There are several models for implementing ERP software in the market. The two most common methods are the direct services model (where the ERP vendor sends its dedicated team of in-house professionals) and the value-added resellers model (where the ERP vendor contracts with a third party company to implement your new software system). Since IQMS’ inception, we have believed that the direct services model is the best solution to serve our customers through their implementation and beyond. The benefits of selecting manufacturing ERP software with a direct services model are numerous and below are just a few:
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What makes IQMS different from other ERP and MES providers? The fact that we put everything you need into one single-source, extended manufacturing ERP solution! With a core ERP software system, but also comprehensive extended functionality (such as CRM, MES, quality, preventative maintenance, eCommerce and warehouse management) all from one set of programmers, you gain everything you need to run every aspect of your business from a central provider.
There are two leading buzz words in the current ERP software market today: “Single-source” and “extended.” It seems like every ERP vendor is claiming that their software offering is either extended, or a single-source solution for all your enterprise needs, but very few of them can claim the two terms together.
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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.
IQMS attended the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) ERP Conference last week in Cleveland. The event was held in an interesting format in that the ERP suppliers were allowed to give a brief overview of their software and company, followed by a case study opportunity for a customer to discuss their success with the supplier’s ERP system. While IQMS was not able to have a "live" customer attend, we were able to show a video from one of our customers: Gill Industries, Inc., a full service provider of engineered assemblies and metal stampings in Grand Rapids, Mich. [Click here to view the video of Gill's IQMS Manufacturing Success Award finalist nomination]. Feedback from the attendees at the show indicated that they could really relate to IQMS’ presentation as it showed a real company using its manufacturing ERP software in action.
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.
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.”