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The Software Behind Your Favorite Products: A Guide to Consumer Products Solutions

What do Coca-Cola drinks, Skull Candy headphones, Rothy’s shoes, uni-ball pens and Harry’s shaving supplies all have in common? The companies behind these products all rely on ERP...


The Top 5 ERP System Integrations

Integrations are essential components of enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP).ERP systems are broad. They are designed for running a business-end-to-end and encompassing...


Understanding the Differences Between MRP and ERP (with Examples)

Manufacturing startups and businesses looking to upgrade their manufacturing systems have probably run across both material requirements planning solutions (MRP) and enterprise...


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...

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...


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....


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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

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

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,...

ERP manufacturing

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...

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...


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...

business growth

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.

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...

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...


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...

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...


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...


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...

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 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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


Why Cloud ERP Favors Businesses  below Large Enterprise

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


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...


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...


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...