Process Documentation Tips to Ensure A Successful ERP Implementation


Have you been considering an ERP implementation to optimize operations in your manufacturing enterprise? Data collected over the years on ERP implementations reveal that 50% fail the first time around. There are many reasons why this may happen which is all the more reason to get your implementation right from the get-go. Despite these odds  49% of enterprises who did manage to successfully implement an ERP system reported a significant overall improvement in business processes.   In this blog we’ll cover some of the best tips and guidelines for documenting busines processes, how in depth it should be and how to [...]

Process Documentation Tips to Ensure A Successful ERP Implementation2021-04-08T07:55:41+00:00

A Few Safety Measures to Maintain Your ERP Data Security


Your ERP contains data that is a virtual representation of your business and its operations. Essentially, this means the safety of your ERP data is paramount to protect your business. Given the rise in breaches of data security, it is vital to take precautions and maintain the security of your ERP data. This required measures that go beyond relying on the in-built security in your ERP. Risks with regard to people and processes can also leave ERP data vulnerable. In fact companies lose nearly 7% of their annual revenue to fraud. Here are 4 measures that will help fortify your ERP [...]

A Few Safety Measures to Maintain Your ERP Data Security2021-03-12T10:22:47+00:00

Guide to Planning Your ERP Implementation – Part 2/2


Implementing an ERP is a technically complex initiative and many ERP projects fail. Such failures can be catastrophic with the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars. But given the operational improvements of leveraging an ERP, it’s in your company’s interest to harness the latest technology to optimize efficiency. All you need to get it right is some careful planning. In part 1of this blog series, we covered the first 4 pre-implementation steps that will guide you to a successful ERP. Here are the remaining 3 steps. Ascertain Future KPIs Establishing KPIs before the start of the project can help track [...]

Guide to Planning Your ERP Implementation – Part 2/22021-02-22T12:26:33+00:00

Guide to Planning Your ERP Implementation – Part 1/2


When it comes to any form of software implementation difficulties and complications are to be expected. There are a number of reasons why it could go wrong as it is a technically complex endeavor. In fact, analyst research shows that roughly 28% of ERP implementations fail costing companies hundreds of millions of dollars. However, all it takes is a well-planned approach for a successful ERP 7 pre-implementation steps will help lay the foundation for a successful ERP implementation. Here are the first 4 steps. 1. Pinpoint Factors for Success and Risk Regardless of whether the transition is from an old ERP [...]

Guide to Planning Your ERP Implementation – Part 1/22021-02-16T07:05:39+00:00

Holding on to an Outdated ERP Can Be More Harmful Than You Think


When it comes to outdated ERPs, and/or ERP versions, the list is endless, spanning from Macola, SAP and Epicor right up to other legacy offerings from Sage, IBM, Microsoft plus more. In a few scenarios the provider of such an ERP may not even be launching newer versions or even catering support functions for them. It might seem as if vendors are simply trying to push newer versions of their ERP in order to further sales. However, in many cases, they urge clients to upgrade their ERP as providing support for older ERP systems is financially taxing on them and has [...]

Holding on to an Outdated ERP Can Be More Harmful Than You Think2021-01-29T08:58:29+00:00

Cloud ERP Versus On-Premise ERP: Pros & Cons


Photo courtesy of Pixabay Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is one of many applications that companies utilizes to enhance productivity. ERP is strategic to every manufacturer automating an organization’s workflow by connecting every department and ensuring increased profits through operational efficiency and cost control. In today’s modern world you have plenty of options when it comes to ERP – not only the vendor and product you choose but also how the application will be licensed and deployed. One of the key decisions is whether to leverage ERP hosted on the cloud or to install the application on-premise on your own servers (or [...]

Cloud ERP Versus On-Premise ERP: Pros & Cons2020-03-05T21:26:54+00:00

Still Deciding Whether to Attend Inforum This Year?


  Still Deciding Whether to Attend Inforum This Year? Inforum September 24th-27th, 2018 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. Lenny Kravitz Live in Concert The Inforum Experience Inforum is an opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together and discuss some of the more current ERP systems and add-ons available in the industry today. Inforum is designed to teach, to network, and to have fun. The event consists of a plethora of customized tracks filled with sessions that are designed to teach and explore industry solutions. If you are a foodie, the event has catered breakfast, lunch and snacks available for [...]

Still Deciding Whether to Attend Inforum This Year?2018-10-05T22:56:38+00:00

A Glimpse Into the Future: Infor Configure Price Quote


A Glimpse Into the Future: Infor Configure Price Quote Customers seek reliability and transparency from their product and process manufacturers. The ability to deliver consistent products and the agility to respond to custom requirements sets manufacturers apart in an increasingly technology-dependent industry. SolutionsX not only helps manufacturers increase the leanness of their operations with powerful cloud-based Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, but we also assist clients is customizing their digital environment with features that activate your ability to accurately price and quote orders. What is Configure Price Quote? The Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ) package unlocks powerful visualization and pricing [...]

A Glimpse Into the Future: Infor Configure Price Quote2018-10-05T22:57:23+00:00

Turn Data Stores into Data Stories with Infor Birst


Turn Data Stores into Data Stories with Infor Birst The most essential information in your product or process manufacturing plant is in the form of numbers. However, raw data from multiple different sources needs to be analyzed in a way that makes key metrics make sense in context. Infor Birst is the digital workspace that connects your organization in a way you’ve never experienced before by integrating data from your core lines of business. SolutionsX delivers this solution to customers seeking to reach new levels of business intelligence acquisition for ultimate lean operations. Infor Birst’s Unmatched Analytics Benefits Imagine a cross-functional [...]

Turn Data Stores into Data Stories with Infor Birst2018-10-05T22:58:52+00:00

Why Efficiency Matters With ERP


Why Efficiency Matters With ERP When it comes to operating a business, there is one cardinal rule of thumb — to ensure that you are maximizing profits and returns on your investment. This can be seen in the form of efficiency, as efficiency ensures that jobs are completed with the least amount of resources utilized. This organization is incredibly important for the ebb and flow of a business, which is why ERP software has been implemented by many businesses. However, though many businesses look simply for software, SolutionsX is the solution to efficiency as our team knows business-manufacturing and distribution. We [...]

Why Efficiency Matters With ERP2018-10-08T16:21:15+00:00
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