Providing your sales team with full access to your customer and sales data, no matter where you’re working (at home, at the office, or while traveling to meet your customers) or whatever device you’re working on, is what the new abas Customer Relationship Management app is all about. We spoke recently with abas mobile app developer Andrew Huber, part of the abas mobile team that developed the new CRM app, about the many real-world business benefits it offers users.
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Digital transformation for businesses of all kinds will be driven by the cloud. The days of investing your IT budget in expensive infrastructure, i.e., hardware such as on-premise servers that are costly to purchase and maintain, and years-long, risky IT projects that drain people, money, and focus away from your core business, are long gone. What has changed?
This year, manufacturers and distributors around the world will embark on the process of selecting an ERP system. Whether it’s the first ERP system they’ll install or an upgrade from a legacy system, the selection and implementation will be a major undertaking. What are the main reasons why companies upgrade their ERP systems, and what should they look for in their new software? We answer these questions in our 6-part blog series.
Engagement is critical for the success of any ERP implementation project. How do you make sure your implementation team, leadership team, and other employees get behind – and stay behind – the project? What causes low engagement during an ERP implementation, and how can businesses resolve or prevent it? This blog post gives some time-tested ways to maintain high engagement.
The Sentient Enterprise: The Evolution of Business Decision Making by is a new book by Oliver Ratzesberger and Mohan Sawhney, describing how organizations can accelerate the digital maturation process, gaining the capacity to capture, share, and leverage data to support better business decision making. This post describes some of the key concepts in that book.
The Great Lakes region is making a manufacturing comeback, leading the overall comeback of U.S. manufacturing. In 2018 and beyond, Great Lakes manufacturing trends point to manufacturers leveraging technology, geographic advantages, and an experienced workforce to drive growth in the region, the nation, and around the globe. These four trends describe how.
Your competitors are gaining an edge in the marketplace because their ERP lets them enact processes and capabilities you can't. You see workflow problems that you know how to solve, but your ERP can't handle the change. The problems are real, and they happen for a few key reasons. Regardless of why you're stuck, there are always options.
Data re-entry and similarly redundant manual processes can undermine a business' ability to work efficiently. When your skilled employees have to take time to do repetitive, tedious work, they are wasting time that could otherwise be spent on tasks that deliver greater value to the business. Modern ERP workflow management tools are changing this situation by automating key processes and eliminating the data re-entry that comes up in day-to-day work.
No two businesses are the same, and no two businesses need the same ERP system. That makes it really inconvenient if you're using an ERP system that is difficult to customize beyond its standard functionality. We've designed our ERP system for easy customization in three key ways. Read on to find out how.
Applying analytics data to decision making is becoming essential in modern business. When managers, supervisors and executives make decisions, they need the right data at the right time. Without supporting information, organizations end up, in essence, gambling with the outcome of the choices they make. ERP data, like what you get from abas ERP, can empower workers to be at their best at all times.
In this post, we dicsuss how Single Sign-On (SSO) reduces exposure to stolen employee login credentials, provides the basis for multi-factor authentication, and greatly increases efficiencies. abas Cloud SSO is offered as part of the abas product line in partnership with security industry leader Auth0.
Transforming from old/legacy ways of doing things to new, digitally enabled ways of working – becoming more agile as a company – is not always easy. But it’s the most important and strategic initiative you can undertake. Read on to learn about 7 success factors to consider as you pursue change through digital transformation.
There are several technological trends impacting U.S. manufacturing in 2018, from IoT to Augmented Reality to 3D printing and more. But the trends shaping U.S. manufacturing aren’t just about technology. 2018 promises to be a year of rapid change and “certain uncertainty” at home and abroad. As with any and all trends, in any and all years, you’ll need to create an adaptable, agile organization in order to navigate what’s coming next.
So what are the most exciting tech trends of 2018 for U.S. manufacturers? While there’s long been a popular myth that “technology will steal all our jobs,” that fear is unfounded in U.S. manufacturing. In fact, technology is creating entire new categories of manufacturing jobs, even as it changes some jobs and (yes) eliminates others. These technological changes will create new opportunities for those skilled in an array of specialized tech skills, from analytics to IoT to machine learning and much more.
With abas Business Process Management (BPM), your staff's everyday processes can be improved, standardized, and integrated across your entire business. With standardized workflows, your processing times are cut, errors are reduced, accountability is enhanced, and reliable release processes are guaranteed. And abas BPM is user friendly, providing a graphical tool for intuitive modeling, automation, and monitoring of individual workflows, all without the need for programming knowledge.
In some industries, shipping mistakes occur as frequently as 5% of the time and make a significant dent in the bottom line. These imperfections in the logistics process can be fixed through ERP IoT integration. By melding Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with a new generation of connected devices, entirely new efficiencies can be reached.