ERP implementation projects are expensive—and often contain unforeseen costs that you didn’t have in your budget. Even the best planned projects are bound to encounter a few unexpected expenses along the way.
Today is Manufacturing Day 2021, and we want to take a minute to say thank you and celebrate everything that manufacturers do for us.
Genius ERP has once again been named a High Performer by G2 in their summer 2021 rankings of the best ERP systems, including in their trending ERP systems report.
We’re noteworthy! Genius ERP is proud to announce that we have been named a Noteworthy Product in the best product lifecycle management software Shortlist Report by Capterra, a free online service that helps organizations find the right software.
With hundreds, if not thousands, of different types of ERP systems on the market, it’s hard to know which system is right for your business. Different tiers, target markets, and feature sets can make the selection process overwhelming—and make it difficult to know where to start.
ERP and CRM software are valuable tools that every manufacturer needs. While both will increase the overall profitability of your business, CRM software helps you manage your customers, whereas ERP software helps you streamline all of your business processes.
An ERP will give production managers all the tools they need to plan, execute, and complete complex manufacturing jobs.
Your sales team will benefit from the integration, organization, and tools an ERP provides — but most importantly, it will help your salespeople close more deals.
An ERP makes purchasing easier for manufacturers by automating everyday purchasing tasks and providing accurate real-time data to ensure that you always have the right amount of stock on hand.
An ERP helps CEOs and senior executives make better strategic business decisions by supplying them with comprehensive, timely, and reliable internal data.
Engineers need an ERP system that has their unique needs in mind, including creating and managing Bills of Materials (BOMs), routing steps, and work instructions. Engineers also need an ERP that allows for the seamless integration of a CAD system with the ERP.
Accountants will benefit from an ERP by using integrated data to streamline all of their accounting processes.
ERPs are indispensable to manufacturing companies. They are the industry gold standard for a reason.
We all want to be the best at what we do, right? But as a manufacturer, what do you actually need to do to become the best?
You already know that ERPs enhance visibility, improve your business practices, and increase your shop’s efficiency. But how do ERPs actually do all of these things?
Many manufacturing companies rely on Excel for all sorts of tasks, from scheduling to inventory management to data analysis, because it is readily available, easy to use, and is seen as a cost-effective solution for organizing and planning business operations.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning — but what does that actually mean?
We hope that 2021 will be an easier year to predict than 2020. But, until things start to return to normal hopefully sometime by the middle of this year, the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us — and a reality that manufacturers must continue to deal with.
Last January when we first started to hear reports about the novel coronavirus, few, if any of us, realized the changes that were to come — or that a year later we would still be living in an altered world, coping with the virus.
Motrec is a company on a mission. Their electric-powered industrial vehicles are used in factories and industrial sites around the world — even Barack Obama has been photographed riding on one — and that’s the way they like it. With a recent move into a 70,000 square foot state-o
Genius ERP is proud to announce that G2 has named us a high performer in their Winter 2021 Grid Report on ERP systems.
2020 continues to be an award-winning year for Genius ERP! We are excited to announce that Digital.com has named Genius ERP to its list of the best ERP software companies of 2020.
Though you can easily use Excel to create a database of your customers, Excel lacks several key benefits of more dedicated CRM software. A proper CRM system that is integrated and automated will allow you to better manage your leads and opportunities,
Genius Solutions is excited to announce our new strategic partnership with Solutyo, a French firm that focuses on helping manufacturers digitally transform their businesses (continue reading).
While you can certainly create inventory tracking spreadsheets in Excel, it is not the best option for inventory management — especially for complex manufacturers. Dedicated inventory management and control software, like that found in an ERP system, (continue reading)
Excel is a good business tool that can do a lot of different jobs and support a lot of different functions, but it’s not equipped to manage the intricacies of a custom manufacturing business. You need to replace it now.
The goal of CCPM is to identify the steps, timelines, and resources required to complete a project — to give you a roadmap that you can follow to ensure you complete more jobs on-time and on-budget.
Over the past year Genius ERP has been awarded multiple honors and badges including being named a Top ERP Software System by Software Advice, an ERP 2020 Category Leader by GetApp, a High Performer in Enterprise Resource Planning by G2, and Fastest Growing Software in ERP by SaaS
Genius ERP is excited to announce that we have been named one of the top ERP systems by Software Advice, and have been included in their latest FrontRunners Grid.
Genius Solutions is proud to announce our new partnership with the City of Québec’s Vision Entrepreneuriale Québec 2023 program. This new partnership will help us increase our market share and continue to expand our operations into the United States.
Rescheduling is a major problem that manufacturers, especially custom manufacturers, are constantly dealing with. Rescheduling is the process of updating an existing production schedule in response to disruptions or other changes. This includes the arrival of new jobs, changes fr
An ERP system is one of the biggest investments that a manufacturer will ever make — but it will pay off in the long run. Though difficult to calculate, the ROI of an ERP system is immense, and manufacturers will see a significant reduction in costs after implementing an ERP.
We are excited to announce that Genius ERP has been named a 2020 Category Leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) by GetApp! Genius ERP was awarded a score of 90 to give us spot number 5 on the list.
Knowing your true job costs is one of the most difficult things for a custom shop to figure out. Factoring in all of the resources used — and the complicated nature of custom manufacturing — makes it difficult for shops to figure exactly how much a job costs them.
Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of materials, involving the procurement, movement and storage of raw parts and materials, as well as the movement of work-in-process inventory and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.
Genius ERP is very excited to announce our new partnership with GenAlpha Technologies, which will now allow us to offer our customers new and exciting eCommerce solutions.
Smart Scheduling is based on the Theory of Constraints (ToC), and uses the fundamental principle that within any custom manufacturing plant there is a Drum—one, or a small number of, scarce resources—which control the overall output of the plant.
ERP implementation planning isn’t always easy. But if you work hard, and have the right people around to help you, you can get a new ERP system up and running in your shop in a few months — even if you think you are too busy to do it.
Genius ERP is proud to announce that G2 named us a high performer in their Summer 2020 Grid Report for ERP systems. Through their ranking system, G2 recognizes that we are highly trusted by our customers and able to satisfy our users’ needs.
Many businesses, including manufacturers have had to change the way they run their shops to comply with health, safety, and sanitation regulations to keep their workers healthy and to keep their businesses running as smoothly as possible
CRMs are a great tool to help you manage customer relationships — including managing customer information, leads and opportunities, and deals, quotes and order status — to create better customer experiences
Genius ERP is excited to announce that we have been awarded Fastest Growing Software in ERP - Enterprise Resource Management by SaaSworthy! SaaSworthy aims to capture the essence of a SaaS product to help users and businesses find the most useful and relevant product for their ne
Uncertainty abounds, and knowing what the future will bring, and when the current COVID-19 crisis will subside, is still up in the air. The harsh reality is that uncertainty is always present, and takes various forms, whether it is the current Coronavirus crisis, trade tensions,
E-learning allows manufacturers to access high quality learning and educational resources at lower costs — with the added benefits of being more flexible and having higher retention and completion rates. Now, more than ever before online learning is the way forward for manufact
Manufacturers will keep the raw materials and supplies needed for production, and sometimes inventories of finished products waiting for shipment, on hand to help stabilize any fluctuations they experience with their supply and demand chains, production capacities, and lead times
Manufacturers, like other businesses, are learning to adapt to this new world full of uncertainty, including disruptions throughout their businesses and supply chains, as well as to new workplace regulations and routines that are fundamentally changing how manufacturers operate.
Over the last couple of months, the government has put out a call to Canadian manufacturers to help meet the demand for PPE (personal protective equipment) — the vital equipment needed to ensure that healthcare staff and front-line workers can safely do their jobs and help all of
We are excited to announce that Genius ERP has been recognized by Software Advice as one of the Most Recommended solutions for both ERP Software as well as Manufacturing Production Planning & Scheduling Software. Software Advice, a Gartner company, gives out their Most Recommende
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system manages all aspects of a business, including production, planning, purchasing, manufacturing, sales, distribution, accounting, and customer service, from one fully-integrated system.
We are facing unprecedented and unknown times. We are worried about the health and safety of our family, friends, colleagues, and communities, as well as the state of the economy, our businesses, and livelihoods.
What is a production bottleneck? A production bottleneck is the point in your production line where workloads accumulate because they arrive too quickly to be processed.
A bill of materials is the comprehensive list of all required parts, items, raw materials, and assemblies that you need to manufacture a finished product. A BOM is one of the most important documents for a custom manufacturer—think of it as a recipe for your supply chain.
Business intelligence (BI) is the process of turning raw data into meaningful and actionable insights about your organization to make better, more data-driven decisions.
TEC finds that Genius ERP is a strong fit for companies where the engineering department needs to be engaged throughout the manufacturing process.
Genius ERP is excited to announce that it has been named a Top 20 MRP software product by Capterra, a free online service that helps organizations find the right software for their business.
Elemoose, as a custom manufacturer of signage, props and architectural building finishes, needed an ERP that could keep up with their busy, design-based shop. Genius ERP has been instrumental in helping them transform their processes and keep on top of their job costs.
Looking for tips on how to schedule your shop floor better to be more productive and get more jobs completed on time? Check out our Free Smart Scheduling webinar where you will learn how our new Smart Scheduling feature can revolutionize the way you schedule your shop.
Genius Solutions has partnered with Avalara to bring best-in-class tax and compliance services to custom manufacturers
Looking to take your business to the next level in 2020? Grow your business with the ERP built by engineers and manufacturing industry experts exclusively for custom manufacturers.
Bottlenecks—all manufacturers have to deal with, and they can effectively grind your operations to a halt, causing you to deliver orders late, and even costing you business altogether.
Genius Solutions has been named a top performer by Featured Customers in their Winter 2019 Manufacturing ERP Customer Success Report! We are very proud that we are trusted by so many custom manufacturers.
Any business evolution involving operational change triggers hosts of challenges. However, when considering the case of complex enterprise technologies, these changes embody additional concerns.
As we prepare to say good-bye to 2019 and usher in a new year (and new decade), it’s time to take a look at future trends that will influence the manufacturing world in 2020 and beyond.
Scheduling is one of the toughest things for a custom manufacturer to get right. So many variables, and building a product that has never been built before, can make it hard for traditional scheduling systems to keep up with the needs of custom manufacturers.
As a custom manufacturer you should know that ERPs are essential in today’s complicated manufacturing environment, because ERPs help you to manage and improve every aspect of your business. Learn more here!
Do you want to gain a competitive advantage over other manufacturers in your sector? If you are a custom manufacturer, to do so, you need to get an ERP system.
There are a few modules and features that custom manufacturers should be on the lookout for when picking the ERP best suited to them. Custom manufacturers are unique in that they are never really building the same thing twice.
Industry 4.0, smart factories, the internet of things (IoT) are terms that we hear all the time floating around the manufacturing industry. But what do they actually mean?
Our team of experts answered the questions you're asking about good habits in inventory management. Learn more about inventory management methods & the importance of having the correct level of stock on hand. Read more!
To remain competitive, manufacturers need to be able to quickly adapt and adjust their production lines, and easily manage and communicate shifting priorities. DBR scheduling gives better priority management and a better way to shift and adjust to changes.
Genius ERP unveils the first true DBR Scheduling tool for custom manufacturers within an ERP
We are excited to announce that Genius ERP has been named a Category Leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) by GetApp!
DBR, or Drum-Buffer-Rope, scheduling sounds elaborate and complicated. But, it is actually a simpler and smarter way to schedule your custom manufacturing shop—and one that you should think about embracing. Curious? Keep reading!
Scheduling is one of the most difficult tasks that custom manufacturing shops face. Learn more about what is DBR and how it will help you deliver on time.
Our team of experts answered the questions you're asking about ERP project management and monitoring. Learn more about focusing on the right elements & the importance of consistency. Read more!
Our team took a deep dive on real-time manufacturing data collection. Close the book on topics like improving product quality & preventive measure. Come take a look!
Genius ERP exposed the truth about ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) versus MRP (Material Requirements Planning) difference. Whether for inventory management or the material requirements planning. Learn more about better collaboration & increased efficiency. Come take a look!
Our team of experts puts together our top tips on quotation software for manufacturing. Learn more about why using an ERP leads to better quotes and estimates & accurate tracking of the involved costs. Come take a look!
Genius ERP put together our top tips on ERP purchase orders. Read all about how ERP could lead to more efficient purchasing & how to optimize your relationship with your suppliers.
Our team of experts compiled some must-know points on ERP Accounting module. Find out about real-time prediction & easier scalability. Learn more!
CRM software is generally used by sales, marketing, and business development professionals to do the following tasks: Keep track of customers and their order history, Identify business opportunities and new sales leads, Streamline the sales process and reduce repetitive work, etc
Genius ERP exposed the truth about ERP system implementation process. Find out about finding the right ERP & the steps you will follow to implement it. Read more!
Our team explored how to increase your margins with an ERP. A fresh take on the impact of an ERP system on your margins. Take a look around!
Getting an ERP up and running is a monumental task that can save your company significant cost and make your employee’s daily work much more enjoyable. The right implementation plan starts with the right software, and you don’t get there just by Googling “best ERP for me.”
Our team of experts compiled notable points on how ERPs help ETO manufacturers. Close the book on topics like the complex nature of ETO manufacturing & CAD-ERP integration. Read more!
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has published its Cloud ERP for Small Business Buyer’s Guide and Genius ERP is one of the solutions featured in the guide!
Our team set our sights on ERP Features and benefits. A fresh take on scheduling & CAD-ERP integration.
Our team explored how does ERP help improve business operations. A fresh take on the impact of an ERP system on accountants & ERP for engineering. Take a look around!
We compiled notable points on successful ERP implementation. Learn more about how to select your A-team & the steps to successfully implement your ERP.
We took a deep dive on ERP ROI Analysis. Learn more about calculating an ERP's ROI & different ROI analysis models.
Let’s go back to basics for a minute and define what inventory management is. In a nutshell, inventory management is the management of inventory and stock
Seamless CAD-ERP integrations save time and money by letting a manufacturer export a Bill of Material (BOM) directly from CAD software to an ERP system.
Labor costs are one of the biggest line items in your budget as a manufacturer, so keeping them under control is key to being profitable.
What is the best ERP? Obviously, my first answer was Genius ERP, of course! But after thinking about it for a little while, I realized there isn’t one ERP that is truly the best.
Looking to take your manufacturing business from good to great? Start using business intelligence to help you better understand your organization, make more informed decisions, and build a more efficient and effective business.
With two months of 2019 already under our belt it’s time to look at the top trends in manufacturing that will have a major impact on the industry in 2019 and beyond.
Deliver on time, every time. You know it’s the number one thing you need to do to keep customers happy and remain competitive in today’s marketplace.
Looking for ways to streamline and improve your accounting practices? Look not further than an ERP! Here are 5 ways that an ERP can help you improve your accounting.
Do you know that up to 20% of the total engineering time in your shop is taken up by transferring Bills of Materials (BOMs) out of your CAD system? This is an especially time-consuming task for ETO shops where every item you manufacture is truly custom.
We’re one month into 2019 already and it’s time to get seriously moving on our goals for the new year! If growing your business is at the top of your agenda this year, read on to see how an ERP can help you reach your goal and succeed.
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