Business Automation and Software Blog

The Three Different Types of ERP Manufacturing Systems

Posted by Robert Baran on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 10:38 AM

As a manufacturer, you face a challenging and opportunity-rich environment. You must navigate changing demand patterns, manage global complexity, and meet growing sustainability and compliance requirements. One of the most common and costly mistakes a manufacturer can make is choosing an ERP software system that does not fit with their process. A good example of this would be a chemical producer who selects and implements software designed for a company that develops furniture or automotive parts. This is an obvious mismatch, but sometimes the specifics may not be so clear cut.

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Topics: ERP Software, business management software

Report from Sage Summit 2015

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 11:49 AM


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Topics: accounting software, business management software

Keeping Current with Sage 300 version 2014

Posted by Robert Baran on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

It can be easy to assume that your current Sage 300 version is sufficiently getting the job done. While this may be true, upgrading to the newest version (2014) can help you collaborate better and get more done by connecting your business, providing a better customer experience, and increasing revenue in a mobile and global world.

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Topics: ERP, Sage 300 ERP, ERP Software, business management software

Infor ION: Integrating and Connecting Applications

Posted by Robert Baran on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

For most of us, we suffer from a complicated landscape of technology with disconnected systems and information silos. At the same time, it is vital to keep people and information connected. You can replace these inefficiencies and costly maintenance requirements with Infor’s Intelligent Open Network (ION).

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Topics: Integrated Business Software, business management software

What is Infor 10x and Why should I care?

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

You may see or hear us reference “Infor 10x” and wonder, “What on earth are they talking about?”.  To put it simply, 10x is Infor’s term for the latest release of their business applications.  But it’s bigger than just a few feature updates.  To put it in more familiar terms, this would be the equivalent of going from a DOS based system to Windows. Infor took their business software line, which was great to start with, and made it 10 times better - hence the name 10x.

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Topics: business management software, business process management software

Outgrowing your Basic Accounting Solution? Try Sage 300 Online

Posted by Robert Baran on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

Sage 300 Online is an exciting option for expanding businesses ready to move up to an ERP solution!  Is your growing business facing challenges that your basic accounting solution can’t handle? Move up to Sage 300 Online-- a complete, cloud-based, business management solution that you can access anytime, anywhere online through an internet connection. To fuel your business growth, it provides everything you need including integrated business intelligence in addition to robust financial, sales and operations management capabilities. Sage 300 Online connects departments, remote employees, and branch offices so you can collaborate in real time to grow with confidence, work more efficiently, and make better decisions. Contact us to learn more about this exciting cloud based ERP solution.

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Topics: Sage 300 ERP, ERP Software, business management software

Seven Windows 7 Goodies You May Not Know You Have

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

There are a few neat features in Windows 7 that it seems like many people haven’t noticed. I know, seldom do we read thru business software manuals or take time to explore every single menu item in a new OS.  This unfortunately can allow us to miss out on things that are great while dealing with what we hate about the changes from our old version of Windows.  I put together a list of items so you can explore the good I have found also.

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Topics: Windows tips and tricks, business management software

Have you Started on your Systems’ Spring Cleaning?

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

Now that the tax season is finally over it’s time to take a minute, reflect on the past two months and find some ways that life could have been more efficient and a lot easier. Did you find yourself saying any of the following “if only” statements during tax season?

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Topics: business management software, organizational efficiency, document management

The Benefits of Evolving ERP Software

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 @ 08:35 PM

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is on the rise once again. Designed to integrate all of the information and processes within an organization into a single software solution, ERP software allows companies to take advantage of the improving economy. Aside from the more obvious benefits (such as increased efficiency and company-wide integration) ERP improves cash flow, reduces inventory, enhances reporting capabilities and reduces duplicate data.

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Topics: ERP Software, business management software

What is the Return on Investment for Business Process Automation?

Posted by Robert Baran on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 @ 08:15 AM

Many organizations are losing more money than they realize through lost productivity and redundant tasks.  It may be a good idea to perform a thorough assessment of your company’s manual processes and the time your employees are spending on them in order to evaluate your needs. This is an important step in calculating the savings that can be made through business process automation. The costs associated with defining, scoping and implementing a business process management solution will be quickly defrayed as the savings is quantified.

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Topics: business process automation, business management software