2020 – Dark Clouds in the Sky or Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Johannes Neumüller on 11/14/2019

Customers demand more flexibility and high information transparency whereas legal requirements extend business process time and increase complexity. Companies need to assure end-to-end reliability, also when it comes to closing the circle of circular economy. How can you overcome these challenges? A centralized platform assures flexibility, pace and the necessary success.

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ERP

All Excel or what?

by Michael Hering on 11/07/2019

Interdepartmental, integrated costing (“simultaneous costing”) has always been an issue in machinery and plant construction. At the VDMA (German federation of the engineering industries,) task forces in which companies exchange ideas on costing have become a permanent feature. How has this issue been around for so long, and why does it keep coming back on the agenda?

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ERP

Why change management?

by Patrick Jörg on 11/04/2019

Project management is generally at the forefront of all kinds of projects. This is also the case for ERP implementations, restructuring of IT systems, and other IT projects. Good project planning can stop a project from getting out of control – but it doesn’t automatically result in project success. What’s more, even when a project is completed to a satisfactory standard, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the project aims have been incorporated into the organization for the long term and will be lived out in practice in the future.

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ERP

How CAD integration helps improve data quality

by Michael Hering on 10/14/2019

How well and how efficiently a business works depends largely on the quality of the available data. In discrete manufacturing, the biggest factor is clean CAD data. Only when this data is available can your production operations run smoothly.

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ERP

Do you also need too long to find product changes?

by Michael Hering on 10/08/2019

Do you use CAD and ERP systems in order to work more efficiently? Great. But unless the two systems are able to communicate, you're not utilizing this combination to its full potential. Find out how you can give your business a leg up by integrating CAD and ERP systems.

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ERP

How to find the real digital potentials in the Circular Economy

by Johannes Neumüller on 09/27/2019

It can be seen as given, that we are right in the middle of the so-called digital revolution. Being a buzzword, the term generates a lot of momentum. That is of course positive, but sometimes it even scares business decision makers.

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ERP

Do your BOMs drive you crazy sometimes?

by Michael Hering on 09/24/2019

What does your process look like from construction to production? Do you work with two different BOMs? And are they consistent with one another? ERP software should be capable of generating multiple types of BOMs, as well as deriving new BOMs from existing ones.

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ERP

How much time do you spend looking for technical drawings?

by Michael Hering on 09/24/2019

CAD and ERP systems are extremely useful for automating processes and helping us handle data more efficiently. But if they can’t communicate with each other, a whole lot of potential goes down the drain. The result: Data must be copied manually from one system to another. This not only takes time, it also results in a ton of errors. So, it’s worth taking a closer look at the subject.

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ERP

It doesn’t always have to be 100 %. How to use agile tools in conventional projects.

by Peter Burghardt on 09/05/2019

You hear it all the time: “You can’t make a project 100 % agile! There are always some parts that aren’t agile. It’s best to do hybrid projects.” But what constitutes a hybrid project? Is there even such a thing as hybrid projects?

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

ERP modernization - now!

by Michael Hering on 08/29/2019

Why is ERP system modernization so important for discrete manufacture in particular? One answer comes from a recently released long-term study by Trovarit, demonstrating that over half of all ERP systems are at least ten years old. At the same time, nearly two thirds of all those surveyed admitted that their business solution was no longer keeping up with current demands.

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ERP