Empower Business Solutions is excited to announce that Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped (CCABH) is a new ERP software customer. Based in Johnstown, PA, CCABH offers vision, rehabilitation, and employment services for persons with disabilities combined with a premier manufacturing operation, CAB Products. CAB Products, manufactures high quality hooks, hangers, and other innovative products for customers worldwide. Their products are used in mining, solar power, ship building, utilities, and more. CAB employs hundreds of persons with disabilities whom they teach and help to become independent and self-sufficient. Although employing hundreds of people with disabilities is incredibly rewarding, it also comes with it’s own set of challenges, specifically paying them. According to CAB's Comptroller:
Choosing to implement an ERP manufacturing management and accounting system to run your business is a decision that will greatly impact how it operates for years. With various manufacturing ERP systems offering a similar set of features, it ends up being more challenging than comforting to nail down which system is the right one. Instead of highlighting the shortcomings of competing systems here are three reasons why small and midsize manufacturers are moving onto Acumatica's modern platform and excited about what the future holds.
Nucleus Research, a group of independent analysts, has been providing fact-based research since 2001 so companies can make informed technology decisions. In an eBook released this summer, they give a detailed look of Acumatica's ERP software, and the customers using it.
When a growing business recognizes the need to upgrade their financial software, they want knowledgeable advice on what to choose. When you’re a CPA or accountant, chances are clients seeking to update their business software will look to you for guidance. But deciding on the right financial software for you or your company to recommend to clients can be intimidating.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Today’s discrete manufacturers are seeing a higher level of competition than ever before. They are constantly facing new challenges, but in turn are being introduced new solutions. Each day manufacturers must decide on how to balance: