IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

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

Thriving on Challenges: Meet Jason Slater and IQMS' Automation Team

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:48 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.

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Tags: EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, Automation, MES, Machine Monitoring

Is Your Legacy ERP System Lacking MES Functionality? IQMS Can Help.

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

This week's guest blog post was written by Inside MES Sales Specialist, Quentin Cate.

While the struggling economy has touched us all, it has especially affected the manufacturing industry. Difficult economic conditions have forced many consolidations through mergers and acquisitions, and while new partnerships are a common occurrence in the world today, there are some negatives that accompany the consolidation process.

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Tags: IQMS, Reporting, Real-Time, Scheduling, Automation, Quality Management, MES, Shop Floor Control

Video: What Makes IQMS Different?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:33 AM

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.

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Tags: IQMS, ERP Selection, Quality Management, MES, eCommerce/EDI, WMS, Warehouse Management

Why All Single-Source ERP Software Systems are NOT the Same

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

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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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection, MES, eCommerce/EDI, CRM, Warehouse Management

ERP Software Trends and Predictions for 2013

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 @ 09:35 AM

As gifts begin appearing under the tree and the New Year’s champagne chills, we take a moment to ponder the year past and consider the possibilities of the year ahead. A lot has occurred in 2012, both at the national level in the form of a recovering economy and a presidential election, and at the global ERP supplier level, including mergers and acquisitions, disquieting lawsuits and new product innovation.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Automation, MES, Mobile ERP Software

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

Why an Enterprise Execution System (EES) Trumps Standalone ERP or MES

Posted by Randy Flamm on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

What do you get when you combine a powerful ERP system with a full blown MES solution? The answer is an Enterprise Execution System (EES).

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Tags: EnterpriseIQ, Real-Time, ERP, MES, Production Reporting

Avoiding the Sales “Yes” That Actually Means “No”

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

Unfortunately, sales representatives in nearly every field (car sales, insurance sales, door to door sales) have earned themselves a reputation. They have become known as “Yes” men (or women), known for saying “Yes” to anything you need, regardless if it is possible or not, in order to close the sale and move on.

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