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:
This week Acumatica unveiled their newest software release, 2019 R2. With over 100 features added, Acumatica 2019 R2 will be the most user-friendly release to date. The newest updates are all thanks to the suggestions from Acumatica's 5,000+ customers, hundreds of partners, and extensive developer teams. With a multi-year release cycle, customers can look forward to seeing business-enhancing changes sooner rather than later.
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.
It seems like we continually hear about a data security breach every week now. While IT security is not a focus of our business, we do recognize the great lengths organizations must go to in protecting their sensitive business applications and data.
When it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), many small and midsize business owners, distribution center managers, and executives feel “stuck” with a deteriorating legacy system. They don’t see the value in upgrading to an entirely new system when they could hire more personnel, or buy/lease additional warehouse space. The ROI of investing in a modern ERP system may not leap off the page at first, but it WILL reduce the need for increasing support staff and/or adding additional warehouse space. Ultimately it will help you become more profitable by streamlining processes, solving inefficiencies, and allowing you to focus more on growing sales.
It’s a new year and it’s time for a new system. If your company once again experienced increased sales and profits in 2017, but was still held back due to process and system inefficiencies, then it’s time to get down to business (software).
The most uncertain part of purchasing an ERP system, is the ERP implementation that follows. You already know the software fits, or solves, a business need that exists and will help your company move strategically forward. But moving from the stage of concept to reality, can be a windy path for first-timers and even for those that have gone through the process before. So how do you get to where your current system is finally in the rearview and the new one is has your employees excited about the road ahead?
There are plenty of requirements to consider before selecting a new ERP system for your business. Simply compiling a list can be a bit daunting, however there are some key features and functions your staff will need and expect. To ensure your business continues to grow at a sustainable pace, here are 8 things you should be thinking about to get you started.
I recently attended the Acumatica 2017 R2 release in Boston. It was a great opportunity to learn about some of the feature-packed enhancements being released in the newest version and to connect with others in the channel.
Last week my team and I took part in the LinkUp Expo, a regional technology event in Altoona. The event has been hosted by our friends at the Link Computer Corporation, one of our local technology partners.