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Oct

ERP and What It Does for You

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HandWe talk a lot about the various reasons for why your business should invest in a comprehensive ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system; from integrating financial and operational management systems to improving the quality of products and services, the benefits abound. However, it may not be apparent what exact features and results can be expected. Which is why we’re here to explain what ERP actually does for you.

ERP; An Industry Standard

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Oct

ERP Selection: Get Your Company Interested

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Implementing an ERP for your business is one of the most important and beneficial decisions a company can make. However, before you implement it, you have to choose which ERP you want to use. And before that, you have to plan and analyze all the features you want the new ERP system to have. But even before all that, you have one key task to accomplish; getting your company interested in an ERP. These are the people who will be using.

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Oct

ERP Business Intelligence: Unlock Hidden Potential

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We’ve talked before about how Business Intelligence (BI) is a crucial aspect of utilizing your ERP system to the best of its abilities. But a surprising amount of manufacturers and other industries don’t realize how important BI is to the future of their business. By ignoring the important data provided by your ERP systems BI analytics, you are losing out on valuable information that will improve your processes and keep you aware.

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Oct

Whole Foods and ERP: Business Innovation

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Infor, a leader in business software technology, is partnering with Whole Foods Market to innovate how the grocery chain handles their merchandising and supply chain.

erp-whole-foodsWhole Foods is known for being at the forefront of best practices and quality when it comes to food; their brand recognition has grown steadily over the years and they are famous for being early adopters of modern services like grocery-delivery and digital payments. However,.

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Sep

ERP and Big Data: Getting More Bang for Your Buck

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erp-big-data-analyticsAs we’ve mentioned before, using data to drive your business is an industry standard in today’s enterprise industries. Electronics manufacturers, machine parts distributors, and many more are using the plethora of results from their Big Data collectors (such as their ERP system) to make effective business decisions and innovate existing business process. This has become especially apparent among.

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Jun

ERP and the Future of Lean Manufacturing

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Day 2 @Ford #FordGreen #tech event @ #NAIASIf you’re in the manufacturing industry, chances are high that you’ve heard of Lean Manufacturing. Created in the 1950s by the Toyota Motor Company of Japan, lean manufacturing introduced the concept of refining your processes to eliminate waste and improve efficiency through the production cycle. It became -and still is- the default manufacturing system for industries all.

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Jun

Manufacturing and Plant Floor Efficiency

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs we’ve mentioned before, today’s manufacturers are competing in a global industry by reforming and improving their plant floor operations and supply chain management. Those who aren’t trying to better their lean manufacturing systems are facing competition from practically everywhere and anywhere.

Many manufacturers face the problem of having production processes being accomplished across loosely connected and widely dispersed plants, as well as having supply chains operating in seemingly.

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Jun

Manufacturing and Data Collection: Business Intelligence

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data collection business intelligenceAs the American manufacturing industry continues to grow in 2015, most organizations are attempting to take their business to the next level of success and improvement. For many, this task centers around things such as expanding locations or supply chain improvements. Whatever the next phase, mid-size manufacturers need to know if their back office can handle the strain of expanding into a new market.

Business Intelligence:
Using Data to Drive Business

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Feb

ECI Named “Infor Manufacturing New Partner of the Year”

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2015 is off to a great start for Infor, SyteLine ERP, and especially us here at ECI. After Derik and Jeff award being partnered with Infor -the creators of SyteLine- for only one year, ECI has already been awarded the Manufacturing New Partner of the Year award for dedication and commitment to providing the best products and services to your businesses.

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Dec

Communication Goals with ERP Consultants: Unity of Process (2/3)

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Within any organization, communication streamlines complex and coordinated action. The left hand, as they say, knows what the right hand is doing and that is particularly important if you have more than just two hands. Multiple departments, dozens or hundreds or thousands of employees, all must be kept informed, directed, and communicating statuses, needs, and general information as easily and quickly as possible. Naturally, the same communication principles hold to partners outside of the corporate fold. In implementing or.

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