Business Automation and Software Blog

Swipe Right with SYSPRO Avanti’s UX

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

According to one study, U.S. adults spend an average of 11 hours per day staring at screens, watching videos, browsing social media, and swiping left and right. It should come as no surprise then that business systems have followed social media platforms, creating instant messaging programs and real-time feed sites full of work chatter and collaboration.

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Topics: SYSPRO Avanti

Easy Quarter-End Cycle Count for Your Best Inventory Control

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Mar 06, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

While the end of the first quarter may not seem like the time to be preparing for year-end cycle count, it’s actually one of the better times to get going with inventory control. In fact, we recommend scheduling it as often as possible: The more often you perform cycle counting, the better inventory accuracy and lower inventory write-offs you’ll have. Cycle counts should be done at least once per quarter, putting you in good position to have a quick and easy inventory count at year-end.

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Topics: inventory control

The Supply Chain Initiatives You Need Right Now

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

The future seems to come sooner than we expect: It was only twenty years ago that we were singing “Party like it’s 1999” and reminding each other to shut our computers down before midnight on December 31, 1999 in advance of Y2K. Now we’re staring down the barrel of 2020, trying to figure out what that means for the future of technology and how that affects our businesses.

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Topics: supply chain, supply chain software

Integrate Business Software Systems for a Powerful Drive Forward

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Knowledge has long been quoted as a vital form of power. From Francis Bacon’s writings to NBC’s “The More You Know” public service announcements, knowledge is referred to as a form of power currency. This is especially evident in business leadership, as leaders need knowledge for informed decision-making to direct the future of the company. That power to drive forward, then, is fueled by knowledge.

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Topics: business software systems

6 Easy Ways to Increase Manufacturing Productivity

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

It may only be February, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring cleaning. According to one survey, 66 percent of adults practice spring cleaning. But 54 percent also admitted to finding it hard to get motivated or figure out where to start.

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Topics: manufacturing productivity, manufacturing consultants

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