The Payoff; Saving Time

The warehouse’s role in business is changing rapidly due to the rapid increase in how sales are taking place. Traditional brick-and-mortar operations for B2B and B2C transactions are rapidly becoming completely digital operations — and automation has been at the forefront of conversations at expos and online resources, blogs, etc. A lot of promises are made with the money and time saving ROI that will occur when one implements a warehouse management system (WMS).

Often the risks of large investments of time and money make one wary of moving forward with a WMS. Early October, we announced that we helped Westside Equipment go online with a WMS.

We are happy to announce that by using the WMS from Csoft/ Dynamisoft, Westside Equipment completed their initial count of close to 7,800 different line items within two and a half days; a task that would normally take about a week using paper.

Congratulations, Westside Equipment, for such a quick ROI. It is an honor to work with you.

Congratulations to our partner, SYSPRO

It is obvious, if one looks at our site, that we consider SYSPRO a world class integrated business software application platform. So we appreciate that the “real-time and unbiased user reviews” site, G2 Crowd, awarded SYSPRO the G2 Crowd Leadership Award for Fall 2018. Scores are based on “ease of use, requirements met, business practices and vision, administration satisfaction, and how much they are likely to recommend their product.”

Here is the full press release:

SYSPRO ERP Software Has Advanced To “Leaders” Ranking On 2018 G2 Crowd List of Top ERP Suites Software

SYSPRO leaps from G2 Crowd’s 2017 “High Performers” Quadrant to “Leaders” Quadrant based on market presence and customer satisfaction

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, has ranked among the best in G2 Crowd’s list of Leaders of ERP Suites Software.

SYSPRO has ranked among the best in G2 Crowd’s 2018 list of Leaders of ERP Suites Software
According to G2 Crowd, the best ERP Suites Software products in the Leaders quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial “Market Presence” scores. Scores are determined by customer satisfaction based on user reviews, and scale based on market share, vendor size, and social impact. Reviewers submit their satisfaction scores based on ease of use, requirements met, business practices and vision, administration satisfaction, and how much they are likely to recommend their product. Once again, SYSPRO outranks several well-known industry giants when it comes to product, customer experience, and support.

“Nothing brings us greater satisfaction than learning our customers and partners are successful in their respective businesses,” said Joey Benadretti, President, SYSPRO USA. “That’s why SYSPRO finds the G2 Crowd rankings so valuable. We have worked very hard to provide the most advanced cloud and on-premise ERP solutions, while setting a standard in excellent customer care – which is evident in our jump to the G2 Crowd ERP ‘Leaders’ quadrant,” Benadretti said.

The 2018 Fall G2 Crowd ranking follows several prestigious award wins for SYSPRO in customer care, technology, product, leadership, and company culture. The big jump into the leadership quadrant also lands in the same month SYSPRO celebrates its 40th Anniversary. The events this year have further positioned SYSPRO as one of the longest standing, independent ERP software leader, serving a wide variety of manufacturers and distributors around the globe.

Customers reviewing SYSPRO on the G2 Crowd site can attest to SYSPRO’s top ranking as a full end-to-end solution for its customers. “SYSPRO has great customizability and flexibility. It is relatively easy to learn and use in day-to-day operations,” said a recent SYSPRO reviewer. “Support is very responsive and will work with you on any issue you may have,” they concluded.

SYSPRO is backed by its PartnerUP channel sales program — a community of specialists with sites in over 60 countries. SYSPRO’s growing partnerships drive the ERP provider in its mission to provide manufacturers and distributors with choice, flexibility, an engaging user experience, and total visibility across the supply chain.

(download PDF press release)

Like a Good Neighbor

At ORG, we want to be a good neighbor. It is not just business, streamlined systems, and the thrill of an easily accessible, automated business intelligence report that we’re passionate about, ORG supports our family, friends, and neighbors, too. Read more

ERP Success in Cook County (Chicago)

October always brings to mind scary stories (ode to Halloween) so I appreciated coming across this positive story from StateScoop regarding their new ERP system. I especially appreciated it since the story was loaded with potential horrors: Read more

Leaving Your Comfort Zone / WMS

Can ORG help you leave your comfort zone?

A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software application, designed to support and optimize warehouse functionality and distribution center management. Wikipedia

In Nicole Garman’s post yesterday via ThomasNet, she states, “…warehouse managers are facing new challenges to keep up with heightened demand. Today’s successful operations will need to leverage hardware, software processes, talent, and technology to rise to the top.” Read more

Automated Payment Matching for SYSPRO

Payment processing files from your lockbox provider

Lockbox for SYSPRO eliminates the need for your company to reprocess the payment information which your lockbox provider has already entered into their systems. With a few simple steps, you can now import an electronic file from your lockbox provider into Lockbox for SYSPRO which will then match all the payment information with your Customer Invoices in SYSPRO and then perform all the required AR Payment transactions automatically in SYSPRO, saving you hours of unnecessary work.

Key Features

  • Integrates with SYSPRO via e.net
  • Imports payment processing files from your lockbox provider
  • Imports scanned images of checks and remittances for easy problem resolution
  • Automatically matches to Paid Invoice to Customer Invoice
  • Exception management
    • Automatically approves Invoices for payment based on acceptable over under variance
    • Errors can be corrected prior to payment posting
    • Payments can be excluded for further investigation
  • Multi-period support
  • Supports Custom File Formats

SYSPRO’s integration capabilities are extensive

Utilizing Power Pivot & Power Query (Get & Transform) to Unlock the Power of Syspro

Our title, “Utilizing Power Pivot & Power Query to Unlock the Power of Syspro”, sounds corny as hell, but this is the kind of stuff that we got from the conference in Dallas. Just today ORG was implementing such bridges for several clients – boosting their reporting functions in just a few hours.

Power Query and Power Pivot complement each other. Power Query is perfect for discovering, connecting to, and importing data. The end result is that an Excel data connection still gets created, but Power Query makes it much easier while giving you a lot more functionality. Power Pivot models the data you’ve imported. When you put your data in the Excel Data Model, you can continue enhancing it for analytics with Power Pivot. Power Query allows the robust reporting models to be easily formatted for online services. It brings the result into Excel as a single table for further analysis and modeling in Power Pivot.

SYSPRO Office Integration uses secure web services to communicate between Office and SYSPRO’s database, which means that you can work with an Office product at home using an Internet connection and still have access to the SYSPRO data.

Because of the built-in security, use of secure web services and free licensing, SOI can be easily and effectively deployed at your customer and supplier sites. This means that your customers and suppliers can have access to YOUR data perhaps to view their outstanding sales orders or jobs, or stock levels.

This is just one example of how the unlocked power Power Pivot & Power Query will give your business the ability to perform information analysis rapidly, and share insights easily—both internally and externally. Complete system service!

Excellence in Customer Service

I believe the strongest testimonial to what is important to the ORG Team and our customer service comes from others. We can sell you all day and night on the merits in working with us. It is the unbiased alcaloides from the people we meet with that really speak to our mission. (Speaking of meeting with, today is our last day at Excelapalooza 7. Please say hello if you see one of our team.)

Oddly, this email from Terry Wakefield of Catalyst4Change is about how we talked our way out of a job. When we met with Darwin’s and examined their current challenges and processes, we recommended they not implement an WMS system yet. This is the customer service we believe in. Ultimately, we are dedicated to building strong relationships.

With Terry’s permission, we share his testimonial…

Julia,

I just want you to know that I sincerely appreciate the excellence in customer service which you provided to Darwin’s yesterday.  Many consultants / technical sales people say that they are looking after their client’s best interests; however, their actions do not validate their words.  Your insight into the fact that Darwin’s is not ready to fully utilize the benefits of a WMS was pivotal in helping confront where we really are, where we really want to go as well as how we can now best bridge the gap between these two realities.  I also value your perspective that case labels can be printed and applied at the time that the cases are re-palletized upon receipt at Darwin’s but do not have to be actively scanned into the inventory data base until individual cases are pulled for movement into B box for slacking.

Thank you!

Terry Wakefield
Catalyst4Change
linkedin.com/in/terry-wakefield-4746a

Acumatica 2018 R2 Release

One of the reasons ORG is confident we will excel in helping you implement, upgrade, and work with your business management systems is the variety of expertise we bring to the table. We have more off-the-shelf choices along with our ability to create unique bridges and adaptions to systems. One of our key offerings is Acumatica.

Org specializes in Acumatica consulting. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications such as Financials, Distribution, CRM and Project Accounting, powered by a robust and flexible platform.

Next week, Acumatica is rolling out a new release of their product. This new release includes improvements to customer satisfaction, usability, and compliance. Acumatica 2018 R2 provides significant enhancements to best in class business functionality, industry-specific solutions, and the Acumatica xRP platform.

Mobile/handheld has become a primary tool for business systems. In 2018 R2, you’ll see usability improvements such as push notifications, navigation, and customization updates – all to better meet the diversity and specs of handheld platforms.

We believe this enhancements are going to allow real-time updates and information access so that you can better manage your business, from the administration offices to field service and warehouse management.

Ok – this is self-serving… however, we are genuinely excited about their upgrades for mobile platforms. Give us a call and find out why!

We’re going to Excelapalooza

Always looking for ways to increase their knowledge, using programs that help their clients, two members of Operations Resource Group,(ORG), will be attending the bizNET’s Excelapalooza in Dallas, Texas, next week.  They will be learning the latest tools for creating custom reports to help their clients better understand the information that they need to keep their companies profitable.

Excelapalooza has provided its attendees with “best in class” Microsoft Excel based training and analytics. Excelapalooza offers attendees industry-leading Excel training and education to continue the development of professional skills. In addition to Excel training, attendees will have the opportunity to discover what the BizNet Software suite can do to expedite their current reporting processes.