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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Genius ERP is honored to be recognized as a Top Performer by SourceForge, the world’s largest software reviews and comparison website.
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.
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.
ERPs are indispensable to manufacturing companies. They are the industry gold standard for a reason.
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?
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,
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)
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
To remain competitive and viable as a small- to mid-sized manufacturer, your business strategy needs to be driven by clear, comprehensive and timely information. That means you need to be using an ERP system that helps you make smart, fast decisions.
The right ERP is critical tool for growth for manufacturers, but not every CEO understands that right away. Here are 5 ways choosing the right ERP for your business will benefit your CEO.
You know your shop needs to run at full capacity to remain profitable and competitive. But do you know if it actually does? As a manufacturer, throughput in production can mean the difference between meeting quotas and losing customers to your competition.
To build a sustainable and profitable manufacturing business you need to stop making common business mistakes, and start using tools that help you streamline tasks, boost productivity, and leverage data in real-time. The right ERP system can put you on the right track to success.
Strong business analytics in the manufacturing industry is both integral and accessible with the right ERP. In a bygone era, successful business intelligence implementation meant having to gather data manually from numerous sources, and work it up in spreadsheets.
Manufacturer understand poorly streamlined inventory management can adversly affect your business. Learn why ERPs should include reliable inventory control software.
In fact, 75% of ERP implementations are deemed failures by Gartner. (Not Genius Solutions though! We have a proven 10-step process that gives us industry-leading implementation success rates.)
With businesses prioritizing "going digital" ERPs will continue evolving to fulfill businesses' ever-changing needs. Find out the 5 future trends in ERP systems.
Our team answered the questions you're asking about Excel ERP Systems. Learn more about Data entry & Efficiency. Take a look around!
Transportation equipment manufacturers always need to be on top of their suppliers and the needs of their company. Learn how a manufacturing-specific ERP can make it easy!
A common misconception about ERPs is that they are for large-scale companies only, but more and more small businesses are turning to ERPs to help them integrate all of their business processes and data into one place. No business is too small for an ERP solution
ERP softwares provide manufacuturing companies next-level automation and streamlines operations. Explore the benefits of having an ERP how it will level up your business.
Food and baked goods manufacturers and processors face unique and challenging business pressures. Read more to find out 3 superpower ERP features for manufacturing SMEs.
With a project management ERP, production bottlenecks can be avoided, jobs can be completed faster, and orders sent more efficiently. Consider the following 4 ways the right ERP helps improve inventory control.
Many SME Manufacturers ask themselves if they really need the features an ERP offers. Learn about the advantages of properly implementing an ERP system for SME manufacturers.
Implementing an ERP system is one of the biggest technological changes you can make for your business — it will help you to streamline your business processes, be more organized, and ultimately help you grow as a company.
If you’re small- to medium-size manufacturer looking to grow, 2018 is the year you need to embrace an ERP system.
ERP systems have deep root in the manufacturing industry, but many manufacturers still have trouble understanding exactly what an ERP is and does. The term ERP is an acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning, but even the full name doesn’t really tell you what an ERP does.
There are two big assumptions every manufacturer should avoid when looking at ERPs. Getting them out of the way is the first step in heading towards something that starts to look like the right solution.
Implementing an ERP is disruptive — and it should be. It’s a system capable of improving every aspect of your business, it impacts every single one of your departments, and it can help make your business more profitable. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be very effective.
Our team of experts examined custom manufacturing systems. Don't wonder anymore about custom manufacturing & ERP systems. Read more!
What do ERP systems do to save manufacturers money? Here are five common ways manufacturers save money after implementing an ERP software.
10 Signs that Your Manufacturer Could Benefit from an ERP System
The NHTSA recently released statistics showing that globally there were 803 vehicle recalls over the last 10 years, involving 63.9 million vehicles. Unfortunately, recalls are becoming the norm rather than the exception.
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