2016 Manufacturing ERP System Features: What You Need To Know

Manufacturing has always been a special branch of ERP. Although the term ERP historically meant Enterprise Resource Planning, which had evolved from Material Resources Planning (MRP), it now more generally refers to business management software. Because of this evolution in the meaning of ERP, it’s essential that manufacturers looking for a manufacturing solution carefully review […]

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7 ERP System Functions Manufacturers and Distributors Should Have

Every product that is purchased has been manufactured and distributed across country and oceans from the point of manufacture to where it is purchased. In order to succeed and prosper, manufacturing and distribution companies need to be well organised, responsive and flexible. They need ERP software that is readily adaptable to their requirements and which […]

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3 Major Functions Manufacturers Must Have In an ERP System

The modern term, ERP, predominately refers to the back-office systems required to run a company. This is despite the fact that the concept of ERP originally incorporated manufacturing management as a key element. This distinction is important because manufacturers looking to ERP need to be sure the systems they evaluate truly incorporate effective manufacturing management […]

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10 Things Manufacturers Must Consider When Sourcing SaaS ERP

Manufacturers’ ERP requirements are different to those of other organisations because the software needs to effectively manage manufacturing operations as well as meet business requirements, such as orders, sales and finances. This is one of the reasons why many manufacturers stick with legacy on-premise solutions for so long. Today’s SaaS ERP manufacturing solutions offer businesses […]

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Cloud ERP System Impact on Manufacturing KPIs – Research Findings

Manufacturers were amongst the first to adopt ERP solutions because this software has the ability to effectively coordinate procurement, inventory, manufacturing, and distribution along with financials. Although these companies initially benefitted from ERP, it was not long before many found themselves restricted by their complex, unwieldy, and monolithic in-house ERP solutions, and they found themselves […]

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NetSuite Case Study: IWA Wine – B2C and B2B Ecommerce Success

Californian-based International Wine Accessories (IWA) have been a NetSuite customer since 2009 and recently relaunched their B2B and B2C sales portals using NetSuite’s SuiteCommerce Advanced Web store. IWAspecialise in the manufacture, importation, and sale of a wide range of quality wine accessories. Although more than half their sales are directly to the public, a significant […]

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NetSuite Case Study: Point6 – Microsoft Dynamics to NetSuite

Point6 is an American clothing manufacturer specialising in the manufacture of socks from high-quality merino wool. They distribute their products through the U.S., Mexico and New Zealand from their base in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The company is growing rapidly, but realised their on-premise ERP system was holding them back and was unable to provide them […]

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2015 Emerging Trends In Ecommerce & Distribution

Genuine wholesalers, those that deal predominantly with retailers, have to a large extent been insulated from the ecommerce revolution that has swept across the retail industry. However, this is rapidly changing, and research commissioned by NetSuite into the Wholesale Distribution Industry in the U.S. shows that online competition is already affecting wholesalers. Over 40 per […]

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