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Article - December 15,2023

How Genius ERP Optimizes CTO Jobs

Custom Manufacturing - Engineering - Product Configurator

In custom manufacturing, every project is unique, making the ability to accurately estimate and manage costs crucial.

6 Ways to Improve Throughput
Article - December 08,2023

6 Ways to Improve Throughput

Production Planning - Scheduling - Shop Floor

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.

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Article - December 01,2023

Job Costing 101

ERP - Job Costing - Shop Floor

In custom manufacturing, every project is unique, making the ability to accurately estimate and manage costs crucial.

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Article - November 24,2023

Empowering Job Shops: Genius ERP Helps Jennison Manufacturing Grow

Customer Relations - Genius News - Implementation - Marketing

Founded in 1983 by Tom Jennison, Jennison Manufacturing Group stands as a beacon of precision, quality and commitment.

How Genius ERP Streamlines ETO Jobs
Article - November 22,2023

How Genius ERP Streamlines ETO Jobs

Custom Manufacturing - Engineering - ERP

These specialized ERPs are tailored to meet the distinct requirements of custom manufacturers, empowering them to navigate the intricate challenges inherent in ETO manufacturing. 

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Article - November 10,2023

Genius ERP Named to 5 Capterra Shortlists

Genius News

Genius ERP does it again! We are proud to announce that we have been named to five Capterra Shortlists of the best software systems for manufacturers.

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Article - November 03,2023

A Comprehensive Guide To Choosing the Right ERP Tier for Your Custom Manufacturing Business

ERP - Implementation - Industry News

Managing resources, streamlining processes and delivering high-quality products on time and budget is essential for custom manufacturing companies.

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Article - October 27,2023

Software Advice Recognizes Genius ERP as a Top Software Solution in Four FrontRunners Categories

Genius News

Genius ERP is excited to announce that we have been named a top software solution for manufacturers by Software Advice in four separate categories.

How to Budget for an ERP Implementation Project
Article - October 23,2023

How to Budget for an ERP Implementation Project

Accounting - ERP - Implementation

Implementing a new ERP system is one of the most extensive — and expensive — projects you can take on as a manufacturer.

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Article - October 13,2023

Genius ERP Once Again a Top-Ranked Software by GetApp

Genius News

Genius ERP is delighted to share that we have been named a 2023 Category Leader in both MRP and Production Scheduling software by GetApp.

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Article - October 06,2023

Manufacturing Day 2023: 7 Facts You Should Know About the Manufacturing Industry

Custom Manufacturing - Genius News - Industry News

Manufacturing Day is a day for manufacturers to open their doors and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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Article - September 29,2023

Genius ERP Now Includes Integrated Credit Card Processing

Customer Relations - Genius News

An ERP system with integrated credit card processing is an indispensable tool for streamlining financial processes and creating better customer experiences.

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Article - September 22,2023

How to Manage Change with an ERP System

ERP - Implementation - Management

Learning how to manage change effectively is what turns a promising new idea into a successful reality.

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Article - September 21,2023

Fabtech 2023 Wrap Up

Engineering - Genius News - Industry News

The Genius ERP team wrapped up a fantastic week at Fabtech Chicago 2023.

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Article - September 12,2023

He’s finally been $#@&ing traded – Genius ERP acquires Denis Lemieux from Chiefs

Genius News - Industry News

Genius ERP is proud to announce that they have acquired goaltender Denis Lemieux from the Charlestown Chiefs in exchange for future considerations, a skate sharpener and 8 hours of Zamboni maintenance.

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Article - September 08,2023

Best Practices for Onboarding a New Hire in the Manufacturing Industry

Analytics & Reporting - Engineering - Scheduling

Onboarding a new employee in the manufacturing industry is a crucial process that sets the tone for their entire tenure with your company.

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Article - September 04,2023

Labor Day Special: Labor Issues in the Manufacturing Industry in 2023

Custom Manufacturing - ERP - Industry News

Labor issues continue to vex manufacturers, with labor shortages remaining one of the biggest struggles within the industry.

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Article - September 01,2023

Is it Time to Upgrade Your ERP?

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

If you've noticed that your current ERP software is running slower or less efficiently than it used to, or if you're facing challenges with your existing processes or data management, it might be a sign that an ERP upgrade is in order.

How ERPs Drive Success for Every Type of Manufacturer
Article - August 18,2023

How ERPs Drive Success for Every Type of Manufacturer

Custom Manufacturing - ERP

In the intricate world of manufacturing, there are many different ways that a product can be built.

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Article - August 11,2023

Stay Ahead of Your Competition With an ERP

Customer Relations - Integration - Scheduling

ERP software is an essential tool for manufacturers. However, simply having an ERP system is no longer enough.

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Article - August 04,2023

How to Champion Change in Your Organization


Change has been on our minds a lot lately. Maybe it’s because the last few years have taught us that the ability to pivot and change is a necessary skill that all businesses, especially manufacturers, need to have.

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