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Article - March 06,2019

Manufacturing Industry Trends 2019

ERP - Industry News

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.

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Article - February 27,2019

Deliver On Time, Every Time with an ERP

Analytics & Reporting - Engineering - Scheduling

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.

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Article - February 20,2019

5 Tips to Improve Accounting with an ERP System

Accounting - ERP - Job Costing

Looking for ways to streamline and improve your accounting practices? Look not further than an ERP!

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Article - February 06,2019

How to Grow your Business in 2019 with an ERP

Integration - Inventory

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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Article - February 01,2019

We’re a Featured Customers Top Performer!

Genius News

Genius Solutions is proud to announce that we have been named a Manufacturing ERP Top Performer by Featured Customers in their Winter 2019 Customer Success Report!

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Article - January 24,2019

Why You Should Use an ERP to Make Strategic Business Decisions

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

Recently we looked at 5 ways that an ERP can help out CEOs. One of the biggest ways that an ERP can assist senior management is by helping leaders to make better, and more informed decisions.

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Article - January 22,2019

How the Right ERP Can Help your CEO

Analytics & Reporting - Customer Relations - Management

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.

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Article - December 19,2018

Stop Using ERP Workarounds

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

Does “ERP” actually stand for Excel Runs Production at your shop?

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Article - November 22,2018

Leverage Your Data to Help Solve the Manufacturing Labor Shortage

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

A shortage of skilled and qualified workers is one of the biggest challenges facing custom manufacturers today.

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Article - November 14,2018

Are you Managing your Business with a Magic Spreadsheet?

ERP - Management - Scheduling

One of the things we overhear a lot from manufacturers is “everything is in the magic spreadsheet” or “we just use a magic spreadsheet to manage our shop.”

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Article - October 31,2018

Why Manufacturing SMEs Need a Reliable Inventory Control Feature in their ERP Software

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

If you’re an SME manufacturer, you know all too well that halting operations due to less than streamlined inventory management can adversely affect your relationship with customers, vendors, and suppliers.

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Article - October 24,2018

Abandoned Implementation Part II

ERP - Implementation

One of the biggest problems I see in the manufacturing industry is AI. No, not artificial intelligence, but abandoned implementation of ERP systems. 

5 Predictions for the Future of ERP Software
Article - October 17,2018

5 Predictions for the Future of ERP Software

ERP - Industry News

With businesses prioritizing "going digital" ERPs will continue evolving to fulfill businesses' ever-changing needs. Find out the 5 future trends in ERP systems.

Why an Excel ERP System Isn't Enough
Article - October 10,2018

Why An Excel ERP System Isn’t Enough

Analytics & Reporting - Scheduling

Our team answered the questions you're asking about Excel ERP Systems. Learn more about Data entry & Efficiency. Take a look around!

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Article - October 03,2018

ERP Must-Haves for Transportation Manufacturing SMEs

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

There’s no denying that transportation equipment manufacturing is a key economic driver for industrialized countries around the world.

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Article - September 26,2018

How ERPs Have Changed the Manufacturing Industry

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

The manufacturing industry is one of the most complicated industries out there in terms of logistics, operations, and production management.

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Article - September 12,2018

ERPs — Not Just for Large-Scale Enterprises


A common misconception about ERPs is that they are for large-scale companies only (the word enterprise is a part of their name after all), but more and more small businesses are turning to ERPs to help them integrate all of their business processes and data into one place.

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Article - September 05,2018

8 Benefits of Manufacturing ERP Features for SMEs

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

The manufacturing industry seems destined to grow forever. It’s, therefore, no surprise that manufacturers require incredibly efficient organization of all their daily business processes.

What Engineers Need From an ERP
Article - August 18,2018

What Engineers Need From an ERP


Engineering is a key component in ETO manufacturing environments — it’s part of the name for goodness sake! — but engineering is all too often left out of ERP software systems.

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Article - August 01,2018

Abandoned Implemention

ERP - Implementation

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.

Purchasing in an Engineer-to-Order Environment
Article - October 20,2017

Purchasing in an Engineer-to-Order Environment

Custom Manufacturing

Though the purchasing department has become a well-defined entity in most mid-sized companies, widely accepted standard processes or "best" practices have hurt the effectiveness of the department.

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