About: AlanP

Recent Posts by AlanP

Apr

ERP is NOT “Dying” – ERP is Here to Stay and Keeps Getting Better

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
Throughout the years after ERP technology became the industry norm, there have been many town criers tolling the bell on this modern enterprise-industry technology. "ERP is over", "Failed ERP's are ruining business", and other such hyperbolic click-bait articles came a dime a dozen. They weren't completely full of it, however; with great power comes great responsibility, and ERP's were responsible for a lot of power in your business - which meant even the slightest mistake or miscalculation or glitch could.
read more

Apr

Failed ERP Implementations – Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
You've probably heard of Nike; the world's largest supplier of athletic apparel (most notably shoes), one of the most adorned brands by top athletes, and headquartered practically next door to us at ECI in Beaverton, OR. However, you may not have heard how Nike became the poster child for failed ERP implementations - and subsequently came out on top.

How to Not Implement ERP

While the rest of the world recognizes Nike for their trademark "swoosh" and high-quality sports related products, the.
read more

Mar

ERP and Cryptocurrency – How Blockchain Benefits Manufacturing Supply Chain

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
If you've been keeping track of tech trends in recent years, chances are you have heard of "Cryptocurrency". Such names like BitCoin and Dash have probably been overheard, and the notion of a digital or internet-based monetary transaction system may have been explained to you. However, a key component of how cryptocurrencies work (and what makes them so attractive) is Blockchain - and that aspect is becoming increasingly valuable to manufacturing supply chains.

What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is a Distributed Ledger.
read more

Mar

ERP Finance – Why You Might Need an Upgrade

Posted by

0 Comment(s)

ERP-finance-upgradeEvery business requires some sort of accounting and financial software package to function, whether it is the latest full accounting suites provided with ERP packages, spreadsheet programs with custom logic, or an old fashioned paper ledger. Many small to mid-sized businesses typically employ basic accounting packages intended for retail or "mom and pop" operations well past their intended range of functionality. Essentially, as your business grows you must also consider.

read more

Oct

How PokemonGO Can Teach Businesses Gamification

Posted by

0 Comment(s)

Pokemon GO and the gamification of HR incentives

pokemon-goPokemonGO took the world by storm in a very short amount of time this year; with cute graphics and simple gameplay, the Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone-game encouraged users to go out into the world to capture tiny fictional creatures that became popular in the 90's and have retained relevancy.

read more

Aug

Why Manufacturers Need Analytics and IoT

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
Analytics are a huge part of business processes in todays manufacturing landscape, and IoT (Internet of Things) is starting to be found in almost all industries. However, some organizations are still unsure or have no idea how these futuristic tools and practices can improve their business processes. Here's an explanation.

Analytics and IoT: a Manufacturing Marriage

analytics and IoTIf you don't already know, IoT refers to the Internet of Things, wherein physical devices, machinery,.
read more

Jul

Digitalization of Manufacturing

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
Infor has written an excellent blog regarding the future of digitalization in the manufacturing industry. From building the right strategy at the beginning to keeping your team informed and on task, digitalizing your manufacturing organization is an intricate task that requires careful consideration. Most worthy of note, this blog highlights that:

"IT staff alone cannot bear the burden. In fact, an IT background may not even be critical for the leadership team. In a survey recently conducted by.

read more

Jun

How to Select, Purchase, and Implement an ERP?

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
How to buy an ERP? This is one of the most common questions heard in the business software industry (right up there with "What is ERP?"), and there's no easy answer. This guide will attempt to walk you through the process from start to finish, but for a more detailed and tailored-to-your-business explanation, feel free to contact one of our consultants; we're always ready to help.

What is ERP?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems how. 										</div>

									
									<a href=read more

Apr

Does YOUR Business Smartphone Do All This?

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
Smartphones are a way of life for most people today, both in their personal and professional interactions. From GPS map directions to calendar syncing to emails and, yes, even phone calls; modern smartphones have become as ubiquitous as business cards. However, can your company smartphone join video conferences, check a colleagues status, answer customer calls in order of priority, and transfer between employees without being at your desk?

VoIP for Business: Make Your Smartphone Smarter

By implementing a VoIP (Voice over IP).
read more

Feb

5 Reasons Why 3D Printing is the Future of Manufacturing

Posted by

0 Comment(s)
You've probably heard of 3D printing by now. If not, it's the procedure by which an object is created layer-by-layer using a specialized machine (also known as "additive manufacturing"). But it's not just for experimental engineers or hardcore basement hobbyists; 3D printing has the potential to be a huge business solution for manufacturers.

3D Printing: a Modern Business Solution

While 3D printing was a merely technology enthusiasts fantasy just a few years ago, it is fast becoming a viable path to manufacturing.
read more

Recent Comments by AlanP

    No comments by AlanP yet.