Tag Archives: Practical Software Solutions

Manufacturing cybercrime skyrockets in first half of 2020

It’s hard to believe it was almost six months ago I wrote a blog post mentioning how many communities were starting to lock down due to COVID-19. I also mentioned the effect a massive amount of people working from home could have on cybercrime. Sure enough, a report published earlier… Read more »

Software integration top topic at CFMA Carolinas Construction Conference

It’s that time of year again: The leaves are changing color, there’s a bit of a nip in the air, and we’re a week away from the 2019 CFMA Carolinas Construction Conference. This regional conference brings some important topics to members of the Construction Financial Management Association members in the… Read more »

Manufacturing and related industries need to attract Gen Z and others

Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to talking about the skills gap in manufacturing. Even when a ray of light comes through, it seems to shine a light on the darkness that was the last 40 years in manufacturing. A great example of that is an… Read more »

Ransomware: A Tale of Two Different Manufacturers

It wasn’t long after I published my last blog post when I came across news that a major manufacturer announced it was hit by a major cyberattack. According to TechCrunch, Aebi Schmidt was hit by a ransomware attack. The large-scale European manufacturer of road-cleaning and airport maintenance vehicles had its… 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 »

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 »

Be kind to your software partner: Schedule year end projects now

The fiscal year of 2018 has ended for many companies but the calendar year of 2018 is moving right along. This means while some companies are finally taking a deep breath, others are getting ready for the rush for the final three months of the year. This is especially true… Read more »

Charlotte plays host to 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference

At Practical Software Solutions, we try to maintain a dignified, even-keeled temperament when it comes to reporting on events in which we participate. That all goes out the window when the event is in our backyard, like the 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference. AmericanHort will host the 2018 Plug &… Read more »

Birthday surprise: Cultivate’18 app adds to show experience

Having a birthday on June 27 is pretty sweet. It’s  six months away from Christmas. You share a birthday with Helen Keller and Captain Kangaroo. But it also means that Cultivate’18 is less than three weeks away, so it’s crunch time for exhibitors like us. As I was visiting the… Read more »

GPN 40 Under 40 nod helps us grow in horticulture industry

A few weeks ago, we were proud to find out that our own sales executive Dylan Fulk was named to the GPN (Greenhouse Product News) 40 Under 40 list for 2018. The GPN 40 Under 40 recognizes 40 outstanding members of the horticulture industry who are younger than 40. And… Read more »