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Tips for Partnering With an ERP Software Developer

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As an ERP Reseller, what are you looking for in an ERP software solution? What are you looking for in an ERP software vendor-to-partner relationship? These are questions that are asked – and then asked again – when it comes to VARs (Value Added Resellers) choosing who they will partner with. There are many ERP vendors out there, but what is it that sets one apart from the next? Is it the solution itself, or the actual partner program? Are you deciding based upon brand recognition or are you basing your decision on price? These are all valuable questions that …

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Why Independent Certifications (and Practice!) Matter

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SYSPRO has just received an independent review and certification report for its SYSPRO 7 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from IT analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers. The 50+ page, in-depth document analyzes and grades SYSPRO ERP capabilities for discrete, process and mixed-mode manufacturers. We invite you to read it at: http://www.technologyevaluation.com/research/certification-report/ERP-Software-Review-SYSPRO-7-for-Discrete-Process-Mixed-mode-and-SMB-Manufacturing.html. While you will be able to see for yourself that SYSPRO 7 is acclaimed by TEC in this report for demonstrating a wide range of dominant and highly competitive capabilities, we want to focus on two additional items: why independent certifications matter, and how SYSPRO ERP has become a …

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2016 Business Resolutions and How ERP Can Solve Them

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Creating realistic New Year’s business resolutions is a great starting point to succeed in 2016. Here are three areas of improvement and possible solutions that can help you start the year in a productive and positive way: 1. Make customer service a top priority No matter how innovative your product is, or how clever of an ad campaign that you come up with, without quality service, your business will suffer. Consumers are far more likely to share their bad customer service experiences than they are to talk about positive experiences. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is an essential element to …

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Plain Speak: Recognizing Critical ERP Features vs. Jargon

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When you are a vendor marketing solutions in an industry where some competitors believe that the louder the megaphone, the better their solution, your only hope is that the buyer marketplace is smarter than the vendor. Fortunately, there has been a massive “up-curve” in the “BS” threshold of ERP software buyers. And we like that — a lot. ERP was once a game of “smoke and mirrors” where acronyms and multi-syllable (and undecipherable) IT phrases – that were known not to be well understood – were passed out like candy during buyer presentations. This is not to discredit the value …

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Transforming the Future of Manufacturing Floors

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I have seen a lot in my 30-odd years of leading a software company, but most recently, I’ve been really intrigued by the ways small and mid-sized manufacturers are leveraging technology to be competitive. It reminds me of an article that I read about a year ago that made me chuckle; it was entitled something along the lines of the “average manufacturer is smaller than you think…and getting smaller.” When I first started working with what industry calls the “tier two and tier three” level of manufacturers -meaning: businesses that are generally below a billion dollars in revenue, and often …

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How CAD-ERP Integration Benefits MTO and ETO Manufacturers

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This is an interview with Scott Brickler the Chief Software Architect and a partner at SolutionsX LLC. Recently he answered the following questions concerning the benefits of having CAD-ERP integration. Why would companies consider adding a CAD integration tool to their ERP system? Brickler: CAD to ERP integration makes a lot of sense when a company is doing a large amount of engineering or turnover of new designs and/or design changes. Businesses like these are often designing and building custom or configurable products for each customer and are often trying to find ways to cut the lead time from order …

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Lawyerly Learnings for ERP Procurement

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While most of us have our various fills of television courtroom drama, there are probably few with “up-close and personal” experiences of US-style litigation. I did have the occasion to be personally involved with a case in the automotive industry and often reflected on the many likenesses to how software is bought and sold in this country. More importantly, I reflected on how processes implemented in a judicial context could improve the success of ERP procurement. In terms of analogy, the judge is often a consultant and the jury is the company buying the software. The prosecutor and the defense …

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“ERP Selection for Non-Dummies: Getting it Right”

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One thing that always impresses us when we talk to SYSPRO customers, both current and prospective, is how well informed they are about not only their own manufacturing or distribution operations, but also about enterprise technology. Even newer companies or those with revenue that analysts would classify as the “S” in the SMB – Small, Mid-Sized Business – market, have super savvy management who know a thing or two about good vs. bad technology. Many have had experiences previously on ERP or financial software other than SYSPRO’s. Some are more comfortable with it than others, but all those we have …

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10 Steps to Determine if You’ve Outgrown Your Accounting Software

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As business owners or senior-level executives, we all know “up close and personal” the responsibility that accompanies business growth. The internal dialogue, if those concerns are not voiced outwardly to trusted team members, goes something like this: when should I take the next step, what could go wrong if do take it, and what might the impact be (good or bad) if I don’t take it? That next step might be anything – from a critical new partnership, to geographic expansion, to product/service growth, new hires, etc. But when the next step crosses over into the technology domain, those internal …

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How ERP Helps Achieve Regulatory Compliance

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For quite some time, most organizations were required to track regulatory compliance through spreadsheets and external databases, but as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have evolved, regulatory compliance tracking capabilities have improved. Now, with real time access to information and automation, it’s easier than it has ever been for an organization to ensure that regulatory compliance challenges are being not only met, but exceeded. This doesn’t mean spreadsheets and paper-based tracking aren’t effective—those processes and procedures have done the job for some time. However, it takes time to manually track all of the data necessary to ensure compliance and manually …