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Two Guides to Help You Take Control of ERP Implementation

October 03, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Cloud ERP Software / by Lindsay Brown

Surprises may be fun in our personal lives, but when it comes to ERP implementation, nothing good can come when a surprise happens. Surprises often mean new costs, increases in the length of the project, or other challenges that pop up, and should be avoided. At Clients First Business Solutions, we know the value of a well-planned ERP implementation, and understand that with the right plan in place, a surprise-free implementation can happen.

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Justifying Your ERP Decision and Avoiding Pitfalls

September 12, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP / by Lindsay Brown

The ERP decision and implementation process often feel convoluted, and for businesses without the right plan or implementation partner—it often is. Too often, a rushed decision gets made without all of the facts, resulting in cost overruns, hidden fees, or unforeseen expenses that could derail your project.

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How Much Do You Get Back from the Cloud?

May 23, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Manufacturing Software / by Lindsay Brown

The cloud is nothing new, but as the market matures for cloud applications, companies in traditional, conservative industries are jumping on board.

In our last blog, we found that more “leaders” (top 35% of manufacturing organizations), were more than three times as likely to utilize cloud ERP for its ability to provide easy updates, increase agility, and enhance visibility for companies using this deployment method. Today, we would like to look at another key factor in the decision-making process, discussing just how much money the cloud is worth to organizations.

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How End-to-End ERP Brings Manufacturers Closer to Their Goals

May 02, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Manufacturing Software / by Lindsay Brown

It’s well known that ERP is prevalent in the manufacturing community, but according to our last blog, few manufacturers are making the most of it. With the manufacturing environment more competitive than ever, the gap between “leaders” and “followers” is broadening. According to recent Aberdeen research, there is still hope, but the window of opportunity is shrinking.

In recent years, leaders, defined by Aberdeen Research as the top 35% of manufacturers, have become more attentive to customer needs, increased their presence on a global scale, and took control of their supply chains, and have begun to pull away from the competition. Notably, as discussed in our last blog and a recent Aberdeen report, there is one major differentiator: Complete, Modern, End-to-End ERP.

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How Modern ERP Creates Leaders in the Manufacturing Industry

April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Manufacturing Software / by Lindsay Brown

Manufacturers have long used enterprise resource planning to manage their finances, take control of payments, and gain visibility into processes. With nearly every manufacturer using ERP software, the difference between leaders and followers isn’t whether or not they have embraced ERP, it’s how they are leveraging it.

According to the recent Aberdeen Group report on the current state of ERP in manufacturing, leading manufacturers (top 35%) are only slightly more likely to use ERP software than their peers, embracing the software at 97% compared to 88% among followers. This means that the leaders are using the software differently. How so? Read on to find out.

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How Modern ERP Helps Manufacturers Make a Successful Move to Industry 4.0

March 21, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Manufacturing Software / by Lindsay Brown

With cloud computing now a mainstream concept, analysts have moved on to a new term that is going to change the way manufacturers do business. The term, Industry 4.0, refers to the next “Industrial Revolution” and refers to new collaboration and data exchange between people, processes, technologies and things. However, without a stable foundation, the push towards Industry 4.0 will fail to get out of the starting gate.

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What Manufacturers Need to get from Manufacturing ERP Software

February 28, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Manufacturing Software / by Lindsay Brown

So many options available, so many stakeholders affected, and so little room for error—the selection of enterprise resource planning presents a unique challenge. From the point when you realize that the status quo isn’t cutting it to the decision, implementation, and deployment, you will hear a lot of advice—some good, some bad.

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