Skip to the main content.

ERP Implementation Blog

Research Project and Software Costs

 

1 min read

Clients First is a Top VAR For the 15th Year

Clients First Business Solutions Texas office is one of 5 locations of this top VAR or value-added reseller. Our office has Clients First is again recognized as a top Dynamics 365 and Acumatica VAR. (The image above is just part of our team, our...

Read More
ERP implementation consultant

2 min read

How to Select an ERP Implementation Consultant

ERP Implementation Consultant Selection You're ready to replace your outdated legacy ERP system, so now what? Finding the right ERP implementation...

Read More
Eight ERP Implementation Fails to Avoid

5 min read

Eight Key Factors that Lead to ERP Implementation Failure

How to Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure Migration to a new ERP system is an expensive investment of time and money. It should not be taken...

Read More
ERP software and project costs

4 min read

How Much Does ERP Software Implementation Cost?

How to Figure the ERP SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION COST If you've been shopping for a new or upgraded ERP solution, you realize it will be a significant...

Read More
modern cloud erp solutions

3 min read

How To Sell an ERP Implementation to Your Boss

ERP software makes it easier for businesses to manage their day-to-day activities. However, pushing any upgrade through the corporate chain can be...

Read More
5 Benefits of ERP Solutions for Small Businesses

2 min read

5 Benefits of ERP Solutions for Small Businesses

Businesses and companies need fast, reliable, and dynamic software to help them stay productive, efficient, and profitable. Having software that can...

Read More
how much does a manufacturing erp cost

4 min read

How Much Does a Manufacturing ERP Cost?

The manufacturing industry continues to grow at a rapid pace in response to increased demand. More and more companies are calling us asking ``How...

Read More
erp cloud protection

2 min read

How an ERP Can Protect Your Business From Security Risks and Threats

Data breaches are on the rise, with the Identity Theft Research Center reporting 14% more security breaches in the first quarter of 2022 than in the...

Read More

2 min read

How to Compare ERP Costs - Apples to Apples

Project management, inventory management, and finance are a few tasks good enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can do for a business. When a...

Read More
Ask the Supply Chain Expert Webinar

1 min read

ASK THE EXPERTs: HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Register to Ask the Experts! Tuesday, March 22, 202210:00 AM Pacific Time (1:00 PM Eastern Time) Microsoft is hosting a webinar with several...

Read More
erp project implementation

2 min read

How to Reduce the Cost of an ERP Project Implementation

An ERP (enterprise resource planning) system can dramatically transform the way a company does business. While this type of solution does come at an...

Read More
Evaluate ERP Solutions

2 min read

Evaluate ERP Solutions in 7 Steps

The most effective way to increase productivity is to streamline, integrate, and automate as many business processes as possible. How can you...

Read More
Implementation Partner

2 min read

Choosing the Right Implementation Partner and Being a Good Client, Too

Choosing the right partner or value-added reseller (VAR) for the purchase of your new business software is probably the most important step...

Read More
Shift To Cloud ERP

3 min read

Knowing When To Shift To Cloud ERP

Why Shift to Cloud ERP Sooner Rather Than Later? The Chinese Zodiac states that 2021 is the “Year of the Ox." The Ox is known as a...

Read More
ERP Implementation Costs

3 min read

The Top Strategies to Manage ERP Implementation Costs

Ensuring Project Success While Reducing Costs As businesses navigate the digital economy through the lens of a pandemic, they’re finding...

Read More
Budgeting an ERP Project

1 min read

The Latest Trend in Budgeting an ERP Project

Business Disruption As the business community emerges from the worldwide pandemic, business leaders are eager to return to get back to...

Read More
Successful ERP Implementation

2 min read

5 Steps for a Successful ERP Implementation

What is the ERP implementation process? ERP Implementation can be very challenging. Following these 5 simple steps can ensure a successful...

Read More
ERP Software Implementation

3 min read

ERP Software Implementation Options – Big Bang, Phased Rollout or Parallel?

3 Popular ERP Software Implementation Options - Pros and Cons Moving from a legacy business management system to a modern ERP (Enterprise...

Read More
ERP Software Implementation

3 min read

Total Economic Impact of ERP Software Implementation

What's the TEI of an ERP software implementation? It's no doubt that the cost savings and business benefits are a big consideration when...

Read More
ERP VARS

2 min read

Top Tier ERP VARS

Clients First Business Solutions is ranked in the top 20 on Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs 2019 in the United States. We are honored to again be...

Read More
ERP Implementation

2 min read

Two Guides to Help You Take Control of ERP Implementation

Surprises may be fun in our personal lives, but when it comes to ERP implementation, surprises are not welcome. Surprises often mean...

Read More
ERP decision

2 min read

Justifying Your ERP Decision and Avoiding Pitfalls

The ERP decision and implementation process often feels convoluted, and for businesses without the right plan or implementation partner—it...

Read More
ERP Selection Process

2 min read

Charting Your Course: Two Guides Highlight the ERP Selection Process

Few software decisions are as challenging or as potentially lucrative as the one to upgrade or replace enterprise resource planning (ERP)...

Read More
Fixed Fee ERP Implementation

3 min read

Top Reasons to Engage in a Fixed Fee ERP Implementation

Fixed fee ERP implementation projects used to be something that I dared not speak of with prospects and customers. Why? I have been selling...

Read More
SAP Anywhere Customers

1 min read

SAP Anywhere Customers have Replaced with Acumatica or Dynamics

SAP Anywhere did not go far. In a prepared statement, a SAP representative said it evaluates its current solution portfolio from time to time...

Read More
Inventory Requirements

1 min read

Inventory Requirements and ERP Selection

Mike Conti has over 20 years' experience with helping companies work with business software or ERP (enterprise resource planning). He took a...

Read More
Time to Upgrade

3 min read

Time to Upgrade...or Not?

This is a big question which businesses must ask themselves on a somewhat regular basis, probably more often than they would like....

Read More
ROI for ERP

3 min read

How to Calculate ROI for ERP

Manufacturers and distribution companies have a lot to juggle from tracking inventory and operations to communicating with their vendors and...

Read More
5S Implementation

3 min read

Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 3

This third installment will draw a close to our series on 5S implementation tips and tricks. If you haven't already, take the time to read it...

Read More
Business Processes Globally

1 min read

How to Define Key Business Processes Globally

Task Guides Make Defining Key Business Processes Globally Easier Are you a manager or director of human resources, engineering,...

Read More
5S Implementation

3 min read

Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 2

This is part 2 of a series on 5S implementation tips to help your business get started. You might recall in part one, we talked about how to...

Read More
5S Implementation

3 min read

Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 1

If you haven't read our article explaining what is 5S along with its benefits we recommend you read this article to get a general...

Read More
Women Behind Clients First Texas

3 min read

The Women Behind Clients First Texas

I do not find it a coincidence that today, on International Women’s Day, I got my first glimpse this year of bluebonnets blooming on my...

Read More
Finance Your New ERP Solution

2 min read

Best Kept Secrets to Help Finance Your New ERP Solution

You know that your business needs better software that can be used seamlessly in every department. You may even have a good idea of what...

Read More
ROI of ERP Investment

2 min read

Microsoft's LCS Assures ROI of ERP Investment

Microsoft's Life-Cycle Services (LCS) helps assure ROI on your Dynamics AX software investment. The real benefit of LCS is the visibility...

Read More
ERP for Mid-sized Businesses

2 min read

ERP for Mid-sized Businesses

Being in the middle is never easy: the person sitting in the middle gets squished, the middle child often gets ignored, and being the reluctant...

Read More
Biggest Waste That Is Costing Your Company

3 min read

Lean Away From The Biggest Waste That Is Costing Your Company $1000s

One way to achieve your primary job functions as a CFO of resolving problems and implementing changes to be more profitable, involves...

Read More
Clients First

Meet the Clients First Family

What is the best part of being in the Clients First Texas family? At Clients First, it doesn’t take a village to implement the latest ERP...

Read More
Clients First Texas

1 min read

Discover Clients First Texas

Meet the Staff at Clients First Texas Clients First Texas recently had its annual team meeting at the Gaylord Texan. I just have to...

Read More
Top 100 VARs

1 min read

Ten years on Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs

Bob Scott just published the 2016 Top100 VARs. Clients First has made the list for ten years in a row. We rank #27 onBob Scott’s...

Read More
Cost of Implementing ERP

3 min read

What is the Cost of Implementing ERP?

As a company begins to grow from a small to mid-size enterprise, it becomes more and more complicated to keep up with the company’s success....

Read More
get the most out of ERP

3 min read

How to get the most out of ERP

The use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has become a very common practice in the manufacturing industry. With Aberdeen Group’s “2014...

Read More
Effective Inventory Control

3 min read

Four Tips for Effective Inventory Control

In the manufacturing industry, it’s not just important to have an accurate, up-to-date account of your company’s inventory, it is absolutely...

Read More
Clients First

1 min read

Pillars of Hope--Clients First Staff Making A Difference!

Our own Hope Enochs helped complete Pillars of Hope in East Texas. The purpose of the project was to bring life and color to the area...

Read More
Supply Chain Planning

3 min read

Secrets of Supply Chain Planning for 2016

Increasing demand for end-to-end supply chain visibility is perhaps one of the most discussed issues when it comes to enterprise resource...

Read More
Deferrals For Revenue & Expenses

1 min read

Advice To CFO's Who Want Deferrals For Revenue & Expenses

Deferral functionalities include data conversion, improvements with customizing reports in Word for different customers and different...

Read More
ERP Implementation

2 min read

The Most Critical Step In ERP Implementation

As a CFO, part of your job includes evaluating and advising on the impact of long range planning, along with the introduction of new programs...

Read More
ERP Consultant

3 min read

Do You Need An ERP Consultant?

BEWARE: An ERP Consultant Can Make or Break Your ERP Implementation What do you think? Do you really need a high-priced ERP consultant to help...

Read More
Upgrading Your ERP Software

2 min read

Upgrading Your ERP Software in 2015

Organizations not keen on agile operations are usually resistant to upgrading ERP systems. Installing a new system brings about unprecedented...

Read More
Warehouse Management ERP

2 min read

The Benefits of Warehouse Management ERP

Early inventory management systems were designed to provide basic stored item and storage location functionality. Today, modern warehouse...

Read More
 ERP Software

2 min read

3 Ways ERP Software Can Boost Your Business's Success

Today, both large and small enterprises are using ERP systems to better manage their operations. Long regarded as accounting or financial...

Read More
 ETO Software

2 min read

5 Points To Consider When Searching For ETO Software

In an earlier post, we discussed six points ETO manufacturers should consider when searching for ETO software. Although it may seem easy,...

Read More
Profit From ERP

2 min read

Will You Gain More Profit From ERP?

Organizations have been using Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) systems for more than two decades now. Most people misunderstand ERP...

Read More
ERP Implementation Cost

4 min read

How Much Does an ERP Implementation Cost?

General guidelines for Your ERP implementation cost expectations Updated10/25/22: The cost of implementing ERP varies depending on many...

Read More
Future of ERP

3 min read

Future of ERP: Looking Ahead To 2015

According to Gartner, ERP acquisitions will continue to rise in 2015. In fact, it seems that enterprise software, especially cloud deployment...

Read More
ERP Implementation Failure

2 min read

How You Can Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure

Implementing an ERP systems involves a series of processes, including customization, integration, data conversion, testing, training, and...

Read More
Google Glass

2 min read

Google Glass Ready for ERP

Although Google Glass promises to bring everyday activities closer to us, many users have already lost interest in this device. That’s mainly...

Read More
ERP System

3 min read

What Does An ERP System Cost?

When we talk about ERP implementations, one of the first things to do is determine your budget. Whether you opt for a system upgrade or for a...

Read More
Evaluating your ERP System

2 min read

Evaluating your ERP System: Is it time to Change the System?

Regardless of the business or industry you are in, at some point in time, you may have to decide whether to change or continue with your...

Read More
Hybrid ERP

2 min read

Is A Hybrid ERP the Key to A Successful Implementation?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are critical to the success of many business processes. However, over the last decade, cloud-based...

Read More
ERP Accounting Software

2 min read

ERP Accounting Software: Preventing Fraud

A recent audit performed in response to allegations of embezzlement at the University of Louisville has revealed a steep rise in fraud and...

Read More
Consulting a VAR

2 min read

5 Things You Need to Know Before Consulting a VAR

The success of any ERP implementation majorly depends on the Value Added Reseller (VAR) that will install or configure the system. Any good VAR...

Read More
Wearable Technology

2 min read

Does Wearable Technology Hold The Future of ERP?

Wearable technology, such as Google Glass and Epson Moverio, can be extremely useful in various medical and industrial sectors....

Read More
ERP Project Manager

2 min read

8 Traits to Look for When Choosing an ERP Project Manager

One of the most important people in an ERP implementation exercise is the Project Manager. Ideally, the PM should have a combination of...

Read More
Choosing an ERP Vendor

2 min read

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an ERP Vendor

Picking an ERP solution is not something organizations do regularly. Therefore, the process can be difficult and time-consuming. When...

Read More
ERP Implementation Failure

3 min read

Top 5 Causes of ERP Implementation Failure

Don't Become a Victim of an ERP Implementation Failure Transitioning to a new ERP system can cost your company millions of dollars in...

Read More
Upgrading Your ERP Software

2 min read

4 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Upgrading Your ERP Software

For many large organizations, ERPs form the backbone of their critical business processes. An ERP like Dynamics AX is regularly updated to help...

Read More
Future Of Mobile ERP

2 min read

The NSA Controversy And The Future Of Mobile ERP Applications

It certainly is nice to see that an increasing number of tech companies align their strategies with users’ interest, teaming up with some of...

Read More
Mobile 3D

2 min read

Mobile 3D And The Future of ERP Software

Not only mobile technologies have witnessed rapid growth over the past few years, they also have given rise to a new trend, irreversibly...

Read More
Governance, Risk and Compliance

2 min read

Integrating Governance, Risk, and Compliance into Your IT Strategy

In the current economic conditions, it is very important for manufacturing organizations and services firms to be able to accurately gauge...

Read More
ERP Software

2 min read

How Will The NSA Scandal Affect ERP Software?

The warrantless searches performed by the NSA on Americans’ phone calls, emails, Google searches and even social media interactions have...

Read More
Warehouse Management Software

2 min read

Finding The Right Warehouse Management Software

Considered a mission-critical component of the supply chain, warehouse management plays a key role in how productive an organization can be....

Read More
ERP Software

2 min read

ERP Software: The Key To A Dynamic Supply Chain Collaboration

Global manufacturers face various challenges in their daily operations. How to source parts from different vendors in the most cost-effective...

Read More
Future of ERP

2 min read

Future of ERP: The Problem With Google Glass

Sadly, what started out as a mind-blowing phenomenon, bringing excitement and generating a lot of buzz about wearable technologies, has died...

Read More
ERP Implementation Failure

3 min read

7 Mistakes Behind ERP Implementation Failure

A few years back, no one would have imagined that specific ERP implementation mistakes could bury a 100 million dollar company. Yet, for...

Read More
ERP Implementation Failure

2 min read

5 Common Mistakes: How To Avoid ERP Implementation Failure

Are ERP implementations difficult to manage? Are there any actions or inactions that could sabotage your ERP initiative? To give you a...

Read More
Successful ERP Implementation

2 min read

Successful ERP Implementation Approaches for Dynamics AX

What factors affect the success or failure of implementing Dynamics AX in any organization? Generally, the success of any ERP implementation...

Read More
Business Process Improvement

2 min read

Maximizing Business Process Improvement Training with ERP

We have already looked at how ERP can help to improve processes along the supply chain and maximize outputs. Today, we want to discuss how...

Read More
Enterprise Accounting Software

2 min read

The Need for Enterprise Accounting Software in the Conceptual Age

Evolving from the Information Age into the Conceptual Age is imperative for an organization to succeed in today’s market. What is the...

Read More
ERP and Best Practices

2 min read

Delivering ERP and Best Practices: Turning Reality into What's Needed

Hayes, Hunton, Poston and Grabski, four famous researchers who have investigated the benefits of the best ERP practices for years, have...

Read More
Requirement Analysis and Design Process

1 min read

Perfecting the Requirement Analysis and Design Process

The requirement analysis and design process plays a critical role in successful implementation of ERP project plans that could help...

Read More
ERP Applications Mobile

2 min read

Taking ERP Applications Mobile in 2014

For many organizations, the process of collecting, managing and analyzing data in real time remains one of the most challenging,...

Read More
ERP Implementation Failure

3 min read

How to Avoid ERP Implementation Failure

[Updated 9/6/16] ERP implementation failure is common not only among the entrepreneurs who don’t know how to properly integrate an ERP...

Read More
Compare ERP Software

3 min read

Top 4 Ways to Compare ERP Software

Updated 10/13/21 - When it comes to choosing an ERP software, there are a number of considerations organizations should make. Ultimately, the...

Read More
Enterprise Accounting Software

2 min read

Why Enterprise Accounting Software is Essential for Fast- Growing Companies

Today, the business people running an organization, be it small or large, use some form of accounting software to maintain accountability and...

Read More
Inventory Planning Software

2 min read

Beat Supply Chain Competitors with Inventory Planning Software

Excellence in supply chain management is all about effective inventory management. To improve efficiency and reduce costs, it is necessary to...

Read More
Enterprise Accounting Software

2 min read

How Enterprise Accounting Software Can Help You Get a Loan

Most people wrongly assume that enterprise accounting software are only for large companies. If you are managing a small or medium-sized...

Read More
ERP Project Manager

2 min read

Why an ERP Project Manager Makes a Good Software Consultant

A truly excellent consultant with not only deep knowledge of the software, but also first hand industry experience is hard to come by....

Read More
Sales Tax Automation

2 min read

Integrating Sales Tax Automation with Your ERP Implementation Project Plan

The primary role of a specialized ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, is to integrate all data and processes into a unified system,...

Read More
Manual Sales Tax Processes

2 min read

Death by Taxes: 5 Manual Sales Tax Processes that Kill Supply Chains

Benjamin Franklin was onto something when he wrote, "nothing is certain but death and taxes." Aside from the certainty of death and paying...

Read More
ERP System Upgrades

3 min read

4 Critical Success Factors for ERP System Upgrades

When your company invests in ERP software, you can typically expect a 10-15 year span of using the software before it becomes outdated or...

Read More
ERP Implementation Project Plan

2 min read

ERP Implementation Project Plan Best Practices

The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions in managing different business areas, including manufacturing and...

Read More
Inventory Planning Software

2 min read

Four Questions to Ask Your Inventory Planning Software Provider

After you have decided to invest in inventory planning software for your business, the next major question entails what provider has the best...

Read More
Supply Chain ROI

2 min read

Improving Supply Chain ROI with Cost Accounting Software

The Competitive Supply Chain Needs Fast ROI Achieving high return on investment, or ROI, has become a daring dream for many organizations in...

Read More
Cost Accounting Software

2 min read

5 Signs You've Outgrown Your Cost Accounting Software

Many business owners and accounting specialists who use basic cost accounting software fail to realize that these solutions become obsolete...

Read More
Inventory Planning Mistakes

2 min read

Biggest Inventory Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Reducing inventory management costs is beneficial, but it does come with challenges. Supply chain managers need to ensure company inventory...

Read More
Wholesale Distribution Software

3 min read

The Pay-Off: Wholesale Distribution Software and Sky-High Profits

Since the profit margin, especially on individual sales, has narrowed over time, most wholesale distributors rely on high-volume...

Read More
Inventory Planning Software

2 min read

8 Reasons Distributors Need Inventory Planning Software

Companies that optimize their inventories carefully can experience major bottom-line benefits. Most CEOs are quite convinced of the benefits...

Read More
Inventory Planning Software

2 min read

How Inventory Planning Software Can Turn Write-Offs into ROI's

It’s never fun to have to explain a litany of write-offs to the board, due to poor planning, depreciation of goods, and unsalable inventory.

Read More
Work Order Software

2 min read

Seal the Deal & Deliver On-the-Dot with Work Order Software

Besides allowing you to choose the most profitable business projects, control stocks efficiently, assess the performance of your employees,...

Read More
Inventory Management Techniques

2 min read

Quit Lying! Fess Up to Your Company's Inventory Management Techniques

When it comes to inventory management techniques, I may not be the right person to ask about what methods are best for your business, but...

Read More
Wholesale Distribution Software

2 min read

5 Ways Wholesale Distribution Software can Increase ROI

Need a better way to manage your inventory and improve revenues? If so, a wholesale distribution software is for you. A wholesale...

Read More
 Inventory Control Methods

2 min read

Why Your Current Inventory Control Methods Are Costing You

Recent estimates indicate that the inventory control methods that most companies use nowadays incur significant costs. Given this, there's no...

Read More
Supply Chain Visibility

2 min read

Have You Turned a Blind Eye on Your Supply Chain Visibility?

Having supply chain visibility in Industrial Equipment Markets is essential for maintaining profit and a competitive advantage. The wide scope...

Read More
Inventory Planning Software

2 min read

5 Signs You Need Inventory Planning Software

Running a business is like running a large family. Every member of the team is valuable. Every chore keeps the household running; it all...

Read More
Integrated Business Intelligence

1 min read

Integrated Business Intelligence for the Modern Organization

Imagine you are a multi-location, multi-departmental, discrete manufacturing business looking to get data into one place. Despite which kind...

Read More
Job Costing

1 min read

The 5 W's of Job Costing: How Software Answers Them All

Quote it. Fix it. Invoice it.Job costing is sometimes easier said than done.When considering software to streamline this process, these are...

Read More

Read Our ERP Blogs

How to evaluate a QuickBooks replacement
Build a Champion Program for Your ERP Project