Technology Evaluation

Expert Q&A: Manufacturing Execution Systems

A manufacturing execution system (MES) offers different things to different manufacturers – and different things to manufacturers in different industries. To reduce the confusion, and to provide insight into the value of MES solutions in the IEM and industrial products verticals, we asked a longtime consultant to share his insight.

7 IEM Pain Points (and How Modern ERP Offers Solutions)

With extraordinarily complex products, complicated production processes and unique management, financial, integration, quoting and planning challenges, industrial equipment manufacturers are looking at today’s advanced ERP solutions to ease their pains.

Ultra Insight: What is the Role of an Independent ERP Consultant?

We find that most mid-market manufacturing and distribution organizations are challenged when selecting and implementing new ERP technologies. The reasons center on project scale, skills, resources and experience. Which is where an independent ERP consultant comes in. Expertise is valuable.

5 Things You Don’t Have With an Aging ERP System

An aging ERP system is like a house or automobile in that the older it gets the more it needs to be maintained. And, like a house or car, at some point it makes sense to purchase a new one rather than continue to fix the old one.

5 Mistakes That Derail the ERP Software Selection Process

The enterprise software selection process is a long and complicated process – for several good reasons. The solution you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come, and it will impact virtually every function. It’s a significant investment, even with today’s cloud-based packages.

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5 Critical Enterprise Software Selection Factors

Experiencing buyer’s remorse for a candy bar only affects one person. But choosing the wrong enterprise software can ripple through the entire organization – and result in huge extra costs.

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