IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Why an Enterprise Execution System (EES) Trumps Standalone ERP or MES

Posted by Randy Flamm on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

What do you get when you combine a powerful ERP system with a full blown MES solution? The answer is an Enterprise Execution System (EES).

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Tags: ERP, EnterpriseIQ, MES, Real-Time, Production Reporting

Avoid the No. 1 Most Common ERP Implementation Problem

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 @ 08:59 AM

Congratulations, you have selected a new ERP software system. Now comes the hard part – implementing your investment! The successful and timely implementation of a new ERP solution is not a process to be taken lightly. But where do you begin? To help you make the most of your implementation process, IQMS has gathered together advice and best practices from its highly-skilled team of application specialists into one essential whitepaper titled, “Implementation Tips from the Trenches.” 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, ERP Selection, White Paper, Implementation

Embracing Changes in Manufacturing Technology. Don't Get Left Behind!

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

It has been said, the more things change, the more they stay the same. But let’s get real. Over the years, there have been some huge changes in technology that have dramatically affected the way we do business, and for the better.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Automation, Mobile ERP Software

Train Now or Later? What is the Best Time for ERP Software Training?

Posted by Shannon Holloway on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

I have heard many theories over the years about what is the best timing for training of employees on a new manufacturing ERP software system. Most companies like to receive a good amount of training up front. However, occasionally, a company will have employees figure out as much as they can on their own before seeking help. Both methods have pros and cons. In the long run, after observing hundreds of implementations, experience has shown me that the best solution falls somewhere in the middle.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Training, Implementation

3 Steps for EDI Success

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 @ 10:33 AM

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a very powerful tool for use in business and can greatly streamline communication between entities when implemented properly. The successful use of EDI, however, is not guaranteed by a successful implementation, but through the ongoing learning and understanding of the business processes being handled. Below are some areas to consider when working with EDI.

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