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How Leveraging Integrated Credit Card Processing Can Save You Time & Improve Cash Flow

Posted by Clayton Sachs on April 11, 2018

The Problem: "We accept credit cards today but we do it through an online portal or with a physical card reader."

Most process manufacturers and chemical distributors accept credit cards for some portion of their sales. Customers with poor or declining credit, slow payers, or small customers account for many of those charges. When these cases come up you find yourself jumping between your ERP system and an online processing portal or a physical card reader. You might not have a great way to save card numbers and associate them with the right customer profile in your ERP so you end up writing down or saving sensitive credit card information in non-secure locations. You then have the headache of having to reconcile payments between your bank, your merchant processing statements and your ERP. It can be a messy process and is ripe for errors and security issues.

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Topics: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Best Practices

ERP Selection: 5 Key Factors When Evaluating ERP Software Vendors

Posted by Richard Watanabe on March 7, 2018

When it comes to searching for a new ERP software solution there is no one-size fits all. It is a critical decision that can be an extremely long and difficult process. One must consider many different factors (ex. functionality, fit, price, complexity etc.) before selecting a solution. It is very important that you take your time in evaluating your options as choosing the right solution as well as the right vendor is critical to the success of the project. To help ease the stress this process can cause we have broken down 5 key factors one should consider when evaluating various ERP software vendors.

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Topics: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Selection

ERP Selection: Types of ERP Software Hosting Models

Posted by Richard Watanabe on February 22, 2018

Incorporating the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution is not just choosing the right product. It’s just as important to know how you will access the software. Today, there are various hosting models available in addition to having it on a local computer. Therefore, you should consider the hosting model that best fits your business. The following is a breakdown of the 3 basic hosting models for ERP software:

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Topics: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Selection

ERP Selection: Generic ERP vs. Industry Specific ERP

Posted by Richard Watanabe on February 12, 2018

Businesses looking to select and implement a new ERP system have a critical decision to make right off the back. Do you go with a large generic ERP solution that provides the “one size fits all” type functionality? Or, do you look at a more industry-specific ERP solution that will provide the functionality that meets your needs?

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Topics: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Selection

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