Business Automation and Software Blog

Carter Paper and Packaging Selects PositiveVision to Implement SYSPRO ERP and CRM

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 09:15 AM

Roselle, IL – February 6, 2019 – PositiveVision, a consulting firm specializing in the implementation and support of business management software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced today that Carter Paper and Packaging has selected PositiveVision to implement SYSPRO ERP and CRM.

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Topics: Press Release

The Two Types of Automation in Top ERP Software

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Often, the word “automation” brings to mind machines and modern technology. We think of our automatic thermostats, scheduled bill pay, and calling “Hey Siri.” While automation actually dates back to the early 19th century at the Portsmouth Block Mills, which boasted 22 types of machine tools for making the parts of rigging blocks for the Royal Navy, today we are talking about modern technology automation. More specifically: the two types of automation that you’ll find in top ERP software, such as SYSPRO and others.

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Topics: top ERP software

Using Technology to Implement New Lean Manufacturing Trends

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Debuted in 1913 by Henry Ford and improved on by a team at Toyota in the 1930s, lean practice has made a big impact on the automotive world by minimizing waste, teaching companies to create more value with fewer resources.

It’s not just car manufacturing that can benefit from lean, though. Lean’s focus on continuous improvement and doing more with less resonates with every facet of business, from logistics to retail, construction to government, and yes, especially manufacturing.

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Topics: lean manufacturing

Why You Need Distribution ERP Software Now More than Ever

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Successful businesses rely on good data. Now that we have more data sources than ever before, manufacturers and suppliers cannot properly function without distribution software. With a greater emphasis on tracking materials through every phase of the supply chain, manufacturers who lack good distribution ERP software could find themselves in trouble in the very near future.

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Topics: Distribution Software

Increase Productivity with a Nimble Workplace

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jan 09, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

There’s no doubt that technology has been transforming the workplace, and at an even faster pace today than ever before. But technological transformation is meaningless without a culture that enables risk taking and change, and talented employees who can manage, implement, and sustain a specialized portfolio of products and services in this newly technological manufacturing world. Whether you’re implementing Internet of Things (IOT), machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), or all three, succeeding over the long term requires organizational overhaul to attract the best teams. You’ll also need to invest in your existing workforce to help longtime employees build the skills needed to keep up with the digital revolution.

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Topics: increase productivity

Integrating Your Warehouse Management System: Do You Know Where Your Data are?

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Back in the late 1960s, the phrase, “It’s 10 o’clock, do you know where your children are” emerged as a popular opening line to nightly news broadcasts. While technology now makes it easier to know where your children are at any given time, it’s also technology that results in the new version of that question.

At any given time, do you know where your data are?

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Topics: Warehouse Management System

How Business Process Optimization Improves Your Bottom Line

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. That rings true in individuals as well as businesses. If your processes are not working, continuing to practice them hoping that this time you’ll get a different result, certainly is insanity. It’s time to stop doing things the way you’ve always done them, especially when it comes to processes for meeting customer expectations.

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Topics: Business Process Optimization

Why You Need Business Intelligence Software like SYSPRO Analytics

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Coined somewhere around the late 1950s, the term “business intelligence” grew from a set of technologies known at the time as decision support systems. Today, the rise of technology and internet connection allows companies to track and compile data like never before. With all that data, however, comes the need to retrieve, analyze, and transform it in meaningful ways. Now, business intelligence software can harness the power of data within an organization. It offers a better way to sort, compare, and review data to make smart decisions.

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Topics: SYSPRO

Choosing a SYSPRO ERP Consultant? What You Need to Know

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

It’s safe to say that Industry 4.0 (deemed the fourth industrial revolution) has completely changed the way we work and conduct business, making it that much easier to reap the benefits of a successful ERP integration. Technology is such a crux to business now that companies are no longer debating whether to invest in an ERP; instead they’re debating what’s the best way to do so.

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Why ERP Systems Testing is Essential for Successful Implementation

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

With all the technology available to us, the speed of business is moving faster than ever. This can be a good thing when it comes to streamlined processes that get your products out to customers sooner, but rushing other things in business—such as new software implementation—could come at a cost.

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Topics: ERP System, business software consulting