Christina Boyd

4 things CEOs wish they did during their ERP implementation for a smoother transition

ERP implementations are daunting tasks for CEOs. There’s a lot of pressure to get it right and make sure the entire company is on board with the new system. In hindsight, there are some things CEOs wish they did during their ERP implementation. Keep reading to find out what they are! In-depth training An ERP …

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Top 3 Cyber Threats for Manufacturing Companies, and what you can do to combat them

The manufacturing industry has seen a stark increase in cyberattacks within the past couple of years. Hackers are benefitting from the fact that manufacturers are constantly online and running their systems throughout the day, making companies more susceptible to attacks. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has begun, many companies have increased their remote access which also …

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Attend the Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ) “Hands-on Workshop,” September 22nd

inPOWER 2022 is approaching quickly Plan on staying an extra day to attend the Infor CPQ Hands-on Workshop. Make sure to visit ISE at the conference, at the Ingleside Hotel, room Woodland B from 9:00 am until 12:00 PM CT. This will be a “Hands-on Workshop” for the Infor Configure Price Quote solution. Click here for …

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Remote software management is growing in popularity, here’s why.

Remote software management allows organizations to have an outside company remotely maintain their technology infrastructure. Some of the responsibilities of the outside company are installations, troubleshooting, monitoring, and much more. Labor Shortages Manufacturers across the world are having difficulty filling open job positions due to multiple reasons. A few reasons for the shortages can be …

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Things to look for when choosing Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software

Configure, price, quote (CPQ) is software that provides visual, rule-based configuration for products to accelerate quoting for customers. CPQ allows customers to customize products based on real-time availability and provides error-free pricing. This technology modernizes the sales process by leveraging art visualization tools to enhance customers’ and prospects’ online buying experience. Multiple visualization capabilities A …

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7 Principles of Quality Management Systems (QMS) – Explained

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), to help organizations ensure key stakeholders’ needs are met and exceeded. There are currently over one million organizations certified to ISO 9001 spanning 170 countries. Customer focus The base of the principles is being customer-centered, especially when considering designing products and offering services. …

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How remote software management is changing manufacturing

What is remote software management? Remote software management is where a company’s system or network is managed by someone else from a remote location. This includes monitoring, troubleshooting, and other necessary upkeep tasks. This allows organizations to maximize resources to monitor machine efficiency to result in cost savings and an overall increase in supply chain …

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3 Benefits of Having a Cloud-Based ERP System

Companies are dependent upon reliable enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to automate daily supply chain operations. Manufacturers that rely on on-premise software continuously deal with battling yesterday’s problems. Cloud ERP systems provide more flexibility, security, and overall functionality to help companies compete in today’s fast-paced digital age. Reduce operating costs On-premise software requires timely installation, …

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How Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software helps companies achieve lean manufacturing goals

CPQ stands for “configure, price, quote” which is software meant to expedite the quote to cash process. CPQ software allows companies to digitally configure their product and service options. This allows customers the ease of configuring products to their liking and receiving an exact quote. Lean manufacturing is a production method aimed at maximizing productivity …

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3 Benefits of Integrating a Quality Management System

What is it? Quality Management Systems software (QMS) allows businesses to consistently apply quality processes to products that meet stakeholders’ expectations and regulatory requirements. QMS provides a comprehensive solution to reduce costs, improve communication between supplies and customers, and increase quality and customer satisfaction. Reduce costs Errors are costly. A QMS allows companies to have …

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Here’s How Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Streamlines the Sales Process

The sales process is essential for any business, but it can be time-consuming and complex. Configure price quote (CPQ) software streamlines and simplifies the sales process, making it more efficient and effective. This type of software allows sales teams to quickly generate accurate quotes for potential customers. A better selling experience In any sales process, …

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3 ways disconnected data can be detrimental to a shop floor

In manufacturing, data is everything. It helps to track production levels, identify areas of improvement, and forecast future demand. Without data, it would be very difficult to maintain a high level of quality control. A study done by The Manufacturer states that “almost three quarters (74%) of manufacturing and engineering companies post-pandemic are relying on …

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