4 ways time is relative when installing a new ERP system

One of the most common questions we get from both prospects and customers is how long does a new ERP implementation take. The answer is simple: It depends. That’s not an answer most people want to hear. But it’s true. Installing a new ERP system produces many variables that may… Read more »

3 Ways to Know You’re Ready for a New ERP System

Implementing a new ERP system is not a decision manufacturers take lightly. Manufacturers do not simply walk into a store and purchase an ERP system. An ERP implementation can take several months to more than a year, and more likely than not includes working with a partner to help with… Read more »

Choosing a New ERP System? Use These 3 Pro Tips

All medium- to large-scale manufactures will face a tough question at least once every 10 years: How do I choose a new ERP system? We’d love for the answer always to be “Hey, Sage Enterprise Management is perfect for you and Practical Software Solutions should implement it!” — but that’s not… Read more »

Early Bird Registration Ending For Sage Sessions CRE

With less than a week left in the Early Bird registration period for Sage Sessions Construction and Real Estate, I started thinking about how long we in the Sage CRE community have asked for an event like this. I know ever since I attended my first Sage Summit in 2013,… Read more »

3 Things to Expect When Implementing an ERP System

One of the most common things we come across at Practical Software Solutions when speaking to manufacturers about implementing an ERP system is the wide range of expectations. It makes sense since there are just as wide a range of different types of people and manufacturers, all with their own… Read more »

Tech helps defense contractors gain accuracy, speed

Earlier this week, I was looking at some of the manufacturing articles on the Today’s Motor Vehicles website. I came across an interesting one about a more streamlined way for defense contractors to have their products approved for R&D and manufacturing. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining launched… Read more »

Charlotte CFMA seeks sponsors for 2019 Casino Night

With Christmas just around the corner, the folks at CFMA Charlotte are hoping their stockings will have a bit extra stuffing this year. Right now, the Construction Financial Management Association branch is looking for sponsors for its 2019 Casino Night, which is set to take place Thursday, Feb. 21. “It’s… Read more »

South Carolina Builds Pipeline to Lean Manufacturing Jobs

Last year, the folks at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina, noticed a major problem: What do you do when lean manufacturing jobs come to town but your local population isn’t qualified to fill them? It was big news back in 2015 when Volvo announced its first-ever American factory… Read more »

Sage Summit 2019: Returning to a U.S. coast near you

Kerstin Demko, the director of Sage North America’s Partner Marketing, announced the self-proclaimed worst kept secret last Thursday: Sage Summit 2019 will take place this year. And once again, Sage has listened to its customers and partners. Even more interesting: Sage received some feedback on the changes even before it… Read more »

BIM technology can help alleviate construction labor shortage

It’s no secret the construction industry is suffering through a labor shortage. However, it continues to be an oddity that in an era of the lowest unemployment since the 1950s and an uptick in the economy that construction companies still can’t find enough workers. Earlier this year, we looked at… Read more »