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Why All Single-Source ERP Software Systems are NOT the Same

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

There are two leading buzz words in the current ERP software market today: “Single-source” and “extended.” It seems like every ERP vendor is claiming that their software offering is either extended, or a single-source solution for all your enterprise needs, but very few of them can claim the two terms together.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection, MES, eCommerce/EDI, CRM, Warehouse Management

How Manufacturing ERP Software is like a NFL Football Season

Posted by Neil Gow on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 08:47 AM

In honor of the football season coming to a close (Go Niners!), I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the components that make up the best football teams. The key factors that make a winning team successful, and push them all the way to the coveted Super Bowl title, are surprisingly similar to the considerations you need when preparing and running your manufacturing ERP software. Let’s take a look at what I mean:

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Implementation

Tips for Social Media Use in Manufacturing

Posted by Daniele Fresca on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

As we are now into 2013, many companies take this time to make goals and embrace new ways of doing business. One of the areas that should be on the list to explore is the use of social media. Often the forgotten outlet of public relations, especially among manufacturing companies, social media has no signs of downward trending. In fact, quite the opposite. Research shows that companies that fail to embrace social media (regardless of industry) are at risk of losing revenue. But where do you start and how can you turn a social media campaign into an asset for your manufacturing company? Below is a breakdown of a few things that everyone can do.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News

IQMS Introduces the New Friday Forum Series

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

Beginning next week, IQMS is pleased to announce the new

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, ERP Selection, Training

The Most Important EDI Implementation Secret: Testing

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 @ 09:38 AM

In my previous blog discussion regarding new implementations of EDI (5 Tips to Consider When Setting Up EDI Trading Partners), we made a comparison to a person trying to purchase a house and having it built without fully understanding the requirements to achieve the goal. I would like to carry on that analogy a little longer to discuss a critical point touched on at the end of the last discussion. Testing. This single point can define the success or failure of an electronic data interchange (EDI) implementation.

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

Planning for Manufacturing Fiscal Year End Closes

Posted by Shannon Holloway on Thu, Jan 03, 2013 @ 08:36 AM

Happy New Year! January is a time for new beginnings, resolutions and tax reporting! While the first two sound much more fun than the latter, with a little planning, preparing government reporting files for the previous year can go off without a hitch and be a positive experience too.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Reporting, Financial Management