Business Automation and Software Blog

Sage Software: Closing the Gap for SMEs

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

SMEs (small, medium-sized enterprises) face many challenges when it comes to competing on the global stage. Your software, however, shouldn’t be one of them. With Sage software, you can close the gap between your small or mid-sized business and the "big guys" competing on the global stage. Enhanced productivity, profitability, and cost management can all work to your advantage to make your business more competitive against others.

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Topics: sage erp, sage software, Enterprise Resource Planning

The Fourth Revolution and Supply Chain Management: How Cloud ERP Changes Everything

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Some experts believe that we are entering a fourth revolution in the world of manufacturing. This fourth revolution is facilitated by technology: cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data, AI and so on.  It’s an exciting time for manufacturing. New technology can help us envision a future of sustainable, socially conscious manufacturing that’s a far cry from the giant industrial complexes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning

The Challenges Inherent in Legacy Systems: Successful ERP Planning

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Legacy systems are like a pair of comfortable, well-broken-in shoes: you know they’re worn at the heels and probably should be replaced, but you just can’t bear to part with them.

Unfortunately, unlike a pair of old sneakers or loafers, legacy systems won’t just look shabby if they’re getting old. They slow you down. They stop providing the data that you need or don’t have the robust functionality that your competitors’ systems possess. Then you’re racing to play catch-up when you could have been ahead in the competition to gain customers.

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning

Clues That Tell You it is Time to Bring in an ERP Consultant

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has become a much-needed tool for efficient business management in the manufacturing environment. An ERP system blends accounting, finance, supply chain management, production, and other systems into one comprehensive system. Newer, cloud-based ERP systems enable you to access your company’s data from wherever you’re working whether it is in the factory or from a client’s location.

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning

Learn Strategies for Moving to a Mobile ERP

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Apr 07, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Are you ready to implement mobility into your operations? Are you uncertain of where to start? Or perhaps, you are still wondering if mobile solutions are really worth it. Enabling mobility in business across all functions has become an essential strategy to remain competitive in most industries. Mobile capabilities have been shown to offer greater efficiency, reduced costs, and improved customer satisfaction. If your business is experiencing rapid growth, increased competitive pressures, or changing market dynamics, mobile capabilities can be an effective means to help you meet these demands.

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Topics: Sage 300, ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile ERP, SYSPRO

Mobile ERP Selection Impacts all Areas of Business

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

As we reported last week, workforce mobility has become a requirement to remain competitive in today’s business world. Mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications will impact any area where employees work more effectively away from their desk. Key areas impacted include:

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Topics: ERP, ERP Software, customer relationship management, ERP Selection, human resource management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile ERP

Workforce Mobility is an Important Requirement in ERP Selection

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Workforce mobility is no longer a future trend; it has become a current requirement to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced business environment. Mobile devices are being used in all aspects of business not only as a source of real-time information but also as a way to improve efficiency and performance. Increased mobility is transforming industries. The question is no longer if you will use mobile devices, but how and when.

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Topics: ERP, ERP Software, ERP Selection, Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile ERP

Using the Right Tools to Enhance Inventory Management

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are equipped with various tools that can be used for analysis, forecasting, and management. Taking advantage of the various tools available can greatly increase profitability and efficiency with your company. Let’s take a look at several ways to fully utilize ERP tools to increase the effectiveness of your ERP.

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Topics: Sage 300, ERP, ERP System, ERP Software, inventory control, sage pfw, Enterprise Resource Planning, Inventory Management

Harnessing the Power of Big Data

Posted by Robert Baran on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 @ 02:28 PM

Harnessing the power of big data can contribute greatly to your success. It’s not enough to rely on your enterprise resource planning software to manage inventory. You can also benefit from its additional tools and abilities to analyze and report information that can then be used to improve processes and efficiencies resulting in significant savings of time and money.

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Topics: Sage 300, ERP, Sage PFW ERP, ERP Software, inventory control, Enterprise Resource Planning, Inventory Management

Utilizing Financial Management Systems to Make Inventory Control Easy

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Taking advantage of the many uses of your enterprise resource planning software can assist in simplifying inventory management and take some of the guesswork out of ordering and managing your warehouse. Armed with these tools, you can maximize productivity and efficiency. 

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Topics: ERP, ERP Software, inventory control, Enterprise Resource Planning