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Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series explained IQMS’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in manufacturing. IQMS attributes its

choosing manufacturing systems  for multi-plant operations. By choosing EnterpriseIQ LE, customers who operate only one plant and currently have no ERP system in place should gain an initial modular, single-source ERP solution that can be tailored to fit their business needs and designed to scale up with optional modules that work seamlessly within the core system. IQMS is also offering a migration path with this LE version for companies that might eventually grow into multiple locations. The final part of this blog series will analyze

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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How to Choose a Manufacturing System


If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean you need a system tailored to your needs. And with so many available solutions, you could spend months looking at demos, and still not find it. However, you can start by asking yourself eight simple questions.

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Retail Systems: A Primer


The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries. Non-core components can include financial, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and warehouse management systems.

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Choosing a Key Management Solution


The modern enterprise deploys a variety of server platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. A major barrier to deploying encryption has been the challenge of accessing encryption keys from these widely divergent environments. This paper helps define the key management needs of your enterprise, while defining the elements necessary to reduce the technical challenges and cost of deployment.

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Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing


Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t going to achieve it without adopting many of the tools, techniques, and principles that commonly reside within all of them. Some philosophies require a more intense re-engineering of processes and products than others. This paper addresses the various components and strategies for becoming a demand-driven organization, and how Cincom’s solutions can help you achieve that goal.

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Enhanced Systems & Services


Founded in 1983, Denver, Colorado (US)-based Enhanced Systems & Services, Inc. develops, markets and supports Finesse ERP software, an integrated suite of business management tools designed specifically for engineer-to-order (ETO) and project-oriented manufacturers producing capital equipment and highly engineered products. Finesse is designed for manufacturers in the aerospace and defense, factory automation, environmental, energy, and transportation-product industries, as well as engineering companies.

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Plexus Systems


Formed as an independent company in 1995, Plexus System LLC develops manufacturing systems for a variety of industries. This privately held company is currently headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan (US). Plexus System solutions include barcoded inventory tracking and real-time traceability, mobile computing, and Internet-based communication systems.

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Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.


Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.

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Phone Systems Market Primer


Get up to speed quickly and easily with the Phone Systems Market Primer.

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Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition


Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Epicor Express combines broad functionality to create an end-to-end solution for manufacturers. It includes functionality for: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Production Management Product Management Material Management Financial Management Business Intelligence (BI) Express is suited for job shops, fabricators, extruders, stampers, and other types of manufacturer. It supports a variety of manufacturing processes, including: Assembly Make-to-stock (MTS) Make-to-order (MTO) Engineer-to-order (ETO) Mixed-mode Delivered in a SaaS model, Express can help eliminate many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software. Express is available on-demand, as a service, so there's no hardware or software to install or maintain. Ongoing software updates and system maintenance are provided and managed by Epicor so there's zero IT overhead.  

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PBX VoIP Systems


The VoIP industry offers a number of different services, features, and options. Among the various services and systems is the private branch exchange (PBX) system, depicting a system’s hardware where an incoming call is forwarded, transferred, or otherwise routed to another extension, etc. But BPM systems can differ in mode of service. Read this paper and know the benefits and drawbacks of three different PBX options.

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