IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Manufacturing Software to Turn You Into a Fire Preventer

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

When it comes to unwanted fires, there are two types of people who deal with them: firefighters and fire preventers. The firefighters are people who arrive on the scene with all of their equipment and expertise. They deal with the situation as quickly as possible and emerge from the dowsed fire as heroes. Kids want to be like them and the rest of us respect and admire them. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Machine Monitoring

A Sneak Peek Into IQMS' Upcoming Applications - Part II

Posted by Jason Slater on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 10:15 AM

IQMS' Automation Department has some additional exciting projects to tell you about. In the first part of this blog series, I mentioned some inside information on the latest technology coming out of the Automation Department, such as RealTime™ Process Monitoring and Android tablet applications. Now I'd like to jump right into some applications that are also sure to be a hit. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, Automation, Mobile ERP Software, Machine Monitoring

15 Years of Manufacturing Shop Floor Control

Posted by Neil Gow on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 @ 09:15 AM

As we approach the end of the year (I know, it's too soon), I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the EnterpriseIQ RealTime products. For those who have been with IQMS awhile, you may recall the genesis of our RealTime Machine Monitoring system. It has been going strong for more than 15 years now, with more than 15,000 individual machines reporting at more than 500 customers' facilities.

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

A Sneak Peek into IQMS’ Upcoming Applications – Part I

Posted by Jason Slater on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 @ 12:56 PM

IQMS' Automation Department has been busy this year. We've been working on some cutting edge applications: RealTime™ Process Monitoring with PLC communication, Android phone applications and EnterpriseIQ shop floor applications for the Android 3.0 tablets! These applications are harnessing the latest technology to transfer data instantly from the shop floor to the EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP software so you can make real-time adjustments instead of reactive recoveries. Below is a look at some of our recently released projects that are significantly assisting our clients in staying lean and competitive, as well as a sneak peek into what is in the pipeline.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, Automation, Mobile ERP Software, Machine Monitoring

Good Development Change Occurs Almost Daily at IQMS

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 @ 08:50 AM

My daughter's summer reading assignment was The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. I was thumbing through it and read Law No. 12: The Law of Empowerment. Those who are unsuccessful at this law usually fail at it for one of three reasons, one of them being Resistant to Change. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, Automation, Machine Monitoring

Debunking A RealTime Installation Starts With A Phone Call

Posted by Neil Gow on Thu, Sep 08, 2011 @ 07:58 AM

I can understand where installing the EnterpriseIQ RealTime™ system in your manufacturing plant can seem overwhelming. If you are unfamiliar with electrical wiring, just the terminology alone may seem like you are reading a foreign language. Schematics, ladder diagrams, control logic, relays, diodes, transistors, capacitors, rectifiers, optocouplers, NPN, PNP … what does it all mean?

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, Technical Support, Machine Monitoring, Implementation

Don't Be Late With Your ERP System's GPS For The Plant Floor

Posted by Lee Filbert on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 @ 01:27 PM

Everyone recognizes the familiar phrase, "Are we there yet?" and can associate with it from either their childhood or during parenthood. This age old question is typically asked during a family trip or maybe just a long ride to visit family and friends. The responses are usually: "10 minutes less than the last time you asked," "almost," "very soon" or something that I cannot type. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, Machine Monitoring

Shop Floor Automation - Manufacturing ERP's Next Frontier

Posted by Randy Flamm on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 @ 11:48 AM

IQMS was in the business of manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software long before it became known as ERP. In the 22 years that I have been in this industry, I have seen the footprint of ERP applications expand at a steady rate. It wasn’t that long ago that applications like Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Preventative Maintenance or even Forecasting were not part of the ERP landscape. There were (and in many cases still are) pure play vendors that provided these additional applications that were either stand-alone (islands of automation) or had dedicated interfaces to popular ERP systems. Today, the market is demanding that more and more of these necessary applications be included or available in the main ERP system for many good reasons, including built-in operability and reduced training and maintenance costs.
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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, eCommerce/EDI, Machine Monitoring, CRM, Warehouse Management

IQMS User Group 2010

Posted by Daniele Fresca on Tue, Nov 09, 2010 @ 05:00 AM

IQMS User Group has officially begun!  From November 9th through the 11th, IQMS staff, partners, and EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP users will converge on Las Vegas to discuss industry trends, software development and ideas for enhancement.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, User Group, Machine Monitoring, CRM, Warehouse Management

Building the Single Source ERP for Manufacturing

Posted by Randy Flamm on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 @ 09:14 AM

Choosing the Architecture

There was no doubt that we needed a bullet-proof architecture for the new product line.  I decided this was our chance to start fresh and design a product from the ground up that would be equal to my vision of the all-encompassing manufacturing software system. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, IQMS News, Machine Monitoring