ERP selection

Give Customers More Choices

Your customers like to have choices, such as what they order from the line of products or services that you offer or whether they place their order with a sales representative or order form.  Now you can offer yet another option that your customers can choose from – the use of a self-service portal.     Your…

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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…

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Leaders Lead With Your Support

When it’s time for an upgrade to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, it’s best to have support from upper management, middle management, and many of the other teams throughout the enterprise.  Based on our experience, getting buy-in from the top-down, as well as the bottom-up, can lead to greater user adoption rates and a…

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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…

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Predicting The Next Big “Thing”

Wouldn’t it be great to participate in predicting the hot product for the upcoming holidays or know what is going to elevate your company to the next level in upcoming years?  Making bold predictions doesn’t have to be educated guesses or dumb luck.  You can identify trends by harnessing the big data with your enterprise…

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Stop Losing Track of Inventory

Warehouses can be very large places with tens of thousands of inventory items.  If you rely on physical inventory counts to reconcile rough inventory counts, then you may be basing important procurement decisions on inaccurate information.  You can rely on NetSuite® ERP to keep count of your inventory much faster and more efficiently than your…

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When Numbers Are Your Life

Accurate financial numbers are important to your long term success.  Knowing what to charge for a product or service shouldn’t be a guessing game.  You don’t want to leave money on the table, so knowing true costs and profit margins is important when estimating a proposal for a customer.  Where do you normally get your…

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How Transferable is Your “Travel Knowledge”?

What would you do if one of your talented employees should win the lottery and leave their job? Well, the odds of an employee winning the lottery may be slim, but the reality is that when any employee leaves the office, they often take what we like to call “travel knowledge”. They may have elaborate…

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The Problem With Spreadsheets, Part 4: Tracking Budgets

It’s one thing to have a budget for your department or a customer project, but it’s another thing to actually follow it. Of course, you need to hit certain financial goals and deliver a product according to what you quoted, but how well can you follow a budget using a spreadsheet? Not very well indeed.…

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The Problem With Spreadsheets, Part 3: Finding Meaning

Spreadsheets can be handy for collecting little bits of data and turning data into colorful charts. However, even with dozens of spreadsheets and charts, it could take hours or days before you can find an accurate depiction of your financial health. You can squeeze a lot of data into the neatly organized rows and columns…

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