Enlist a Savvy ERP Administrator for Your Implementation Team

As a process manufacturer invested in the success of a planned Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software installation, there’s another factor to consider beyond the procurement of the right software and the most qualified ERP software provider-partner––utilizing an ERP Administrator, or enlisting a “champion” for your ERP project. This savvy leader and manufacturing process/technology generalist helps… Read more »

Telltale Signs Signal Time to Invest in ERP Software Solution

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is fast becoming an essential tool in today’s business environment. Here’s a quick Q & A exercise to help you decide whether now is the time to invest in ERP software. Check all challenges that apply to your process manufacturing operation. Are you frustrated with manual systems? Pen and paper, Excel®… Read more »

REALIZING POSITIVE ERP ROI: Manage Your ERP Implementation (Part IV)

Return on Investment (ROI) is a significant consideration when you, as a process manufacturer, invest in a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution. Calculating your projected ROI involves analyzing the numbers. However, in our blog series, “Realizing Positive ERP ROI,” we also discuss procedures and human behaviors that affect ERP ROI. In this final… Read more »

REALIZING POSITIVE ERP ROI: Select Your ERP Provider (Part III)

Our four-part series, “Realizing Positive ERP ROI,” explores how your process manufacturing company will reap a positive return on its investment (ROI) in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution if it judiciously follows a four-step approach to success. Whether you’re a first-time buyer of an ERP software solution, or looking to upgrade a legacy… Read more »

REALIZING POSITIVE ERP ROI: Identify Your ERP Stakeholders (Part II)

First-time buyers of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution, or process manufacturers looking to upgrade legacy ERP software, are understandably interested in the return on the investment (ROI). If you represent one of these buyer types, we suggested you determine your ERP requirements in the first part of our four-part series––Realizing Positive ERP ROI…. Read more »

REALIZING POSITIVE ERP ROI: Determine Your ERP Requirements (Part I)

If you’re a process manufacturing owner or manager considering an investment in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software––first time buyer or an upgrade––you’re understandably interested in the return on your investment (ROI). We advise the following steps be taken toward realizing positive ROI: 1) determine your ERP requirements, 2) identify your ERP stakeholders, 3) select an… Read more »

Ten Reasons to Look Forward to Client Connect 2015

All of us at ProcessPro are excited as we gear up for Client Connect User Conference 2015 on September 22-24! 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 »

Myth or Reality? Invest in ERP Solely for Functionality

There are many myths circulating in the marketplace regarding Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions. A common fallacy is that functionality is the end all and be all consideration for process manufacturers. This overemphasis on the software’s functionalities overlooks the importance of selecting the right provider. Choose an outstanding ERP software provider, and chances are… Read more »

Myth or Reality? One ERP Software is as Good as Another

A common misconception about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is that one solution is as good as another. This “one-size” approach does a disservice to your process manufacturing business. The system you invest in and the support the ERP vendor provides should be tailored to your batch process manufacturing operation. ERP is a single-source, business… Read more »

Don’t Overlook the Discovery Process and Product Demo in Your Search for an ERP.

If you’ve recently searched the internet for a process manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, you likely felt daunted by sorting through the plethora of software providers. ERP software could be the best investment your company makes this year, with ROI and efficiency returns expected for years and decades to come. Unfortunately, many prospective ERP… Read more »