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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...

ERP Software

The Benefits of an Inventory Management System: How The Right ERP Helps Manage Inventory

Wholesale distribution software is an indispensable element in a distribution company’s toolkit. It brings a ton of value, especially in the way that it facilitates visibility,...

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Optimization Software: Streamline Your Operations With ERP Software

Whether you’re a manufacturing or logistics organization, you need to streamline your operations with the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. This type of program...


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,...

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...

ERP Software

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...

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?

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ERP with financials

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...

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...

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...

SAP software

Is SAP an ERP System?

Yes! SAP is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It's a unified platform enabling companies to consolidate and share information across various departments. Recognized as...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ERP Software

Five ERP Myths Debunked

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

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.

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...

Medical Devices

Scaling from University Lab to Multi-Country Sourcing and Distribution

Developing new drugs requires expertise, sweat equity and maybe even a bit of luck. Clinical researchers who reach the point where they consider starting their own pharmaceutical...

ERP Software

Modified Systems Have Become Unsustainable

Outdated software and business processes are slowing your growth and costing you money.


Change Management | 8 Key Lessons To Learn Before Implementing a New ERP Solution

In the course of my travels, I meet with a lot of companies in a wide variety of industries. These companies truly represent a cross-section of American industry and...


Press Release: Navigator Announces Focus on Providing ERP Software for Cannabis Industry

Salt Lake City, UT (September 27, 2016) – As a progressive pioneer in providing Cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to multiple verticals, Navigator has...