Category Archives: Engineer to order

Pros and cons of QuickBooks vs a proprietary accounting module


With users loving QuickBooks, is it really worth learning and trusting a competitor’s proprietary accounting module? QuickBooks has become the #1 world accounting package for small businesses. According to Copper Mann Company, QuickBooks desktop editions remain among the most popular financial systems used by manufacturing and job shop applications, largely due to the effectiveness of … Continue reading Pros and cons of QuickBooks vs a proprietary accounting module

How to evaluate ERP features for manufacturing


It can be hard to assess and select ERP features. Let’s look at how you can decide which ones are necessary.

Steer clear of these common ERP implementation mistakes


ERP implementations often get sidelined by a few common mistakes. Let’s explore them and look at how you can avoid these traps.

ERP implementation: Understanding and overcoming a common challenge


ERP implementations are generally costly and time-consuming. But there are ways to reduce your risk.

ERP is at the heart of modern manufacturing


ERP systems are more important now than ever as manufacturing evolves.

The history of ERP systems and what it means for ETO manufacturers


What can the history of ERP systems tell us about the needs of ETO manufacturers?

Overcoming ERP obstacles with an industry-specific system


ERP shopping is not always easy. But picking an industry-specific system can make the task easier.

3 ERP trends to watch for in 2017


Let’s examine three trends that could be important to the ERP market in 2017.

ERP systems should balance power with usability


An ERP system should be highly capable – but also easy to use.

Looking ahead in 2017: Matching ERP solutions to future manufacturing challenges


Tight IT budgets and the emergence of Industry 4.0 are among the big challenges for 2017. Modern ERP solutions are needed to meet them.

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