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 »

5 Signs it’s Time to Update your Manufacturing ERP Solution

It seems like only yesterday that your ERP system was top-of-the-line, and the envy of your manufacturing colleagues. “Such speed! Such power!” gasped your employees. After a few years, however, gaps in functionality started to show, and life wasn’t quite as good as you thought. Changing organizational needs, regulatory requirements, and manufacturing best practices require… Read more »

Meet the Team: Client Support

  All of us at ProcessPro are dedicated to one thing – helping batch process manufacturers succeed with our Premier ERP software solution. From the first call with a prospective client, to the clients we’ve served for decades, we’re hard at work ensuring they get the most out of their ERP software. Behind the scenes… Read more »