IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

The Work/Home/Vacation Balance

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 @ 03:52 AM

I can't say I have it all figured out, but I know there's an answer to the balancing game and it's mine to find. 

Sometimes I like being at work better than I like being at home and other people have commented on this phenomena to me as well.  At work, responsibilities are somewhat orderly or at least defined in some way, whereas all kinds of crazy things can go hay-wire at home.  Mates, spouses, kids, cooking, household appliances, neighbors, "inventory" - all kinds of surprises can be waiting for you upon your arrival back at your happy home. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, Mobile ERP Software, CRM

Options vs. Features on Manufacturing ERP Software

Posted by Neil Gow on Fri, Aug 20, 2010 @ 12:57 PM

When is an option no longer an option but a necessity? When  purchasing equipment it can be the stripped down model or the one fully loaded with all options. You may remember when an automatic transmission and radio were an option when buying a new car. Now a full-blown stereo is included and the manual transmission is the option! Automobiles now come loaded with what used to be options! Power seats, power windows, side view mirrors on both sides etc..

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, Supply Chain, ERP, Plastics ERP

Why Pay Manufacturing ERP Annual Maintenance Fees?

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:23 AM

In times of economic uncertainty, everyone naturally looks for ways to save money and cut costs.  As some annual manufacturing ERP system maintenance programs come up for renewal one might question the validity of expense.  What happens when you don't continue to pay maintenance?  For most ERP users, be prepared to be shut-off from technical support as well as any current or future software upgrades.  In some cases, continuing to operate without technical support is not reason enough to justify the cost.  So that leaves the upgrades as the main driver for continuing to pay your maintenance fees.  So, are ERP software updates a big enough reason for paying maintenance?  It all depends on your system!

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, ERP Maintenance

How Community Server Changes Manufacturing ERP Software

Posted by Randy Flamm on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 @ 12:19 PM

In my last blog (IQMS Community Server – Game Changing Technology) I discussed the affects that Community Server has had on our Design, Programming, Testing and Documentation departments.  This time I will discuss how the rest of our organization has been impacted.             

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, Technical Support, Machine Monitoring, Community Server, Implementation

Inventory Accuracy and the Affects on ERP

Posted by Diane Ramaglia on Tue, Aug 03, 2010 @ 06:40 AM

Some people do not realize the impact of what happens within an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system when your inventory is not accurate.  And when I say accurate; I mean at least 98% accurate.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, ERP, Production Reporting, Training