Every business experiences its up and downs.  There are times when business is booming and other times business may seem lackluster.  How you separate the profits from the losses can depend on the technology you are using.

Many businesses choose Read more

 

Aging legacy systems and disparate specialty solutions often create more problems than they can solve and can introduce risks that you shouldn’t ignore.  Integrate your business operations with a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and manage those risks while Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors that are using disparate specialty software to manage customer orders, inventory, shipping, and financial systems are spending a lot of time with redundant data entry.  Every time data is entered into one system and again into another, Read more

 

How well you know your supply chain can have an impact on the quality of your products, including the products you have in research and design.  When developing a new product, you may want to consider whether your suppliers will Read more

 

There is no better way to lose a customer than to get an order wrong and there are lots of ways that this process can go haywire – wrong product, wrong quantity, delayed shipments, billing errors, and more.  Streamline and Read more

 

Like all manufacturing and distribution businesses, inventory management is crucial to cash flow and fiscal health.  Maintaining too much inventory, for example, can siphon cash flow away from other important business operations as well as needlessly fill up the warehouse. Read more

 

Businesses are often so focused on the quality of the products that are offered that improving the quality within the business enterprise is often overlooked.  Improving the efficiency and productivity of the common business processes are just as critical to Read more

 

How did your business fair from the holiday shopping season?  Did you deliver all the goods or services as promised, turn a profit, and win over new customers?  Some businesses are scrambling to perform damage control after their products didn’t Read more

 

You rely on certain suppliers and vendors to provide the raw materials or products that keep your business operations humming.  A handful of those suppliers may be able to stop your business in its tracks if they are unable to Read more

 

It’s hard to imagine that a trusted employee would take advantage of your business, but fraud does happen.  So much so that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a new task force to investigate accounting fraud and improper Read more

 

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