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What is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)?

Gain a better understanding of the manufacturing execution systems (MES) and software which make it possible to turn raw materials into finished products.

Updated May 8th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
Top Examples of ERP Systems in 2023

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software creates a system of business applications designed to streamline and automate the back office functions of your organization--including accounting,...

Updated May 3rd, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
Fundraising Technology Trends Study

How are today's most successful fundraisers using technology to succeed? Find out how software, communication channel, and payment acceptance decisions impact fundraising success.

Updated April 20th, 2023 • By Adam Bluemner
ERP Modules: Types, Benefits, and Functions

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are a critical part of any modern business.

Updated April 18th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
Discrete vs. Process Manufacturing

Process manufacturing involves using a formula to create a product, while discrete manufacturing involves assembling distinct individual parts into a product.

Updated April 9th, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
ERP and the Automation Opportunity

Too many manual processes putting the hurt on your financial management efficiency? Find out how to find and evaluate the right software to improve automation.

Updated April 5th, 2023 • By Adam Bluemner
What is QuickBooks?

QuickBooks by Intuit is a well-known accounting software designed to help small to medium-sized businesses manage their finances. Learn more about QuickBooks products.

Updated March 31st, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
Types of Construction Billing & Best Practices

Construction billing isn’t easy. Learn about the three top methods of advanced, progress, and arrears to get a better understanding of your own processes.

Updated March 29th, 2023 • By Adam Bluemner
ERP Market Share, Size, and Trends Report for 2023

The world of the ERP software market overview has existed in some shape over the last 40 years, and the competitive landscape continues to grow every year.

Updated March 21st, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
What Is Rough-cut Capacity Planning?

Rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP) helps manufacturers determine whether they have the necessary labor and raw materials—or capacity—to meet planned production.

Updated March 21st, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
What is Hybrid ERP?

You don't have to choose between keeping your on-premises solution or implementing a new cloud-based one: a Hybrid ERP combines on-premises ERP and cloud-based software, creating a solution that is the best of both worlds.

Updated March 16th, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
CMMS vs. EAM: What’s the Difference?

Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) both optimize the maintenance of equipment and assets.

Updated March 15th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
Demand Forecasting: Types, Techniques, and Examples

Demand forecasting is the process of developing the best possible predictions of future consumer demand. Businesses can optimize inventory levels and pricing strategies using historical data, customer surveys, and expert opinions.

Updated March 9th, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
Why ERP Systems are Important for Your Business

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, an integrated suite of business applications, allow organizations to streamline and optimize their business processes, such as financial, sales, and...

Updated March 8th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
ERP vs. EPM: How Are They Different?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions help companies automate and improve business processes. More specifically, ERP solutions streamline management of day-to-day business processes and transactions.

Updated March 8th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management (SCM) is the active coordination of goods and services to the end destinations. The goal is to reduce production costs by streamlining operations.

Updated March 6th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
What Is Software Testing?

Software testing is the process of assessing a software application to evaluate its functionality and verify that it meets user expectations. Review common types and techniques.

Updated March 6th, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
What is MRO Inventory?

Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) inventory refers to all items necessary for maintenance work and day-to-day operations.

Updated February 28th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
MRP vs. MPS: What’s the Difference?

A master production schedule (MPS) is a plan based on independent demand, and MRP determines production based on dependent demand. Read on for definitions, examples, and diagrams.

Updated February 28th, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
Seed-to-Sale Tracking Compliance By State

All licensed recreational cannabis establishments must use a seed-to-sale tracking system. These systems track the cannabis life cycle and monitor compliance.

Updated February 27th, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
Top 6 ERP Software Vendors

In today's age of digital transformation, the top ERP vendors are: This is because more and more businesses are taking advantage of the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Updated February 27th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
What is a Master Production Schedule | Guide and Examples

A master production schedule is a plan manufacturers use to determine product types, quantities, and output. Learn how to prepare an MPS, view examples, and download templates.

Updated February 27th, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
How Do Dispensaries Get Their Weed?

Marijuana dispensaries buy their weed from commercial cannabis growers or they grow it themselves.

Updated February 21st, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
A Guide to Variance Reports: Definition and Examples

A variance report is a planning document that compares budgeted amounts for expenses and revenue to actual results. View examples and learn how to write a report.

Updated February 21st, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
How to Become a Property Manager

To pursue this in-demand career, property managers need several things, including accreditation, knowledge of real estate markets and property management software.

Updated February 20th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: The Key Differences

Quality management methods include quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC). Despite similarities, they use different methods to improve your company's output.

Updated February 17th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
Root Cause Analysis Explanation and Examples

Root cause analysis (RCA) describes a collection of systematic approaches to determine the underlying causes of problems.

Updated February 16th, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
What Is Construction Quality Management?

Construction quality management combines quality assurance and control to ensure tasks are to specifications and budget, and up to quality and safety standards.

Updated February 16th, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
Why Is Quality Control Important in Manufacturing?

Quality control is a set of procedures that ensures mass-produced goods meet predefined quality standards. Learn QC benefits, methods, and its role in quality management.

Updated February 16th, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
What is Cross-Functional Collaboration?

Cross-functional collaboration occurs when a business takes a group of people from different departments and they form a team to pursue common goals.

Updated February 15th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
5 Benefits of Green Building Construction

Sustainable construction reduces waste, lowers maintenance costs, preserves the environment, increases resale value, and lowers the risk of exposure to toxins.

Updated February 14th, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
Brief History of Dynamics GP: 1980s and Microsoft Acquisition

Dynamics GP is an accounting software developed by Great Plains Software Inc. of Fargo, ND, and acquired by Microsoft Corporation in 2000. Learn the history and future of GP.

Updated February 14th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
Guide To Calculating Fixed Asset Depreciation

Depreciation is an accounting practice of allocating the cost of an asset over its useful life.

Updated February 8th, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
Supply Chain Management vs. Logistics: What’s the Difference?

A supply chain represents the complete framework for sourcing and manufacturing products. Logistics is responsible for a self-contained part of the supply chain.

Updated February 6th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
ERP Components: Main Parts of a Modern System

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software typically comes packaged à la carte. Customers can choose components to add or remove functionalities as needed.

Updated February 6th, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
How to Read and Understand Income Statements

Are you missing an opportunity to turn financial data into real business intelligence. Find out how to turn your income statement into a rich source of decision-making insights.

Updated February 6th, 2023 • By Adam Bluemner
Understanding Dropshipping and How To Get Started

Dropshipping is where a retailer relies on a third-party supplier for inventory and order fulfillment. Find out how you can leverage this low-risk business model for your store.

Updated February 2nd, 2023 • By Sydney Hoffman
Takt Time vs. Cycle Time vs. Lead Time: The Differences Explained

Takt time is the rate needed to meet demand, cycle time is the time it takes to produce one unit, and lead time is the time from order placement to delivery.

Updated February 1st, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
9 ERP Software Trends to Watch in 2023

Want your ERP to help your business get ahead in 2023? Check out these 9 top ERP trends, like ways to reduce spending and customize software.

Updated February 1st, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
What Is Contract Manufacturing? Pros and Cons

Contract manufacturing is the practice of hiring a manufacturer to create product parts, components, or complete products usually within a specified time period.

Updated January 31st, 2023 • By Katherine Boehm
Warehouse Management Software Buyer Trends - 2023 Report

We surveyed 116 WMS software buyers over the last two years to find common requirements, preferences, needs, and pain points. Includes results for 3PL providers as well.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By David Budiac
5 Indispensable Quality Management Software Tools

Which software tools are most critical to effective quality assurance and quality control work? I asked a Six Sigma master black belt to find out.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Adam Bluemner
What is EQMS?

How is an enterprise quality management system different from traditional quality management software? Learn what an EQMS can bring to your business.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
45 Business Management Applications Every Executive Should Understand

Read up on the profiles of the top management applications whose benefits every tech-savvy business leader should be aware of.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Adam Bluemner
What is IIoT? Definition and Benefits of Industrial Internet of Things

The industrial internet of things (IIoT) refers to interconnected sensors, tools, and devices that are connected via computer networks (the cloud) and software applications for primarily manufacturing and energy management.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
A Guide to Warehouse Inventory Management Processes in 2023

The last decade has seen e-commerce and other online marketplaces explode in popularity.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
What are Quality Standards? 14 Examples To Compare

Quality standards are designed to prevent losses and improve compliance.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
What is a Warehouse Management System? | Software Connect

Warehouse management tools control actions and coordinate inventory throughout distribution centers. Warehousing without any sort of established system can lead to costly mistakes and poor customer relations.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Lexi Wood
What is RFID and How Does it Work? RFID Use Cases

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an automatic identification technology that uses computer chips and radio. Readers will likely be familiar with the term 'RFID' and its usage in modern-day tracking systems.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson
What is Order Picking? And What Are The Best Methods?

Order picking is one of the most critical tasks in warehousing and supply chain management.

Updated January 30th, 2023 • By Russ Davidson