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Life Sciences

How ERP Helps with Clincial Trails

Enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) play a critical role in helping life sciences businesses scale. But they also can play an important role earlier in the lifecycle of a...


How to Run an Effective SAP Consultancy - Consulting Lifestyle Podcast

Are you curious about the world of IT consulting and how it has evolved over the years?

business growth

An ERP Foundation that Grows with You

Each phase of a company’s growth looks different. When a company starts, it needs flexibility and speed. As a business grows larger, process standardization and infrastructure...

SAP gold partner

How to Tell If You Need a New ERP Support Partner

ERP is supposed to solve operational problems and make a business more efficient. But that’s only the case if your ERP solution is configured correctly and modified as needs...

Supply Chain Management

Life Sciences Supply Chain Challenges: How ERP Helps

A reliable supply chain is an art as much as a science, especially given recent geopolitical concerns that have added trade friction and highlighted the brittleness of many...

Grow with SAP

Difference Between GROW With SAP and RISE With SAP

As more businesses around the world adopt the public version of SAP S/4HANA Cloud–the company’s latest and most advanced enterprise resource planning (ERP) software–SAP has been...


What Are the Modules in SAP S/4HANA? A Guide to the Key Components

The newest version of SAP S/4HANA comes with a wide range of modules designed to meet different business needs. You can expect to have a variety of components that align with your...


What Does GROW With SAP Do for Scaleups? Accelerating Expansion

With GROW with SAP, your company’s growth trajectory will enjoy consistent progress due to its continuous provision of enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation releases,...


What Is GROW With SAP? Unlocking Business Growth With SAP

As more companies implement the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition–an advanced enterprise resource planning (ERP) system developed by SAP–users are voicing their desire to simplify...


What Is SAP S/4HANA? Understanding the Next-Gen ERP

SAP S/4HANA is a popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform for large organizations that is built on the SAP HANA in-memory database. It helps users gain a clear,...


What Is SAP S/4HANA Finance? Reimagine Financial Management

SAP S/4HANA Finance is a module included in SAP S/4HANA–an innovative enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool developed by the multinational German software development company...

SAP gold partner

How Organizations Can Best Prepare for an ERP Implementation

Enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) dramatically improve an organization’s operational efficiency, standardization and best practices by serving as the nerve-center for...

Professional Services

How ERP Improves Client Relationships at Professional Services Firms

At the heart of almost every successful professional services firm is good client relations. Happy clients equal more revenue and less churn, which is just good business. That’s...

ERP Industry 4.0: Riding the Wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is also referred to as ‘Industry 4.0’ or ‘4IR,’ and as thousands of businesses adopt advanced and high-performance software such as an ERP for...

Project Management

ERP for Project-Based Manufacturing: A Game Changer for Your Business

Businesses implement ERP Industry 4.0 systems to give them complete control over their processes, costs, and productivity. They can leverage this same cloud-based software to...

Project Management

ERP for Project Management: Revolutionize Your Workflow

A manufacturing ERP system is a powerful resource, providing the data, insights, and detailed reporting executives and managers need to manage complex projects, coordinate their...


ERP for Process Manufacturing: Unleashing Efficiency and Productivity

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system eliminates gaps and inconsistencies in information availability, allowing your workforce in multiple functions and locations to...


ERP and Quality Management: A Marriage Made in Business Heaven

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is designed to help you more efficiently manage your resources by streamlining critical processes such as the sharing of information...

Advantages of ERP

Benefits of ERP in Manufacturing: Unlocking Hidden Potential Where You Least Expect It

As a manufacturer, it’s important that you continuously discover new and more effective ways of running your business so that you can remain competitive. For instance,...

Cloud ERP

Modern ERP Helps Food and Beverage Firms Stay Ahead

Not all backend systems are created equal. For food and beverage manufacturers, sustained profitability often comes down to supply chain and operational visibility combined with...

Cloud ERP

The Disadvantages of Cloud-based ERP

Cloud-based enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) are becoming the norm among businesses as backend processes are fully moved to the cloud as part of an organization’s...

SAP erp

Understanding the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP)

Business operates differently now. They evolve faster and scale without heavy technology investment, they connect directly with other systems, they leverage data and automation,...

SAP gold partner

How to Know if Your ERP Partner Will Give the Support You Need

The cloud has made ERP rollout and ongoing maintenance much easier than it was 15 years ago. But rolling out an ERP system and ensuring that it meets both the current and future...


The Benefits of Real-time Reporting and Data Analytics for Professional Services

Most professional services organizations have completed digital transformation, which is the trendy way of saying that they’ve moved operations to the cloud. Now that most of...

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Navigator Business Solutions Announced as one of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2023

Navigator Business Solutions has been named to the Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2023.

Upgrading to ERP

Why ERP is a Strong Strategic Move for Businesses Preparing for an Economic Downturn

Does it feel like the future has become more uncertain lately? If you and your business are worried about the direction of things, you’re not alone. The world has changed since...

SAP Business ByDesign

How SAP is Future-Proofing Business ByDesign

SAP recently made a significant change in how it develops, organizes, and releases new features. This change is good news for businesses that use SAP Business ByDesign because the...

ERP Software for Discrete Manufacturing: Key Features to Consider

Discrete manufacturing differs in nature from any other production technique, whereby continuous processes require very different approaches in terms of resource management,...

enterprise resource planning

What is an Intelligent Enterprise?

Technology advancements change the way business is performed. At first, they are used by market leaders to drive improved efficiency, then they are used by the rest of the...

ERP Software for Make-to-Order Manufacturing: Getting the Right Solution

While recognizing the valuable benefits of ERP solutions is important, selecting the right manufacturing ERP can be complex, particularly where businesses require software with...

ERP Software for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing: A Comparison of Top Choices

The right manufacturing software for mixed-mode production will vary from the best ERP software for make-to-order manufacturing because the combination of custom-made and...

ERP Software for Batch Manufacturing: Making the Right Choice

Choosing ERP software for mixed-mode manufacturing will necessarily differ from the most suitable ERP for custom manufacturing because these enterprise-wide software tools must be...

Manufacturing ERP Industry-Specific Solutions: What You Need to Know

Selecting the best software for your operating space and organization is essential. One of the common ERP software selection mistakes is picking a generic product that doesn't...

Project Management

ERP: The Secret Weapon for Project-Based Companies

Many of the trends in business today come from the software industry. This is both because technology plays an increasingly important role in business, and because some of the...

Five ERP Software Selection Mistakes That Could Cost You Big Time

An ERP system costs 2% to 3% of the annual revenue of a large company (classified as companies with revenues over $1 billion) to operate. While that seems like a small number,...

Manufacturing ERP System Production Scheduling: Tips for Success

Using the production scheduling feature of a manufacturing ERP system demands technical knowledge and expertise. This explains why most well-established and reputable ERP system...

ERP System Integration Challenges: Overcoming the Obstacles

Every year, companies waste millions of dollars on ERP systems that don’t work. For instance, Marin County allegedly spent $18.6 million on an ERP implementation that was supposed...


What is FDA Software Validation?

The life sciences are not like pens or bras. When a pen is manufactured incorrectly or suffers from shoddy inputs, a consumer just pulls out a different pen. When a life sciences...

Manufacturing ERP System Process Automation: Streamlining Your Business

Dedicated manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is becoming increasingly essential for any manufacturing business’s success. There is also a growing need for...

Exploring Manufacturing ERP System Data Analytics and Reporting

Manufacturing ERP software (enterprise resource planning software) brings a plethora of advantages to organizations of all scales and sizes, from data protection to task...

Cloud ERP

Scaling Business Growth with Cloud ERP Solutions: Expert Insights

Scaling Business Growth with Cloud ERP Solutions: Expert Insights Listen to the podcast here: Nestell & Associates Website | Youtube | Apple Podcasts

ERP System Cost Breakdown: How Much Does it Really Cost?

More businesses and institutions are now embracing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions with the aim of integrating and streamlining their workflows for improved...

ERP System Data Migration for Manufacturing

As you search for an effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, you need to consider the available ERP system scalability options and its capacity to allow you to...


The Personal Approach to Business - Startup Hustle Podcast

Tune in to Ralph Hess on 'The Personal Approach to Business', Startup Hustle Podcast.

Professional Services

How to Choose an ERP for Your Professional Services Company

Professional services companies are dynamic businesses because they are built around people and rely on a roster of diverse clients that change over time and have evolving needs....

ERP System Scalability Options: What To Consider

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have become very popular today, especially in the manufacturing industry, thanks to their ability to integrate the core areas of...

Life Sciences

How Serialization Is Used in Pharmaceutical Packaging

Serialization in pharmaceutical packaging is the process of assigning and labeling a unique serial number for each product to be sold. This contains information about the...

SAP Business ByDesign

What Are Pharma Commercialization Services?

Pharmaceutical commercialization is the goal of every drug development process. After a new medicine is created, it needs to be mass-produced and distributed to the market, from...

Supply Chain Management

How to Optimize Your Clinical Trial Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted problems in the clinical trial supply chain, necessitating a shift in the industry to keep up with the pressure to deliver quick results and...

ERP System Implementation Timeline And Milestones: What You Need To Know

Implementing ERP systems has proved to be a major challenge for most companies because there’s no standard implementation timeline and milestone that fits all businesses. Every...

How Does ERP Help in Manufacturing? A Comprehensive Guide

Emerging technologies have simplified complex business processes, making businesses more productive. One of these technologies is the enterprise resource planning (ERP)...

ERP Software

Software Evaluation: Time to Reframe How You Evaluate

Indirectly, ChatGPT helps us answer the question: What’s the best software solution?ChatGPT doesn’t give us the answer directly, but its inadequacy with such questions hints at...

Why Business Process Automation Is Important: Exploring the Benefits

Don’t you wish there were more hours in a day to finish everything you need to accomplish? We know you want to maximize your team’s output, so many business owners are turning to...

What Is ERP Automation? Unlocking the Potential of AI

Businesses of all sizes can now automate common workflow procedures and operate with remarkable efficiency thanks to recent breakthroughs in AI-based machine learning and...

What Should an ERP System Include? Exploring the Essentials

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software unifies and connects various business processes in one location. It is a hub for real-time and historical data across business...

Life Sciences

FDA and GxP Validation for SAP Business ByDesign ERP

Following good manufacturing practice (GMP) guidelines help businesses run more efficiently and ensure that product quality and consistency are maintained. Life sciences...

When to Use RPA Automation: A Step-By-Step Guide

Anyone who has been assigned the task of cutting and pasting the contents of one massive spreadsheet into another can attest that repetitive, tedious tasks aren't the best use of...

What Are the Primary Benefits of an ERP System? Exploring the Advantages

To remain competitive in an ever-changing economy, organizations must be adaptable and future-ready. The business landscape constantly evolves with new technology, consumer...

What Is the Main Purpose of an ERP System? A Comprehensive Guide

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are powerful tools designed to help enterprises manage their resources more effectively and streamline their daily operations by...

Why Do Companies Use Automation? Exploring the Benefits

The latest surveys involving global businesses in various sectors reveal a steady growth in business automation using enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. In 2020, a study...


Why Operational Visibility Should Be a Priority for CPG in 2023

Influencers, online comparison shopping, and Amazon have dramatically altered the landscape for consumer packaged goods businesses in recent years. Then the pandemic came along,...

Warehouse optimization

Barcode Scanners Improve your Warehouse - Top 5

A barcode scanner is a device that reads barcodes and converts them into digital data. When integrated with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, a barcode scanner can...

Advantages of ERP

Collaboration & ERP Allows Organizations to Streamline Work - Forbes Article

Ralph Hess, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Navigator Business Solutions was recently quoted in a Forbes.com article.

Life Sciences

Join Navigator at the 2023 Bio International Convention in Boston

The BIO International Convention attracts 14,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships....

What Is Intelligent ERP? Unlocking the Potential of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly transforming every sector of the global economy, providing enterprises with cutting-edge systems to automate their core business...

PSA Professional Services Automation Software: What You Need to Know

Although the professional services industry is quite lucrative, it’s highly competitive and has its fair share of challenges. Therefore, as you contemplate venturing into this...

How Does an ERP System Help a Company? Exploring the Benefits

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have become an indispensable part of many companies today, with large and small enterprises incorporating them into their daily...

ERP Software

The Importance of an ERP System for Professional Services Firms

As a manager or an executive at a professional services firm, have you asked yourself any of these questions in the past year?

What Does ERP Do for a Business? A Comprehensive Guide

To thrive in today’s increasingly complex and competitive business environment, professional service companies must implement systems that allow them to easily automate,...

What Is an ERP Specialist? Exploring the Role

Equipping your business with the right tools can help you stay ahead of the competition—even if you operate in a highly saturated industry like professional services.

Compare ERP for Professional Services: What You Need to Know

Imagine being able to manage your projects, finances, and resources all from one system. With an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, you can do just that.

Implementing SAP HANA: A Comprehensive Guide

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business environment, companies must leverage technology to stay ahead of the competition. On that note, enterprise resource planning...

Cloud ERP

Maximizing Billing Accuracy and Efficiency with ERP

Payment is at the center of every business. In an ideal world, businesses deliver a product or service and get paid immediately for this product or service. The reality, however,...

Artificial Intelligence ERP: Unlocking the Potential of AI

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems help you automate and integrate your core business processes across different functional areas, while artificial intelligence (AI)...

Life Sciences

Technology for Business Sake - Life Sciences Professional Podcast

In this episode of Lifesciences Professional Podcast, Linda Robertson speaks with Ralph Hess about business technology in the Life Sciences industry.

Professional Services

Is My Business a Professional Services Firm?

Sometimes the line between consultant, contractor, and professional services firm can be confusing. Yet the distinction is important, because it helps your business organize...

The Benefits of Implementing SAP HANA

SAP HANA is the database tech behind the SAP ecosystem and powers SAP S/4 HANA, the ERP suite. HANA provides the database platform that can manage, store, and structure huge data...

Project Management

The ERP Features Most Important for Professional Services Companies

Efficient processes are important for professional services companies just as they are for every other type of business. One way that professional services firms drive this...


SAP S4 HANA Cloud is a next-generation ERP package integrating management functions and helping businesses and organizations achieve their digital transformation objectives while...


The SAP HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) database management system was first launched in 2010, while SAP S/4 HANA, introduced five years later, has become one of the...

Improving Your Field Services With the Right ERP Software

Field services organizations can leverage advanced ERP solutions to improve efficiency, responsiveness, and business intelligence, using a framework such as SAP S/4 HANA Cloud to...

ERP Implementation

Your New ERP is Worse Than Your Old System—But Only for the First Year

There’s an interesting and well-known issue that many businesses face right after upgrading their ERP solution: The new system performs worse than the old one.

Maximize NOI With the Right ERP for Property Management

Net operating income (NOI) is a crucial metric for countless businesses. Using the right ERP for field services and property and equipment management to introduce automated...

Driving Innovation With the Best ERP for Research and Development

As a research and development manager, your main responsibility is to collaborate with your team members to perform effective experiments and provide your company with practical...

Choosing the Right ERP for Repair and  Maintenance Companies

If you run a repair and maintenance business (Field Service, Building Maintenance…), you need to have the right tools and systems in place to help you consistently deliver...

How to Purchase ERP for Management Companies

It is difficult for a management consulting business to grow and succeed if it’s operating with unreliable data. In this scenario, anyone would have trouble understanding where...

Life Sciences

How to Validate Software for the FDA

The life sciences is a heavily regulated industry for obvious reasons: the drugs and devices a life sciences firm manufactures or distributes must be consistently safe and...

Optimizing Consulting Services With the Best ERP for Consulting Firms

Once you have your consulting firm set up, the next big task is to find an innovative system that you can use to streamline your operations and enhance your workflows. Today, the...

Accelerate Research With The Right ERP for Research Organizations

With the growing competition in the business world, companies are constantly under pressure to enhance the quality of their products and services while simultaneously improving...

Simplifying Operations With the Right ERP for Tax Consulting

To get and keep clients, a modern and forward-thinking tax consulting firm needs to be proactive. Are you investing in the right technologies that will keep your company relevant?...

Life Sciences

How Life Sciences Businesses Should Prepare Financials for Scaling and Outside Funding

Developing a life sciences product and going to market is not easy. There’s the research and development, of course, but there’s also the business-building side.

The Key to Financial Success: The Right ERP for Accounting

Accounting is one of the most critical functions of any business and choosing the right software to manage it can be a daunting task. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software...

Maximizing Efficiency With the Best ERP for Wholesale Distribution

Businesses today need objective data on everything in their warehouses to make critical business decisions. One sector that would greatly benefit from clear and coherent data flow...

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best ERP for Finance

Over the past few decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have become indispensable tools for modern companies. An ERP solution such as SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Public...

Consumer Products

Get the Most Out of Your Direct-to-Consumer Model with ERP

The advent of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) business model meant that companies no longer needed to rely on third-party retailers or platforms. DTC has many benefits, chief among...

SAP Business One

Automate Your Shipping | SAP Business One Integration to ShipStation | recording

Good morning everyone. My name is Sean Barbera. I'm the director of marketing here at Navigator Business Solutions. Today I have Gary from Alluvia and Mark from ShipStation. We're...

The Security Benefits of Cloud ERP

There was a time when security was a legitimate question for businesses that were thinking of moving their workloads to the cloud and adopting a cloud-based ERP solution such as...

integrated ERP

Utilize Data & Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

A supply chain--by definition--has a lot of moving parts. It covers everything from the raw materials to the workers creating a product to the final delivery of goods to the...

sap cloud computing

Make the Most of Limited IT Resources by Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing has been a huge boon for businesses that make the leap. Despite hesitancy from companies to migrate operations, the cloud’s ability to provide system resources...

From Simple Accounting Through Billion Dollar Business: How the Right ERP Can Support Growth for Consumer Products

The consumer products industry is not easy. On the one hand, social media and online marketplaces have made it easier than ever to find consumers and get started. But on the other...

Navigator Awards

Navigator Business Solutions Announced as one of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2022

Lehi, UT - 15 February 2023 - Navigator Business Solutions, has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2022, a group of 100 organizations honored for their...

SAP awards

Navigator Business Solutions Receives SAP® North America Partner Excellence Award 2023

Navigator Business Solutions Receives SAP® North America Partner Excellence Award 2023 for Cloud Renewal Excellence Award Presented at Customer Success Kick-off 2023


How CFOs Can Use ERP During a Recession

The economic outlook is very uncertain in these post-pandemic times. World Bank president David Malpass gives a 50 percent chance that there will be a world recession in 2023....


CEO Capital Allocation from Startup to Public Company

Whether for a startup or a large enterprise, capital allocation is one of the most critical roles that CEOs perform. Yet, capital allocation strategies vary depending on the size...

What Is SAP Business Planning and Consolidation?

SAP is one of the leading providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s better than similar services in its category; SAP even outperforms Oracle ERP.


What Implementing ERP Means for CFOs

Chief financial officers often play a starring role in business these days.

Why SAP Is Better Than Oracle

There are plenty of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to choose from, leaving you in a pickle deciding between the likes of SAP Business ByDesign versus Odoo. But as you...

Cloud ERP

How do quarterly ERP software updates impact FDA Validation

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is a critical tool for businesses in many industries, including those that are regulated by the FDA. These software systems are...

SAP Business ByDesign Versus Odoo

Choosing the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for your company is crucial to ensure that you find a solution that’s optimized and customized for your business...

Mid-Market ERP Solutions Comparison Guide

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) enables businesses to more easily make sense of their data and insights and take better control of their operations—all from a single...

Life Sciences

Fractional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Services Benefit Life Sciences Companies

Early-stage life sciences companies often face unique financial challenges as they work to bring their products to market. From securing funding to managing research and...

ERP Software for Warehouses

Between workers and inventory, a warehouse has a lot of moving parts, and to run a smooth operation and ensure quality control in manufacturing, there must be a system in place...

Quality Control Software and ERP for Manufacturing

Companies typically need to adhere to specific quality standards in order to grow their business and remain competitive, especially in an ever-growing and competitive industry...

ERP Software for Procurement

Effective procurement is crucial for any business, as it involves the process of acquiring the goods and services needed to operate and grow. However, managing procurement can be...

ERP Software for Medium Business

Whenever medium-sized businesses compete, chances are that there will be numerous big businesses able to stay ahead of the curve due to their size, budget, and history in the...

SAP Business ByDesign

Intelligent Process Automation: Understanding the Differences Between Automated Robotic Processing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

One reason that businesses move to ERP is for intelligent process automation. But this can be a nebulous term, often combined with vague buzzwords such as automated robotic...

ERP Software for Customer Relationship Management

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for medium businesses—or businesses of any size—can play a major role wherever they’re used, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)...

How Can an ERP Create a Competitive Advantage?

If you want your organization to be agile and nimble, breaking down silos that inhibit collaboration and transparency should be a priority. One way to do this is with data-backed...

ERP Software for Laboratory Management

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and online ERP software are used by numerous businesses, including for laboratory management.

ERP Software for Small Manufacturing Business

Enterprise Resource Planning software, or ERP, is a critical tool for manufacturing and distribution firms that want to obtain complete visibility into core business processes....

SAP Business ByDesign Versus Acumatica

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are popular among organizations looking to manage their business functions and optimize business processes within a centralized and...

SAP Business ByDesign Versus Sage Intacct

Each business and its processes are different. So, it’s unlikely that the same management software will be appropriate for all businesses. This is why developers came up with the...

SAP Compliance Management

Businesses often view compliance management with a mixture of confusion and dread due to the constant changes that occur to compliance recommendations and regulations. SAP...

Best ERP for Small to Mid-sized Businesses

An ERP system can help you streamline your business processes, improve communication and collaboration, and make better data-driven decisions. However, with so many options on the...

ERP with financials

Why Startups Need More Than Accounting Software for Financials

There are typically three phases of a startup’s financial management journey.

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign: Setting the Record Straight

The future plans for the SAP Business ByDesign solution are strong. A recently published article has unfortunately painted an inaccurate picture of SAP's commitment to the...

SAP Business ByDesign

How SAP Business ByDesign Offers Advantages for the Life Sciences Industry

The life science industry has to meet strict regulatory requirements in an extremely competitive environment burdened with financial pressures and unique market demands. Companies...

Cloud ERP

How CFOs Can Improve Remote Teams with Cloud ERP

What if working remotely was exactly the same as working in the office?

SAP S/4 HANA Cloud, Public Edition

What Is SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

When looking at ERP systems offered by market leader, SAP, you’ve probably run across names such as S/4HANA, Business One and Business ByDesign. But what’s the difference?

Distribution ERP Implementation Strategy

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a range of software solutions designed to help you manage your business. There are different ERP software that helps organizations...

Distribution ERP Implementation Steps

An ERP, short for Enterprise Resource Planning, is a software solution designed to help you manage your business. A distribution-specific ERP is one of the modules in the ERP...

Distribution ERP Implementation Challenges

Distribution companies that face challenges in managing their inventories, supply chains, and logistics activities are often told to turn to distribution ERP software....

Cloud ERP

Cloud Infrastructure is Being Understood Wrong

It isn’t a stretch to say that most businesses are in the cloud right now. But the way that most businesses use the cloud today is just the first step. The next step, and the real...

How to Compare ERP Systems

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has become a critical tool for medium-sized manufacturing and distribution firms that want complete visibility into core business...

SAP Business ByDesign

Exploring SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign ERP Products

Russell DeLapp, Executive Vice President of Services & Support at Navigator Business Solutions, was featured on Nestell & Associates, The ERP Organization Change Journal Podcast...

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign - Release 2211 Overview Webinar

SAP Business ByDesign - Release 2211 Overview Webinar

How Many Modules of ERP Are There?

In the past, some businesses managed their data spreadsheets by dedicating entire rooms to the storage and management of filed documents. The daunting task of collecting and...

How to Manage Supply Chain Risks With an ERP

Efficiently managing supply chains became more challenging recently due to Covid-19 disruptions and geopolitical conflicts. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to engage a...

Is Warehousing a Function of ERP?

Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) is the backbone of any business that deals with supply chain management and distribution. This includes warehousing activities such as...

Cloud ERP

Top 5 Questions You Should Be Asking About ERP

All large businesses use enterprise resource planning software (ERP), as do many smaller ones. But unlike basic small business software, ERP is complex and often confusing for...

Best ERP for Biotechnology

Biotechnology companies have an enormous impact on the improvement of healthcare, but they face many challenges. They must comply with strict government regulations, adapt to...

Comparing ERP for Biotechnology Industry

Biotechnology entails the study of living organisms and their practical applications to solve real-world challenges. The field has benefited society through innovations that...

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP ERP for Growing Companies

Growing companies face a multitude of challenges in today’s post-pandemic environment. This is particularly true in industries with complex supply chains and strict compliance,...

What Can an ERP System Do for a Mid-Market Company?

The current economic climate poses many challenges for midsize companies. Struggles they deal with include increased competition, market volatility, rapid technological shifts,...

Who Is Responsible for ERP Implementation?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have become an integral part of modern business because they help companies to streamline their daily operations and ensure that they...

Vetting ERP Vendors

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offers enormous advantages for companies. It automates important business operations and presents clear and concise metrics in real time for...

What Are the Main Reasons for Pharma Companies to Implement ERP Systems?

For your pharmaceutical company to thrive in the current unstable market, you need to adopt new and advanced technologies that will streamline your daily operations. One of the...

SAP Business ByDesign Review

Avoid the growing pains of scaling your fast-growing business. If you are a mid-market business looking for a reliable Cloud ERP software on a tight budget, SAP Business ByDesign ...

What Are the Elements of a Pharma ERP System?

As an owner of a pharmaceutical company, you need an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will help you to streamline your daily operations. This system will also help...

What Are the Most Common ERP Systems?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits they offer businesses. However, there are a variety of ERP systems on the...

How to Compare ERP Systems for Pharmaceuticals

As a pharmaceutical company, you’ll face numerous business challenges, most of which require specialized attention and full integration of critical systems and operations. For...

SAP Business ByDesign

Get Advanced Landed Cost Automation with SAP Business ByDesign

Like tax planning, landed costs are a subtle but important business consideration for maximizing profit margins and ensuring profitability.It seemed like an efficient purchase...

How to Ensure Successful ERP Implementation in a Midsize Business

For a midsize business to successfully implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) into its operations, several key factors need to be considered beforehand. An ERP platform is...

How Life Science ERP Software Works

As the world continues to advance, conclusive life science explorations and tests have become extremely necessary to help medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies...

Best ERP for Manufacturing and Distribution

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a term used to describe business process software that enables organizations to use a common system to manage and integrate different aspects...

Navigator Partners

Automate & Simplify Bank and Credit Card Reconciliation - Webinar

Automate & Simplify Bank and Credit Card Reconciliation | Powered by Alluvia

ERP Implementation Failure Recovery

The failure of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation can be a devastating experience for a business–you have to sort out the financial consequences, and your...

Life Sciences

What Early-Stage Life Science Companies Need to Know When Approaching a Funding Event

In the past three years, the biotech sector has seen a boom in venture capital (VC) funding. Research from McKinsey has shown that VCs invested in 2,200 biotech start-ups...

Challenges of Implementing ERP in a Midsize Business

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are designed to help businesses manage their resources more efficiently. However, implementing an ERP can be a daunting task for any...

SAP Business ByDesign

UBIX Takes SAP Business ByDesign Analytics to the Power of AI - Webinar

What is UBIX? UBIXis an Advanced Analytics and AI Platform designed for the business user. The general-purpose platform can address any number of use cases from the front office...

What Is SAP Business ByDesign’s ERP System?

If you're in the market for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, you already know how an ERP can help a business. You may also come across SAP Business ByDesign, which...

How Can an ERP System Help a Business?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is designed to help businesses organize their operations and centralize their data. They can help companies improve their internal...

Why Is ERP So Expensive?

Many businesses miss out on the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) because of the system’s price tag. It costs an average of $30,000 for small and medium enterprises...

Contract Manufacturing

Maintaining Quality As a Scaling Contract Manufacturer

It’s an uphill task for Contract Development and Manufacturer Organizations (CDMOs) to ensure product quality at the rapid pace demanded by customers, especially when they must...

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Versus SAP Business ByDesign

The importance of ERP systems can’t be underestimated–they’re a necessity for any fast-growing organization that’s looking to scale its operations. Choosing the right enterprise...

Why ERP Is Important to a Company

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) refers to a business management software that streamlines and automates the day-to-day workflows of businesses, resulting in more efficient and...

When Does a Company Need an ERP?

Employing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system like SAP ByDesign is an investment, and it can feel daunting for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to decide to get one....

Supply Chain Management

The Importance of ERP in Supply Chain Management

Anyone who runs a business knows how important supply chain management is. Ensuring the smooth flow of the resources you need to keep your business running is crucial, especially...

Mid-Market ERP Systems

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a useful, all-around tool for mid-market businesses looking to streamline their processes and scale their operations. It integrates...

Cloud ERP

How ERP Helps Life Sciences Firms Avoid Recall & Improve Product Quality

The COVID-19 pandemic unsettled the supply chain, and the Ukraine-Russia war, ongoing cyberattacks, and trade disputes have only continued the trend. This has put pressure on...

SAP Business ByDesign

Advanced Landed Cost Automation for SAP Business ByDesign

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Improve Business Intelligence Performance

Businesses use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, such as SAP ERP for small business entities, to analyze, gather and share data insights between integral teams. For...

What is Cloud ERP Software and What Can Cloud Solutions Do For Your Business

Cloud ERP software (also referred to as cloud-based ERP software) is a type of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is hosted on a remote server and accessed by users...


How Does a Retail Company Benefit from ERP?

The past couple of decades have seen massive transformations in the retail industry—from purely brick-and-mortar stores to online shopping, to dynamic and innovative customer...

SAP Business ByDesign

Navigator Business Solutions & UBIX Labs Partner to Provide Advanced Analytics to Drive Intelligent Transformation

This partnership will bring Advanced Analytical Intelligence into reach for Mid-Market companies

Open-Source ERP Systems for Small Business: Pros and Cons

If you are looking into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), there are choices to consider. When it comes to small business ERP solutions, it’s important to evaluate open-source...

Financial Management Services for Small Businesses

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 45% of new businesses fail within the first five years, and only 25% make it to the fifteenth year. While there are many...

Best Ways of Increasing Throughput in Small Business

You need to operate at maximum capacity as a small business to get more profits. This means that throughput is an important metric you need to follow closely–throughput refers to...

Cloud ERP

Why Cloud ERP is a Great Fit for CDMOs

Contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) face unique challenges. They’re outsourced to handle drug and therapy development as well as to manufacture...

ERP for Small Wholesale Distribution

With the fast evolution of technology, many aspects of doing business have also changed. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has brought many benefits not only to big...

ERP for Small Consumer Products

Getting access to and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can often be daunting to small businesses that specialize in small consumer products. However, this...

Is ERP Good for Small Business?

For small businesses and small business owners as a whole, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can play a major role in their overall success. Specifically, ERP refers to a type of...

Cost of ERP System for Small Business

Suppose you are a small business owner interested in utilizing the power of implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. In that case, the costs associated with this...


CDMOs, CMOs and CROs: What's the Difference?

The pharmaceutical industry has undergone significant evolution within the past 15 years. Recently, biopharmaceutical companies have become increasingly reliant on outsourced...

ERP for Small Retail Business

Businesses are constantly looking for solutions and tools that will help them improve their efficiency and gain a competitive advantage in the market. ERPs—Enterprise Resource...

How Do ERP Systems Work for Biotechnology?

Data management is a core requirement for biotech experts, handling complex and detailed information that commands extensive planning and coordination. Solutions such as SAP pharma

Importance of ERP in Small Business

Once available only to large-scale enterprises, ERP—Enterprise Resource Planning—has now become an important tool for small businesses, especially those looking to scale their...

Why ERP for Contract Research Organization?

Contract research organizations (CROs) provide essential support to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers across a range of projects. Solutions such as SAP ERP...

ERP for Small-Scale Industries

As companies grow, they often reach a stage in which spreadsheets become insufficient to manage the day-to-day business activities. At the point where small businesses need to...

Why Manufacturing Enterprises Need to Use ERP Systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) gives manufacturing organizations control over every aspect of production and performance. Advanced data tracking mechanisms and consolidation...

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CDMO Races Along on a Digital Transformation Journey

As COVID-19 has infected and killed millions across the globe, it has spurred researchers to accelerate the delivery of therapeutics and vaccines. But the reality is that the...

Evaluating ERP Vendors for Small to Medium Business

Many enterprises around the world are now incorporating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions into their systems to streamline their day-to-day business processes and...

Why Are ERP Systems for Contract Development?

Organizations considering the best ERP for biotechnology may require a solution incorporating extra features, such as contract development and management. This functionality isn't...

Oracle ERP Cloud Versus SAP Business One

The global Enterprise Resource Planning systems market is growing exponentially, and it’s expected to maintain an upward trajectory in the foreseeable future. In 2021, the market...

Top ERP for Biotechnology

Enterprises in biotech often integrate advanced life sciences software to improve quality assurance, organizational efficiency, and compliance–but choosing the right ERP is...

How to Use SAP Software for Beginners

Studies have shown that System Applications and Products (SAP) has the largest market share of all Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, with an unmatched premium in the ERP...

How Can ERPs Help Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers?

Enterprise resource planning solutions have become an integral part of virtually every business sector, including manufacturing, life sciences, and contract development. It’s...

Life Sciences

What Private Equity Needs to Know About ERP for Life Sciences

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for the attraction of private equity to healthcare and the life sciences, as the rise of vaccination and drug discovery and supply includes new points...

How Do ERP Systems Improve Productivity in Manufacturing Firms?

Running a successful manufacturing company can be a challenging endeavor due to the multitude of processes involved, but you can easily streamline these processes and simplify...


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Best ERP for Contract Research Organization

In recent years, the life sciences industry has grown extremely robust, attracting many players across various sectors, such as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing,...

What Can ERP Systems Do for Contract Development Organizations?

Contract development and management are a critical part of every organization, especially those that frequently handle complex contracts and legal agreements. This is why there...

Upgrading to ERP

Why Business Uncertainty is the Right Time for ERP

These are interesting times for business. The Covid-19 pandemic shook almost every industry around the world, and the new normal is different than what came before. But part of...

What Is the Best ERP System for Manufacturing?

One of the main success factors for modern enterprises is having access to real-time financial data. This can only be achieved through streamlining the process of collecting,...

Implementation Methodology of Life Sciences ERP

Life science companies, such as those related to medical devices and pharmaceuticals, can greatly benefit from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Implementing an ERP...

ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers

There are so many life science ERP software solutions out there, it can be difficult to find the right tool for your company. In this article, we'll discuss what you should keep...

Medical Device ERP Software: Choosing The Right ERP For Medical Device Manufacturers

If you operate in the medical device industry, you know that things are always changing. Regulations, product lines, and customer demands are constantly shifting, which can make...

SAP for Small Business

SAP ERP for Small Businesses

Small business cloud ERP may seem like a recent trend, but that’s not really the case. Enterprise resource planning software, with its ability to manage production, planning,...

Steps of Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry

If you've been reading about ERP systems for medical devices or ERP systems in the pharma industry, you know that quality control regulations have grown more stringent over the...

ERP Systems for Pharma Companies

Quality control in the pharma industry has become more stringent over the past few years, making enterprise resource planning (ERP) software—like SAP for life sciences—almost a...

Life Sciences

The Role of ERP in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry has been transformed in recent years by pressure from intensely competitive markets and the need to comply with new regulations that mandate the...

Advantages of ERP

The Advantages of a Multichannel Distribution System

The big lesson from COVID-19 for business arguably is the importance of digital channels and diverse revenue sources. Thanks to lockdown measures and social distancing, businesses...

What Is the Role of ERP Modules in Finance?

The finance module is often the first to be activated when a company deploys an enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool. This makes it the most important module of an ERP...

What Are ERP Integrations?

In a recent article, we discussed how you can implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in your company. Once your ERP solution is up and running, it's time to...

Implementation of an ERP System in a Company

Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) in your company can seem a daunting task at first–but it doesn’t have to be. With the right planning and resources at hand, your...

Cloud ERP

What is the Difference Between On-premise and Cloud

As more and more businesses follow through on digital transformation projects, they are rethinking their attitudes toward their own IT departments and contemplating what business...

Key Features of Modern ERP Platforms

One of the key considerations you must think about when streamlining your business operations is the adoption of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This type of system...

How to Evaluate an ERP System

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is an important component of any forward-thinking organization because it helps to integrate and streamline processes for improved...

How ERP Helps in Supply Chain Optimization

In the current volatile business environment, supply chain management (SCM) is instrumental in accomplishing business growth. SCM plays a major role in determining your business’s...

SAP Business ByDesign

How Midsize Companies Are Evaluating and Buying ERP

Every business, big or small, wants streamlined business processes and access to real-time data. These are key success factors for modern organizations as they seek efficiency and...

How Does ERP Help in Retail Business?

The retail industry is growing exponentially year-over-year, partially due to the substantial profit margins that attract investors.

Best ERP for Ecommerce

An ERP software can help streamline operations and support the growth of your eCommerce company. However, the wrong ERP can quickly become more trouble than it’s worth and be...

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Navigator Named to Bob Scott's 2022 Top 100 VARs

Navigator Business Solutions has been named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2022.

Best Cloud ERP for Medium-Sized Business

Most mid-sized businesses are migrating their data to the cloud. One of the allures of cloud-based platforms is strong security, which helps protect data integrity. Moreover, when...

Retail ERP Software - Streamlining Operations with ERP for Retail

One of the greatest advantages of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is its flexibility. While you can get a system with essential features right out of the box, you can...

Cloud ERP

SAP Business One: On-premise vs. Cloud

SAP Business One is one of the premier enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions for small-to-medium-sized businesses. Created by SAP, the world’s largest maker of ERP...

How Much Does It Cost to Implement an ERP System?

Many assume that implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) program will cost an arm and a leg. While some of the top ERP systems chosen by large enterprises that need...

What Are Some ERP Systems?

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is an integrated software platform that encompasses all aspects of a business in one place. ERP system software is a useful tool for...

Companies That Use ERP

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms—and particularly online ERP software—is used throughout the spectrum of business functions, from finance to supply chain management...


ByDesign vs. NetSuite: What's the Best ERP for SMEs?

Choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution is a big decision. Your ERP software is meant to be a cornerstone tool that helps you with all areas of your...

Benefits of ERP System in Supply Chain Management

Enterprise resource management software, or ERP, is essential for larger and medium-sized organizations with complex structures or detailed supply chains. Today's supply chain...

What Are the Challenges When Migrating to the Cloud for a Small Business?

Migrating to a cloud-based ERP is a daunting task for any company, but it can be especially challenging for small businesses. In this article, we will explore the challenges small...

Is SAP Worth It for Small Businesses?

SAP Business One is a software program that helps businesses manage their finances, operations, and customer relations. It is one of the most popular business software programs on...

ERP for Finance

There are several ways companies can apply enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools that help streamline procurement, compliance, supply chain efficiency, and financial...

Why Move to Cloud-Based ERP Solutions?

As you run your business, you’ll need to find a simple and effective way to consolidate and manage data across your enterprise. Fortunately, a cloud-based enterprise resource...

What Is the Purpose of SAP Business One?

Managing your business functions can be easy, thanks to the emerging enterprise resource planning solutions (ERPs). One of these solutions is the SAP Business One solution, which...


Why SAP ERP Makes Sense for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Legacy software systems no longer make sense for life sciences businesses, especially those in Pharmaceutical manufacturing.The problem is that complexity, regulation, and...

Cloud Versus On-Premise ERP Cost Comparison

As you plan your business, you’ll want to figure out how to manage your data storage needs and run other functions effectively. Thankfully, you can use simple enterprise resource...

What is Cloud ERP Software and What Can Cloud Solutions Do For Your Business

Cloud ERP software (also referred to as cloud-based ERP software) is a type of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is hosted on a remote server and accessed by users...

Benefits of SAP Implementation

An ERP (enterprise resource planning) software gives businesses the ability to manage and automate their core business processes and operations. SAP, a German company, is the...

Life Sciences

Software Validation: What Life Sciences Businesses Need to Know

Strict process control is fundamental for life sciences businesses. Not only is it important for accurate manufacture of drugs and devices that can make the difference between...

Cloud-Based ERP Examples 

ERP systems are often the backbone of successful businesses bringing their operations within different sectors into one place; an effect of this digitalization is that ERP systems...

What Are the Modules in SAP B1?

An ERP software helps manage and automate end-to-end business processes across a company, from finances to sales to marketing. SAP SE, a company based in Germany, has been the...

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Simplify Production with Drag and Drop Scheduling for Your SAP System

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What Are the Benefits of SAP on Cloud?

For a company to achieve its endeavors, it must implement smart business models and processes. What was once an option available only to large enterprises, SAP has now made its...

On-Premises to Cloud Migration

Knowing how to migrate an ERP from on-premise to cloud is the first step to turning your business into a more productive, profitable, and scalable machine. Doing it with SAP, a...

ERP Software

How Do I Validate Our ERP System?

ERP validation is a really simple idea: Does the system perform as specified?The question of validation is less about software functionality and largely about configuration. If a...

On Premise to Cloud Migration - Moving Your ERP to the Cloud

On-premise to cloud migration for a small business isn’t as simple as uploading information to the internet. It’s a gradual process that can take months to complete. To...

Do Small Businesses Use ERP Systems?

An ERP system manages all aspects of a business—it integrates workflows and data into a single platform. They are often used by large corporations, but also frequently adopted by...

Alternatives to SAP for Small Business

The use of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a necessity for businesses that want to set themselves up for success. The question is no longer “Is SAP a good fit for a...

Selecting an ERP Solution

4 Reasons Why Enterprise Resource Planning is Critically Important

There’s a reason why 96 percent of the top 20 percent of businesses rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, according to Aberdeen research. ERP is at the center of...

Is SAP Good for Small Business?

SAP is prominently used among Fortune 500 companies, which leads to a common misconception that you need thousands of employees or billions in revenue to enjoy their services–but...

What is GMP Manufacturing and is it Required for Life Sciences

There’s an element of consumer trust when it comes to the consumption of food or medicine. Usually, consumers cannot detect if a drug they’ve purchased has been manufactured...

Life Sciences

What is a GMP-Compliant Facility?

Sometimes a slight manufacturing variance is acceptable. But sometimes it is not.

SAP Business ByDesign

Improve Cashflow with Automation and Real-time Insight

The bar has been raised on financial and cash flow management.

Life Sciences

Becoming IPO Ready as a Life Sciences Business

Now is a good moment for enterprising life sciences startups eying a future initial public offering.“Covid really brought some perspective on what the life sciences market can...

Life Sciences

CDMO Implements an ERP System That Supports Process Automation & Accelerates Growth - Contract Pharma

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Signs It's Time to Take a Second Look at Your ERP System

You implemented your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system because you wanted your business to operate more efficiently, with stronger and more automated controls—and, of...

Life Sciences

Why Is Traceability Important In The Pharmaceutical Industry?

Consumer health and safety is the fundamental responsibility of a pharmaceutical company. A major threat to the industry’s credibility is the rampant circulation of counterfeit...

Life Sciences

What is SOX Compliance in Pharma?

Automation of key business processes in the life science industry has profound benefits. SAP ERP is one such tool that allows companies in the life science industry to do just...

Life Sciences

How to Improve Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Quality plays a pivotal role in the success of any business. Delays in delivery are often caused by products not meeting the mandated quality standards. Failure to meet quality...

Life Sciences

GMP Guidelines in Pharma Industry Set By The FDA

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries due to the implications product quality has on public health. Automation and optimization of key...

ERP Software

ERP Evaluation: Are You Looking at Price or Value?

If you’ve ever bought land and had a home built from scratch, you know it’s not a simple handoff project. Choices have to be made from the outset that will dictate how you’re...


Integrated WMS Leads to a Better Short Game in Inventory Optimization

In golf, the difference between a birdie and a bogey often comes down to the effectiveness of your short game. You might have Tiger Woods-grade driving skills, but it won’t matter...


How Consumer Packaged Goods Firms Can Navigate a Bumpy 2023

It has been a “messy” couple of years for consumer packaged goods (CPG) firms.First supply chains were disrupted by the trade war between the U.S. and China, then Covid-19 came...

Cloud ERP

Why CFOs Should Be Leading ERP Adoption

The decisions made by a company’s chief financial officer are “the foundations of the pyramid that determine whether the organization succeeds or fails,” according to the Boston...


What a Consumer Products Company Needs to Know in 2023

A unicorn startup, a company with a valuation over $1 billion, is a rare beast. According to a September 2021 report by CB Insights, there are only around 800 in the wild. Any...

Life Sciences

What is an ERP System in the Pharmaceutical industry?

The flow of processes and operations in a pharmaceutical company is extremely complex and labor-intensive, owing to stringent production regulations and competitive market...

Life Sciences

What Is An ERP Software Used For In Life Sciences?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and is software used by businesses to manage their day-to-day operations and processes. ERP software allows for the integrated...

Life Sciences

Example of ERP in Life Sciences

Life science companies such as biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical companies face significant business challenges. These include optimizing processes and operations while meeting...

SAP erp

SAP Best Practices for Life Sciences

The need for life science companies to find better, faster ways to manage vast repositories of data and information has made the use of an integrated ERP system essential.

ERP Software

What Do Start-Ups Need to Look out for While Scaling Their Business?

Startups at the growth stage need financial tools, controls, and resource planning as their products evolve from idea to IPO. Challenges, risks and dynamic changes arise along the...

ERP Software

Why Do I Need ERP If My System Already Works?

A successful business aims to improve and grow. Three factors play a role in achieving success: innovation (being the first to serve an unmet need), customer service (ensuring...

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Customer Portals & Product Information Management

Hear how Customer Portals and Product Information Management (PIM) can streamline your operations, save time, and empower your customers.


How to Implement an ERP Solution at Your Startup

Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has become a matter of survival for startups that want to scale fast or involve complex manufacturing operations, as the...

SAP erp

The Pros and Cons of SAP ERP Systems

System Applications and Products (SAP) is a multinational software development company based in Germany. It is mainly known for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software,...

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What is an ERP system in Manufacturing?

Running a successful business requires setting up systems that integrate your daily operations for enhanced productivity and efficacy. One of the primary systems your business...

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign Supply Chain Management

SAP (System Applications and Products) is a German multinational software company specializing in enterprise resource planning software development. This software enables small,...

SAP erp

The Benefits of Using a SAP System

Systems Application and Products in Data Processing (SAP) has become the leading software provider in the world of business, offering reliable management solutions in critical...

Cloud ERP

Pros & Cons of Enterprise-wide Application to Cloud

Do more with less. Out-innovate the competition. Reinvent your business. Keep expanding partnerships and building new channels of business, because today’s suppliers may not be...

Cloud ERP

Benefits of Cloud ERP Systems

Inflation and cost pressures are rising, and it shows no sign of abating. it’s getting harder every year to stay lean and competitive. Among the benefits of cloud ERP systems is...

Business Management Software

ERP Functional Areas of Management

How do you keep employees engaged and business thriving in an economic landscape marred by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on society at large? Enterprise resource...

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ERP in the Finance Department

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” said Benjamin Franklin. Enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), such as Navigator’s SAP ByDesign solution, are...

Advantages of ERP

Advantages of ERP Packages

If you’re a small manufacturer looking to go big, how do you get from A to Z with minimal growing pains? You’re going to need increased capacity, a bigger staff headcount, and...

SAP software

Advantages & Disadvantages of ERP

A cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software platform can help companies at any size adopt new business models and manage business change at speed. The viability of...

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Infrastructure Required for ERP implementation

If your business has grown so complex that it involves juggling financial, manufacturing, inventory, quality, and project management data all at once, you must be doing something...

ERP Software

How long does ERP implementation take?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software was traditionally a solution used by larger organizations with more money to invest to streamline their business operations. How long...

ERP Software

What is the difference between ERP and WMS?

As a business grows, its supply chain and distribution network typically grow and become more complex to match. Effective management requires labor optimization, automation, and...


What is ERP in Supply Chain Management?

Speed, efficiency, and clear communications: these are the keys for a business of any size to stay competitive in today’s global marketplace. Unfortunately, ever-changing...

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How can ERP improve a company's business performance?

The new normal for the world is volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. This is a challenging new normal.

Advantages of ERP

What are the primary business benefits of ERP?

When a young company starts growing and begins looking for new ways to increase profits, financial and process optimization matter. Once you have a fundamental understanding of...

ERP Software

Who are the primary users of ERP systems?

If you’ve reached a point in your business where you’re looking to improve productivity, find cost savings, and unlock new growth opportunities, your research has likely led you...

ERP cloud

What is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System?

Daily business decisions can be as low-stakes as prioritizing your email inbox or as momentous as deciding on a strategic acquisition. Your choices can lead to solutions to the...


Operational Challenges In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Without the robust pharmaceutical sector, many people throughout the world would have been wiped out long ago by even mild illnesses. Unfortunately, this industry is constantly...

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Cloud Computing in Pharma

Cloud computing is one of the latest technologies to show the potential to transform industries. One industry that is slowly adopting cloud computing technology is the...


Biotech FDA Approval Process

Modern biotechnology has enabled individuals and companies in the pharmaceutical industry to create breakthrough products and equipment for combating devastating and uncommon...

SAP software

Is SAP an ERP System?

When a life science startup has reached a certain point in its journey, the complexity of its operations may drive its leaders to seek a solution that can help manage chaos and...

Life Sciences

Why You Should Implement the Finest ERP System Available

If you’re looking to find and implement an ERP platform in your business, we know it’s not easy.

Selecting an ERP Solution

Key Considerations When Choosing an ERP System as a Startup

Efficiency, cost savings, and competitive advantages are likely the key reasons your startup needs an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. With so many features and...

What Is An ERP System In Accounting?

An excellent Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System like that of SAP Business ByDesign aids companies in streamlining their accounting needs through the integration of data....

What Is At The Heart Of Any ERP System?

Through automation, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems help manage several organizational functions and streamline day-to-day operations. The importance of ERP systems...

Demand Planning vs. Supply Planning

Often, demand planning and supply planning get confused with one another. While both are closely related, each is quite different. Demand and supply planners must work together...

SAP Business ByDesign

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines Implements GMP Validated System | Press Release

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines Implements GMP Validated System Delivered by Navigator Business Solutions


Will You Be a Biotech Startup to Watch in 2023?

The New York Lottery used to say that to be a winner, “All it takes is a dollar and a dream!”

Life Sciences

Benefits and Pitfalls of ERP for Startups

Life sciences and biotech companies often make miracles happen, but the road from a spark of genius to a regulator-approved product isn’t easy. Getting to market involves...

Life Sciences

Technology Trends in Life Science

There's no doubt that the pandemic has brought with it considerable life sciences supply chain challenges, as part of a complex web of obstacles - to which the industry has...

Supply Chain Management

Life Sciences Supply Chain Management - Challenges and Insights

A functional supply chain is the cornerstone of any business and it’s also a core function of a life sciences organization.

Life Sciences

Digital Transformation In Life Sciences

Digital transformation is a phrase we hear a lot, and it's much more than a catchy buzzword.


4 Common Financial Challenges Biotech Companies Face

Unlike many industries, biotech has seen significant growth throughout the pandemic, with the global biotechnology market value expected to reach $2.4 trillion by 2028.

Advantages of ERP

Optimize Your ERP Amid the Great Resignation

If you think The Great Resignation of 2021 is just media hype, think again.

ERP Selection

How to Pick the Best ERP Solution for Your Startup

When a startup starts shopping for enterprise resource planning (ERP), they might be surprised to discover that dozens of solutions are available on the market.

Cloud ERP

On-Premise vs. Cloud ERP: Which Is Better?

Businesses in the life sciences and biotech sector need efficient operations and speed to market. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems ensure that a business can stay lean...

Life Sciences

Why Life Science Startups Need ERP

Today, biotech and life sciences companies play a crucial role in the global medical supply chain. But life science businesses are complex, especially after product development...

ERP Software

When Is the Right Time to Consider an ERP Solution?

When you’re a startup, things move fast. One day you’re developing a business plan and securing funding, and the next you’re securing funding and expanding into new markets.

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Enhancing an Acquisition with Cloud ERP

For many companies looking at long-term growth, acquisitions are a part of the strategy. It’s a great way to create a bigger business while gaining entry to new markets and...

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How the Right System Supports Biotech Company Growth

When your company’s research yields a breakthrough drug or device, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. Unfortunately, stress can replace elation all too quickly as the...

Cloud ERP

Why Biotech Is Taking Advantage of the Cloud

Digital transformation has been slow within the biotechnology industry. Strict regulations and compliance mandates have made technology upgrades a major undertaking. Nonetheless,...


Data Is the Key to Relevance and Longevity for Today’s Distributors

Small to mid-size distribution companies are at a crossroads. Most have traditionally been in the business of fulfilling substantial orders for large companies and big-box...


Distributors Need To Move Beyond QuickBooks to Better Serve Multiple Online Marketplaces

QuickBooks has been the accounting software of choice for distributors and other small businesses for several decades. Marketed as a full-service offering, Intuit’s QuickBooks can...

ERP Software

How Do I Know We Need an ERP?

When a startup opens its door, it is fueled initially by lots of caffeine and high hopes. The only thing you typically can bank on in those early days is a belief in your...

SAP Business ByDesign

Five Signs It’s Time to Step Up to an ERP System

It isn’t easy running a life sciences business.

Life Sciences

7 Reasons ERP Is the Right Choice for Growth-Focused Biotechnology Companies

Biotech firms must navigate a product life cycle that leads from R&D to clinical trials, manufacturing, and distribution. It’s a complex labyrinth of supply chains, regulatory...


How to Stay Nimble in a Rapidly Changing Distribution Landscape

Online marketplaces have dramatically reshaped the landscape for distributors of all sizes. The distribution industry is in the middle of a big shift, and modernization has become...


What the Shift from B2C to DTC Means for Small Distributors

As the retail landscape becomes increasingly digitized, many manufacturers have found ways to sell directly to their consumers, negating the need for distributors. As a result,...


The New Era of Distribution Requires an Intelligent Digital Core

The transformation of the supply chain is impacting global businesses in every sector, and it is dramatically changing the way distributors do business. Digitization is steadily...

Wholesale Distribution

How Distributors Can Manage and Automate Transactions with Multiple Online Marketplaces

The global supply chain is at a crossroads, and many smaller distributors are walking a tightrope. They are tasked with managing and fulfilling large orders for their traditional...

Life Sciences

5 Key Features for Life Science Executives To Look For in An ERP System

The Life Sciences industry (Bio-Pharma, Medical Devices, Biotech, etc.) is unique in many ways beyond the products they bring to market, especially how organizations “evolve” as...

4 Trends in SME B2B Distribution

In a fast-changing, increasingly globalized and digitalized economy, small and mid-sized distributors can no longer rely solely on their traditional business relationships and...


How SME Distribution is Evolving

An Interview with Ralph Hess, vice president of global sales for Navigator Business Solutions


Distributors Need More Than QuickBooks

Distributors that hope to remain competitive in the drastically changing supply chain landscape are currently transforming and digitizing their business models. One of the biggest...


Automation Means More than Taking Credit Cards through a Web Store

The global supply chain is transforming at a breakneck pace, and an increasing number of distributors are entering the direct to consumer (DTC) sphere. Meeting customer demands...


Distributors Adding Direct to Consumer (DTC) Channels Need Automation

A growing number of distributors are expanding their reach beyond the business-to-business (B2B) approach with the addition of direct to consumer (DTC) channels. Selling directly...

How WMS Extends ERP Throughout the Warehouse

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a valuable tool for warehouse management, providing visibility, automation and intelligent insights throughout every business department. ERP...


Optimize Your Warehousing with Robust Data Analytics

Modern warehouse management needs visibility and transparency for all data to control costs, maintain profitability and optimize operations. That entails aggregating large amounts...

digital transformation

Why Integrated Digital Systems Are Vital for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Need an example of why legacy systems just don’t cut it anymore? Look to the pandemic.


COVID-19 Has Accelerated the Distributor Race to Digital Transformation

Most global distributors are on the path toward digital transformation. The ability to automate systems and processes, integrate all areas of business and provide workers with...

SAP Business ByDesign

How One Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Uses Technology to Innovate on the Business Side

The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry moves at an accelerated pace. So businesses are increasingly turning to technologies such as enterprise resource planning (ERP)...

System Fit is Like Buying the Right House for Your Family

Founders often say that the business is their baby.

ERP Helps CFOs with Digital Transformation

The race to digitally transform business operations has created new goals and challenges for many chief financial officers. Executives are under pressure to transform outdated...

Cloud ERP

Supply Chain Disruption and ERP: Why Digital Connectivity Matters

Supply chains have always been a tricky business. But the complexities of today's global economy and the technology demands of the digital transformation trend coupled with a...


The State of Your Warehouse is the State of Your Business

Warehousing (Inventory) is one of the most important parts of the supply chain. It can also be one of the most underserved when it comes to technology investments. The case for...


Where Did the Cash go? The Importance of Inventory Management

Until recently, it was possible to track your inventory and make reasonably appropriate decisions with simple tools such as spreadsheets. But with a significant shift to...

Life Sciences

What Is The Difference Between MES and ERP For a Life Sciences Manufacturer?

Manufacturing in the life sciences industry encompasses a broad range of processes and functions. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution systems (MES)...


Think of Your Inventory as Piles of Cash, Not Boxes on Pallets

Your inventory is the lifeblood of your business. You might have the best business plan on the planet and the strongest sales team in your industry, but none of it matters...

ERP Upgrade

Is it Time for an ERP Upgrade?

There is usually not a clear moment when a business knows that it needs to upgrade its ERP system. Sometimes a legacy system can no longer keep up with the needs of the business....


What is GMP, and Why is it Important for Life Sciences Firms?

There’s plenty of opportunities for budding life sciences firms, but there’s also a fair amount of regulation.


5 Missed Opportunities from “Good Enough” Legacy ERP

Leaders in the C-suite typically understand that if something isn’t broken, don’t fix it. And as a general rule of thumb, this philosophy serves business leaders in good stead.

Advantages of ERP

Recognizing the Hidden Costs of Your Legacy ERP

Software has evolved a lot in the past decade. While most consumer wouldn’t dream about using an iPhone 4 in 2020, many businesses nonetheless still use legacy ERP solutions that...


Give Time Back to Your Teams to Grow Your Business

Time is one of the best gifts you can give to your teams. Too often, workers are bogged down with mundane, repetitive tasks that prevent them from focusing on the more...


How Automated Systems and a Centralized ERP Increase Operational Profitability

Improving operations is essential for businesses across industries and of all sizes. Finding ways to increase efficiency and ultimately gain better profitability is the goal for...

Warehouse Management

How to Keep Your Warehouse Organized as You Scale

Scaling a business almost always is messy. For warehouse operations, however, scaling is particularly problematic; efficient warehousing relies on visibility and clear workflows,...


When Your Customer is Buying, Are You There to Take Their Order?

Customer orders used to be simple. There was phone or showroom. Maybe a fax or an order by email. But really it was simple, and there wasn’t much need for terms like “omnichannel...


5 Key Challenges Facing Modern Distributors

The distribution business is more competitive than ever thanks to ecommerce and giants such as Amazon that have muscled in. There are more options for consumers, more direct...

Life Sciences

How growing and mid-size Life Science companies leverage SAP Business ByDesign

Welcome again to our latest webinar, how growing and midsize life science companies leverage SAP cloud ERP. Again, today's webinar will be presented by Ralph Hess VP at navigator...

Advantages of ERP

Are You Needs-Blind?

There are many reasons why humans rule over the earth and haven’t yet extinguished the species: We’re highly adaptable. When there’s a problem, we fix it. Or we adapt.

Life Sciences

Why Life Science Firms Need ERP

The life sciences industry moves at a rapid pace, and speed, precision and efficiency are essential for its success. Medical device manufacturers and suppliers simply cannot...

Contract Manufacturing

How ERP Can Help Life Sciences Contract Manufacturers

Contract manufacturers in the life sciences space face a host of challenges, including regulatory demands, thin margins, changing requirements based on client needs and an...

Supply Chain Management

Why 2021 Is the Right Time to Modernize Your Supply Chain

Supply chain management has been undergoing fundamental changes over the last several years, increasingly becoming both automated and autonomous. Given the many challenges that...

ERP Software

Breaking Down Technology Silos with Cloud ERP

Technology silos are a major issue for business. Many SMEs have long operated using multiple legacy systems and software that serve very specific purposes for one department or...


The Easy Guide to ERP Acronyms

Most businesses in the market for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will begin the process by doing some basic research. Unfortunately, the less tech-savvy among us...


The Critical Role of EDI for SMEs

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is something that takes place on a regular basis among small and mid-sized businesses. At a time in our technological evolution when humans hold...

Warehouse Management

The Importance of Implementing a Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Automating your warehouses improves accuracy and efficiency. The next step beyond simple automation, however, is tying these automations to a centralized warehouse management...


Gain Control of Your Inventory Through Warehouse Automation

Inventory is the lifeblood of the warehouse, and accurate inventory data collection and validation are the keys for operational efficiency. When data quality suffers, the...

Warehouse Management

Data Collection: The First Step in the Path to Warehouse Automation

So your business has finally decided to enter the world of warehouse automation.

SAP Business One

Plug in and Relax: Ecommerce with SAP Business One

Businesses can’t remain competitive today without engaging in ecommerce. But not all ecommerce workflows are created the same.

SAP Business ByDesign

How growing and mid-size Life Science companies leverage SAP Cloud ERP - [Webinar]

Good day, everyone. And welcome to our latest life sciences webinar here at Navigator Business Solutions, "How growing and midsize life science companies leverage SAP cloud ERP." ...


Five Signs You Need Warehouse Automation

Most businesses know that automation improves efficiency and reduces overall costs. This is no less true for warehouse automation. But as with the adoption of any technology,...


Six Ways Automation Improves Warehouse Management

Global supply chains are expanding and evolving at a breakneck pace. Omni-channel e-commerce and distribution coupled with consumer demands for faster and more efficient service...


Deciding the Right Type of Warehouse Automation for Your Business

As warehouse management becomes increasingly complex, and the supply chain grows and transforms to reflect global economic change, warehouse automation is becoming inevitable.


The Role of Automation at the Modern Warehouse

Warehouse management has historically been a challenge for supply chain professionals, linked to a host of external variables including logistics, technology, commodities, and the...

Warehouse Management

5 Key for Running a Successful Warehouse Business

Warehousing is a crucial component for many businesses, but not all warehouse operations are created equal—as evidenced by the wild success of Amazon over the years.

ERP cloud

Why ERP Implementation is Really a Business Transformation Project

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions empower businesses of all sizes with the means to connect operations company-wide.


Five Ways ERP Helps Companies Take Back Control After Tech Sprawl

Technology and business processes are irrevocably intertwined for most firms. Yet, many organizations suffer because outdated legacy systems, software and processes fail to work...

Navigator Awards

Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2020

Navigator Business Solutions is proud to be named to the Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2020. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and...


5 Benefits of Multichannel Distribution

The world of distribution is changing at a rapid pace. The mechanics between the point of sale and fulfillment to the customer are increasingly blurry. What is clear is that a...


When Does the Investment in an Integrated ERP Make Sense?

Is there ever a good time to invest in a new technology system that could potentially cost your business thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars? As the economy takes a...


Five Useful Steps for Selling ERP Migration to Your Employees

Businesses that have decided to take the plunge and migrate to an ERP system are already aware of the benefits from a productivity and efficiency standpoint. Selling the reality...

Why ERP?

Why Distributors Should be Looking at ERP

Disruption is happening all over the world right now, from business to politics. This is no less true for distributors, who face online marketplaces, more direct-to-consumer sales...

Five Ways to Measure the Success of Your ERP Project

ERP systems empower businesses to streamline processes across all areas of the business, from inventory management and sales to customer service. The convenience and increased...

business growth

Pandemic Business Chaos: This Too Shall Pass

We are in the midst, collectively and globally, of one of the most challenging times in the past 100 years. In a matter of a few short months, COVID-19 has transformed the...

Cloud ERP

Busting the Myths of FDA Validation and Business Systems [Webinar]

Understanding the Right Process Validation for Life Science Manufacturers and Distributors.

Life Sciences

Why Life Science Firms are Embracing Digital Transformation During the COVID-19 Crisis

The life sciences industry has historically lagged behind other sectors when it comes to digital transformation. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made digitization a business and...


The Business Heroes of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has destroyed the global economy and completely disrupted normal business processes and operations for many organizations.

Small Business

What ERP Means for Your Small Business

The United States is home to more than 30 million small businesses. Launching one takes guts, commitment, and planning.

SAP Business ByDesign

Why SAP Business ByDesign is a Better Value than NetSuite

In the increasingly crowded market for cloud-based enterprise resource planning systems that serve SMBs, two offerings typically stand out from the pack. SAP Business ByDesign and

Wholesale Distribution

Five Keys for Modernizing Your Wholesale Distribution Business

The wholesale distribution industry is at an inflection point. Trends such as online marketplaces, the digitization of the buyer journey, real-time data and artificial...

Small Business

How ERP Creates Value for Companies

Investing in a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) takes significant time and money. Even moving to cloud-based ERP is a large project, and cloud-based solutions are...

ERP Evaluation

Dear Management, We Really Need to Have That ERP Talk

We’re only human. As your employees, we strive to get our jobs done as quickly and efficiently as possible. We endeavor to be productive and innovative while also saving money for...


3 Reasons Why an ERP is the Smart Choice for Distributors

The benefits for distributors when moving to a cloud based business management (ERP) platform are many; from managing their financial and accounting operations in one place, to...

Future Proofing

How the Pandemic Can be a Business Opportunity

The coronavirus pandemic is quickly changing the world as we know it, and it is disrupting business on a global scale. An unprecedented number of employees are already working...

ERP Selection

Why Value Matters More than Price

Allow me to be vulnerable for a minute and tell you about the biggest mistake in my professional life.

Small Business

What Are the Business Differences: Quickbooks VS ERP

All of the right parts might be in place when a company launches: a great product, an experienced team, a strong marketing campaign. But poor financial planning can lead to...


Why Aren’t We Talking ERP ROI?

With the emergence of cloud-based ERP, enterprise resource planning solutions no longer are just for Fortune 500 companies. That’s part of why almost half of all companies have,...


Why Wholesale Distributors Need ERP

Times are changing for the wholesale distribution industry. Online marketplaces, the digitization of the buyer journey, real-time data and even artificial intelligence are putting...


Why Doesn’t Your Small Business Have ERP?

Some companies have easy invoicing, proactive planning, smooth HR practices and fluid operations that handle changes in the business landscape well. Others don’t.

SAP Business One

QuickBooks vs. SAP Business One ERP

For small to medium-sized businesses, there’s often the question of whether QuickBooks is enough or a firm needs a more robust enterprise resource planning solution (ERP).

ERP Implementation

Four Secrets for a Faster ERP Rollout

There’s a quiet business process revolution taking place.

ERP Savings

How to Make ERP Implementation Affordable

There are three things synonymous with enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP): They transform a business, they are devilishly complex to roll out, and they cost a lot of...

business growth

How to Keep the Wheels from Falling Off Your Growing Business

The journey of a fast-growing business can be summed up in one sentence: Cross that bridge when you come to it.


Five Ways Startups Scale with ERP Automation

Rothy’s, a San Francisco-based woven shoes startup valued at $700 million, began thinking seriously about automation when it only had 15 employees. The startup’s backend...

new year

Five ERP Trends You’ll See in 2020

There are many reasons that Bill Belichick is arguably the most successful football coach in the history of the National Football League. One of the biggest reasons is that he...


ERP vs. Accounting Software

Many small businesses use QuickBooks or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for accounting. When the topic of enterprise resource planning software (ERP) come up, the natural question...

Selecting an ERP Solution

The 7 Stages of Realizing You Need a New ERP System

Making the decision to integrate new technologies into your company’s existing infrastructure is not easy. There is an array of factors to consider depending on your industry type...


Your IT Systems Should be Saving You Time, Not Taking It

The original value proposition of computers and IT is efficiency. Let’s not forget that before smartphones and social media, IT was meant to give us time, not take it away.

Cloud ERP

The Benefits of Working with a Partner, Not the Vendor

Setting up a new ERP system requires many decisions. One of those early decisions is whether a business should get support from the ERP vendor or a third-party implementation...


Three Tough Questions to Ask Yourself Before an ERP Go-Live

Overhauling a company’s backend systems by going live with a new ERP implementation is fraught with potential complications.


How 2-Tier ERP Helps Subsidiaries Integrate Faster

Subsidiaries and newly acquired companies are an IT headache.

Order Fulfillment

5 Things to Understand About Your Order Fulfillment Process Before Evaluating ERP Software

Implementing a new ERP system is a big deal, as it can significantly transform your business operations with process optimization, cost savings, new revenue opportunities,...

5 Questions that Help Determine if You Need a New ERP System

Upgrading your backend system is not a task to be taken lightly. That’s why many businesses continue to lean on tried and true legacy ERP systems or custom solutions. There are...

ERP Selection

The Most Surprising Fact About ERP: It is Widely Used by Small Business

When most people think about enterprise resource planning software (ERP), they focus on that first word: “enterprise.” What might come as a shock is that ERP is also widely used...

Cost Savings

Why ERP is a Cost-Cutting Tool

There are many reasons why businesses invest in an enterprise resource planning system (ERP). An ERP system helps connects all aspects of a business to a centralized source of...

ERP Selection

Are Your Ready for a New ERP System?  10 questions to ask.

Upgrading a business system is not a small task, and it can sometimes be hard to tell if a current system is sufficient or if an upgrade is worth the time and money. This is...


Top 5 Mistakes Wholesale Distributors Make

As a wholesale distributor, you’re in a position of great responsibility. Delays or disruptions with your business translate into disruptions for your customers, which has a...

5 Reasons Why All Manufacturers Need a Modern ERP System

Smooth manufacturing operations hinge upon solid cohesion and ongoing coordination between multiple parts of a company. When those parts don’t sync, problems ensue. Those problems...

[Webinar] Are You Financing Your Inventory the Hard Way?

Common Pitfalls and 3 Paths to easier financing.


4 Problems Created by Working with Multiple Software Systems

You’ve done the hard work of buying, building, integrating and customizing your various departmental software systems, so all of your operational woes should be remedied, right?


4 Commonly Overlooked Aspects of ERP Implementation

Despite the wealth of knowledge available on ERP system implementation, approximately 50 percent of ERP implementations fail on the first try, while 30 percent take longer than...


How to Reduce Job Security Fears Associated with ERP

People are afraid that automation and technology ultimately kills jobs. As a result, one issue that businesses often face during ERP system rollout and digital transformation in...

ERP Selection

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Selecting Enterprise Software

Enterprise resource planning software (ERP) is no longer just for big business. That’s why nearly half of all companies around the globe are either planning or already launched an...

Cloud ERP

3 Problems Cloud ERP Can Solve for Your Company

Successfully coordinating complex business processes across a hodgepodge of different systems—or even an outdated integrated system—can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming.


The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of a New ERP System

The decision to purchase a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) once was a tough one. On the one hand, a new ERP solution brings dozens of tangible and intangible...

SAP software

What is SAP in the ERP world?

You’ve probably heard the name, SAP, but you might not actually know what SAP does and why roughly 77 percent of all global transactions come in contact with the software the...


Four Signs That You’ve Outgrown Your Business Software System

Something strange is happening with your business operations.

Life Sciences

6 Key Factors to Look for in ERP Software for a Life Sciences Start-up

Startups are hard, but startups in the life sciences industry are a particular brand of challenging.

Cloud ERP

Is Your Business Falling Behind? Antiquated Software Might Be to Blame

Legacy software. The phrase may sound benign, even charming, conjuring visions of prestige and authority coupled with high value.


Three Questions to Answer for ERP Project Success

Having a central system that stores and tracks all aspects of a company’s operations has always been useful. Big companies have long relied on ERP systems for this reason.

Medical Devices

Life Science Companies, are you ready to support changing customer needs?

Throughout our daily lives we see change being pushed by new and old concerns; costs, convenience, environment and mobility. The most predictable of these is that we are all...


Six Keys When Preparing for an ERP Project

Rolling out a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) brings many benefits. These include streamlined business processes, a 360-degree view of operations, better financial...


The 7 Most Common ERP Questions

Enterprise resource planning software (ERP) is complex, especially for businesses that are considering it for the first time. A quick Google search doesn’t do much to clear up the...

SAP for Small Business

Spoiler Alert: You May Be an SMB (and Why that Matters)

Quick question: What’s an SMB (Small and Medium Business)?


Why CFOs are Driving ERP upgrades

Your CEO might lead, but let’s be honest: In many cases, you as CFO drive the company.

Cloud ERP

When QuickBooks is Not Enough

Along with the success of a growing business comes the added responsibility of staying competitive and up-to-date with the latest advancements in business technology. Programs...


Why Now is the Time to Upgrade Your ERP System

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Venture Capital

How ERP software Can Help You Attract and Retain Venture Capital

If you live and work in Silicon Valley or you are growing a Life Science Start-up, you’re probably thinking about venture funding for your business. But even if you’re not running...


How Businesses Can Reduce Resource Scarcity During ERP Implementation

The cloud has made ERP accessible for businesses of all sizes. But larger firms still have an advantage when it comes to ERP: more resources for implementation.

SAP Business ByDesign

What Companies Are Using SAP?

When a business invests in enterprise resource planning software (ERP), it is investing for the long haul.

R&D Tax Credit

Stopping the Long Island Insanity - Moving your IT forward | Webinar

An in your face presentation by Chris Coluccio, CEO Techworks Consulting | Sponsored by Navigator Business Solutions (Length 30-minutes)


Why Cloud ERP Favors Businesses  below Large Enterprise

There are many advantages of running a small to medium-sized business (SMB).

Life Sciences

Six Keys When Choosing ERP for Life Science Firms

Often the jump from research in a lab to the manufacture and sale of a drug or life sciences product is more daunting than the work that went into developing the product.


ERP Selection: Cheapest is Not Always Best

I recently returned from a hiking trip in southwestern China. One of the joys of the trip, aside from the mountain climbing, was outfitting for my trek at a discount department...

Cloud ERP

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Moving to Cloud ERP

Moving to cloud-based ERP system sounds like a project for the CIO. But it is not. It actually is a company-wide project that requires buy-in and involvement from the CEO.


Top 5 Mistakes when Moving from QuickBooks to ERP and How to Avoid Them

Congratulations. You’ve either decided to move from QuickBooks to an enterprise resource planning solution (ERP), or you’re considering it.


ERP Upgrades Driven by Data Needs and the Cloud

Businesses depend on having the right information at the right time, ensuring that production meets demand, inventory levels are neither too high or too low, and customer...

Cloud ERP

Four Reasons to Use the Cloud for ERP Modernization

The question that businesses are facing is not whether to upgrade their ERP systems, but how.

SAP Automation

Save Time and Money with ERP Accounts Payable Automation

Many businesses want a more efficient process for vendor invoice approval, and with good reason.

Cloud ERP

How Cloud ERP Helps Manufacturers Compete

Business, like football, is often a game of one-upping the competition by staying ahead of the curve. The new area where manufacturers are competing is on the backend with...

R&D Tax Credit

The R&D Tax Credit A Strategic Tax Advantage [Webinar]

The R&D Tax Credit: A Tax Strategy Designed to promote economic growth in the U.S.What is it? A dollar-for-dollar credit against taxes owed.R&D tax credits directly offset federal...

Cloud ERP

Large Companies Can’t Run Without ERP—and Neither Should Yours

Every business is different, and Fortune 500 companies are no exception. But all Fortune 500 companies do share something in common aside from scale and profitability: They all...

mid-sized business

Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2018 Announced

Navigator Business Solutions, has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2018, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of...


Bring Complete Visibility to the Finance Team

Finance departments are finding themselves under an increasing amount of pressure both from regulators and from within the business itself. Firms must be nimble, profitable and...


How to Avoid the Business Emergency Room

Businesses are not people, but they are legal entities with many of the same rights and responsibilities of people. They also share the same tendency of people to wait until a...

ERP Evaluation

What You Need Before Evaluating Cloud ERP Providers

ERP systems are complex and marry deeply with your business processes, even cloud-based ERP solutions built as turnkey solutions.

Cloud ERP

Five Alternatives to Cloud ERP

Have you heard yourself considering these alternatives?


Why Consumer Products Distributors Need Omni-Channel Support

Smartphones and Millennial sensibilities have created an interesting consumer dynamic: Businesses now are expected to act like friends. This is an important dynamic for consumer...


5 Keys for Improving Manufacturing Cost Estimates

Manufacturers are optimistic, at least according to the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey conducted by National Association of Manufacturers; optimism is at an all time high of...

Supply Chain Management

Juggle Supplier and Retail Relationships Efficiently with Cloud ERP

Manufacturing products is the easy step for consumer products manufacturers. The far greater challenge businesses face is efficiently connecting a company’s manufacturing...

Why ERP?

Should You Upgrade to Cloud ERP or Hire More Staff?

Your business is growing and sales are up. That’s the good news.

Supply Chain Management

Trade War: How to Adjust Your Supply Chain

The trade war between the U.S. and China is real, and it has significant implications for any business with a global supply chain.

Life Sciences

Cut the Cost of FDA Validation with a Prepackaged ERP Solution

There are many advantages from going with a prepackaged ERP solution instead of reinventing the wheel with a custom installation: Faster implementation. Best practices for a given...

SAP for Small Business

5 Signs You Need a Real ERP System

Small businesses, especially startups, often run their operations with a hodgepodge of software systems. There’s the accounting system, the HR software, the inventory database,...

Medical Devices

ERP Validation is About Process, Not Software

ERP validation sounds complex, but really it is simple: Does the software perform as specified?

ERP Software

Five ERP Myths Debunked

There’s a lot of misconceptions about enterprise resource planning software (ERP).

SAP ByDesign

[Interview] How SMBs are Engaging with ERP Today

We talk with Ralph Hess, ERP veteran and vice president of sales for Navigator Business Solutions.


Cloud ERP Taking Off for SMBs

Small and mid-sized businesses have been wanting cloud ERP long before most consultants and ERP vendors were willing to offer it.

Supply Chain Management

Visibility is the Key for Managing Supply Chains During the Trade War

It has been a busy season for Peter Guarraia, a management consultant at the consultancy, Bain & Co.

Navigator Leadership

[Interview] Cloud ERP and the SMB: All the Benefits Without the Cost and Implementation Time

We talk cloud ERP with Grant Fraser, industry pioneer and CEO of Navigator Business Solutions

ERP Only Works If Employees Use It

Migrating from spreadsheets and manual processes to a full-fledged ERP system is a game-changer for most businesses. But for some firms, they first must get past a substantial...


5 Steps to Address Change: The Monster Under Your Bed

Change is the equivalent to the monster living under your bed. Why? It’s unknown, and the unknown incites fear. Do you think your employees do their best work in those...

ERP Evaluation

Why a Long ERP Selection Process is a Good Sign

Choosing business software has gotten much easier thanks to the cloud. But ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) selection shouldn’t be among those packages you decide upon quickly.

Where do I start my ERP Evaluation?

Deploying a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) is an important initiative that deeply impacts both your organization’s strategy and daily operations. It streamlines...

ERP manufacturing

Why Manufacturers Need Cloud ERP

The value of ERP systems is widely understood in the manufacturing community. The importance of a digital system of record for tracking all aspects of production and distribution...

ERP Software

Evaluating Your Business is Key When Selecting an ERP System

The horror stories are enough to make any business think about sticking with their existing legacy ERP system instead of upgrading to something new.

SAP Business ByDesign

Digital Transformation:  The New Norm

Today every part of the business is subject to new expectations, competitors, channels, threats and opportunities. Every business has the potential to be a digital business. As...

ERP Software

Great, You Just got Funding—Now You Need an ERP System

There’s probably nothing more exciting in your experience as a startup than the day you received funding. Not only does this mean investors believe in your vision, but now you...

SAP Business ByDesign

11 Great Features in SAP Business ByDesign

When you think of a Cloud-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system - are you thinking complete business software suite?

SAP Business ByDesign

What's New in SAP Business ByDesign - June 2018

The Latest New Features in SAP Business ByDesign - June 2018

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is Ready for Digital Transformation

For years, supply chain management has been high stakes, but not always high-tech.

Press Release

Navigator Business Solutions Releases Turnkey SAP® Cloud ERP Solutions for Manufacturers and Distributors in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, June 14, 2018 — Navigator Business Solutions, an SAP® Gold Partner, has released a pair of turnkey ERP solutions designed specifically for manufacturers and...


Overcoming Today’s CPG Manufacturing Challenges with ERP

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) is a dynamic space that is changing rapidly due to better-informed consumers and new global market opportunities. These changes make fo exciting...


How Real-Time Forecasting Helps You Stay Ahead of Demand

In an increasingly competitive market, demand-driven supply network optimization can imbue your consumer packaged goods (CPG) company with the predictive power to succeed.