IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Why Manufacturers Say They Want SaaS ERP, But Really Mean The Cloud

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

When consulting with prospective manufacturers, a conversation about their preferred deployment method always arises. There are three common delivery choices available on the market today (on premise, hosted or a hybrid of the two), yet some of our prospects mistakenly answer: Software as a Service (SaaS). Since the question isn't how the customer prefers to license his software, but rather where he wants to store his data, I know that we need to have an in-depth conversation about what SaaS is, and what it is not. Because a hosted solution in the Cloud is not SaaS, even though they are commonly lumped together.

Read More

Tags: EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection, Implementation

Assembly Manufacturing ERP Implementation - Initial Considerations

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Manufacturing is an ever-changing endeavor. The days of a manufacturer specializing in only one type of process (for example, machining, injection molding or stamping) have evolved into more solutions-based enterprises. IQMS customers are no exception. Despite the recent economic recession, our customers have seen growth in multiple directions as their product offerings and process expertise expands. Clearly, IQMS customers are not afraid of innovation

Read More

Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Scheduling, ERP Selection, Production Reporting, Implementation

Why ERP Systems Fail to Perform [Whitepaper + Infographic]

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

You have invested in a new ERP system, endured the implementation process and have begun using the software to manage your business. But somewhere along the line, you start to lose momentum. Slowly, without realizing it, your employees begin reverting to their old ways and processes. Frustrations with the system surface and suddenly, you find that your ERP software is not performing as you had envisioned. As more time goes by, you realize that your ERP system is failing your needs. How did this happen?

Read More

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

Gain Industry-Specific Tools for the New Multifacturing Industry

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

My favorite element of the Olympics is the sense of brotherhood that the games impart. No matter a country's economic status, political conflicts or type of government rule, all issues are temporarily overlooked for two weeks when the world comes together in the spirit of friendship and respect (Well, mostly - this year does mark the 20th anniversary of the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan ice skating soap opera).

The majority of IQMS customers have plant floors that resemble the Olympics. Rather than specializing in one particular process for one particular industry, our clients' manufacturing plants offer a variety of different flavors. While  40 to 50 percent of IQMS customers specialize in producing parts for the automotive industry and 30+ percent concentrate on the medical industry, a whopping 90 percent of our customers cross multiple industry segments. It is a case of multiple manufacturing processes, or "multifacturing."

Read More

Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection, Automotive ERP, Plastics ERP

Retrofit or Replace: Sturgis Discards Multiple Vendors for IQMS

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

Sturgis Molded Products Company (SMP) had two choices: replace or retrofit its dated, multi-system ERP software. After weighing the costs to retrofit the old ERP system and acknowledging the number of third-party vendors it would take to fulfill the company's growing business needs, SMP decided to replace its legacy software with a comprehensive, single-source solution from IQMS. The latest IQMS infographic highlights real operational efficiencies that were gained from EnterpriseIQ that directly benefited SMP's bottom line:
 

Read More

Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection, Financial 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.

Read More

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

Promoting IQMS' Brand: 6 Questions with Dir. of Marketing Daniele Fresca

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 @ 08:56 AM

Today we continue our latest blog series offering a peek into the daily lives of IQMS’ directors. From human resources to testing and training to development, meet the key department leaders who are molding our company’s future and continually advancing the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software.

Read More

Tags: User Group, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, CRM, Trade Shows, ERP Selection

5 Questions with Glenn Nowak, IQMS Vice President

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

Today begins a new blog series offering a peek into the daily lives of IQMS’ directors. From human resources to testing and training to development, meet the key department leaders who are molding our company’s future and continually advancing the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software.

Read More

Tags: EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, ERP Selection, Automation, Mobile ERP Software

IQMS Case Study: Nicolet Plastics’ Strategy to Manufacture Time

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 09:54 AM

If someone gave you a week of time, what would you do with it? A whole seven days is exactly what Nicolet Plastics, Inc. is delivering its customers with its innovative Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) program. Through an enterprise-wide initiative that relentlessly emphasizes lead time reduction, Nicolet Plastics is revolutionizing time-based competition and make-to-order strategies to ensure manufacturing excellence (With impressive results - 2012 will be the best year in Nicolet Plastics' history, both in terms of revenue and earnings).

Read More

Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection

Think You Know All About Cloud-Based ERP Software? Think Again.

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Mar 05, 2013 @ 09:59 AM

Selecting a new ERP software system used to be about fit and function. But today, prospective clients also have to perform an extensive appraisal of the method of deployment. There are two primary ERP software purchasing options: Software as a Service (Saas) and Traditional Purchased. What are the differences between the two and which software delivery method is best for you?

Read More

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