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National Grid’s Failure in ERP Implementation Methodology

National Grid’s Failure in ERP Implementation Methodology And what you can learn from their mistakes So, you’ve heard that an ERP implementation is a long, frustrating, and complex process with a high failure rate. That’s...
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3 Steps to Take Before Your ERP System Implementation

3 Steps to Take Before Your ERP System Implementation Your Pre-ERP To-Do List As an ERP provider who works with a lot of SMBs (small-to-medium businesses), we’ve seen a lot of business owners through their...
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Why Do ERP Implementations Take So Long?

Why Do ERP Implementations Take So Long? 4 Steps to Make Your Implementation Go Faster and Smoother So, you’ve heard that an ERP implementation is a long, frustrating, and complex process with a high failure...
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5 Keys to Successfully Implementing an ERP System

5 Keys to Successfully Implementing an ERP System When you’re setting out to implement an ERP system, you’ll inevitably run into horror stories from colleagues, competitors, and complete strangers alike. Analysis firm Gartner estimates that...
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3 Elements of a Successful Inventory Optimization Technique

3 Elements of a Successful Inventory Optimization Technique Since we’ve already talked about inventory control systems, inventory management, inventory tracking, and so on, the next level is inventory optimization. (And most importantly, the 3 elements...
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Why You Need a Stock Control System

Why You Need a Stock Control System Among our clients, the oft forgotten distinctions between terms like “inventory” and “stock” are as important as they are contentious. And we already have an article on inventory...
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How To Use Inventory Cycle Counting To Optimize Your Warehouse

How To Use Inventory Cycle Counting To Optimize Your Warehouse A full inventory count is an absolute pain. There’s really no getting around that. Some large, inventory-centric businesses need to shut down operations for an...
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Perpetual Inventory: The Real Benefits And How To Get Them

Perpetual Inventory: The Real Benefits And How To Get Them Perpetual inventory systems were a warehouse manager’s fondest pipe dream until just a few decades ago. Perpetual inventory was one of those great ideas that...
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Supplier Relationship Management: Going Beyond Simple Purchasing

Supplier Relationship Management: Going Beyond Simple Purchasing How to Tell Your Average Vendors Apart from Your Strategic Allies Supplier relationship management (SRM) is one of those ideas that seems obvious once someone describes it to...
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ERP vs. CRM: Which Does Your Business Need?

ERP vs. CRM: Which Does Your Business Need? If you’ve ever shopped around for either ERP (enterprise resource planning) software or CRM (customer relationship management) software, you probably noticed that the definitions can be fuzzy....
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The Double Bind of ERP Systems for Midsize Companies

The Double Bind of ERP Systems for Midsize Companies How the middle market gets caught between a rock and a hard place… and what you can do about it. Midsize companies have a unique and...
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Under the Hood: 5-Part Breakdown of Warehouse Management System Software

Under the Hood: 5-Part Breakdown of Warehouse Management System Software Warehouse management is one of those all-or-nothing concerns. Either you never think about it, or your livelihood depends on getting it right. Warehouse management is...
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Cloud Inventory Management: Pros and Cons

Cloud Inventory Management: Pros and Cons Is cloud-based inventory management software right for your business? Stop us if this sounds familiar. Your company is getting big enough now that you can’t keep tracking inventory on...
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Manufacturing Inventory Management Crash Course

Manufacturing Inventory Management Crash Course A simple look at modern inventory management solutions The phrase “inventory management” gets thrown around a lot. It’s a complicated idea, but also critical for your business success. The details...
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Your Inventory Tracking Options

Your Inventory Tracking Options A quick overview of the approaches to inventory tracking in use today Inventory tracking is basically what it says on the tin. It includes all the methods, systems, and programs you...
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Inventory Control Systems Defined

Inventory Control Systems Defined A simple, straightforward introduction to inventory control systems An inventory control system can mean a lot of different things to different businesses, so let’s break it down in simple terms so...
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ERP Implementation: How to Make It Easy and Painless

ERP Implementation ERP systems don’t have installation wizards. Getting an ERP system set up and configured properly is a detailed process that requires experience and savvy. Doing it right requires a considerable investment of time,...
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3 Reasons Quickbooks Users Make the Switch to Acctvantage ERP

3 Reasons Quickbooks Users Make the Switch to Acctvantage ERP Lots of small businesses start out with QuickBooks (QB) as their bookkeeping software. It’s at a reasonable price for new enterprises, and delivers enough features...
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Top 10 Criteria for Selecting Business Software

Top 10 Criteria for Selecting Business Software We were poking through some of our old research data when we found an interesting study done by Deloitte & Touche. It shows the priorities of businesses shopping...
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How Tokistar Lighting Keeps Lights On Around the Globe with Help from AcctVantage ERP

How Tokistar Lighting Keeps Lights On Around the Globe with Help from AcctVantage ERP Tokistar Lighting is a custom, low-voltage lighting and controls manufacturer. Based in southern California, they sell domestically and internationally. Their lighting...
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How an Art Business Delivers Like a Big Company, Without Sacrificing Excellence

How an Art Business Delivers Like a Big Company, Without Sacrificing Excellence Metro Frame is a manufacturer of contemporary, high-end hardwood frames for the fine art market. They sell to artists, galleries, and museums nationwide,...
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