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Bringing It All Together: Leveraging the Power of QuickBooks with KeyedIn™ Manufacturing

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Posted In: Manufacturing Practices,Navigating ERP Software

Knowledge is power. For small and midsized manufacturers, knowledge is also efficiency, productivity and strategy – as long as that knowledge is integrated and all-encompassing.  Today, integration is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have for manufacturers with a desire to remain competitive. KeyedIn™ Manufacturing is one of a few providers of cloud-based business software with specific functionality for small and midsized manufacturers that integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks for a complete view of the business through a single source. The Key to True Integration? Leverage the Power of QuickBooks QuickBooks users are invested in the functionality, processes  

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Changing Your Approach to ERP

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Posted In: Navigating ERP Software

Implementing ERP Managing ERP Delivery One of the most interesting things about ERP implementations is the issues all clients have around managing deliverables.  Systems fail to meet the expectations of the users; fail to deliver on the promised ROI; over-run on cost; end up in expensive, time consuming iterative cycles of customization and configuration – very often resulting in further delay, cost and wasted effort. So how can you change the approach to ERP in such a way that you can reduce risk, make it more predictable and improve the overall acceptance of the system as you roll it out.   

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ERP – Where Is It Going?

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Posted In: Navigating ERP Software

The Phoenix rises from the ashes Recently while talking to one of my colleagues, he remarked that many of the pundits were predicting the end of ERP over 8 years ago and yet today ERP technology is still growing strongly. What is going on? One thing that has definitely changed is the way that people view the transactional side of the ERP system and also the infrastructure that surrounds it. Larger corporations needed to find cost savings with the rapid changes in the global economy. One of the first things they did was look to outsource or centralize the work  

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The Enterprise Software Challenge

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Posted In: Navigating ERP Software

Managing Cost and Time on Business Critical Project There is a truism in the world of software projects that every enterprise software implementation runs over time and over budget – although most noticeable on high cost, high impact ERP projects, this phenomena also affects Project Portfolio Management, Customer Relationship Management, Procurement, Marketing Automation and many other kinds of software.  As with most things the cause of this lies in a variety of areas – many of which are manageable and most of which can be mitigated right at the start of the project. The biggest single “critical success factor” on