IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

A Presenter's Perspective from IQMS User Group 2012

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 09:08 AM

I recently attended IQMS' User Group 2012 conference at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Having been to several previous User Groups, I can honestly say this was the most gratifying User Group I have ever attended. I don't know if it was any one thing that made it so great - the venue was new, the agenda was modified, the IQMS attendees list was modified, the meeting materials were greatly enhanced and half of the customer attendees were new to User Group. But whether one or many things made it great, I'm grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend and present.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Reporting, Security, User Group, CRM

RMA Q&A with IQMS’ Manufacturing Department

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 10:05 AM

I recently sat down with IQMS’ RealTime™ Product Manager, Neil Gow, to chat about how IQMS utilizes the EnterpriseIQ Return Material Authorization (RMA) module. Unlike many other ERP vendors, IQMS prides itself on using the software that we sell every day. EnterpriseIQ runs our business, just as it runs our clients’ businesses. And while RMAs are not something that any company enjoys, they are sometimes unavoidable, and you need a traceable, consistent way to handle them.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, Quality Management

MES and ERP Software Integration

Posted by Randy Flamm on Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 09:34 AM

Many of our longtime managers at IQMS dislike the word "integration" in regards to our ERP product line. They feel that the word integration has long been used by the software industry to describe the “bolting” together of software (such as MES offerings) that was not designed to work together out of the gate. But the EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP software by IQMS has always encompassed MES functionality as part of its core.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, MES, Machine Monitoring, Shop Floor Control

Understanding the Phases of a Manufacturing ERP Implementation

Posted by Lee Filbert on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 09:17 AM

Any large, company-wide project can be daunting and a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation is no exception. But if you take a larger project and break it down into smaller elements, it becomes more manageable. IQMS' experienced team of Application Specialists have helped hundreds of customers triumph in their ERP implementation process. Below is a road map of sorts to the phases and associated process elements that we have found are involved with a typical ERP implementation.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, ERP Selection, Training, Implementation, Warehouse Management