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With A Great SOP, Comes Great Responsibility

by Kristen Baumgartner

As a “logistical creature” by nature, there is nothing I enjoy more than tackling a problem and designing a process to streamline actions, prevent issues, and get a team all on the same page. Whether determining the most efficient way to care for 300 dogs (my first paying job) or in the capacity of a Sage consultant helping customers accurately track their inventory - the diverse needs of companies has always kept the tempting challenge of “how can we make this better” in front of me.

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When Nothing Really is Something

by Vrakas Blum

It’s one thing to look at your ERP system and see information that requires your attention. A purchase order request; a contract that’s about to expire, or an invoice that’s overdue for payment.

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Sage 100 Production Management Software Keeps Manufacturing On Track

by Stacy Schultz

Is your discrete make to stock manufacturing or fabricating company lacking the production management software you need to avoid bottlenecks or missed shipments due to stock-outs? Do you trust your inventory information?

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Looking At the Whole Picture

by Vrakas Blum

Have you ever had the experience of speaking with someone over the phone so many times that you build up an image of what that person looks like in your mind? If so – and most of us have – you probably recall the feeling of surprise when you actually first met that same person. Taller or shorter than you anticipated; younger or older; eyeglasses, hair color . . . the list goes on.

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How to Implement Sage 100cloud Manufacturing KPIs

by Kelly Bergmann

In order to remain competitive and profitable, discrete manufacturing companies often implement manufacturing KPIs to help them understand and react to changing scenarios. As the need for more useful and quicker insights grows, so has the reliance on outdated and ill-functioning software. 

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Should I Keep My Data On Premise or In the Cloud?

by Summit Hosting

In recent years, cloud hosting has drastically increased – according to a cloud adoption study, global cloud adoption by businesses reached 81% in 2018. Although cloud hosting is generally a go-to for most companies, sometimes it isn’t the best fit for everyone. With this in mind, it’s always a great idea to take a look at all of your option if you’re considering cloud hosting or on premise hosting.

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Put Social Networking Sites to Work for Your Manufacturing Firm

by Joe Jenders

If you think social media is just for teenagers, think again. More than half of those logging on to social media sites are in their mid-thirties or older.

Traditional media outlets such as newspapers, radio and television, have long served the purpose of delivering one-way messages, like your firm's advertising. Social media, by contrast, uses web-based platforms to not only deliver your message, but to allow the recipient to participate.

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Save Money by Improving Your Purchasing System

by Joe Jenders

Do you ever get an uneasy feeling that your purchasing system is out of whack? Are you concerned that expenditures are being made on your company's behalf that would never meet with your approval? 

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