IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Are We Done Growing Yet? (No, and a Long Way From It!)

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 09:25 AM

We should have been enjoying the last days of summer in a languid bliss of sun, sand and surf, but here at IQMS, we have spent another season growing in every direction!

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Tags: IQMS, IQMS News, Training, CRM, Human Resources

5 ERP Implementation Tips for Top Management

Posted by Lee Filbert on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 09:41 AM

One of the most critical components to a successful ERP implementation is the support of upper level management. Whether your business is a less than $5 million manufacturer or a multi-facility, multi-national operation, having the support of top management turns the odds in your favor that your implementation will be successful. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Implementation, Project Management

The Power of the Crowd: Customer-Driven ERP Development

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 @ 07:27 AM

At IQMS, we are proud to support customer-driven design and development of our manufacturing ERP and MES software. The two-way dialogue and relationships we foster with our clients is a cornerstone of our company: Our manufacturers feel comfortable coming to us with their challenges and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with them on solutions. But this doesn’t mean that we only develop based on client suggestions. We have a strategic product road map of where we want our comprehensive ERP and MES solution to travel, with the needs of our customers acting as a compass.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection, Automation, MES, WMS

IQMS MES Product Expansion: The PMIU88 PLC for Shop Floor Monitoring

Posted by Jason Slater on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

IQMS' Manufacturing Execution System (MES) product offering has recently expanded with the introduction of the PMIU88. This stands for Process Monitoring Interface Unit and 88 is a reference to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware inside the box. If you're still asking: "What does that mean?", I can't blame you, but please give me a minute and I'll explain what can be achieved with the new PMIU88.

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Tags: EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, Automation, MES, Shop Floor Control

Wireless Infrastructure Considerations for Your Shop Floor

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 10:16 AM

Wireless technologies have matured considerably over the last decade and have proven very useful in the workplace. They remove the need to be tethered to a specific location and allow users the ability to wander around the manufacturing shop floor while keeping access to critical information close at hand or provide connectivity to remote locations that may have been inaccessible through traditional means. With the obvious benefits of using a wireless infrastructure, why continue using wired hardware?

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Tags: Real-Time, Automation, IT/Data Services, Security, Hardware Reseller, Implementation