Implementing a New ERP System? How to Promote User Adoption

Implementing a New ERP System? How to Promote User Adoption

The eBook recently published by Strategic Systems Group (SSG) is an FAQ resource. It provides in-depth answers to “12 Frequently Asked Questions about Enterprise Resource Planning Systems” for manufacturers. In Chapter 9, we explore the issues commonly associated with user adoption of a new ERP system. Implementing a New ERP System? How to Promote User…

The 80/20 Rule as it Applies to ERP Custom Software Development

The 80/20 Rule as it Applies to ERP Custom Software Development

The eBook recently published by Strategic Systems Group (SSG) is an FAQ resource. It provides in-depth answers to “12 Frequently Asked Questions about Enterprise Resource Planning Systems” for manufacturers. In Chapter 8, we look at custom software development considerations from a variety of perspectives. The 80/20 Rule as it Applies to ERP Custom Software Development …

How Much Does It Cost to Implement a New Manufacturing ERP System? And How Long Does It Take?

The eBook recently published by Strategic Systems Group (SSG) is an FAQ resource. It provides in-depth answers to “12 Frequently Asked Questions about Enterprise Resource Planning Systems” for manufacturers. Chapter 2 answers these dicey questions: How Much Does It Cost to Implement a New Manufacturing ERP System? And How Long Does It Take? You might…

Hot Topic! Cybersecurity: Helping our Manufacturing Clients Avoid Viruses, Trojans and Ransomware

The WannaCry virus infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The Equifax breach compromised the personal data of 143 million Americans. Experts estimate that more than 14 million small and medium U.S. companies are at risk. How can you avoid becoming a statistic? It starts with common sense. Don’t open any emails or attachments…

Lifecycle Solutions for Manufacturers: The “Cradle to Grave” Approach

“Cradle to Grave.” It’s a business concept. Also referred to as Womb to Tomb, Whole-Life Cost, Lifecycle Cost, or Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). It’s far from a new concept – dating as far back as the early 20th century – and yet it’s often overlooked when companies are making major purchase decisions. Selecting an…

How and Why to Leverage Custom Software Development in a Manufacturing Setting

Having specialized in every aspect of manufacturing software solutions for 25+ years, we know pretty much everything there is to know about it. From design to development, migrations, implementations, integrations, configuration and customization. One truth has been a constant. No out-of-the-box software will get you 100% of the functionality desired to run a shop floor…

Forecasting Your Way to Success

Forecasting Your Way to Success Author: Jeffrey Fink In this article we will define forecasting as it relates to the materials requirements planning (MRP) process, discuss the risks of inadequate forecasts, provide some practical forecasting techniques, and a list of some benefits that arise from effective and well-maintained forecasting/demand planning processes. Manufacturing-Related Current Metric: First,…