10 Reasons to Attend Client Connect User Conference

All of us at ProcessPro are excited as we gear up for Client Connect User Conference 2014 on October 7-9! While our conference is a cost-effective way to gain the tools and knowledge needed to meet the ever-changing demands in today’s highly competitive market, there are many other benefits to attending. Just for starters, we’ll… Read more »

9 Steps to Successful ERP Software Implementation: Part 3

In this final part of the implementation blog series, we will be discussing three more success factors to better prepare a company for an ERP implementation including: well-defined data migration plan, complete system testing, and knowledge transfer.  Well-Defined Data Migration Plan. A well-defined data migration plan that addresses the following factors will help keep the… Read more »

9 Steps to Successful ERP Software Implementation: Part 2

In this part of the blog series, we will be discussing three more success factors to better prepare a company for an ERP implementation including: approved solution and user/power user ownership, coach to peer trainings (train the trainer), and documented standard operating procedures. Approved Solution and User/Power User Ownership. In this step of implementation, it’s… Read more »

9 Steps to Successful ERP Software Implementation: Part 1

The daunting and labor-filled task of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system should be considered as important as its selection. In a recent study conducted by Panorama Consulting Group, an independent ERP consulting firm, the following statistics were noted: Over 90% of ERP implementations take longer than expected; Nearly 60% of implementations cost more… Read more »

Important GHS Deadlines

In previous blog articles, we’ve discussed the basics of Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The table below summarizes the phase-in dates required under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS): Effective Completion Date Requirement(s) Who December 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format…. Read more »

GHS Labeling: What You Need to Know

As part of our blog series on Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), we’re providing specific information on labeling requirements from the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Some GHS label elements have been standardized (identical with no variation) and are directly related to the endpoints and… Read more »

Importance of Third-Party Functionality

Process manufacturers should be utilizing an ERP software system solely designed for process manufacturing. There also needs to be realistic expectations that, often times, baseline functionality may not provide you everything you require, and a third-party application can enhance and further benefit your ERP software needs. Anyone telling you otherwise is naively ignoring the competitive… Read more »

What is GHS?

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. It’s goal is to: Define health, physical, and environmental hazards of chemicals; Create classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria; and Communicate hazard… Read more »

ERP Software Investment Protection: Quality Maintenance Plan

When making a major software purchase for your company, don’t overlook the benefits of a maintenance plan. It’s in your best interest to budget for a quality maintenance plan. Here are some of the things that constitute a quality maintenance plan, in addition to the importance of these qualities. Well-trained, Articulate, Live Customer Service Representative:… Read more »

Allergen Impacts on Food Manufacturers

Food processors and manufacturers are no stranger to allergens. Allergens are life-threatening to the consumer and the business if they’re not properly managed. While there are hundreds of other products that can elicit an allergic reaction, there are eight major allergens that cause approximately 90% of all reactions: soy, eggs, milk, fish, wheat, shellfish, tree nuts,… Read more »