In part three of the Automation Group development projects blog series (check out parts one and two here), IQMS has even more exciting projects in the works that I can't wait to tell you about. I promise not to do a part four anytime soon and start using better blog titles, but every good series must have three parts, right?
IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise
Lately, our sales team specialists at IQMS have received an influx of RFIs as part of the ERP selection process. An exercise in due diligence, we appreciate the benefits that an RFI can offer companies looking to narrow the field of vendors. So what is an RFI and how can it aid your ERP selection?
When a manufactured part is designed, the engineer takes into consideration the basic principles of form, fit and function. These basic principles can also apply to a manufacturing ERP software system.
You've been cruising along with your manufacturing ERP and MES software solution. Everyone seems to be following their SOPs, material is delivered on time, product is manufactured and shipped out on time, cash is coming in and bills are being paid, employees come in on time, do their jobs, you are paying them a fair wage and you are making a profit.
Every week, I'm involved in a conference call or meeting where a customer presents another interesting idea to IQMS’ Automation Department as an opportunity to extend our EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP system. In my first years at IQMS, anxious excitement would precede these types of calls, as well as a certain level of doubt as to how the project would come together, combined with little knowledge of how the other system worked and always a target completion date of yesterday.