ProcessPro Predictions for ERP and Process Manufacturing in 2017

It’s easy to deduct that 2016 was a time of uncertainty. One thing was certain, though – the ERP marketplace for process manufacturers is changing. The landscape that was once static is now adjusting and adapting every day, from deployment options to reporting to data availability. Joe Blauert, ProcessPro General Manager, shares his thoughts and… Read more »

ERP Selection: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

An increasing number of companies are turning to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for the functionalities it delivers to streamline manufacturing, improve productivity, create greater efficiency, and stay competitive in their marketplace. A quick Google search also reveals there are a staggering number of ERP implementation failures each year. There is no question, the… Read more »

5 Must-Haves In Your Next Manufacturing ERP Solution

Choosing an ERP system for your manufacturing operation is no small task and inevitably a large undertaking to implement. There are an abundant amount of ERP developers and vendors in the marketplace – it’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the number and variety of offerings. Take it from us, as a process manufacturer it… Read more »

MRP and ERP: It’s all Relative

It’s easy to get lost in the alphabet soup of manufacturing software acronyms. MRP (Material Resource Planning) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) are sometimes used in error interchangeably, and can cause great confusion when researching software for your manufacturing operation. Thankfully, the distinction between the two is clear with just a little background information. What… Read more »

Three Red Flags that your ERP System is Holding you Back

Make no mistake, the world of ERP development moves just as quickly as any other technology on the market. At the same time, the manufacturing environment is changing at a rapid pace as a result of technology innovations and the digital era, leaving businesses in a frantic rat race to keep up. And yet, the… Read more »

ERP and Section 179 Tax Deductions: Is this the Year to Buy?

Waiting until 2017 to purchase your ERP solution? Consider this: the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (PATH Act) was passed by the House and Senate and signed into law on December 18, 2015 and provides valuable deductions each year for small and mid-sized manufacturers. Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows… Read more »

3 Unique Ways an ERP Software Solution can Save You Money

An integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution can help your manufacturing operation in a variety of ways, including streamlining your processes and workflow. But what about the bottom line? When weighing the pros and cons of a comprehensive ERP implementation, it helps to look at the many ways ERP can save you money. The following… Read more »

How To Determine Your Critical Needs for an ERP Solution

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is quickly becoming an essential tool in today’s business environment. If you’re thinking about installing or replacing an ERP system, you’re right to begin researching ERP vendor offerings. But rest assured, there’s a big and important question coming from each ERP vendor: what are your critical business needs? As  a busy… Read more »

ERP for Distributors: Where’s the Return on Investment?

Let’s not beat around the bush: finally installing an ERP system to help your distribution business is a significant investment in time, money, and effort. So where should you look for returns on that investment? And how do you know when it’s time to make the move to an ERP system? What are the benefits… Read more »

Implementing ERP Success – Sticking to your Timeline

When a small to medium-sized process manufacturer invests resources and money into a new ERP software solution, they desire timely results for installing, implementing, and realizing the ROI on their purchase. The ERP implementation duration may not follow your plans though – according to Panorama consulting, 75% of ERP implementation projects exceed their initial estimated… Read more »