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Robert Baran

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How Manufacturers Fight Back Against ERP Cyberattacks

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, May 03, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Manufacturing companies absolutely depend on their ERP to optimize their business processes and give them the data they need when making important decisions. Cyberattacks and ransomware are unfortunately becoming more common over time, which makes taking steps to fight back against these cyberthreats a priority. Improving ERP security is one thing all manufacturers can do to mitigate cyberthreats.

Why are ERP Systems Targeted?

The answer is simple: a company’s ERP contains crucial and sensitive information. If this information is obtained by outsiders, it may lead to:

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Topics: ERP security

Best Practices for ERP Implementation

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Apr 19, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Recently, we provided A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your New ERP Selection. But what happens once your business has chosen a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? Your organization will benefit from gaining access to sophisticated software that can integrate and streamline your business processes across your entire organization. ERP implementation makes accounting and your other operations run more smoothly. 

ERP Implementation Best Practices

Deploying an ERP can be a complex process, though, and you’ll need to spend some time planning. Continue reading to discover best practices for implementing your companys ERP.

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Topics: ERP implementation

Want to Digitize with ERP? Get There in Five Simple Steps

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Apr 05, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Technology is making organizations change rapidly and the pace of that change is accelerating more quickly than ever before. Change is now at the point where it is redefining markets and forcing entire industries to adjust the way they do business. Decision makers must also change with the times and embrace new technologies to ensure their business stays competitive. Part of the solution is to digitize with ERP.

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Topics: digitize with ERP

Supply Chain Crisis Still Impacting Manufacturing Efficiency

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Mar 15, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

The supply chain crisis is far from over and US manufacturers are taking various steps to confront this issue. The old methods of confronting delays in the supply chain, such as moving production offshore as sources of less-expensive labor, are no longer viable. Companies making high-end products with a substantial profit margin are finding their manufacturing efficiency has dropped. These companies are considering moving their production to its original location. However, reshoring is a decision that can’t be made lightly.

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Topics: manufacturing efficiency

Manufacturing ERP Provides Decision-Makers with Crucial Data

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Mar 01, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

The manufacturing industry has changed and is relying on data and analytics from a manufacturing ERP system more than ever to support its business endeavors. Data is required to provide visibility over the company’s operations. Managers use these data and analytics to make better decisions for the company. The delivery system that collects the data and stores it must be reliable; the data must be timely and accurate. The manager must be able to access it in a format that is understandable.

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Topics: manufacturing ERP

Can Your Business Accounting Software Keep Up with Your Company’s Success?

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 15, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

When a business is in startup phase, it likely only needs some basic business accounting software to meet its needs. As it grows, hires team members, and moves into a larger space, its accounting needs will grow too. At that point, the business will be dealing with a bigger payroll, more inventory, and a larger volume of invoices. Its taxes will become more complicated, too. The company management will need detailed reports to plan the annual budget. Once the company outgrows its startup status, it also outgrows its basic accounting software.

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Topics: business accounting software

Achieve Balance in the Warehouse with Inventory Control Software

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Effective inventory management is crucial to modern business because it provides a cushion to balance the uncertainties between supply and demand. It can be viewed in a positive manner; however, holding onto excess inventory can lead to problems. The physical space taken up by stock always comes at a price: inventory held in the warehouse ties up company cash and working capital which could potentially be used for other purposes. Lower inventory costs result in a higher return on assets. If business owners know that holding inventory costs money and negatively impacts the company cash flow, why not simply slash it to the bone? It’s a balancing act, to be sure, and inventory control software can help your company determine how much inventory to keep on hand at any one time.

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Topics: Inventory Management, inventory control software

4 Crucial Features in CRM Software Selection

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

A business is built on its relationships with its customers. Without a steady stream of them, a company won’t be able to survive for long. Customer relationship software, or CRM, is designed to help you manage your customer relationships, including business reporting and analysis.

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Topics: CRM for SYSPRO, CRM Software Selection

Financial Software Makes Business Reporting Clear

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jan 04, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Business reporting is an essential part of your operation. You need clear numbers to tell the story of how the company is faring. Financial software takes the data collected from your ERP to give you clear and powerful stories that all stakeholders can understand.

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Topics: Business Reporting, SYSPRO software

The Best Time to Hire a Manufacturing Software Consultant

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 21, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

If you are running a manufacturing business, you already know you are involved in a complex industry with multiple moving parts. Producing products is only part of the story. Before long, you are dealing with financing, scheduling, inventory, supply chain issues, payroll, sales, marketing, and much more. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the many hats you need to wear to keep the business running—and the stress that goes along with it. When you start feeling overwhelmed, hiring a manufacturing software consultant makes sense.

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Topics: manufacturing software consultant