Executive Resources

The Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage

Source: Plex Systems
Today’s manufacturers work hard to meet customer delivery schedules with quality parts while reducing costs. Those companies that can meet these demands can reduce work-in-process inventories and minimize production costs. But many fail at this due to inefficient material handling and inventory control. See how advanced ERP systems reflect the physical reality of the material handling process and can help you reduce inventory costs.



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Enabling the Modern Business Through IT: How Cloud ERP Can Help Meet Rapidly Evolving Business Needs

As the pace of innovation accelerates, customer needs change and industries converge, many companies find it challenging for their information technology to support the rapidly changing needs of the business. Pressure is mounting for IT to find ways to support modern business innovation and agility.

This white paper from Accenture looks at the potential of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) to help evolve enterprise’s IT infrastructure, increasing flexibility and agility in support of the modern, innovative business.

Manufacturing Trends: Could CRM Be the Game Changer for Manufacturing Companies?

This white paper looks at how working smarter and having more effective customer relationship management can provide the insight and agility to build and protect competitive advantage.

A fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) system can help manufacturers to reach beyond their immediate customers, pre-empt and influence decision-making throughout the supply chain, and release pressure—and cost—at both ends of the sales and delivery cycle.

From Factory Gate to Marketplace: Making CRM and ERP the Cornerstone of Your Business Platform for Agile Success

Business platforms should create a chain reaction across multiple departments and facilities. This white paper sets out why customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) can be the cornerstone of any business platform where supply chain and complete customer insight allows for agile success, by retaining, repeating, and growing revenues.

ERP Software Review: Infor M3

This enterprise resource planning (ERP) software review report examines ERP software by Infor and its support for ERP processes against known benchmarks. It assesses Infor M3 for ERP functionality for discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturing, engineer-to-order manufacturing, and fashion industries, as well as for accounting functionality. This ERP software review considers the product's support capacity for functionality such as:

  • Manufacturing management
  • Inventory management
  • Quality management
  • Purchasing management
  • Sales management
  • Financials
TEC senior analyst Aleksey Osintsev reviewed Infor M3 in action and offers up his insight on its pertinent features including the workflow, ease of use and user interface and outlines Infor's implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Infor M3 is a full-scale and functionally rich ERP software solution suitable for many types of manufacturing and distribution businesses—in particular complex manufacturing, fashion, distribution, chemicals, equipment, and food and beverage—oriented toward medium-sized to large global companies with multi-language, multi-company, and multi-currency requirements.

According to Osintsev's review, Infor M3 is a thoroughly modern product that demonstrates good support for business requirements in a multi-everything type of manufacturing and distribution environment.

Download this ERP software review report for product analysis, comparison, and in-depth commentary, and to learn more about how Infor M3 can help manufacturing and distribution businesses with complex structures.

ERP Service Provider Review: Godlan, Inc.

The Godlan ERP service provider review looks at how Godlan, Inc. was rated by five of its real-life customers. Godlan is an Infor partner based out Michigan that specializes in implementation and consulting of Infor CloudSuite Industrial, as well as other services, primarily for customers in the manufacturing arena.

Godlan has received accreditation from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for completing the software services provider review process. The review process is based on client satisfaction survey ratings provided to TEC by five of Godlan’s client references. Two of these clients are in aerospace/defense equipment manufacturing; one is in design and packaging; one is in industrial products manufacturing; and the last one is in medical device manufacturing. The survey evaluated the ERP service provider on five main measures: overall satisfaction; quality of services received; quality of service delivery and support; quality of maintenance (post-implementation); and overall project evaluation for these five real-life software upgrade and implementation projects.

Godlan has more than 26 years of experience handling Infor CloudSuite Industrial software services, and has built a strong relationship with the software vendor over the years. The Infor Gold Partner and 2015 Top 100 VAR (ERP and Financial) provides pre-sales support, ERP software implementation support, technical support through the implementation process, and best practices consulting services. It has also amassed extensive experience in discrete manufacturing industries, specifically make-to-order and configurable products.

Get the full results of the client satisfaction survey on Godlan, Inc. in the Godlan ERP service provider review.