Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 – New Release

  By Hans Stabell, Kraft Enterprise Systems   Microsoft Dynamics GP offers a cost effective solution for managing and integrating general ledger, sales, supply chain, manufacturing, project accounting and human resources in addition to increasing visibility and improving oversight at all levels of the business. The new release of Dynamics GP 2016, planned for Spring[…]

Planning For The Future

Successful businesses set strategic goals for specific business operations.  Goals should be more specific than “be successful” or “improve sales”.  Once you have specific facts and figures down on paper, you want to associate budgets and labor resources to those goals and monitor your progress.  You can’t trust the future of your company to spreadsheets[…]

Get The Upper Hand On Labor Productivity

For service industries such as professional service consultants, software providers, and those involved with healthcare, labor productivity has the biggest impact on profit margins.  You need to dedicate the right people to the right job or task and minimize as much of the common manual processes as you can.  Get the upper hand on labor[…]

Build On A Solid Foundation

Although business growth can occur naturally, more often it takes careful planning.  You and your key managers consider strategic goals, evaluate new markets, and develop marketing campaigns to reach different customer groups.  Get the control and visibility you need to grow by using a robust business management solution as your foundation.       Organic growth is a[…]

Don’t Get Dizzy By Fast Moving Inventory

Tracking inventory, especially with multiple locations and a global supply chain, can be dizzying.  With volumes of inventory coming and going, your team can easily misplace, miscount, or simply lose track of important items.  Complicated warehouse operations require robust technology to keep inventory in order.  If you need real-time, accurate inventory control, then take a[…]

Satisfy Customers On-The-Move

Customer demands are always changing and now they expect the same personalized interactions across several channels.  Whether shopping online, in the stores, or through mobile devices, customers expect to see the same information, pricing, and have the same level of attention from your representatives.  Connect your key people with your customers, across all channels, with[…]

Traceability Is Not Optional

Medical-related manufacturers and distributors are under obligation to comply with strict regulatory standards governed by the FDA, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, and other global agencies.  In order to ensure compliance you need electronic records that are as easy to find as they are to enter.  Traceability and auditable data is not optional, which is why many[…]

Don’t Let Expiration Dates Hold Manufacturing Processes Back

There is nothing worse than starting to cook dinner and finding out that one of your important ingredients has expired.  It’s not always easy or convenient to stop everything and run up to the grocery store.  Imagine this on a larger scale, such as with a major food or beverage manufacturer.  You have an order[…]

Complicated Manufacturing Operations Require Simple Solutions

Manufacturing businesses often have multiple production strategies – products are assembled or made-to-order and some items may be made-to-stock.  During peak times when production takes place around the clock, products promised to customers could be mixed up with products that are getting stocked.  Smooth out a complicated process by using the right technology. Your manufacturing[…]

You Can’t Be Everywhere At Once…But Your ERP Can!

Running a regional or global business can be a challenge, to put it lightly.  You simply can’t be everywhere at once or travel to each location often enough to see, first-hand, how each location is functioning.  The next best thing to cloning yourself is to implement a single, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that[…]