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5 Tips to Consider When Setting Up EDI Trading Partners

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 09:24 AM

"Hello, Acme Home Construction, how can I help you?"

"I see you have been building houses for quite some time. I found a floor plan I really like. Can you build one for me?"

"Absolutely, we would be happy to help. Can you please let me know what floor plan you are referring to?"

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, eCommerce/EDI

IQMS User Group 2012 - Day 3 Finale

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Editor’s Note: Nicole Smith is the Marketing Associate at IQMS and this is the final part of a three day series chronicling her experiences at User Group 2012 [read parts one and two here].

It is hard to believe that User Group 2012 (#IQMSUG2012) ended today. What a whirlwind the last three days have been – it was an experience not to be missed!

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, Automation, User Group, Trade Shows

IQMS User Group 2012 - Day 2 Recap

Posted by Nicole Smith on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 @ 06:40 PM

Editor’s Note: Nicole Smith is the Marketing Associate at IQMS and this is part two of a three days series chronicling her experiences at User Group 2012 [Read part one here].

Today’s User Group 2012 schedule (#IQMSUG2012) was focused completely on the breakout sessions. At every User Group event, IQMS wants to be sure and offer the maximum benefits to our attendees, so back in February, we surveyed our customers to get feedback on what they wanted to see and discuss at this year’s event. Based on the responses, IQMS tailored the User Group sessions to feature the most popular survey subjects and modules.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS News, Automation, User Group, Shop Floor Control

IQMS User Group 2012 - Day 1 Highlights

Posted by Nicole Smith on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 09:55 PM

Editor’s Note: Nicole Smith is the Marketing Associate at IQMS and this is her first User Group experience. Please join her over the next three days as she chronicles the exciting events occurring at User Group 2012!

Daniele Fresca and I began planning for User Group 2012 (#IQMSUG2012) more than a year ago and I can’t believe it is finally here! For those of you unfamiliar with the User Group experience, here are the details. Held every other year, IQMS User Group conferences are jam-packed, three day events featuring industry networking, best practice discussions and software development sessions. This year, more than 300 attendees from companies across North America are joining IQMS employees for our largest User Group conference yet.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS News, Automation, User Group

There is no “O” in SaaS – IQMS Reflects on TCO and The Cloud

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

IQMS attended the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) ERP Conference last week in Cleveland. The event was held in an interesting format in that the ERP suppliers were allowed to give a brief overview of their software and company, followed by a case study opportunity for a customer to discuss their success with the supplier’s ERP system. While IQMS was not able to have a "live" customer attend, we were able to show a video from one of our customers:  Gill Industries, Inc., a full service provider of engineered assemblies and metal stampings in Grand Rapids, Mich. [Click here to view the video of Gill's IQMS Manufacturing Success Award finalist nomination]. Feedback from the attendees at the show indicated that they could really relate to IQMS’ presentation as it showed a real company using its manufacturing ERP software in action.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, ERP Selection, Mobile ERP Software, Trade Shows

Managing the Talent Pool and Employee Retention at a Growing Company

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 09:14 AM

Contrary to instinct, it’s more difficult to hire than it has been in years. It’s neither a buyer’s nor a seller’s market; hiring teams and qualified job seekers all have a lot of choices to make. They’re not the traditional choices. Hiring firms are evaluating applicants as the applicants evaluate them. Each side is evaluating what skills are transferable or applicable among diverse positions.

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Tags: IQMS, IQMS News, Human Resources