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Many challenges face today’s manufacturers, and this is true of our clients in the Greater Toronto Area as well. Internal pressures to improve automation, trade, profitability, and streamlining are difficult enough. Added pressures from economic issues and global markets, that are transforming processes and demands, make it even harder to achieve success. The benefits outweigh the challenges, though, through a streamlined, real-time, interconnected, and integrated system that leads to improved profitability and performance. To learn more, visit here. Taking it a step beyond profitability and performance is also necessary as your manufacturing firm looks to the future and strives to be creative and innovative in the constant quest for growth and development in Canada and beyond. How is this achieved? Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) is a system that can provide the functionality and interconnectedness needed to not just survive but to thrive and grow. With an ERP system like this that is built on modern technological platforms, it can leverage service-oriented architectures and standardized protocols to deliver seamless application connectivity with hardware and software, as well as the prospect of pooling developments. It embeds technology for seamless uptake and more effective use of tools. With superior efficiency, enhanced […]

Over the past two weeks, we have taken a closer look at internal and external challenges that face manufacturers today. These include system and process challenges within a manufacturing firm and the challenges that are caused by the current economic times plus the quick and drastic change from a localized to a globalized marketplace. To learn more about these economic and global challenges, visit here. Although the challenges are vast, they are certainly not impossibilities, and success is very possible for our clients and others in Toronto and throughout Canada. This success stems from ERP system capabilities that allow for improved productivity that also add value. One such solution is Sage X3. Let’s take a closer look at what success looks like and how Sage X3 helps achieve it. There’s no doubt (based on current challenges) that manufacturers need to increase productivity and keep ahead of the competition. These can be achieved through information systems and ERP software combined to not just meet operational needs but to streamline information technology (IT) infrastructure and deliver support. This requires a switch from using a variety of management systems that have been pieced together and have varying levels of technological capability. Systems that […]

Last week, we took a look at some of the challenges facing manufacturers in an ever-changing business world and if current ERP software is up to the challenge of handling them. You can learn more by visiting here. The challenges addressed previously mainly pertained to what is going on within a manufacturing firm itself, including what we see is true for our clients in Toronto and throughout Canada, but many outside factors and general trends also create challenges for manufacturers. Let’s take a closer look at economic and global factors that also present challenges to today’s manufacturers like you. Economic Challenges: Achieving a competitive advantage as a manufacturing firm with increased quality of products and services which ends up limiting the range of products able to be offered or that can only be offered to a certain niche or narrow market based on costs Despite margins narrowing, maintaining a solid bottom line that can handle rising costs and an ever-increasing number of lower-cost manufacturers throughout the world that are now competitors Enhancing speed of response, flexibility, and efficiency in order to meet expectations brought on by customers with regards to lead-times, service quality, and commitments These economic challenges are a […]

There’s no denying that the world is changing. We live in an age where changes are occurring at such a rapid rate that it is hard to keep up. Because of the influence of technology and global markets, keeping up with it all can be difficult. The business world of Canada and beyond is faced with pressures like never before to respond to competition, to global trends, and to the ongoing evolution of business and technological practices. Have you taken time to consider these changes and the potential impact they could have on your business strategy? Have you created a plan to respond to changes and to keep up with the ongoing evolution of Information Technology and business processes? Have you figured out how you can respond to change and growth while making sure you continue to create customer and client value? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you’ll want to put some time and energy into answering these questions. After you’ve created your plan based on the questions above, you’ll need to evaluate your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to see if it can not only handle the growth and change but also foster the performance […]