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Taking Stock: How to Improve Stock Control

Posted by Dave Cann

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While employees may dread their annual stock checks, there’s no denying that stock control is crucially important to manufacturers.

Without an effective stock control system in place, you’re blind to the assets you have. You’re not ignorant of how many employees are on your payroll, so why would you ignore the stock levels within your business?

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ROI, ERP


Manufacturing Software Glossary: Making Sense of the Acronyms

Posted by Lydia Duckitt

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Acronyms are designed to speed up communication, but if you don’t know what they mean, they can be more of a hindrance than a help!

From ERP to HCM, MES and CRM, manufacturing and software is a minefield of shortened terms and phrases. They can often put the most experienced minds to the test, so to help I’ve compiled this brief glossary of key manufacturing software terms. Make it your bible!

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, CRM, ERP


Changing ERP Software: Essential Considerations

Posted by Ian Jack

Changing ERP software: essential considerations

 

For many businesses, investing in ERP software is not a decision that is taken lightly. From considering the initial outlay to adapting working practices to accommodate for new systems and processes, implementing ERP software is something many businesses only want to do once.

However, if you’re not fully informed during the research stage, you risk choosing an incorrect solution that over time may become unsuitable.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ERP


What exactly is ERP software?

Posted by Ian Jack

What is ERP software?

In any business, efficiency is key. As the saying goes, time is money, so the more time your business loses through time-consuming processes, the less time you’ll be able to spend on the things that matter — driving sales, maximising profits and ultimately strengthening your business.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ERP


2016 ERP Report: 8 Significant Findings [Infographic]

Posted by Nicola Mullen

2016 ERP Report: 8 Significant Findings 

Finding the right ERP system and the right ERP vendor can be challenging. Once found, implementing that ERP system is an expensive proposition; not just in terms of budget, but also in terms of time and resources. It’s crucial to make the right ERP choice that fits your business.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, ERP


What are the advantages of SaaS software for manufacturers?

Posted by Dave Cann

What are the benefits of SaaS software for manufacturers?

According to experts, manufacturers are leading the way with Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption. Despite this, there is still some confusion about SaaS deployment options.

So how does SaaS ERP measure up to the more traditional ‘on-premise’ model? And what exactly are the benefits for your manufacturing business? Here’s a rundown:

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Catagories: Cloud, Manufacturing Business, ERP


5 emerging ERP software trends set to shape your business

Posted by Barry Thompson

5 emerging ERP trends set to shape your business

Here’s a thought: how competitive would your business be if it had to rely on an ERP system that was 15-20 years old? You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that the answer is “probably not very competitive”.

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Catagories: Business Intelligence, Manufacturing Trends, ERP, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Unlocking the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0

Posted by Andy Gough

Unlocking the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0

A survey by The Manufacturer magazine earlier this year found that 62% of manufacturing businesses—almost two-thirds—were either ‘aware’ or ‘very aware’ of Industry 4.0. For a term that wasn’t coined until 2011, that’s quite remarkable.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, ERP, Industry 4.0 / IoT


3 compelling reasons for an ERP software upgrade

Posted by Barry Thompson

3 compelling reasons to upgrade your ERP software

Here at Datawright, we often encounter businesses looking for a new ERP system. Nothing unusual about that, you might think. But what is startling is the number of those businesses whose current ERP software is unsupported.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, Field Service Business, ERP


Speed up your production with manufacturing efficiency improvements

Posted by Ian Jack

Speed up manufcaturing production

They call it the ‘hidden factory’—the manufacturing capacity that is freed-up for productive use if waste and inefficiency can be stripped out of production processes. Not surprisingly, businesses tight on manufacturing capacity look to manufacturing efficiency improvements as a means of boosting output.

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Catagories: Shop Floor Data Capture, Manufacturing Business, ERP