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Azure vs AWS

  • Dec 9, 2021 10:06:00 AM
  • By Clients First Business
Microsoft Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) are the two leading hosting providers for Microsoft Dynamics and...
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Choosing the Right Implementation Partner and Being a Good Client Too

  • Dec 2, 2021 12:46:38 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Choosing the right partner or value added reseller (VAR) for the purchase of your new business software is pro...
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Knowing When To Shift To Cloud ERP

  • Nov 18, 2021 9:20:00 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Why Shift to Cloud ERP Sooner than Later?  The Chinese Zodiac states that 2021 is the “Year of the Ox. The Ox ...
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The Top Strategies to Manage ERP Implementation Costs

  • Sep 8, 2021 12:53:00 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Ensuring Project Success While Reducing Costs As businesses navigate the digital economy through the lens of a...
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The Latest Trend in Budgeting an ERP Project

  • Jun 22, 2021 1:55:03 PM
  • By Bob Turner
Business Disruption As the business community emerges from the worldwide pandemic, business leaders are eager ...
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5 Steps for a Successful ERP Implementation

  • May 10, 2021 7:30:00 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
What is the ERP implementation process? ERP Implementation can be very challenging. Follow these 5 simple step...
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ERP Software Implementation Options – Big Bang, Phased Rollout or Parallel?

  • Sep 1, 2020 6:16:57 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
3 Popular ERP Software Implementation Options - Pros and Cons   Moving from a legacy business management syste...
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Total Economic Impact of ERP Software Implementation

  • Jul 1, 2020 12:38:11 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
What's the TEI of an ERP software implementation? It's no doubt that the cost savings and business benefits ar...
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Top Tier ERP VARS

  • Aug 16, 2019 2:00:46 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Clients First Business Solutions is ranked in the top 20 on Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs 2019 in the United States...
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Two Guides to Help You Take Control of ERP Implementation

  • Oct 3, 2018 10:34:23 AM
  • By Lindsay Brown
Surprises may be fun in our personal lives, but when it comes to ERP implementation, nothing good can come whe...
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Charting Your Course: Two Guides Highlight ERP Selection Process

  • Aug 22, 2018 10:17:02 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Few software decisions are as challenging or as potentially lucrative as the decision to upgrade or replace en...
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Top Reasons to Engage in a Fixed Fee ERP Implementation

  • Jun 21, 2018 10:48:42 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Fixed fee ERP implementation projects used to be something that I dared not speak of with prospects and custom...
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SAP Anywhere Customers Replace with Acumatica or Dynamics

  • Mar 28, 2018 2:57:34 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
SAP Anywhere did not go far.  In a prepared statement, a SAP representative said  it evaluates its current sol...
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Inventory Requirements and ERP Selection

  • Aug 7, 2017 2:55:03 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Mike Conti has over 20 years experience with helping companies work with business software or ERP (enterprise ...
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Time to Upgrade...or Not?

  • Jul 17, 2017 9:23:17 AM
  • By Hope Enochs
And it is a big question which businesses must ask themselves on a somewhat regular basis, probably more often...
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How to Calculate ROI for ERP

  • May 31, 2017 4:52:54 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' admin_preview_bg=''] Manufacturers and distribution companies hav...
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How to Define Key Business Processes Globally

  • Apr 21, 2017 5:28:08 PM
  • By Anita Smallwood
Task Guides Make Defining Key Business Processes Globally Easier  Are you a manager or director of human resou...
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Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 3

  • Apr 21, 2017 4:34:55 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
This third installment will draw a close to our series on 5S implementation tips and tricks. If you haven't al...
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Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 2

  • Apr 10, 2017 2:54:09 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
This is part 2 of a series on 5S implementation tips to help your business get started. You might recall in pa...
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Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 1

  • Mar 29, 2017 12:06:24 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
If you haven't read our article explaining what is 5S along with its benefits we recommend you read this artic...
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The Women Behind Clients First Texas

  • Mar 8, 2017 4:59:36 PM
  • By Anita Smallwood
Today, I do not find it a coincidence that on International Women’s Day, I first glimpsed bluebonnets in bloom...
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Best Kept Secrets to Help Finance Your New ERP Solution

  • Dec 16, 2016 5:08:59 PM
  • By Jennise Streaty
You know your business needs a better software that can be seamlessly used in every department. You may even h...
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LCS Assures ROI of ERP Investment

  • Aug 30, 2016 10:06:29 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Microsoft's Life-Cycle Services (LCS) helps assure ROI of  your Dynamics AX software investment.  The real ben...
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ERP for Mid-sized Businesses

  • Aug 4, 2016 2:11:06 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Being in the middle is never easy: the person seating in the middle gets squished, the middle child often gets...
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Lean Away From The Biggest Waste That Is Costing Your Company $1000s

  • Jun 24, 2016 3:21:41 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
One way to achieve your primary job function as a CFO of resolving problems and implementing changes to be mor...
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Meet the Clients First Family

  • Jun 15, 2016 1:28:58 PM
  • By Jennise Streaty
What is the best part of being in the Clients First Texas & Minnesota family? At Clients First, it doesn’t...
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Discover Clients First Texas & Clients First Minnesota

  • Jun 15, 2016 12:42:06 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Meet the Staff at Clients First Texas & Clients First Minnesota Clients First Texas and Clients First Minn...
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Ten years on Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs

  • May 29, 2016 8:59:55 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Bob Scott just published the 2016 Top100 VARs. Clients First has made the list for ten years in a row. We rank...
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What is the Cost of Implementing ERP

  • May 24, 2016 5:57:13 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
As a company begins to grow from a small to mid-size enterprise, it becomes more and more complicated to keep ...
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How to get the most out of ERP

  • May 17, 2016 6:00:54 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
The use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has become a very common practice in the manufacturing industry....
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Four Tips for Effective Inventory Control

  • May 11, 2016 9:58:16 AM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
In the manufacturing industry, it’s not just important to have an accurate up-to-date account of your company’...
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Pillars of Hope, Clients First Staff Making A Difference!

  • Jan 11, 2016 3:35:43 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Our own, Hope Enochs, helped complete Pillars of Hope in East Texas.  The purpose of the project was to bring ...
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Secrets of Supply Chain Planning for 2016

  • Dec 16, 2015 4:32:08 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
Increasing demand for end-to-end supply chain visibility is perhaps one of the most discussed issues when it c...
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Advice To CFO's Who Want Deferrals For Revenue & Expenses

  • Nov 6, 2015 4:53:38 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
We are so excited by NAV 2016’s Financial Enhancements .  They include data conversion, improvements with cust...
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The Most Critical Step In ERP Implementation

  • Oct 21, 2015 5:31:00 PM
  • By Mike Miller
  As CFO, part of your job includes evaluating and advising on the impact of long range planning, along with i...
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TMAC Hosting Supply Chain Strategy Learn @ Lunch

  • Sep 9, 2015 5:14:16 PM
  • By Nancy Phillippi
 
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Do You Need An ERP Consultant?

  • Mar 9, 2015 4:30:27 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Nowadays, a growing number of companies are facing the choice of whether to hire an ERP service provider or no...
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Upgrading Your ERP Software in 2015

  • Feb 26, 2015 3:35:35 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Organizations not keen on agile operations are usually resistant to upgrading ERP systems. Installing a new sy...
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The Benefits of Warehouse Management ERP

  • Feb 23, 2015 3:35:45 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Early inventory management systems were designed to provide basic stored item and storage location functionali...
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3 Ways ERP Software Can Boost Your Business' Success

  • Feb 9, 2015 9:51:48 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Today, both large and small enterprises are using ERP systems to better manage their operations. Long regarded...
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5 Points To Consider When Searching For ETO Software

  • Jan 21, 2015 3:36:03 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
In an earlier post, we discussed six points ETO manufacturers should consider when searching for ETO software....
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Will You Gain More Profit From ERP?

  • Jan 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Organizations have been using Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) systems for more than two decades now. Most...
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How Much Does an ERP Implementation Cost?

  • Jan 5, 2015 9:55:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
general guidelines TO help you determine Your ERP IMPLEMENTATION COST expectATIONS Updated 9/24/21: The cost o...
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Future of ERP: Looking Ahead To 2015

  • Dec 8, 2014 3:48:52 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
According to Gartner, ERP acquisitions will continue to rise in 2015. In fact, it seems that enterprise softwa...
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How You Can Avoid A ERP Implementation Failure

  • Dec 4, 2014 3:39:32 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Implementing an ERP systems involves a series of processes, including customization, integration, data convers...
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Google Glass Ready for ERP

  • Nov 21, 2014 3:23:32 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Although Google Glass promises to bring everyday activities closer to us, many users have already lost interes...
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What Does An ERP System Cost?

  • Nov 18, 2014 3:40:06 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
When we talk about ERP implementations, one of the most important things is setting up the budget. Whether you...
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Evaluating your ERP System: Is it time to Change the System?

  • Oct 7, 2014 10:32:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Regardless of the business or industry you are in, at some point in time, you may have to decide whether to ch...
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Is A Hybrid ERP the Key to A Successful Implementation?

  • Sep 26, 2014 4:35:31 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are critical to the success of many business processes. However, ov...
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Evaluate ERP Solutions in 7 Steps

  • Sep 22, 2014 9:36:33 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
The most effective way to increase productivity is to streamline, integrate, and automate as many business pro...
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ERP Accounting Software: Preventing Fraud

  • Sep 18, 2014 9:31:41 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
A recent audit performed in response to allegations of embezzlement at the University of Louisville has reveal...
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5 Things You Need To Know Before Consulting A VAR

  • Sep 11, 2014 4:30:26 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
The success of any ERP implementation majorly depends on the Value Added Re-seller (VAR) that will install or ...
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Does Wearable Technology Hold The Future of ERP?

  • Sep 2, 2014 8:54:46 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Wearable technology, such as Google Glass and Epson Moverio, can be extremely useful in various medical and in...
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8 Traits to Look for When Choosing an ERP Project Manager

  • Aug 8, 2014 9:39:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
One of the most important people in an ERP implementation exercise is the Project Manager. Ideally, the PM sho...
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4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an ERP Vendor

  • Aug 7, 2014 9:17:57 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Picking an ERP solution is not something organizations do regularly. Therefore, the process can be difficult a...
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Top 5 Causes of ERP Implementation Failure

  • Jul 18, 2014 9:32:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Don't Become a Victim of an ERP Implementation Failure Transitioning to a new ERP system can cost your company...
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4 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Upgrading Your ERP Software

  • Jul 7, 2014 9:30:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
For many large organizations, ERPs form the backbone of their critical business processes. An ERP like Dynamic...
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The NSA Controversy And The Future Of Mobile ERP Applications

  • Jul 1, 2014 10:06:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
It certainly is nice to see that an increasing number of tech companies align their strategies with users’ int...
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Mobile 3D And The Future of ERP Software

  • Jun 27, 2014 4:34:53 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Not only mobile technologies have witnessed rapid growth over the past few years, they also have given rise to...
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Integrating Governance, Risk and Compliance into Your IT Strategy

  • Jun 26, 2014 9:30:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
In the current economic conditions, manufacturing organizations and services firms need to accurately gauge th...
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How Will The NSA Scandal Affect ERP Software?

  • Jun 16, 2014 9:30:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
The warrantless searches performed by the NSA on Americans’ phone calls, emails, Google searches and even soci...
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Finding The Right Warehouse Management Software

  • Jun 13, 2014 9:34:49 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Considered a mission-critical component of the supply chain, warehouse management plays a key role in how prod...
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ERP Software: The Key To A Dynamic Supply Chain Collaboration

  • Jun 3, 2014 9:30:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Global manufacturers face various challenges in their daily operations. How to source parts from different ven...
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Future of ERP: The Problem With Google Glass

  • May 26, 2014 9:30:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Sadly, what started out as a mind-blowing phenomenon, bringing excitement and generating a lot of buzz about w...
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7 Mistakes Behind ERP Implementation Failure

  • May 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
A few years back, no one would have imagined that specific ERP implementation mistakes could bury a 100 millio...
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5 Common Mistakes: How To Avoid ERP Implementation Failure

  • May 8, 2014 9:34:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
Is ERP implementation really difficult to manage? Are there any actions or inactions that could sabotage your ...
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Successful ERP Implementation Approaches for Dynamics AX

  • Mar 27, 2014 9:42:00 AM
  • By Chandler Hutchison
What factors affect the success or failure of implementing Dynamics AX in any organization? Generally, the suc...
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Maximizing Business Process Improvement Training with ERP

  • Mar 6, 2014 12:42:00 PM
  • By Andi Conti
We have already looked at how ERP can help to improve processes along the supply chain and maximize outputs. T...
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The Need for Enterprise Accounting Software in the Conceptual Age

  • Feb 28, 2014 9:37:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Evolving from the Information Age into the Conceptual Age is imperative for an organization to succeed in toda...
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Delivering ERP and Best Practices: Turning 'Reality' into 'What's Needed'

  • Feb 22, 2014 9:26:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Hayes, Hunton, Poston and Grabski, four famous researchers who have investigated the benefits of the best ERP ...
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Perfecting the Requirement Analysis and Design Process

  • Feb 7, 2014 9:29:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
The requirement analysis and design process plays a critical role in successful implementation of ERP project ...
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Taking ERP Applications Mobile in 2014

  • Jan 17, 2014 10:08:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
For many organizations, the process of collecting, managing and analyzing data in real time remains one of the...
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How to Avoid ERP Implementation Failure

  • Dec 7, 2013 2:28:00 PM
  • By Andi Conti
Updated 9/6/16 ERP implementation failure is a common thing not only among the entrepreneurs who don’t know ho...
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Top 4 Ways to Compare ERP Software

  • Dec 4, 2013 9:45:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Updated 10/13/21 - When it comes to choosing an ERP software, there are a number of considerations organizatio...
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Why Enterprise Accounting Software is Essential for Fast Growing Companies

  • Oct 11, 2013 12:50:00 PM
  • By Andi Conti
Today, the businesspeople running an organization, be it small or large, use some form of accounting software ...
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Beat Supply Chain Competitors with Inventory Planning Software

  • Oct 2, 2013 10:00:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Excellence in supply chain management is all about effective inventory management. To improve efficiency and r...
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How Enterprise Accounting Software Can Help You Get a Loan

  • Sep 18, 2013 9:48:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Most people wrongly assume that enterprise accounting software are only for large companies. However, if you a...
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Why an ERP Project Manager Makes a Good Software Consultant

  • Sep 15, 2013 9:59:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
A truly excellent consultant with not only deep knowledge of the software, but also first hand industry experi...
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Integrating Sales Tax Automation with Your ERP Implementation Project Plan

  • Sep 9, 2013 9:47:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
The primary role of a specialized ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, is to integrate all data and pr...
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Death by Taxes: 5 Manual Sales Tax Processes that Kill Supply Chains

  • Sep 6, 2013 9:45:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Benjamin Franklin was onto something when he wrote, "nothing is certain but death and taxes."  Aside from the ...
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4 Critical Success Factors for ERP System Upgrades

  • Aug 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
When your company invests in ERP software, you can typically expect a 10-15 year span of using the software be...
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ERP Implementation Project Plan Best Practices

  • Aug 23, 2013 9:57:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions in managing different business areas, includ...
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Four Questions to Ask Your Inventory Planning Software Provider

  • Aug 20, 2013 9:46:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
After you have decided to invest in inventory planning software for your business, the next major question is ...
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Improving Supply Chain ROI with Cost Accounting Software

  • Aug 17, 2013 10:09:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Achieving high return on investment, shortly referred to as ROI, has become a daring dream for many organizati...
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5 Signs You've Outgrown Your Cost Accounting Software

  • Aug 2, 2013 10:07:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Many business owners and accounting specialists who use basic cost accounting software fail to realize that th...
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Biggest Inventory Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

  • Jul 30, 2013 10:01:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Reducing inventory management costs is beneficial but comes with its challenges. Supply chain managers need to...
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The Pay-Off: Wholesale Distribution Software and Sky-High Profits

  • Jul 24, 2013 9:56:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Since the profit margin, especially on individual sales, has narrowed over time, most wholesale distributors r...
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8 Reasons Distributors Need Inventory Planning Software

  • Jul 21, 2013 10:03:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Companies that optimize their inventories smartly can experience major bottom line benefits. Most CEOs are qui...
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How Inventory Planning Software Can Turn Write-Offs into ROIs

  • Jul 12, 2013 10:02:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
It’s never pretty to have to explain a litany of write-offs to the board, due to poor planning, depreciation o...
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Seal the Deal & Deliver On-the-Dot with Work Order Software

  • Jul 6, 2013 9:54:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Besides allowing you to choose the most profitable business projects, control stocks efficiently, assess the p...
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Quit Lying! Fess Up to Your Company's Inventory Management Techniques

  • Jul 3, 2013 10:01:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
When it comes to Inventory Management techniques, I may not be the right person to ask about what methods are ...
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5 Ways that Wholesale Distribution Software Increases ROI

  • Jun 12, 2013 9:54:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Need a better way to manage your inventory and improve revenues? If so, you should use a wholesale distributio...
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Why Your Current Inventory Control Methods Are Costing You

  • Jun 9, 2013 5:42:00 PM
  • By Andi Conti
Recent estimates indicate that the inventory control methods that most companies use nowadays imply significan...
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Have You Turned a Blind Eye on Your Supply Chain Visibility?

  • Jun 6, 2013 1:05:00 PM
  • By Andi Conti
Having supply chain visibility in Industrial Equipment Markets is essential for maintaining profit and a compe...
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5 Signs You Need Inventory Planning Software

  • May 27, 2013 6:00:00 AM
  • By Andi Conti
Running your business is like running a large family.  Every member of the team is valuable.  Every chore keep...
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Integrated Business Intelligence for the Modern Organization

  • May 24, 2013 6:13:00 PM
  • By Andi Conti
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The 5 W's of Job Costing: How Software Answers Them All

  • May 20, 2013 6:00:00 PM
  • By Andi Conti
Quote it. Fix it. Invoice it.  Job costing is sometimes easier said than done.  When considering software to s...
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