Fear of the unknown can be a limiting factor or it can be stimulation for growth. Risk is inherent with any enterprise (we all know about the risk/reward ratio and the opportunity/cost matrix). Venturing into the unknown, or less-well defined, can instigate growth and advancement and taking a shot into the dark, into the unknown, can bring unimagined rewards.
IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise
Sturgis Molded Products Company (SMP) had two choices: replace or retrofit its dated, multi-system ERP software. After weighing the costs to retrofit the old ERP system and acknowledging the number of third-party vendors it would take to fulfill the company's growing business needs, SMP decided to replace its legacy software with a comprehensive, single-source solution from IQMS. The latest IQMS infographic highlights real operational efficiencies that were gained from EnterpriseIQ that directly benefited SMP's bottom line:
I recently attended a marketing conference (That might not sound as exciting to some people as it was to me and that is OK, but don’t stop reading yet). What was interesting at this conference was not only the keynote speakers and the discussions about how customers make every industry, but most importantly, it was when I walked into a session titled, "Marketing to a Boring Industry," and realized the session was completely packed. Every seat was filled! All of the attendees looked around the room and collectively thought that if you aren't selling beer or clothes that athletes and celebrities wear, then you must be in a boring industry.
IQMS has taken on several new exciting projects this year. As we kick off 2014, I'd like to preview the upcoming web shopping cart product IQMS is calling WebDirect B2C. This new product release will join our WebDirect line of offerings that includes our employee, customer and vendor portals. Many of our customers have seen or are already using the WebDirect B2B portal.
Let’s start by outlining that B2B stands for business-to-business and B2C stands for business-to-consumer. The name is somewhat descriptive of the difference between the two products, however there are some distinct differences in functionality. The B2B product is typically used for relationships where purchases by your customer can be made on account, on PO and/or for blanket purchases over multiple scheduled releases. In this case, you’ve already entered the user credentials and opened up access to the business user to enter the B2B portal prior to the user purchasing anything from the site and considerations such as customer-specific price breaks can be taken into account.