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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

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!

Learning ERP From Our Neighbors

There are a lot of resources for learning ERP processes: the set-up and other elements important to optimizing performance and efficiency in your business processes management.

Today, we were surprised to read about one of the key elements in learning ERP implementation we continually communicate about with our clients: patience. Careful planning and auditing of the ERP implementation will save time and money in the long run — and give you the automation and organization efficiencies you’ve been expecting with your ERP and CRM systems.

Where did these words of wisdom and insight come from this morning? Hastings, Nebraska.

We tip our (proverbial) hat to Hastings Utility Board members … who are recognizing the benefits of implementing ERP into their business processes, while also recognizing the benefit of patience in the process.


City continues to look for efficiencies

…The city of Hastings continues to implement recommendations included in the Novak Study, the city’s organizational study completed in 2015 by the Novak Consulting Group of Cincinnati.

Several of the recommendations included combining city functions to create more efficiencies.

Stutte said one way to achieve greater efficiencies is to purchase new enterprise resource planning software, which will help departments such as information technology, finance and human resources run more efficiently.

The administrative department capital budget includes $550,000 for new ERP software.

Still, those achieving greater efficiency is a work in progress.

“As much as we would like them overnight, we know they’re more difficult than that,” Schreiner said.

(click here for full article)

ERP: a single database that tracks all things in one place

Yesterday, Sholto Macpherson posted on IN THE BLACK an excellent article about entry level discussions and explorations for businesses exploring moving to ERP systems.

As we all know, with success comes the challenges of growth – and it’s rare that a start-up planned for and implemented systems oriented for larger enterprises. However, a successful business finds themselves needing to consider ramping up to new (for them) technologies to support and streamline their operating processes and management.

This is a great article if you and your management are talking about what is needed to help wrangle all the various departments and management systems that have grown, well, unruly, as you have successfully grown.


Enterprise resource planning: taking the leap

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) companies are winning over business owners by showing how one single database can be used to manage and help automate multiple parts of the business. Read more