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  • What are the Steps in Production Planning and Control?

    September 11, 2019

    Production planning and control is a predetermined process that plans, manages and controls the allocation of human resource, raw material, and machinery to achieve maximum efficiency. Production planning is a sequence of steps that empower manufacturers to work smarter and optimize their production process in the best possible manner.[...]

  • Machine Learning Use Cases in Manufacturing

    Machine Learning Use Cases in Manufacturing

    July 8, 2019

    To understand how machine learning will impact manufacturing, it’s first useful to understand what the term means. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence where computers leverage new information to improve their outputs automatically. Machine learning is no longer limited to just mobile phones or game shows. When[...]

  • Top Reasons to use an ERP System for Accounting

    Top Reasons to use an ERP System for Accounting

    July 3, 2019

    I know you’re already accustomed to using your favorite accounting software that stores your company’s financial data. But the problem most manufacturers face is that this software is limited to providing accounting solutions alone and in no way aid in streamlining your other everyday business processes. You need to[...]

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    ROI of ERP System: What Returns to Expect on Manufacturing ERP Investment

    June 18, 2019

    The decision to implement or upgrade an ERP solution can take your business to the next level. Modern ERP solution helps reduce the overall operating cost, increase productivity and offer standard features that automate business tasks and save time. Investing an extensive amount of money in ERP is not[...]

  • How Manufacturing ERP Scales-up Productivity and Reduces Costs?

    May 22, 2019

    In today’s high-tech world, all manufacturing businesses strive to stay ahead of the competition. You have arrived at a stage where your growth is driven by customer demands. In order to gain customer loyalty, you need to have the right tools or processes in place. This is achieved with[...]

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    Maximize Operational Efficiency with Smart Manufacturing

    May 15, 2019

    Manufacturing business demands versatility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. In this tech-savvy world, every small and large-scale organization, endeavors to gain greater visibility of data and operations so that processes are streamlined and time is efficiently used. Smart manufacturing is a broader term which works on modern technologies like IoT, Artificial[...]

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    OptiProERP: The ‘Rising Star’ Manufacturing Business Solution

    April 17, 2019

    OptiProERP, a modern and end-to-end ERP solution for manufacturing and distribution, has been awarded the Great User Experience and Rising Star awards by FinancesOnline, an independent software review platform. FinancesOnline’s team of experts evaluated OptiProERP with a total rating of 8.0/10 after a run of their internal tests. FinancesOnline[...]

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    MRP vs MRP II vs ERP: An Introduction for Manufacturers

    April 10, 2019

    The world of activity in manufacturing is complex huge. From maintaining accuracy in stock levels to controlling production functions, there are multiple tasks to be taken care of involved in manufacturing. Before computers dominated the industry, manufacturers used to plan production and manage purchasing activities manually.   Presently, ERP[...]

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    What is MRP? Why is it Important for Manufacturing Businesses?

    March 27, 2019

    Recently OptiProERP attended an international exhibition about manufacturers. Our marketing executive met Harper Sheldon, operations head of a leading manufacturing company and one of our loyal customers during the event. Mr. Sheldon shared his experiences stating the importance of MRP for manufacturing businesses. Read the precepts of his experience[...]

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    How OptiProERP Integrates SAP Business One With Magento?

    January 17, 2019

    Transformation depends on the way businesses satiate the needs of their valuable customers. Understanding how to do it is a big task. Presently, e-commerce is at boom. Online business has taken a great jump and this indeed has encouraged usability of open source ecommerce software like Magento and Opencart.[...]

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    How Does a Manufacturer Automate Logistics Operation in their Warehouse?

    January 15, 2019

    Envision an automated forklift running down an aisle, stacking inventory into huge racks that towers 60 feet above the floor of your warehouse. More so, an auto guided robot that processes order up to 3,500 picks per hour! Could this be a warehouse of 22nd century? Well, you don’t[...]

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    Why Small Manufacturing Businesses Need More Than an Accounting Software?

    January 8, 2019

    Here’s what you need to know 6 min read… If you are a SMB manufacturing unit producing the products you sell, you need more than just an accounting software! – Our business strategist Emily Bronte says so… Have you felt during managing business processes as though you were spinning[...]

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    What are Some Cutting-edge Developments in Connected Manufacturing?

    December 24, 2018

    Time Stamped Notes: [00:00:08] The wide landscape of ERP systems used in manufacturing industry is undergoing major transformation. [00:08:17] The cloud technology evolution and industrial IoT integration forms a link between multiple systems and has become critical for the growth of manufacturers. [00:18:23] OptiProERP is continuously evolving to meet[...]

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    7 Key Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

    December 13, 2018

    Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing has been the force that has pushed the industrial and societal transformations forward. Today, we’re amid another industrial revolution, as a new generation of sophisticated technologies is transforming manufacturing into a highly connected, intelligent, and ultimately, more productive industry. The manpowered[...]

  • Cloud ERP for Manufacturers

    Demystifying cloud computing for small and midsize businesses

    December 12, 2018

    "Cloud computing is a great euphemism for centralization of computer services under one server.” – Evgeny Morozov, author and technology skeptic Do you use cloud technology in your business? If your answer is a ‘yes’, you are one of the many tech-savvy businesses. And, if your answer is a[...]

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    The price and wisdom of business applications in the cloud

    December 7, 2018

    Cloud computing is a prevalent buzzword among businesses and technology professionals. The real question for many IT technologists is whether the cost of transition to cloud applications will be low enough to benefit from the usual practices? Or would it be costly to delay this investment and have a[...]

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    Agile Manufacturing vs Lean Manufacturing

    November 30, 2018

    Lean and Agile are two of the most commonly discussed and debated principles of manufacturing, particularly when there’s a transformation underway. While there are many similarities between the two, manufacturers need to have a clear understanding of how and when to put them into practice. If you look close,[...]

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    What is the Difference between Manufacturing and Fabrication?

    November 27, 2018

    After a busy and productive week, you get an urgent call from a client. They have a rush job and need it completed at the earliest. The manufacturing unit operates over the weekend, but you need to add an additional shift to meet the deadline. Now imagine, with all[...]

  • ERP Implementation Cost

    How Much Does a Typical Implementation Cost?

    November 21, 2018

    Organizations today are eager to get the ball rolling on something new and innovative, umm simply stating – they need an idea that should stand out from the rest. Achieving extraordinary business transformation through the implementation of an ERP solution isn’t a matter of luck. It requires careful planning[...]

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    Basic Modules of ERP Solution in the Manufacturing Sector

    November 16, 2018

    If you forgive the less than inspired title, an ERP Software provides some of the most up-to-date modules for manufacturing businesses of our time.   The ERP modules helps you meet several requirements of the manufacturing industry. For e.g., all your manufacturing is managed in the software by creating[...]

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    What are the Benefits of ERP in the Manufacturing Industry?

    November 14, 2018

    The manufacturing sector has gone through a massive overhaul.   Sought-after manufacturing practices encourage mobility of information, it manages growth and boosts productivity.   Fortunately, with best of breed software solutions, it has become possible for employees to work collaboratively, no matter where they are, irrespective of the time.[...]

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    What is Manufacturing Execution System (MES)?

    October 29, 2018

    A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is an information system that connects, monitors and controls complex manufacturing systems and data flows on the shop floor. The main goal of an MES is to ensure the effective execution of the manufacturing operations and improve production output. An MES helps achieve that[...]

  • How Cloud ERP is Transforming Manufacturing Business

    October 26, 2018

    What is Cloud ERP anyway? You’re reading right! Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way our organizations work daily. As long as your data resides on-cloud, the work never stops! If we had to define it at its most basic level, ERP software basically, links all the business processes[...]

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    How can ERP Help Apparel Manufacturers Save Time and Money?

    October 23, 2018

    The textile and apparel industry is one of the most dynamic and crucial industries across the world that reached approx. $3,000 trillion in the year 2015 – including clothing, footwear, textile and luxury fashion. From manufacturing and designing clothes to distribution and use of the manufactured textile, every operation[...]

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    5 Steps for Successful ERP Implementation

    October 18, 2018

    Let us get it straight! If your company, like every other business organization these days, is inflicted with the unwarranted chaos of multiple activities and work complexities, you are in a definite need of an Enterprise Resource Planning solution that serves as a systemic design for continuous delivery of[...]

  • Benefits of Supply Chain Management

    Top 3 Benefits of Supply Chain Management

    October 15, 2018

    Today, let me take you through the reasons to look out for an ERP Solution that takes care of your entire businesses supply chain management needs. We obviously know that the ultimate goal of an efficient supply chain management tread towards reducing the inventory costs of your organization. And[...]

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    Why Are Manufacturers Switching to Cloud ERP?

    October 12, 2018

    Cloud ERP is amidst the hype! Isn’t it? By the way, how can it help you evolve and strengthen core businesses functionalities? Let us discuss it in this blog. Cloud-based ERP is hosted on a cloud computing platform and managed by the vendors. There are different options available, backup[...]

  • Advanced manufacturing trends

    Emerging Global Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

    October 10, 2018

    Technology is the enabler of industrial advancements! According to IDC predictions, by the year 2020, 60% of manufacturers will depend on digital platforms which may help them increase their overall bottom-line by 30%. Doesn’t it sound amazing? Gone are those days when manufacturing was labor-intensive. Over the past few[...]

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    Role of Cloud ERP in Digital Transformation

    October 8, 2018

    Digital transformation is the driving force of modern businesses. It encourages paperless transactions, informed decisions and real-time working. Technologies such as Blockchain, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud, etc. are all contributing to the digital transformation process. These are the services that enable Industry 4.0 and encourage[...]

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    7 Key Integrations for Manufacturing ERP Software

    October 4, 2018

    ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning software encompasses a set of tools which collects, organizes and updates the business data in one system. Manufacturing ERP software offers functional choices to the buyers, which is overwhelming. Enterprise Resource Planning software has become a bedrock in the manufacturing industry. It not only streamlines[...]

  • 5 Must-have Features of Warehouse Management System

    September 27, 2018

    “We want to turn our inventory faster than our people.” - James Sinegal Warehouse is the cornerstone of every manufacturing organization. It is simply a central location where goods are procured, stored and distributed for further processing. From handling major and minor warehouse operations such as inspection, procurement, acceptance,[...]

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    5 Common ERP Implementation Mistakes Every SME Should Avoid

    September 25, 2018

    Tougher competition in the market encourages businesses to better optimize resource, ensure customer satisfaction and improve productivity. Enterprise Resource Planning solution is the bedrock of every manufacturing organization that has come a long way to smoothen the business operations while boosting the overall growth. Selecting an ERP in itself[...]

  • How Long Does it Take to Implement Fully Functional ERP System?

    August 3, 2018

    Gone are those days when ERP used to be merely a business management software in which only big budgeted companies invested. Presently, it has become an indispensable and integral part of the business that smoothens the daily processes and boosts the overall bottom-line. ERP implementation is a major task[...]

  • 5 Benefits of Automation in the Manufacturing Sector

    July 30, 2018

    There has been a big shift in the way manufacturers used to work in the past. Thanks to the modern technologies that trigger ease and streamlined structure of working. Long ago, factories hired a huge number of workers to carry out every activity- this consumed more time and created[...]

  • Benchmark the Best-In-Class Solution for your IM&C Business

    July 24, 2018

    Industrial Machinery and Components is a huge industry which depends on complex products and manufacturing processes to produce goods. Considering the growing global competition, every manufacturer aims to balance customers’ demand for improved responsiveness and growth. Likewise, Industrial Machinery and Components business requires advanced technology that can drive their[...]

  • What is Agile Manufacturing and How Can it Help you Succeed?

    July 19, 2018

    Digitization allows companies to accelerate the pace of innovation and turn speed and agility into a competitive advantage. This is the age where factories are connected smartly with high-tech solutions to better plan and manage resources and processes. Nowadays, manufacturers are exceedingly embracing lean and agile manufacturing initiative in[...]

  • 7 Stock Control Methodologies Manufacturers Should Practice

    7 Stock Control Methodologies Manufacturers Should Practice

    June 15, 2018

    “The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.” – Shigeo Shingo, leading expert (Toyota Production System) In this dynamic manufacturing world, customers’ demand is unpredictable and inconsistent. Manufacturers struggle a lot while managing their stock, inventory operations and transactions. When we talk about stock[...]

  • How IoT Technology and ERP can Benefit Manufacturers?

    June 11, 2018

    Innovation in this era has changed the way businesses used to work and users used to consume. From mainframe computers to smartphones and cloud-enabled gadgets to wireless 5G networks, technology has been driving innovation across multiple industries. Disruptive technologies are creating huge opportunities for the companies to accelerate growth[...]

  • What is GDPR and its Significance in the Manufacturing Industry?

    May 25, 2018

    GDPR has become a buzzword in recent times. Everyone is talking about this profound EU regulation that’s going to create a huge impact in the European countries. EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a directive which will replace the current 1998 Data Protection Act from 25th May 2018[...]

  • How can ERP System Improve Inventory Accuracy?

    May 11, 2018

    "Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” – Mark Cuban In today’s dynamic world, managing every aspect of your business is imperative to the productivity.  Unquestionably, inventory is one of the largest expenses incurred by the[...]

  • Five Benefits of ERP in Automobile Components Manufacturing

    May 10, 2018

    The automotive industry is one of the largest and versatile sectors around the globe and is evolving continually with the imminent resurgence. With a record-setting pace, the automotive industry has forecasted increased global sales of passenger cars to hit the market. Considering the rising global competition, it is always[...]

  • Time to Take a Leap – Grow from MRP to ERP!

    May 3, 2018

    MRP, also known as Material Requirement Planning is a business planning tool used by organizations to manage production planning, inventory control system and scheduling. It ensures timely availability of material, optimum utilization of resources, planning for manufacturing and procurement functions. To be precise, an MRP system lays emphasis on[...]

  • How Can Material Requirement Planning Create A Difference In Manufacturing?

    April 26, 2018

    In this modern world, every manufacturer is looking for ways to reduce cost and optimize the business operations to the fullest. When we talk about manufacturing industry, production and resource optimization are crucial processes that cover all the bases of an organization’s profit. MRP or Material Requirement Planning software[...]

  • Different Types of ERP Systems: What’s the Best Suitable for Manufacturing?

    April 25, 2018

    For every business owner, selecting ERP solution is quite an expensive and labor-intensive affair. Basically, ERP is an internationally-acclaimed software that seamlessly integrates the organizational data and brings all the operations into a single system. From inventory management to human resources, quality control to production and supply chain, it[...]

  • Want to Keep Pace with Technology? Annual Maintenance Contract is the Key

    April 10, 2018

    Without any doubt, Enterprise Resource Planning software is the backbone of manufacturing and distribution industry. It brings every information, operation, and task on the same platform and ensures that resources are utilized in the best possible manner. Your ERP solution is mission critical to the success of your business[...]

  • Accelerate Innovation in High-Tech Manufacturing Industry with ERP

    April 6, 2018

    It’s no secret that technology is driving every facet of the world. This is the era where demanding market requires a cutting-edge technology that can support IoT capabilities and Business Intelligence functions. Today, high-tech market leaders are aiming to create a smart manufacturing environment that has all the capabilities[...]

  • Unpacking the Benefits of ERP in Wholesale and Distribution Industry

    April 4, 2018

    Ever since the commencement of the commercial aura, wholesalers and distributors have served a crucial role in the product distribution channel. As the technology has evolved exponentially, distribution businesses have witnessed ample of opportunities and complexities. Nowadays, consumers have become more tech-savvy. They’ve got the mobile devices and internet[...]

  • Can Tally ERP and SAP Business One be Compared?

    April 2, 2018

    Not everyone on this planet is blessed with the knack of managing the nitty-gritty of manufacturing industry. If you are one of those business owners who runs a manufacturing or distribution business and is striving hard to outpace the competition by efficient performance, then a full-fledged software is the[...]

  • Does ERP Add Value in the High-tech Manufacturing World?

    March 28, 2018

    It’s no secret that technology is driving every facet of the world. This is the era where demanding market requires a cutting-edge technology that can support IoT capabilities and Business Intelligence functions. Today, high-tech market leaders are aiming to create a smart manufacturing environment that has all the capabilities[...]

  • How to Manage Business Complexities in Medical Device Manufacturing Industry

    March 26, 2018

    Medical device manufacturing industry, being one of the most crucial and life-saving industries in the world is largely affected by economic downturns, population demographics, and technological advancements. It deals with a huge range of components such as hypodermic needles, syringes, implanted defibrillators, female diagnostics and other cardiac monitoring equipment[...]

  • Why Automotive Manufacturers are Using ERP and So Should You

    March 22, 2018

    The Auto Industry is on the verge of revolution. It drives the world big time and plays a massive role in the global economy. Being a dynamic and customer-driven industry, the automotive sector deals with components of different sizes and varieties that are required in varied workstations for assembling,[...]

  • What are Modern Manufacturers Looking for in 2018?

    March 19, 2018

    Manufacturing Industry is experiencing major transformation. Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) have impacted the manufacturing sector and revolutionized operational management - whether at shop floor or warehouse. Manufacturing under Industry 4.0 offers you access to big data analytics, Internet of Things, cloud computing and manufacturing intelligence. When[...]

  • Address the Business Needs of Telecommunication Industry with ERP

    February 7, 2018

    Technology is driving the world and this is the reason why businesses of all sizes are striving hard to embrace it. It goes without saying that Telecommunication industry contributes to the world economy big time. Industrialists in this sector aim to manufacture & design a wide array of products[...]

  • 4 Ways to Strategize Manufacturing Quality and Reduce Recalls

    January 25, 2018

    "Work smarter, not harder" is an old adage that people in the manufacturing industry believe! Gone are those days when archaic paper-based Quality Management Systems and spreadsheets were hard to maintain and required time-consuming manual updating. In this age of Industry 4.0, manufacturers seek an automated QMS that eliminates[...]

  • How can Warehouse Management System Drive your Business Productivity?

    January 15, 2018

    Is your business still using spreadsheets to manage warehouse transactions and records? Or do you rely on manual processes for maintaining inventory and its data? Well, these are old and archaic methods of handling day-to-day warehouse operations. And, in either case, you need a solution which lets you take[...]

  • How to Solve Biggest Problems in Small Scale Manufacturing Business?

    Every manufacturing business- be it small, medium or large face some common operational concerns. But there remain some challenges which are unique to a scale of business. As a result, a small scale manufacturer may come across some operational issues which a large scale manufacturer may not be bothered about.[...]

  • ERP Software Advantages Every Manufacturer Must Know

    January 12, 2018

    Every business is unique, so are the challenges. But few things remain the same. The quality adherence, to deliver goods on time, cash flow and costing, are some of the issues which keep you or any manufacturer on toes round-the-clock. You work endlessly to optimize resources but as the[...]

  • 5 Factors to Consider Before You Decide Discrete Manufacturing ERP Solution

    The decision to implement an ERP solution is often considered as an end in itself. But on the contrary, it introduces you to another tricky situation - The phase of deciding a vendor to implement an ERP solution. As a result, you search online, fetch options by scanning vendor[...]