Manufacturers nationwide have felt the pinch of supply chain disruption. But what exactly is supply chain disruption? And how can businesses mitigate the upheavals caused by supply chain disruption? The Delicate Links in the Supply Chain One of the greatest achievements over the last 30 years is the tightly balanced, highly synchronized entity known as …

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One of the biggest threats to business continuity today is the threat of malware and ransomware. We’ve covered this topic a lot on our blog, but for good reason. Malware can halt operations with the single click of a link from a seemingly innocent email. Let’s look at some ways to ensure that you’re taking appropriate …

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There are lots of great ways to improve your business by using technology. And yet, technology can also often be seen as creating problems too. When it comes to automating business processes specifically, it can sometimes be viewed as something that interferes with relationships among stakeholders, specifically your critical suppliers. A good example is your …

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QuickBooks is a great tool for small manufacturing companies that need core accounting. But as businesses scale, tangible complexities cause them to outgrow QuickBooks. Inventory management, purchasing, and production are not supported in QuickBooks. Each of these affects manufacturers’ top and bottom lines. With QuickBooks, manufacturing companies often have to rely on spreadsheets and manual …

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Before splitting payment methods for a single invoice or compiling stellar reports, there are a few best practices to follow when planning to add expense automation to your ERP. Applying the following concepts to your new Dynamics integration will allow your team to gather granular data for each expense. In turn, you'll be able to …

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Digital transformation—in all its forms—has been a business talking point for over 30 years. But only in the last decade have organizations truly seen the value of a successful digital transformation strategy. For example, a 2020 Deloitte study discovered that digital technology accelerated business goals by 22%. Not only is implementing a digital strategy an …

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If you are a manufacturing firm that is considering an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, you have an important choice to make. Should you select an ERP system specific to the manufacturing industry or one that is more general in scope? There are many choices out there, and it can be confusing to know the …

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Internal data leaks happen so quickly. Most are accidental—employees downloading company files to a thumb drive or sending an email to someone outside your organization. Employees usually don’t have malicious intent in these circumstances; yet, there are times when leaks are not accidental.  Disgruntled employees seeking to exploit your company may access confidential product updates, …

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