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This post was updated to reflect current trends and information.

The trends below are not new or unheard of, but they are gaining in popularity. While some are even becoming ‘must-haves to optimize the supply chain, warehousing management or other business flow. The 5 trends below are exactly what you need in 2023.

1. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Integration

EDI Integration

EDI Communication is gaining in popularity. Many companies are being forced to use EDI to do business with retailers and suppliers. The longer they wait, the more difficult it will be for companies to endure without any formal processes, such as EDI. It’s not just about staying compliant with your suppliers; EDI can do miracles for companies:

– improving shipment accuracy

– accelerating the movement of goods to customers

– improving partner relationships

– improving document accuracy (reduction of manual data entry)

– enhancing the flow of communication between a company and their trading partners


Useful reading: Fully managed EDI service VS HTTP Web Service: Which is Better for Your Business?


2. Efficient Enterprise Management

ERP integration

Every company nowadays is on the lookout for ways to increase collaboration internally (between departments/employees). One great way to do this is by embracing full integration of all management systems (or simply implement an upgraded ERP management suite). All departments and employees will have access to one database; they’ll be working with the same real-time data and can communicate and collaborate easily.


Learn more about Enterprise Management here: ErpWizard Suite – the best business management software solution.


3. Systems Integration

System integration

For the effective functioning of the enterprise, it is necessary that all applications and systems such as ERP, CRM, Warehouse Management, EDI, etc. be combined into one common structure. This process is called business systems integration. The goals of integration are to improve the quality and speed of work. Lack of interaction between different systems can lead to non-compliance with deadlines and the payment of fines. This can happen even though each of the enterprise’s business systems individually can perform its functions perfectly.


To learn more about integration read this article: Magic xpi Integration Platform: The Best Fit for Enterprise Data Integration


4. Managed cloud services and hosting

Managed Cloud Service and hosting

Managed cloud services mean outsourcing daily IT management and technical support to Cloud managed Services Provider to effectively monitor and maintain a cloud environment to improve the efficiency of business operations.

Cloud deployment options have allowed smaller companies the opportunity to implement management systems due to their affordable costs. However, this isn’t the only reason why the cloud is popular. This option also allows businesses to reduce responsibilities, risks, infrastructure requirements, additional labor, etc.


Looking to outsource IT infrastructure along with its support to a Service Provider? Request Managed Cloud Services Price here


5. Business Intelligence

BI

No one can get enough of Business Intelligence solutions. These analytics tools allow managers to turn raw business data into useful, strategic information and insight. Companies will be able to improve planning, replenishment, optimize inventory and floor space utilization. It’s about getting the real data for the right people to create balanced supply chains.


 

 

We know that many of you probably stick with your current IT Provider, even if you aren’t truly satisfied with them and their software solutions. What should you do then when they mention that it’s time to upgrade your existing on-premises ERP system? Should you go ahead with it or should you look into perhaps upgrading to a cloud-based SaaS ERP solution? Read more

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Nowadays, many business executives are doing their research to find the best software solutions for their company. This research can take many weeks or months, depending on the size of the company and their IT needs, since there are many different solutions on the market with their own unique specialties and services. This decision isn’t an easy or small one to make, which is why a lot of time and effort is involved in this stage. Questions need to be answered, software demos need to be seen and in some cases, system trials need to be tested.

So, why choose the business solutions or services offered by NAMTEK Consulting Services? Read more

Team of a colleagues working on business plans togetherWe all know that ‘change’ can be hard. However, change can also be a great thing. It may be difficult at first but in the end it can prove to be the best thing for you, or your company. Therefore, convincing your boss to implement a new ERP software system can be quite difficult, as this would mean a big change for the whole company. However, if you strongly feel that major improvements would come from this change then you should definitely do all you can to talk to your boss and show him or her the list of benefits associated with an upgraded solution. Here are some key points to mention: Read more

In our previous blog, we wrote about how NOT to get spooked by IT implementation. Today we will show you how it is easier than you think to go through with implementing IT solutions, if done properly and efficiently.

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Today’s erpWizard guide is all about the GL Module. As it is an extensive module in our fully integrated ERP software solution, it has been broken down into four parts. Today’s article features the first section where I will go on to explain how to setup your GL Periods, GL Accounts and Company Departments.

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Today’s article will explain the necessary steps to take in order to get your business up and running with erpWizard, Namtek’s fully integrated ERP software solution. You will learn how to configure companies and users and how to setup master tables.