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2022 Guide to ERP for Industrial Manufacturing

Posted by Admin

December 14, 2021

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a type of software that helps businesses organize and manage daily tasks and processes, ranging from procurement and supply chain operations to customer relationship and compliance. ERP is an essential tool for industrial manufacturing, helping users stay on top of their orders, inventory, and finances.

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What is a Certificate of Analysis? Why It's Necessary & How To Create One (With Template)

Posted by Admin

December 2, 2021

A certificate of analysis (CoA) is an essential document in chemical distribution that outlines all the tests performed on a product before it is shipped to a customer. However, manual creation of CoAs is time consuming and increases the risk of input errors. Datacor’s software solution is specifically designed to facilitate the process of CoA generation, customization and record keeping.

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The Benefits of Tracking Serialized Containers vs. Balance Forwarding

Posted by Admin

November 17, 2021

The use of real-time software to track and trace containers and other portable assets around the world is increasing as demand for goods continues to grow. Tracking by serial number ensures accurate identification. Data offers irrefutable evidence of a container’s lifecycle.

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Sean O'Donnell Received the Affiliate Lifetime Achievement Award from NACD

Posted by Admin

November 11, 2021

Florham Park, NJ – Datacor, Inc., a leading provider of process manufacturing and distribution software, is thrilled to announce that Sean O’Donnell, Chairman at Datacor, received the prestigious Affiliate Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). He received the award today, November 11, 2021, during the Business Meeting at NACD’s 50th Annual Meeting, held in Aventura, Florida. This is only the first time in the 50-year history of the NACD that this esteemed award has been presented to an Affiliate member.

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Datacor Expands Regulatory Control Team Through Acquisition of Hazox Compliance Solutions LLC

Posted by Admin

November 5, 2021

Florham Park NJ, November 2021 - Datacor, Inc., a leading provider of process manufacturing and chemical distribution software, announced the acquisition of Hazox Compliance Solutions, LLC, a company that provides regulatory reporting and SDS authoring software/services for the chemical industry. Used by chemical manufacturers and distributors to minimize environmental risks and achieve compliance with chemical reporting regulations across the world, this acquisition expands Datacor's services and expertise, supporting Datacor's mission of providing industry-specific software designed to solve common industry challenges.

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ICYMI: Webinar: Finding Success with Payment Automation - A Customer Story

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

November 4, 2021

Presenters: Jason Griffiths, Datacor; Jamie Snider, Zschimmer & Schwarz; Mark Penserini, Nvoicepay
Complimentary Webinar

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Datacor Renews NACD Platinum Corporate Sponsorship for 2022

Posted by Admin

November 1, 2021

For the seventh consecutive year, Datacor, Inc., the leading provider of ERP and CRM software in the chemical distribution industry, has reaffirmed its commitment to the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) by renewing its platinum corporate sponsorship. In addition to the platinum level sponsorship, Datacor will continue to lend support to the monthly and quarterly economic newsletters, NACD Industry Watch and The Profitable Distributor, respectively. This partnership enhances NACD’s ability to provide valuable economic insights and forecasting to the membership.

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2021 Guide to Manufacturing Production Scheduling

Posted by Admin

September 29, 2021

Production scheduling is the process of planning, controlling, and optimizing work performed in a manufacturing process.

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MRP in Purchasing: Why It's Necessary for Demand Planning

Posted by Admin

September 21, 2021

MRP software allows users to forecast how much feedstock is required to manufacture a product - helping to improve efficiency and productivity and meet ever-changing levels of demand. Effective demand planning helps to reduce the risk of over-ordering or underestimating supply needs to ensure that customers can source the products they need whenever they need them.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation

Posted by Admin

August 10, 2021

As a leading software provider these past four decades, Datacor’s products have become synonymous with the process manufacturing and chemical distribution industries.

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Datacor Announces Acquisition of Chemstations, A Market Leader in Process Simulation Software

Posted by Admin

August 4, 2021

Florham Park NJ, August 2021 - Today, Datacor, Inc., a leading provider of process manufacturing and chemical distribution software, announced the acquisition of Chemstations, a company that provides process simulation software called CHEMCAD. Used by chemical engineers to design, test and optimize chemical processes, this purchase expands Datacor's offerings and aligns with Datacor's strategy of providing industry-specific software for each employee of a process manufacturer.

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Datacor Strengthens Industrial Gas Offerings with Acquisition of INFONETICS

Posted by Admin

July 21, 2021

Florham Park, NJ- July 2021 – Today, Datacor, Inc., a leading provider of process manufacturing and chemical distribution software, announced the acquisition of INFONETICS, a leading provider of software solutions to the welding supply and industrial gas industry. Datacor has established a strong presence in this market through its industry-specific ERP, CRM and container tracking software solutions with the purchase of TrackAbout in 2019. The acquisition of INFONETICS will expand Datacor’s offerings and is aligned with Datacor’s strategy to become the leader in business software for the industrial gas and welding supply industry.

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Ten Ways An ERP System Strengthens Your Business

Posted by Admin

July 12, 2021

Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, can help companies automate their entire operations in just one system – from finance/accounting through to manufacturing, procurement, sales, logistics and even human resources.

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Unleash Your Potential with a Fully Integrated CRM Solution

Posted by Admin

July 1, 2021

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is a powerful tool that provides users with real-time insight of how they interact with their clients. Data collected across an organization is stored in a secure central system, allowing employees to instantly access and interpret information about their customers, suppliers, products, and services.

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MRP Reports in 2021 - How to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

June 15, 2021

Material Requirement – or Resources – Planning (MRP) is essentially about demand planning. Computer-based MRP reporting can forecast how much raw materials a company needs to make the volume of product it expects to sell to customers.

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Datacor Study Suggests Technology Investment Among Sector’s Top Priorities

Posted by Admin

June 1, 2021

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced chemical manufacturers and distributors to quickly reassess how they operated.

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Virtual Conference: InterAXions 2021

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

May 12, 2021

When: May 12-13, 2021
Where:
InterAXions Event Hub
Presenters:
Datacor
Virtual User Conference

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What is Safety Data Sheet Software? 2021 Guide

Posted by Admin

March 30, 2021

If you work in the chemical and process manufacturing industry, you know how important Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are to your business. They provide crucial information about the safety and handling of hazardous chemicals and help you stay compliant with government regulations.

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2021 Manufacturing Process Improvement Guide

Posted by Admin

March 10, 2021

Achieving manufacturing operational excellence is important to most chemical and process manufacturers—but what does this look like in practice? Between fulfilling orders, maintaining compliance and keeping customers happy, it can be hard to gauge the impact of operational changes and know where to invest your time and resources to make improvements.

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Lot Tracking & Traceability 2021 Guide

Posted by Admin

February 22, 2021

Lot tracking and traceability is a key best practice in inventory management. In fact, enabling lot control is one of the first things we recommend to new users of the Datacor enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Webinar: How Manufacturers & Distributors Can Create a Business Case for Payment Automation

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

January 22, 2021

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021; 1:00 PM ET
Where:
Webcast
Presenters:
Jason Griffiths, Datacor; Jim Wright, Nvoicepay
Complimentary Webinar

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2021 Guide to Master Production Schedules

Posted by Admin

January 21, 2021

Master Production Scheduling, or the Master Production Schedule (MPS), is a crucial component of chemical and process manufacturing. In order to meet deadlines and fulfill orders, companies in these sectors need to plan ahead — but not just any tools will do. 

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Webinar: Datacor CRM On the Road Again

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

January 18, 2021

Presenter: The Datacor CRM Team
On-Demand

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Datacor Renews NACD Platinum Corporate Sponsorship for 2021

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

January 7, 2021

For the sixth consecutive year, Datacor, Inc., the leading provider of ERP and CRM software in the chemical distribution industry, has reaffirmed its commitment to the NACD by renewing its platinum corporate sponsorship. In addition to the platinum level sponsorship, Datacor is now lending its support to the monthly and quarterly economic newsletters, NACD Industry Watch and The Profitable Distributor, respectively. This partnership enhances NACD’s ability to provide valuable economic insights and forecasting to the membership.

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Integrated ERP: Definition & Benefits

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

January 4, 2021

Your business has a lot of moving parts: from accounting and payroll to production and distribution. Every activity within the company and each piece of data gathered externally from customers, suppliers and business partners must be recorded. To make informed decisions, your entire company needs access to that data — but how can you manage it all while still handling day-to-day tasks?

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Support the Circular Economy with Datacor ERP

Posted by Admin

December 8, 2020

Today, customers and businesses across industry sectors want to support the circular economy: a “green” economy that prioritizes sustainability, conservation and efficiency initiatives. The chemical industry is committed to promoting these efforts, and Datacor ERP can help customers establish best practices and business processes that reduce their footprint and maximize the lifetime of key resources. In this post, we’ll show you how. 

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Dan McCusker Named Affiliate of the Year by NACD

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

November 12, 2020

Florham Park, NJ – Datacor, Inc., a leading provider of process manufacturing and distribution software, is thrilled to announce that Daniel P. McCusker, Vice President of Sales for Datacor, was named the 2020 Affiliate of the Year by the National Association of Chemical Distributors during their 49th Annual Meeting, held virtually this week. The award recognizes a NACD Affiliate member who makes significant contributions of time and talent for the betterment of the chemical distribution industry, who contributes special achievements in chemical distribution, or who provides outstanding service to fellow NACD members or Affiliates.

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Chemical Purchasing and Procurement: Procedure, Policy & Best Practices

Posted by Admin

October 27, 2020

Chemical and process manufacturers need to purchase chemicals to produce products for nearly every industry sector worldwide — from agriculture to automotive to pharmaceuticals and cannabis. Establishing a clear chemical procurement procedure can help your company stay compliant, streamline operations and better serve customers. But where do you start?

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Chemical Regulatory Compliance - Top 2020 Updates for Manufacturers & Distributors

Posted by Admin

September 29, 2020

The chemical distribution and manufacturing industry is constantly changing, and keeping up with regulatory requirements can be challenging. We’re here to provide you with the latest chemical regulatory compliance updates, so you can stay informed and ahead of any changes.

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Webinar: From Paper to Progress with Datacor ePayments

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

September 18, 2020

Presenter: Jason Griffiths, Solutions Associate, Datacor; Doug Seaberg, VP of Sales, Nvoicepay; Lisa Parrish, VP Finance, Valley Solvents
On-Demand

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Webinar: Datacor CRM Autumn Equinox

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

September 17, 2020

Presenter: The Datacor CRM Team
On-Demand

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ERP 101: Introduction to ERP Systems for Beginners in 2020

Posted by Admin

September 14, 2020

 

Have you heard of the term “ERP”? Not exactly sure what it is or why it’s important to process manufacturers and chemical distributors? Maybe you’ve done some research and found it overwhelming and a little confusing.

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Industry Specific vs Generic ERP Differences & Buying Advice

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

September 3, 2020

If your business is looking to select and implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, you have a critical decision to make. Do you go with a generic ERP solution that comes with “one size fits all” functionality? Or do you look at industry-specific ERP software? While generic software can be cheaper up front, industry-specific solutions are an investment in your company’s future, offering all of the features that meet your needs.

To learn more about ERP software and the benefits it offers, see our introductory guide. In this post, we’ll compare the differences between generic and industry-specific ERP systems.

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Why the Time to Invest in Technology Is Now

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

August 4, 2020

Don’t panic. 

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Webinar: Simplify Payments with Integrated Credit Card Payments

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

July 9, 2020

Presenter: Michael Lynch, Solutions Associate, Datacor
On-Demand

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How to Choose the Right Janitorial and Sanitation CRM Software

Posted by Admin

June 30, 2020

Janitorial and sanitation chemical manufacturers and distributors have unique needs when it comes to managing customer relationships. On top of keeping clients happy, there are strict standards and specifications to follow, and orders and pricing are highly complex. Tracking sales and communications requires the right software, but how do you know which system to choose?

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(Part 2) COVID-19: Chemical Industry Impact and Future Trends

Posted by Admin

May 27, 2020

This is the final post in a two-part series on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the chemical industry. Part one looked at how the crisis has impacted companies so far and what their response has been. Here, we’ll cover how organizations are adjusting to remote work and look to what the future might hold.

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(Part 1) COVID-19: Chemical Industry Impact and Future Trends

Posted by Admin

May 20, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is changing the world as we know it, causing ripple effects throughout national, state and local economies and forcing businesses to rapidly adapt. Unemployment claims have surpassed the highest in history; over 30 million claims, totaling nearly 20 percent of the U.S. labor force, were filed in the six weeks between mid-March and April 25, 2020 alone. And in one of the most shocking developments, the price of oil dropped below zero for the first time in history.

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How to Choose the Right Process Manufacturing MRP Software

Posted by Admin

May 7, 2020

Chemical and process manufacturing is a complex industry, and companies in this market have unique needs. MRP software — short for “material requirements planning,” “material resource planning” or “manufacturing resource planning” software — is a valuable tool for managing the complex processes of planning, scheduling and controlling the production, purchasing and distribution of manufactured goods.

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Webinar: Ensure Accounts Payable Continuity with Datacor ePayments

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

April 16, 2020

Presenter: Jason Griffiths, Solutions Associate, Datacor; Doug Seaberg, VP of Sales, Nvoicepay
On-Demand Webinar (Free)

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Webinar: Avoid Cash Flow Disruption with Integrated Credit Card Payments

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

April 15, 2020

On-Demand
Presenter: Michael Lynch, Solutions Associate, Datacor
On-Demand Webinar (Free)

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Transitioning your business operations for a remote workforce

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

April 10, 2020

In these unprecedented times, we know our customers are doing their best to maintain their business operations with a largely remote workforce.

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Cancelled: InterAXions 2020

Posted by Tom Jackson

April 3, 2020

The safety and health of our customers is our top priority and with that in mind, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s InterAXions conference. Given all relevant circumstances, including the continued unknown variables of the ongoing pandemic, corresponding changes by governments, and challenges to businesses, this was an unavoidable decision.

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Benefits of Chemical Inventory Management Software

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

March 24, 2020

For any organization that stores on-site chemicals, one thing is crucial: a reliable chemical inventory management system. But creating and maintaining an accurate chemical inventory can be more difficult than it sounds, and without this, your business can suffer.

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Datacor is here for you

Posted by Tom Jackson

March 20, 2020

As the impact of the COVID-19 virus grows, I wanted to reach out on behalf of the Datacor team to assure you that we stand ready to service you, our customers, during this difficult time. In service of employee health, and to do our part in stemming the spread of this virus, we instituted the following two policies as of Monday, March 16th:

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Webinar: .NET Purchasing

Posted by Stephanie Phipps

February 21, 2020

On-Demand
Presenter: Stephanie Phipps, Product Consultant, Datacor ERP VB
Free Webinar

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Datacor Welcomes Doug Salas as Chief Technology Officer

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

February 11, 2020

Florham Park, NJ – Datacor, Inc., a leading provider of process manufacturing and distribution software, is delighted to welcome Doug Salas as Chief Technology Officer, a newly created role for the company. As CTO, Doug will drive strategic initiatives with a strong focus on leveraging emerging technology to enhance products and services for customers.

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InterAXions 2020: Tomorrow's Vision, Today

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

February 5, 2020

Registration for InterAXions 2020 is now open! Join us in Florham Park, NJ from May 12-15, 2020 to bring to life tomorrow’s vision, today!

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Webinar: Manage Internal Processes with CRM Projects

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

January 29, 2020

On-Demand Webinar
Presenters: The Datacor CRM Team
Free Webinar

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DHS Issues Alert on Major Windows Vulnerability

Posted by Caitlin O'Donnell

January 16, 2020

**This NACD Regulatory Alert is published with permission from the National Association of Chemical  Distributors**

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