ERP

|ERP

Succeed in Today’s Global Marketplace with Cloud-based ERP

By | March 21st, 2017|Cloud, Cloud 101, Cloud ERP Selection, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing|

There is no shortage of competition in the manufacturing industry and industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) are increasingly facing off against offshore competitors. In order to quote and price products quickly, IEMs need quick access to reliable production costs. There are product lines and customers to pursue and some to avoid. Profit margins in the manufacturing industry are thinning due to fluctuations in the economy, global competition, and changing customer demands. Not every project or customer will deliver a profit, and that’s a reality many businesses need to face. In order to be confident when making these tough choices and preparing a quote, business leaders must fully understand costs across production. This task becomes difficult when using disparate software systems. By the time data crosses your desk, it could be outdated or, quite simply, wrong because it passed through too many [...]

How IEMs Can Take Charge of Supply Chains to Achieve Competitive Edge

By | March 15th, 2017|Cloud, Cloud Clarity, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud|

Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) know how important the supply chain is to the bottom line. However, outdated and disconnected systems are failing manufacturers by isolating data in silos, making it harder to respond quickly to supply chain challenges and customer demands. IEMs can achieve end-to-end visibility by replacing legacy systems with a modern, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to support this unique industry. Managing a successful supply chain comes with many challenges in the manufacturing industry. Business leaders must have established relationships with suppliers, maintain visibility with inventory needs and production processes, as well as the logistics that balance these elements. Supply chain weaknesses are not uncommon; however, problems mount when leaders are caught unaware or unprepared for a disruption. Disconnected systems make it difficult to understand and forecast inventory needs far enough in advance to ensure inventory [...]

Forward-thinking IEMs are Turning to Cloud-Based ERP

By | March 9th, 2017|Cloud Clarity, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud|

The digital transformation is changing the way we do business and has reset customer expectations. Outdated, disconnected management systems just won’t support industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) any longer. Technology has advanced production operations, and now it’s time to use technology to improve back-office operations. IEMs are turning to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) to build a competitive advantage and a profitable future. Aging legacy systems are no longer able to keep up with businesses today, especially in the fast-paced manufacturing industry. Employees create workarounds to avoid cumbersome systems which leads to silos of data. As a result, current, reliable information is pushed even further out of reach. As discussed in “Future of Manufacturing: How Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Build Competitive Edge through Cloud ERP,” forward-thinking IEMs are taking advantage of modern technology to harness and use data to save money, improve [...]

Case Study: DeepVote.com – Social Voting Mobile Application

By | March 1st, 2017|Case Study, Design, ERP|

Social Voting Mobile Application Customer Profile DeepVote.com strives to educate busy people who are tired of politics and really want to know what is going on with their government today.  They use the tools of today to let the citizens of the world  keep the power of the government in the hands of the people. Business Situation for Mobile App Development DeepVote.com was in search of a content driven, responsive website and mobile application to allow users to get quick and simple information about their elected officials and how they align with the user’s social and political views.  The site needed to have a strong back-end system to allow tracking of votes, maintaining a list of politicians, content updates and data import processing. Partner Profile Sikich is an application development and integration services company [...]

Build a business infrastructure that has long-term viability

By | February 28th, 2017|Cloud 101, Cloud Clarity, CRM, Dynamics 365, ERP, NetSuite|

Technology vendors often have fostered a bias for innovation. The term “legacy system,” for instance, is never used as a compliment. In some conversations, calling out a “legacy system” will produce immediate agreement to throw the software out and replace it with the latest and greatest. Certainly, a software dinosaur may stifle your growth and innovative momentum, and it can be a budget drain as well as an IT administrative pain. We work hard to protect our clients from innovation simply for the sake of innovation. Any change has to deliver meaningful business value for long term ERP or CRM projects. Many times, moving away from a “legacy system” can provide tremendous long-term value for the business, but only if the proper software solution is selected. Avoid costly traps Tossing out a not-so-new software and starting over with a different [...]

How to simplify ERP, CRM and other complex business projects

By | February 16th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Cloud 101, Cloud Clarity, CRM, Dynamics 365, ERP|

If you expect business software deployments and other major IT projects to be lengthy, complicated, and expensive, it doesn’t have to be that way. Some of the best modern software solutions do not require the costly, laborious customizations that used to be the norm. Statements made in a couple of Forrester cloud and software selection whitepapers align with our perspective in this area of technology.

Business Owner’s Guide to Replacing ERP Accounting Software

By | February 7th, 2017|Cloud, Cloud Readiness, Cloud Whitepapers, ERP, White Paper|

Business Owner's Guide to Replacing ERP Accounting Software Think your ERP software is hard and expensive? It can be easier and more affordable than you think. Understand the advantages SMBs can embrace when it comes to moving to a cloud-based ERP solution. Fill Out the Details Below to Access Knowledge on Replacing ERP Accounting Software Why You Should Read This Report Did you know that 90 percent of consumers said they would consider taking their business elsewhere rather than work with a company that uses outdated technology? That astounding fact will put true leaders on-edge since companies often wait until the last minute to make critical system changes. The future is fewer information silos, more connected systems and automated processes and this is readily achievable with cloud-based solutions. Learn [...]

All The Right Moves: Your Blueprint to Making the Move to Dynamics 365

By | January 30th, 2017|Cloud Readiness, Cloud Whitepapers, Dynamics 365, ERP, White Paper|

All the Right Moves: Your Blueprint to Making the Move to Dynamics 365 Choosing the best software to fit your organization can be an overwhelming, and confusing, process.  Access this eBook for key considerations, frequently asked questions and next steps as you explore a Dynamics 365 migration. eBook Highlights Microsoft Dynamics Transition Considerations Moving to Dynamics 365 : FAQs Building Your Business Case How to mitigate risk Next steps Visit the Interactive eBook

D365 for Operations WMS Mobile App

By | January 27th, 2017|AX, Dynamics 365, ERP|

Microsoft released the mobile app for Advanced WMS on Dynamics 365 for Operations (formerly Dynamics AX) on January 20, 2017.  I had a chance to install and test on my Samsung Galaxy S7, and think this is a great addition for D365!   Think of the RF simulator that is available for D365 WMS, formatted for a mobile device. Here are some images of the app, with explanations, and the link to Microsoft’s announcement. The app icon (showing a forklift) as it appears on the mobile device: When the user clicks on the app, a login prompt screen appears, showing the logo that is applied to the Entity that is being used.  After providing credentials, the user is directed to the familiar WMS main menu – the same that would appear on a RF mobile [...]

Simplifying the Formulas For Consuming Bulk Vs. Raw Materials

By | January 19th, 2017|ERP, GP, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

New software can simplify formula stages through: the ability to combine both processing steps of a formula into one, contained formula ID reduced clutter from extra formulas streamlined production scheduling compliance document generation How It Works For many process manufacturers, it’s not uncommon to have multiple processing stages needed in order to arrive at the final item(s).  A typical scenario is to first consume raw materials to create WIP, or bulk, which might reside in a container for a period of time.  Then, when it is time to produce the finished goods, the WIP, or bulk, that has been sitting in the container, is then used to make the finished products. Some manufacturing systems will require each of these steps to be assigned to a different formula ID, despite there being many other shared data elements such as quality [...]

Fast-Forward Your Research
PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iNDAwIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjIyNSIgc3JjPSIvL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS9lbWJlZC96NGY4QzR4aF9sdz9hdXRvcGxheT0wIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuPjwvaWZyYW1lPg==
Use Technology to Your ADVANTAGE
Before it DISRUPTS Your Business
Now, more than ever, companies need to leverage technologies to stay relevant in a connected business world.
Stay Informed with Technology Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Gain knowledge from experts who have been covered in publications such as...
Turbocharge Your ENERGY Company
Before it Runs Out of GAS
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
There are tectonic shifts happening in the Energy industry as a direct result from new technology. Companies who can't harness that power will be running on fumes.
DISCOVER the Impact New TECHNOLOGY
Can Have for YOUR ORGANIZATION
Our Experts Will Help Guide You Through Your Technology Challenges
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL3N2dmJzeHhlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIHdpZHRoPSIxMDAlIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjMzN3B4IiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCI+PC9pZnJhbWU+
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Our experts have been covered in publications such as...
Don't Lose EFFICIENCY on Complexity
Solve Challenges with TECHNOLOGY
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Managing a family office can be a challenge with the myriad of tasks that need to be executed perfectly. Assist your efforts with systems that will expand your capabilities.
COMPETE with Global Competition
Start deploying SMARTER Technology
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Manufacturing is going through a once in a century transformation. Keep up-to-date on the Internet of Things, 3D printing and other emerging tech systems.
Be EXTRAORDINARY
Modernize Your SYSTEMS
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Offering clients the level of service they need to do what counts starts with a solid technology stack. Modernize your operations with new insights.
POSITION Your Company for 2016
OR LOSE to Advanced Competition
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Boost customer satisfaction, increase margins and gain knowledge to implement intelligent systems to leapfrog others in your industry.
START Solving Your Complex Challenges TODAY
Work with experts who have been featured in the following publications...

How can we help you?

Our team, with decades of experience, will help your company discover the right technology to fit your specific needs.
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL3N2dmJzeHhlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIHdpZHRoPSIxMDAlIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjMzN3B4IiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCI+PC9pZnJhbWU+
Review your current systems. Schedule a demo. Bounce ideas off experts. Discover new technical methods. Augment your existing systems. Contact us.
LEAD AS A DIGITAL CFO
Organizations need executives that can meet the needs of a digital world. Stay informed about trends as they happen.
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL2l3M2xqbnl3ZWV3dWxzeGV4eGV2dy5odG1sIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIzMzciIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Learn from experts who have been covered in publications such as...
LEAD AS A TRANSFORMATIONAL CIO
Organizations need executives that can meet the needs of a digital world. Stay informed about trends as they happen.
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL2l3M2xqbnl3ZWV3dWxzeGV4eGV2dy5odG1sIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIzMzciIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Learn from experts who have been covered in publications such as...
Dynamics AX is now...
Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition
Dynamics 365 is operations, sales and marketing all in one package.
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Short on time? No problem. Sign up for our insights to get information about Microsoft Dynamics delivered to you.
Dynamics GP is now...
Dynamics 365 Business Edition
Dynamics 365 provides unprecedented scalability for growing, modern organizations.
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Short on time? No problem. Sign up for our insights to get information about Microsoft Dynamics delivered to you.