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The Difference Between a CRM System and an ERP System

Business processes today all involve strategizing, planning, managing resources and producing goods or services for profit. The way those business processes are executed, though, has evolved. Software and hardware systems have graduated business owners from regular spreadsheets and endless paper filings to digital-first systems. Programs now exist that unlock end-to-end enterprise resource planning and administration. With a few clicks,

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Ways to Achieve Long-Term Manufacturing Success

To achieve long-term success in manufacturing, you must start now by creating both a long-range plan and short-term goals. These goals will help you to set your company’s course for how it will operate in the coming years. Learn about the factors that affect the manufacturing sector as well as how you can make plans

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How ERP Solutions Can Address These 5 Manufacturing Problems

The demands of the modern economy have placed a lot of pressure on manufacturing to speed up operations. Like many businesses, manufacturers operate on tight margins and need to stay profitable. Adopting a modern technology solution like enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can solve many of the problems apparel producers face. With the help of an

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Cross-Selling in the Apparel Industry

With competition increasing in the online marketplace, it’s critical that apparel companies, wholesalers and retailers find effective ways to turn consumer interest into a successful sale and successfully encourage buyers to purchase additional products relevant to their initial purchase. The ability to successfully cross-sell merchandise online is an essential skill within the apparel industry.  Consumers

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Guide to Decorated Apparel Business Issues

Decorated apparel is a unique industry that’s changed significantly with the rise of the online world. Between smaller order sizes, fast turnaround times and the ever-rising number of options you need to offer, keeping your apparel store cutting edge can be a challenge. Other issues that plague the field include difficulty finding and retaining good

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QuickBooks vs. ERP: What Are the Big Business Differences?

We’ve been asked, “Is QuickBooks an ERP?” QuickBooks is the go-to for many businesses to get their financial house in order, but there’s a time when that software can become far too burdensome because your success has grown so large. That’s a fantastic place to be in your business, but it often comes with increased difficulty in

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Upgrade Your ERP System

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are key to a company’s success. They help you better control your core business processes and expand without raising your staffing or IT costs. Old ERP systems, however, can hold your company back, leading to increased costs and inefficiency. In a business climate where companies are always trying to gain

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How to Organize Your Warehouse With Apparel Inventory Storage

  Quick Links: Institute a Receiving Department | Information Labels | Consider Photo Labels | Map It Out | Stack Smart | Store Your Product Logically | Invest in the Right Shelving | Leave Adequate Aisle Space | Re-Evaluate Your Options Frequently | Organize Warehouse Inventory Using Automation | Ensure Aisles Are Clear for Safety | Perform Regular Maintenance | Teach Staff How to Maintain Organization A well-organized warehouse can boost your apparel business to new

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your E-Commerce to an Integrated Solution?

It’s hard to find anyone today who doesn’t use e-commerce in some way. If your business involves selling products online, you likely recognize how competitive this industry has become and how difficult it can be to maintain a foothold in the marketplace. One challenge that most e-commerce operations face is keeping up with continually evolving

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How to Organize Inventory in a Warehouse

Warehouse inventory management lies at the heart of maintaining an adequate facility. Everything from proper inventory control to how you have your stock organized determines how smoothly your warehouse functions. Even if you think your facility operates well, you can always improve, especially if you have aspirations of growth. By implementing the following ideas, you

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ERP Software for the Footwear Industry

Every day, people all over the world slip into a pair of shoes. From the functional to the fashionable, we rely on footwear to get us from here to there. Yet a good pair of shoes does so much more. They help us run marathons, stand for hours on end at our job or make

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How to Forecast Supply Chain in Apparel

Enterprise resource planning, or ERP, became popular among larger manufacturers in the mid- to late-1990s, with companies around the world investing approximately $300 billion in the systems during the decade. Enterprise resource planning involves using technology to coordinate the activities that take place in different areas of your business. In other words, ERP software facilitates the sharing

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