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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: At a Loss?

Loss of Key Experienced Personnel– More and more of the original “super users” have changed jobs, or retired. In their place are skilled individuals who may have been trained to execute specific tasks, but lack the experience required to respond to new and unplanned business needs and opportunities. As a result, decisions are made that may cause unintended problems. 

What is the best way to deal with this BEFORE the problem occurs? Read our blog to find out:

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1179)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: At a Loss?

Loss of Key Experienced Personnel– More and more of the original “super users” have changed jobs, or retired. In their place are skilled individuals who may have been trained to execute specific tasks, but lack the experience required to respond to new and unplanned business needs and opportunities. As a result, decisions are made that may cause unintended problems. 

What is the best way to deal with this BEFORE the problem occurs? Read our blog to find out:

Read Blog

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1122)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Why Would You Buy a BMW, But Use a Scooter?

Congratulations! You bought that shiny, new car! It has all the features you can possibly want and goes a million miles an hour. It can take you anywhere your heart desires…….but you rely on a manual scooter to get you around. You know, the kind you had when you were a kid…BEFORE you could drive…before you could afford the BMW. Make sense? Uh... no.

You’d never do this, right? So, why are you doing this with the ERP system that runs your business? Why are you relying on spreadsheets and separate little Access databases to record and store the information that is the most critical to your business when you have an ERP system that is meant for this? Why continue to plod along at a snail's pace when you have the tools to take your business to the next level?

Your ERP system is your BMW. Use it. See what it can do for you. Think you’ve used it to its potential? Unlikely. We’ve helped customers breathe new life into their EXISTING ERP version all by unlocking functionality for them that was already there and ready to use! We’ve also helped by offering add-ons to the ERP that can make your productivity skyrocket.

Ask us how. We’ve got an extra set of keys to the BMW in case you lost yours.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1342)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Why Would You Buy a BMW, But Use a Scooter?

Congratulations! You bought that shiny, new car! It has all the features you can possibly want and goes a million miles an hour. It can take you anywhere your heart desires…….but you rely on a manual scooter to get you around. You know, the kind you had when you were a kid…BEFORE you could drive…before you could afford the BMW. Make sense? Uh... no.

You’d never do this, right? So, why are you doing this with the ERP system that runs your business? Why are you relying on spreadsheets and separate little Access databases to record and store the information that is the most critical to your business when you have an ERP system that is meant for this? Why continue to plod along at a snail's pace when you have the tools to take your business to the next level?

Your ERP system is your BMW. Use it. See what it can do for you. Think you’ve used it to its potential? Unlikely. We’ve helped customers breathe new life into their EXISTING ERP version all by unlocking functionality for them that was already there and ready to use! We’ve also helped by offering add-ons to the ERP that can make your productivity skyrocket.

Ask us how. We’ve got an extra set of keys to the BMW in case you lost yours.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1220)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Tip of the Week: The 3 Secrets to Improving Your MO (Manufacturing Optimization)

  1. Identify the key metrics. You need benchmark data so you know what realistic goals are, then track them and publish your performance along with a brief comment from time to time on how things are trending and how you compare with others, particularly your primary competitors. The best thing about this is that it is a system that develops a life of its own.

  2. Measure it. Automatically, people start to think about improving things. Then the fun part, stuff begins to improve by itself. Once in place, the system just hums along and the benefits appear, because it has motivated people to think about it, and figure out what they can do to make it better.

  3. Communicate it. Publish your numbers, and explain to people how what they do affects the company as a whole and its success/failure. Once they see the numbers, employees quite often start to modify their behavior for the better.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1642)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: CEA

CEA Upload provides the capability to prepare both Budgets and Journal Entries in Excel. Once the spreadsheet is complete, it can be uploaded to CEA for posting as an entry to the GL Book of choice. Ease of use is achieved and a full audit trail is created. LX users can capitalize on their investment in both CEA and Excel to achieve a better accounting process. 

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1490)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Motivate Your Employees to Give Their Best Every Day

  1. Train Your Employees
  2. Give Your Employees the Right Tools
  3. Automate Processes
  4. Give Your Employees Real-Time Feedback
  5. Provide Incentives to do More

For more ideas, read this article from the Harvard Business Review:

Harvard Business Review Article

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1493)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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