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Inadequate Inventory Planning Can Wreak Havoc on Your Business

Posted by Joe Hasson on May 17, 2019 12:47:00 PM

Inventory Planning is essential for small and midsize Distributors and Manufacturers. Everything revolves around inventory and every item in your warehouse represents a piece of data. The more you know about it, the better - how often it sells, how long it takes to replenish, and how much you need (and when). Even smaller businesses are now dealing with a global supply chain that requires a high level of inventory planning. If not done correctly, it can have a major impact on your warehouse and other parts of your business, while leaving customers frustrated. So, what steps can you take to recognize what you could be doing better?

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Topics: Manufacturing, Distribution, Inventory Management, Reporting

June Webinar: Turning Excess Stock into Working Capital

Posted by Joe Hasson on May 16, 2019 1:35:43 PM

Join us on June 5th at 12:00 EST along with the inventory expert, Russ Graf, as we discuss common inventory control struggles and take a high-level look at NETSTOCK's cloud-based software. He will highlight the problems of excess and then he'll show you to gain the insights into your inventory that you need.

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Free Event: Outgrown QuickBooks? Alleviate the Fear of Selecting & Implementing an ERP System

Posted by Joe Hasson on Apr 25, 2019 12:05:24 PM

Empower Business Solutions is pleased to announce a co-sponsored educational event with the Innovation Manufacturers’ Center, also know as IMC. The event titled "Outgrown QuickBooks? Alleviate the fear of selecting & implementing an ERP system" will be held on May 16th from 8:30 – 10:00 at Innovation Park in State College. Click here to register.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP Selection, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, ERP, QuickBooks

Does Managing Your Inventory Spreadsheet(s) Tie You to Your Desk?

Posted by Joe Hasson on Apr 25, 2019 11:03:14 AM

Most of us realize that spreadsheets, while popular, are fraught with potential errors. As business requirements grow, customer expectations increase, and the supply chain becomes more complex, using a spreadsheet for inventory management becomes risky. The potential for multiple data errors – from input to formulas - will impact your efficiency and your bottom line.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP

Implementing a new ERP System doesn’t have to disrupt your business

Posted by Joe Hasson on Mar 15, 2019 1:25:40 PM

Many small and midsize businesses are burdened with obsolete systems they’ve been running since the day they started, or worse, a basic accounting program that cannot meet the challenges of a growing business. Even those SMBs with adequate systems for their size and markets may be lagging behind competitors because the system does not continually add functionality to support their evolving processes.

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Topics: ERP Vendor, ERP Implementation, ERP Selection, ERP

The best alternative to QuickBooks: An Integrated ERP System

Posted by Joe Hasson on Feb 20, 2019 2:12:51 PM

A software package primarily meant for accounting, like QuickBooks, can work well for a business when they are small and do not have very complex requirements. But if you’re growing beyond the basics and you need a system that incorporates and runs all areas of your business in synchronicity, then it’s time to begin evaluating a true ERP system that will scale alongside your processes and offer flexibility for future changes.

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Topics: ERP Selection, QuickBooks Alternative

How ERP Software Creates a Competitive Edge for your Business

Posted by Joe Hasson on Feb 11, 2019 11:03:23 AM

In a February 2016 Hartford Business article, leveraging modern technologies to maintain a competitive advantage was addressed, “At the center of this fundamental shift in IT are mobile and cloud-based technologies…this advantage is fueled by the emergence of cloud technologies. More and more customers are beginning to see the value of cloud services and how they can not only support an effective mobile/digital strategy but modernize operational technology.”

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Topics: ERP Selection, ERP

Acumatica Cloud ERP: The year past and the path forward

Posted by Joe Hasson on Jan 30, 2019 11:35:06 AM

This years Acumatica Summit has a pretty simple, yet meaningful tagline: Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate. This over-arching message says everything about the team at Acumatica and the software that continues to help companies achieve more through a fully integrated ERP.

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Topics: The Cloud, ERP, Acumatica

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 released!

Posted by Joe Hasson on Oct 16, 2018 11:32:48 AM

Empower Business Solutions is excited to announce the release of Dynamics GP 2018 R2, which includes many new features requested by customers and system enhancements. Let’s check it out!

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Topics: Dynamics GP

New Features in Acumatica 2018 R2 Release

Posted by Joe Hasson on Sep 19, 2018 4:15:55 PM

We’ve been anticipating the release of Acumatica 2018 R2 and as usual it did not disappoint. The team at Acumatica continues to rapidly innovate with user-requested changes and many other enhancements that keep them a cut above other ERP systems.

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Topics: Acumatica

ERP Software Insights

For nearly 30 years Empower Business Solutions has been partnering with growing companies that need robust ERP software. Our blog is a chance for us to share some of that experience with those who want to learn about:

  • Selecting the ERP system that's right for your business
  • What to know when implementing ERP software
  • Acumatica Cloud ERP and Dynamics GP software information and updates

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