The latest installment in our Marketing for Manufacturers series will teach you everything you need to know about email marketing and how to use it in your manufacturing business to boost leads and sales.
Machine engineering and equipment manufacturing requires a high degree of technical expertise and innovation, lots of inventory and machinary, and complicated processes — all of which make it a challenging enterprise.
Concurrent engineering is a design process that involves multiple departments of a manufacturing business working together to create a product. It is extremely efficient as it decreases product development time, allows manufacturers to get products to market faster, reduces lead
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Genius ERP is proud to announce that we are again included in Software Advice’s Guide to Top Small Business Manufacturing Software
Manufacturers use enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage and automate various business operations — including finance, accounting, human resources, production management, supply chain management, inventory management, and customer relationship management....
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The complex nature of custom manufacturing means there are many different processes where engineering pain points can arise.
You may know all the ins and outs of manufacturing a quality product, but do you know all the ins and outs of marketing it?
For over three decades, Genius ERP has worked closely with custom manufacturers across North America, helping them to streamline their operations and improve productivity.
Getting your first ERP is a big step for a small business.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can manage every aspect of your business, including production, planning, purchasing, manufacturing, sales, distribution, accounting, and customer service — all from one fully-integrated system.
Manufacturing companies that handle their various business tasks with separate systems are more prone to run into problems like disconnected departments, information silos, data inaccuracies, duplication of tasks or records, and poor communication.
Manufacturers have faced several challenges in recent years, and it appears that 2023 will be no different. Read about our predictions for the top 10 trends that we think will have a major impact on the industry in 2023.
The long-term success of your business depends on customer loyalty and satisfaction. See how high levels of quality lead to repeat business, increased profits, and recognition within your industry
Even though the mix of work that flows through a custom shop can vary greatly from week to week, there are things custom manufacturers can do to improve their delivery rates and get more jobs out the door. Learn 5 simple ways to improve productivity and customer satisfaction.
Business intelligence (BI) gives manufacturers the tools to assess and improve their operations by streamlining their processes to increase efficiency and profitability. Read on to discover what BI is and the five best ways to use it in your shop.
Custom shop floors can be disorganized and chaotic. But you can’t afford to halt operations to track down missing items you need to complete a job. Discover why implementing sound inventory management procedures and practices can help you get control of your inventory.
Want to learn how to turn your manufacturing business into a well-oiled machine? We've created a list of the manufacturing industry’s best practices that your company can follow too.
A productive shop floor is organized, aligned, and connected. Learn how you can get there by implementing good shop floor management practices that will streamline your manufacturing processes.
By 2025, there are expected to be over 22 billion connected IoT devices worldwide. See how he Industrial Internet of Things can help improve manufacturing operations by streamlining processes, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency.
Creating good customer experiences doesn’t have to be difficult. Discover 6 ways to build and maintain great customer relationships for your business.
Supply chain management is now more important than ever. Manufacturers need robust supply chain management to help them cope with the disruptions to supply chains and material shortages that have plagued the industry in 2022.
Manufacturers need to keep an eye on their bottom line now more than ever. Improving inventory management practices is one of the biggest areas where manufacturers can make changes and save thousands — even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
ERP implementation projects are expensive — and often contain unforeseen costs that you didn’t have in your budget. Read on to learn about the three most common hidden or unforeseen costs of ERP implementation — plus what you can do to save on these costs.
Many manufacturers think learning about their ERP system ends with implementation. But this is wrong.
Genius ERP is excited to announce our new partnership with CEI MTL. Together, we are working to promote and support the digital transformation of manufacturers in the Montreal region toward industry 4.0.
Business intelligence (BI) and analytics are more important now than ever as they give manufacturers tools to analyze their shops and make better business decisions.
Manufacturing Day 2022 is here! Though one day is not enough, we wanted to take a minute to say thank you and celebrate everything manufacturers do.
A product demo is a crucial element of the ERP selection process as it gives you a chance to see each ERP system in action.
ERPs improve every aspect of your manufacturing business, from increasing shop floor efficiency, to cutting costs, to speeding up crucial business tasks like month-end accounting practices. Finding the right ERP is critical as it will have a huge impact on your business.
Manufacturing Day 2022 is almost here! On October 7th, manufacturers across North America will open their doors to demonstrate what they do.
Genius ERP has once again been named a top ERP software system by Capterra and is listed as a Noteworthy Product on Capterra’s Shortlist of Best ERP software systems.
We've compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions we get asked about ERPs by manufacturers: Learn why ERPs are one of the most important tools for manufacturers and how to find the right system for your shop.
Learn everything you have ever wanted to know about ERPs — plus why you need one.
After a long hiatus, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) returns for its 33rd edition next week —and Genius ERP will be there! Held at the massive McCormick Place complex in Chicago from September 12-17, IMTS is one of the biggest and best events we go to.
To celebrate Labor Day (or Labour Day as we write it in Canada), we wanted to offer you some handy tips for hiring the best manufacturing talent and keeping them on your team longer.
Industry-specific ERPs are built to meet the needs of your industry and will come loaded with the features that your business needs. Discover the common questions, problems, and concerns manufacturers have about ERPs and how a manufacturing-specific ERP can help.
Genius ERP is excited to announce that we have once again been named one of the top ERP systems by Software Advice. First selected by Software Advice in 2020, Genius ERP is once more included in their 2022 FrontRunners Grid of Top ERP Software.
CAD2BOM gives you a running start on production by quickly and accurately creating a complex BOM that includes a comprehensive list of all required parts and items plus routings and production steps, ready for procurement and production.
Genius ERP is excited to announce that for the first time, we have been named a Category Leader in Quality Management Software by GetApp, a leading software discovery platform.
Your shop floor is central to your business, so why do so many manufacturers still rely on paper to manage it?
Industry 4.0 has opened up new possibilities and opportunities for custom manufacturers to successfully create, design, and manufacture custom products while maintaining efficiency and profitability.
In today’s marketplace, many different types of ERP systems are available. While this increases consumer choice, it can make it difficult to understand and know which kind of system is best for your business.
Want to learn the true secret to a successful ERP implementation? We asked one of our top ERP implementation experts to answer all of your burning questions.
The good news: the manufacturing industry, with the exception of a few sectors, is booming, and the growth experienced in the industry over the last year is forecasted to continue throughout 2022 and into 2023.
After moving into their new state-of-the-art facility in 2018, Marathon quickly realized that their processes didn’t match their facilities, and they needed to improve them if they were going to achieve their plans to grow.
Once again, we are proud to announce that Genius ERP ranked as a High Performer in G2's Winter 2022 Report on the Best ERP Systems.
Get even more up close and personal time with our Genius experts! Our popular Canteen Sessions have moved from once per week to three times per week and will take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
One of the biggest challenges QTG was facing was with the internal management of their inventory. Before Genius ERP came onboard, QTG has no system in place and inventory had to be done manually.
Genius ERP is honored to be recognized as a Top Performer by SourceForge, the world’s largest software reviews and comparison website.
L’école des Métiers en Aéronautique de Montréal (ÉMAM) has chosen Genius ERP's Academic Program to help train the next generation of specialized workers on the tools they will use in a working manufacturing environment.
We’re excited to announce that Genius ERP has moved up to the Top Performer category on Capterra’s Shortlist of Best ERP software systems.
Genius ERP is excited to announce that we have once again been honored by Software Advice and are included in their FrontRunners Grid of best manufacturing software for small businesses.
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
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