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Is it time to reinvigorate your ERP system?

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Did you implement your ERP system 5 years ago… or maybe 20 years ago? At the time, it was like a brand new car… sleek, fast, top-of-the-line, and fuel-efficient. And although it may have needed a few minor “adjustments”, overall you were very pleased. Fast forward to today. Does it still have that new car smell? Does it run as efficiently as it used to? Do you know how to fix a problem when it occurs?

While ERP systems are certainly designed to last, over time, your business changes, your customers’ needs change, employees change and you are left with a system that may run “fine”, but you certainly don’t feel the same way about it as you did when it was brand new.

So the good news is that you CAN restore that “new car smell” with a utilization review. What is a utilization review? It's an opportunity for someone, outside of your organization, to evaluate the “what”, “how”, “who” and “why” related to the software that you use to run your business. Our consultant reviews current usage and related business processes of your entire ERP system, or a particular area like Finance, Manufacturing, Materials Management, or Technology to make recommendations that will reinvigorate your ERP system and those that use it.

Stop avoiding the warning light that indicates a serious problem and get started with a FREE 1-hour phone assessment to determine if your business can benefit from a utilization review!

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A utilization review can be performed 100% remotely via phone or web meeting, or in person, following safety guidelines. 

Is your company on an older version of Infor LX, BPCS, Infor LN, Baan, Infor M3 or Movex?

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What will you do when your ERP is no longer supported in 2021?

This is a confusing time for many companies with respect to their ERP system.

"Will I still be able to run my current version?"
"What happens if I want to stay on my version?"
"What options do I have?"

Crossroads RMC is here to help you sort through the confusion and get you to a place where you feel confident about your ERP future.

Let's get started with how we can help. I want Crossroads RMC to…

  • Conduct an Infor ERP Utilization Review – Should I consider moving to the latest version of LX in the cloud, or on prem? If I don’t, what are my options?
     
  • Set up an Infor ERP Demo System – I want to give my employees a chance to try out the latest version to see if it would be of benefit.
     
  • Train My Employees – I want to ensure that we’re operating based on best practices.
     
  • Integrate My ERP to External Systems – My company uses separate systems that don’t talk to one another and that is really inefficient.
     
  • Brainstorm With Me – I’m not sure what to do. I need to talk through some scenarios with someone who has been there, done that.
     
  • Support My Users – I’m short-staffed. I may upgrade, or I may stay where I’m at. Either way, I could use someone to handle our ERP issues. Please help!

Contact us at 800.762.2077 or click here to request a free phone consultation and we'll get you back on track.

Consulting News: It's Time for the Crossroads RMC Utilization Review

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If your business requirements and resources have undergone a major change since your original implementation, it is time to take a look at your ERP system to see if it is being utilized properly.

The Crossroads RMC Utilization Review is designed to work with your people to identify the best way to apply the powerful capabilities within the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Financial modules within the Infor LX and BPCS software to best suit the needs of your business, not only today, but in years to come.

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Contact Frank Petrasio today to schedule your review so that you can get 2020 started on the right foot!
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How Are Your 2019 Goals? Get More Out of Your ERP!

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We’re ½ way through the 3rd Quarter of 2019 already! How are you doing with your 2019 goals?

Maybe it's time to get more out of your ERP system:
  • Need assistance implementing new functionality in your ERP?
  • Looking to train new employees, or retrain existing employees?
  • Time to automate your most time-consuming processes?
  • Interested in a web-based application for your users or external customers/suppliers?
     

Learn How Crossroads RMC Can Help!

Nice-Pak Products Drives Purchasing Power With Crossroads

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Nice-Pak Products, a leading manufacturer in the wet wipes industry, has selected Crossroads RMC to evaluate the purchasing processes within their facilities in Indiana. During this evaluation, Crossroads RMC will determine the best path for streamlining purchasing operations and develop a standardized approach that can be shared within other locations of Nice-Pak utilizing Infor LX.

International Wire Selects Crossroads RMC For Their High Performance Conductor Division

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International Wire Group, Inc. headquartered in Camden, New York is the largest bare copper wire and copper wire products manufacturer in the United States. Crossroads has been selected to evaluate the manufacturing processes within the High Performance Conductor Division of International Wire, with locations in South Carolina and Georgia. During this evaluation, Crossroads will determine the best path for streamlining the shop floor which will include data collection and labor reporting. International currently utilizes Infor LX and will be evaluating Crossroads’ MES solution as part of this project.

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Tips:  LX / BPCS / M3

LX Order Entry has been enhanced to provide a new Fast Line Entry panel. The new presentation makes traditional order entry faster by reducing the keystrokes necessary to create new lines. It also places the item description on the primary entry line, making it easier to confirm that the desired item has been ordered as each line is validated.

Impact:

ORD700DA – Fast Line Entry
ORD700D2 – Order Line Entry, Quote Line Entry and RMA Line Entry

No matter how large or small your manufacturing plant is, efficiency and productivity relative to your capital investment are the keys to maintaining your competitive edge. Wasting time and money is not something anyone wants to do, but manufacturers need to be especially mindful of both and actively work to address any issues that lead to productivity or financial loss.

Source: https://www.onupkeep.com/blog/improve-production-efficiency/

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Tips: LN & Baan

I recently came across an article from CIO Magazine that talked about the various ways that your ERP system could be hurting your business. The single most important item on that list referenced ERP systems that weren’t integrated with other systems that housed mission-critical business data.

Having data in two (or more) systems that don’t talk to one another is like baking a pizza crust in one oven and the toppings in another. Once baked, you may have some good food to snack on, but it sure isn’t pizza! Pizza requires the cheese and sauce and spices to bake with the crust. One takes on the flavor of the other and when you take a bite, you get a complete representation of the flavors.   

That’s the value of an integrated ERP system. When you take a bite, you get a complete representation of the flavors…meaning, you get one version of the truth. Everything comes together to allow you to analyze critical business data in an efficient way with no disconnects.

Crossroads consultants have spent years developing integration expertise to tie countless different systems to Infor ERPs.

Here are some examples…

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