Accounting Software and ERP: Oranges to Apples

There’s a confusion of accounting software options in the marketplace. From Quickbooks™ to a full-blown enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, process manufacturers can be easily stymied in their decision-making. And even though some may use the terminology synonymously, a comparison between accounting software and ERP is really “oranges-to-apples.” In fact, think of this comparison as… Read more »

Manufacturing CFO’s Can Use ERP Tools to Their Advantage

According to the 2013 CFO Pulse Survey by Korn/Ferry Institute, 75.3% of Chief Financial Officers (CFO’s) polled said they were expected to take on more operational responsibility in addition to financial management. They felt uncertainty about these issues: 1) 52% cited revenue growth; 2) 47% noted talent to achieve company goals; and 3) 37.6% said… Read more »

Consider These ABC’s When Discussing ERP for Your Manufacturing Operation

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an essential tool for today’s manufacturer. When discussing this technology investment for your operation, you’ll have many questions. Adding some confusion may be the use of acronyms. So, here are a few key terms you may use during your deliberations––including their acronyms. Automated Warehouse Solution(AWS) Cosmetics, food and beverage, pharmaceutical,… Read more »

Distillery ERP software improves a distiller’s recipe for success

We’re guessing that a distiller’s recipe for success consists of equal parts passion and pride, mixed with modern production methods and profits. If you’re a small- to mid-sized distiller who finds your operation’s deficiencies are negatively affecting your attitude toward the business, maybe it’s time to invest in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. ERP… Read more »

Five reasons to install a new ERP solution in 2015

Each new year brings with it an opportunity for process manufacturers to “do better.” This may include resolutions to increase efficiency and profitability or to smooth out rough areas in the production process and people, or customer, management. Resolving to “do better” can mean focusing on all of these objectives through the installation and implementation… Read more »

Build a better beer business with brewery ERP software

Whether micro- or mid-sized brewer, you probably enjoy formulating great-tasting ales and lagers far more than wrestling with operational and technological challenges that often demand your time, can strain your budget, and may even threaten to suck the life out of your creativity and joy in brewing. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for process manufacturers,… Read more »

Four secrets to hiring a process manufacturing ERP provider standout

No smart batch manufacturer searches for a mediocre Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) company to partner with. So then, why do some companies make painful, costly mistakes? If you’re a process manufacturer looking for an ERP solution, compare what’s out there with a solid set of standards. Your ultimate choice of a process manufacturing ERP provider… Read more »

Avoid disaster by engaging an experienced ERP provider

Sunland, Inc.’s production errors resulted in a plant-wide Salmonella outbreak and massive national recall of all 240 brands of its product. The nation’s largest producer of organic peanuts never recovered from that recall. (See our blog “Food Recalls & How to Manage Them”). FDA suspended its registration, and the company filed for bankruptcy in 2013…. Read more »

Eight tips for your successful ERP implementation

A small- to medium-size batch manufacturer makes a substantial investment in resources, time, and money when it converts to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The last thing a company wants is a clumsy, confusing, and unexpectedly costly installation. As a market leader in the production of ERP software––ProcessPro Premier––our company is experienced at… Read more »

ProcessPro: A Great Place to Work

“Walking into ProcessPro each day is like stepping into a different world, one where the culture, the people, and the products are all radiating loudly that something here is exceptional.” – Katlyn Weisert, HR Generalist ProcessPro has been in business for over 25 years and in that time we have never lost our focus on… Read more »