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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

GMP Guidelines in Pharma Industry

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...


How Consumer Packaged Goods Firms Can Navigate a Bumpy 2022

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...

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...

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

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...


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...

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.


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.

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.

business growth

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...

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...

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...


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...

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)...


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.

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...

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,...


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...

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...


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...


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,...


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.


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...

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...

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...

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.

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...


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...

ERP Implementation

Four Secrets for a Faster ERP Rollout

There’s a quiet business process revolution taking place.


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...

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.

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

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.


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 does a Warehouse Management System help Companies increase their profitability

How does a Warehouse Management System (WMS) help companies increase their profitability?   If you think about it, the warehouse is the nerve center of a wholesale...