IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Are Customer or Regulatory Requirements Preventing You From Growing?

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Securing new customers is not a straightforward task. How many times have you negotiated a prospective contract to the finish line, only to discover that you are missing a critical piece of software necessary to obtain the new business? For example:

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Tags: Quality Management, Barcodes and Labeling, EDI

Answers to the Four Most Common Software Validation Questions

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Constantly striving to learn and improve, IQMS' management team follows a wide variety of blogs written by industry and subject matter experts. Over the past year, we have been struck by a number of articles that we feel need to be shared with our readers. From topics we consider very important to columns that we found inspirational or simply couldn't have said better ourselves, this new blog series is devoted to some of our favorite writers. We hope you enjoy the articles as much as we did.
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Tags: Quality Management

Meet Risk Management's New Sidekick: Your ERP Solution

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Every day, we take steps to mitigate risk in our daily lives. We wear our seat belts when in the car. We exercise regularly (well, semi-regularly) to keep healthy. We apply sunscreen before we head to the beach. We carpool and recycle to fight climate change.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, Inventory Control, Real-Time, ERP Selection, Quality Management, EDI, Shop Floor Control

What Qualities Do You Look For in Your QA/Testing Department?

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

I recently read an article written by the CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner. His tone and opinion on the people he enjoys working with resonated with me. It got me to thinking about the qualities and traits of the ideal Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist. My observations come from working with some of the best QA Specialists in software.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Quality Management, ERP Maintenance

IQMS Quality Assurance Predictions (With Carnac the Magnificent)

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 @ 08:53 AM

If you are a fan of TV shows from the 1970s, especially late night TV, then you'll remember Carnac the Magnificent. This recurring comedic character was Johnny Carson in a Swami hat. In his sketch, Carson would delight viewers by announcing the answer to a question stored in a hermetically sealed envelope that he held up to his head. He would then tear open the envelope and read the question. The answers seemed pedestrian until Carson read the question, then you giggled like you were part of an inside joke. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Automation, Quality Management

Practicing What We Preach: How IQMS Benefits From Automation Internally

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 09:17 AM

Lately, you may have heard a lot about automation development at IQMS. Our customers have several exciting new automation products to select from to operate their businesses more effectively and efficiently. Internally at IQMS, we have also embraced a lot of automated technology to more efficiently and effectively develop the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software. Yes, change can sometimes be difficult, but knowing once we embrace the new technology it will save us time and reduce inaccuracies gives us the wherewithal to power through the learning curve and enjoy the benefits.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, Automation, Quality Management

A Behind the Scenes Look with IQMS' Director of Quality Assurance

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

Today we continue our latest blog series offering a peek into the daily lives of IQMS’ directors. From human resources to testing and training to development, meet the key department leaders who are molding our company’s future and continually advancing the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Automation, Quality Management

Discourage Knowledge Hoarders in Your Manufacturing Business

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

A group of my friends get together once or twice a year to split wood. I live in a "many hands make light work" community, and as a bonus at the end, I get to go home with a pallet of wood. I've observed that, like a lot of day-to-day activities, you can liken splitting wood to repetitive manufacturing. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Quality Management, Training, Technical Support

Is Your Legacy ERP System Lacking MES Functionality? IQMS Can Help.

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

This week's guest blog post was written by Inside MES Sales Specialist, Quentin Cate.

While the struggling economy has touched us all, it has especially affected the manufacturing industry. Difficult economic conditions have forced many consolidations through mergers and acquisitions, and while new partnerships are a common occurrence in the world today, there are some negatives that accompany the consolidation process.

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Tags: IQMS, Reporting, Real-Time, Scheduling, Automation, Quality Management, MES, Shop Floor Control

Improve Your Assembly Operations with ERP Software

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 09:17 AM

Assembly Magazine recently ran an article penned by IQMS in its February 2013 issue regarding the benefits that assembly-specific ERP software can bring your manufacturing operation. From real-time visibility into production, improved customer service and increased inventory control to full financial management, quality control and streamlined processes and workflows, assembly-specific manufacturing ERP software can ensure consistent quality and greater traceability throughout your organization.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, Quality Management