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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

What’s the most important aspect when choosing a new Software Solution

Choosing a new, upgraded ERP Management System for your company can be a long process – usually lasting about 12 to 15 months, depending on the size of the company. Most top-level managers dread this process, which is one of the many reasons they tend to stick with their out-dated systems for so long. Read more

Software Implementation LearningThe implementation of any new software system can always seem a little daunting at first. What’s important to remember (and keep reminding yourself) is that this phase of any software project doesn’t have to be so terrible. Typically, what can take the most time is the initial transition from the old system to the new (or in many cases, from NO system to A system – this is when companies have been relying primarily on using Excel Spreadsheets, Word documents and Email). During this initial transition we have a ‘Learning Period’, where, of course, employees need to learn how to actually use the new software application. Read more

Business Pain PointsWhen asked by your IT Service Provider, “What would you like your Management System to do for your business”, you should already have a list of the exact business areas and aspects that need improving. Perhaps you’ll want to be able to send out invoices quicker, complete customer orders faster, ship out deliveries on time, receive purchase orders electronically, eliminate manual data entry for these orders, etc.

Therefore, in order to figure all of this out, you’ll need to make a list of your company’s pain points and problems (these can be issues your company is currently facing and/or issues you may foresee in the future).

Here are some examples of common business pain points: Read more

Evaluate business processes-2Back in September, we published an article called “False Advertisement: The Truth about ERP Implementations” listing the false statements about ERP implementation projects that business executives were told by others or simply just assumed. The last false statement listed in the article was the following: “You should always customize the new ERP system to your current business processes”.

We see this with Small and Medium business owners far too often, which is why today’s article will go on to explain why changing your newly upgraded ERP system to fit with your old business processes may not ALWAYS be the best way to go. Read more

ERP Implementation SuccessERP implementation, as we’ve stated in many of our previous articles, is never an easy or comfortable topic for many business executives. Too many managers have gone through such bad software implementation experiences that they are now hesitant to upgrade their current out-dated system, only because they fear to go through a similar implementation process again. Read more

Virtual Office_ERP_CloudNowadays, with the emergence of the cloud and with all the advancements with mobile devices and apps, business owners are always connected to the office. The workday no longer only starts at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM; it can extend well into the evening, early morning and on the weekends. Work can be done from anywhere and at any time. Technology has allowed us to be able to create a ‘Virtual Office’, giving us access to company data and essentially being able to work from home just as if you are at the office. All you need is a smartphone or tablet and a good Internet connection in order to be connected to your management system out of the office. Let’s take a look at the applications required. Read more

Not ready to buy a fully integrated ERP Software Solution? No problem! However, it’s important to stay in-the-know and keep up with the latest trends, news, and solutions on the market. This will help you for the future, when your company is ready to begin a software implementation. Check out today’s infographic

Here’s a short infographic comparing BUYING vs. RENTING an ERP Software Solution.

Why Choose a

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

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