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.
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.
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.
Every 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.
PokemonGO 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.
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
If you don't already know, IoT refers to the Internet of Things, wherein physical devices, machinery,.
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:
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?
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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?
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.