t have time to sift through numerous reports each month to determine the health of your business. Instead, you should use the automated alerting capabilities within ERP to know when operations are falling out of range.

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Topics: ERP

Optimize Your Quoting and Pipeline Visibility

Posted by Joseph Timmins | September 19, 2017

While your CRM and ERP don’t absolutely need to be integrated to gain visibility into your sales pipeline, integration surely helps. It’s good to know your customer’s history (ERP) when providing them a new quote (CRM). It’s also good to know pipeline (CRM) and predicting capacity by open orders (ERP) more accurately. Let’s delve into the quoting process as it occurs in one of today’s modern ERP systems.

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Topics: ERP, Pipeline Visibility

Hope Global, Rhode Island Manufacturing, and ERP.

Posted by Joseph Timmins | August 25, 2017

I had a chance to sit with Tom Ferrucci of Hope Global recently.  Tom is their Vice President of Information Technology.  Hope Global is a sizable, well established Rhode Island manufacturing company. 

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Topics: manufacturing, ERP, Rhode Island

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