Maximize Results with WMS Shipping Software – A checklist to evaluate shipping errors

Posted by Gerry Poe


Wholesale distributors, fulfillment companies, and manufacturers can now accurately label and track packages, quickly provide rate and service information during the order entry or fulfillment process, and identify time-in-transit.



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Tags: ERP Software, ERP Checklist, WMS, Shipping

Syspro on the iPad

Posted by Gerry Poe


SYSPRO can now be used on the iPad or iPhone.  ERP software is not limited as some believe it to be.  To be on the cutting edge, it may require a strong will to grab hold of the antiquated ERP software and toss it out the window.  The cost of miscommunication, poor cash flow, 5 versions of truth and poor customer service can turn instead into peace of mind, better security and turn a marginal team into one that exceeds expectations. 

If the team has the right ERP software system which is scalable along with an experienced leader in the industry, then the "old ways" of struggle can be put in the past.

It may seem a little odd to see a 30 year old software company on the cutting edge and leading the way with flexible systems which are not only tailored to the needs of a business but now makes the claim to be accessible any time, any place, anywhere.



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Essential ERP Questions Related to Customers

Posted by Gerry Poe


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is at the very core of a business and what may be most important considerations are the Enterprise Customer Questions found in The Complete Enterprise (ERP) Self Assessment.

Software has a tendency to focus on things instead of people.  The following list of questions related to customers can be answered by both staff and management.  Compiling the answers will show whether everyone is aligned with the company mission and truly focused on the needs of the customer:

  1. Who is your customer today?
  2. Who will be your customer next year?
  3. Who will be your customer in five years?
  4. Who will be your customer in ten years?
  5. What are you known for?  (Why do they love or hate your business?)
  6. What your customers think of you?  (Reputation)
  7. In your opinion, is it easy for your customers to do business with you?
  8. Does every employee know how to greet and meet customers?
  9. Do you have a feedback loop that offers customers a means to connect?
  10. Do you have hours consistently available for customers to reach you?
  11. How long does it take to respond to a customer problem?
  12. How long it takes to return telephone calls from customers?
  13. How soon you respond to customer emails?
  14. If a potential customer calls for information, what is the response?


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Tags: ERP Software, Enterprise Software Planning, ERP Checklist

What are the Benefits of ERP Software?

Posted by Gerry Poe


ERP software helps businesses improve internal processes.
  1. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software integrates systems from different functional areas, making business operations more efficient.
  2. ERP systems offer better accessibility to data so that management can have up-to-the-minute access to information for decision making and managerial control.
  3. Some ERP systems can automate operations, workflow processes, and control workflow, which allows organizations to introduce standards that increase productivity, save time and reduce staffing requirements.
  4. The immediate benefit from implementing ERP systems we can expect is reduced operating costs, such as lower inventory control cost, lower production costs, lower marketing costs and lower help desk support costs.
  5. Increased visibility of the order fulfillment process from beginning to end helps reduce work-in-progress inventory and finished goods inventory.
  6. ERP software can be used to manage employee information across multiple business units, making it easier to track years of service and eligibility for benefits and services.
  7. Provide a consolidated picture of sales, inventory and receivables
  8. Many businesses can purchase ERP software packages tailored to the specific needs of their industry. 
  9. Data to support Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are easily accessible.


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Tags: ERP Software, SYSPRO

APICS Calendar of Events - Lean ERP Best Practices

Posted by Gerry Poe


LEAN ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP – A multi-session Seminar focusing on Lean Implementation from Culture to Execution
The Lean Enterprise Workshop takes place over seven sessions and contains exercises and real-world examples beginning with the "House of Toyota" and encompassing formal Lean methodologies including, takt time, Kanbans, use of pull scheduling coupled with "heijunka" load leveling, value stream mapping, poka yokes, 5S and more including broader concepts of continuous improvement involving FMEA, Six Sigma and PDCA with an ultimate focus on building an executable action plan designed for your organization.

As more organizations go lean, the demand for skilled workers and a system-wide approach for developing and implementing lean project plans is escalating. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to map the path to lean culture at your organization.


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Tags: ERP Software, Lean, Lean Enterprise, SYSPRO Support

Cloudnomics of the Cloudscape ERP Readiness

Posted by Gerry Poe


Next Generation Enterprise Deployments: An overview of the ERP cloud market
Growing interest in cloud computing is attributable to the rising benefits cloud offers to enterprise, including cost-effective characteristics of application development, maintenance, data storage and IT infrastructure. With the cloud IT technologies are in the hands of third party service providers and the service is cost effectively scalable according to your company’s changing needs.



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Accounts Payable, Purchase Order, ERP Software Solution

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Question:
Without receiving purchase orders and creating receivers to match, what is the best way to record "prepayments" for purchase orders to suppliers?


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Tags: ERP Software, Accounting, Accounts Payable, SYSPRO

Kindle Fire Not for ERP Software

Posted by Gerry Poe


People no longer care if computers contain PC operating systems because their work can be done by mobile devices. What they want is computing systems with industrial reputations which work reliably. In 2012, devices and operating systems are as varied as micro organisms. All of them are contending for enterprise inclusion, most without prior business experience are coming in startup-fashion expecting enterprise approval.



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Tags: ERP Software, Mobility

The ERP Software Visionary

Posted by Gerry Poe


Happy New Year! Welcome to 2012, a year offering the best opportunity for growth possible since the early 80’s. Enterprise technologies and processes are merging into a new wave of productive synergy. We have been waiting almost 20 years to get all of these pieces to work together effectively and efficiently to bring value and benefit without compromising or degrading business results.



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Tags: ERP, ERP Software

ERP Security and Remote Access (RDP) Password Strength

Posted by Gerry Poe


ERP Security and Remote Access (RDP) Password Strength  InfoWorld reports a worm (AKA: virus/malware) has caused havoc in many “remote desktop(RDP)”connectable servers and PCs.  The root cause is from domain security applliances, policies and procedures, and weak password strength patterns and life-cycles ageing policies.



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Tags: ERP, ERP Software, Lean Enterprise, Infrastructure, SYSPRO

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