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ERP and Parenthood Series: Advanced Planning and Scheduling

ERP and Parenthood Series: Advanced Planning and Scheduling  Next up in our ERP and Parenthood series: Advanced Planning and Scheduling. If you are a parent, you will ...
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Approaches That Facilitate Successful ERP Implementation

  • Scott Cranford
  • 14.09.2018
  • ERP
Approaches That Facilitate Successful ERP Implementation The process of ERP implementation can pose various challenges, which may lead to failure if you do not know how ...
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ERP for the Defense Industry

ERP for the Defense Industry  According to a report by Moody's, the 2018 outlook for Defense Manufacturing looks favorable. That same report points out the industries ...
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Signs that you Need an ERP System - Inventory Management

Signs that you Need an ERP System - Inventory Management This is the first segment in a series of blogs explaining some of the main reasons manufacturing businesses seek ...
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Need Visibility Over Your Business?

Need Visibility Over Your Business? VISIBILITY - Yeah, we love our name too! What do we hear the most when learning about the business system needs of mid-size and large ...
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Tiger's Back on Track - Is Your Business?

Tiger's Back on Track - Is Your Business?
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Signs That Your Manufacturing Business Is Ready to Go Paperless

Signs That Your Manufacturing Business Is Ready to Go Paperless Manufacturing entities are continually evolving their service delivery procedures to adapt to the current ...
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STEM Education and the Future of U.S. Manufacturing

STEM Education and the Future of U.S. Manufacturing Maybe you’ve heard of STEM on the news or at your child’s school or extracurricular activities. For those of you who ...
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5 Challenges ETO Manufacturers Should Consider in Selecting an ERP ...

5 Challenges ETO Manufacturers Should Consider in Selecting an ERP System
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ERP As A Solution for Complex Product Manufacturing Challenges

ERP as a Solution for Complex Product Manufacturing Challenges  
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Benefits of Paperless Operations for Manufacturing Companies

Benefits of Paperless Operations for Manufacturing Companies  
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Parenthood and ERP Series: Business Intelligence

Parenthood and ERP Series: Business Intelligence I’m officially over a year into this parenthood thing now. It’s as if I blinked and my little newborn became an almost ...
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How ERP Software Can Help Manufacturers Increase Sales

How ERP Software Can Help Manufacturers Increase Sales  Did you know that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can help you close more deals? Although many ...
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3 Common ERP Implementation Risk Factors and How to Avoid Them

  • Katie Foley
  • 11.07.2018
  • ERP
3 Common ERP Implementation Risk Factors and How to Avoid Them Manufacturers who are looking to upgrade or install new ERP solutions may experience several risk factors. ...
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Made in America: The State of U.S. Manufacturing

Made in America: The State of U.S. Manufacturing  America is getting ready to celebrate its birthday next week on July 4th marking 242 years since the signing of the ...
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How to Find Your Dog and ERP Solution's Forever Home

We at VISIBILITY are dog lovers. We have dogs at the office every day as many members of our team bring their pups to work with them. It really makes the office fun! A ...
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Only 100% Manufacturing ERP

You know what, I travel a lot for my job. I always have and I kind of have it down to a science. On nights where I have just arrived in a new city, I am tired, have a ...
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Blockchain Technology and ERP: 3 Ways Blockchain Can Revolutionize ERP

Although many people associate blockchain within the context of cryptocurrency, there are many useful applications for it in the field of enterprise resource management. ...
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Women in Manufacturing History

When most people think of the manufacturing industry, they think of it as a male dominated field. And in many ways it is – women only make up a third of the workers in ...
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Visibility Consultant Serves as Red Cross Disaster Volunteer

Most people know the Red Cross responds to major disasters, but you may not know that the Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes.  Visibility implementation ...
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PROJECT VISIBILITY - WHAT THE TO ORDER COMPANY NEEDS

Project manufacturers require management information to insure timely delivery and an on-time, on-budget outcome. Project manufacturers also require speed and fiscal ...
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Key Challenges for Project-Based ETO Manufacturers

  • John Nugent
  • 16.05.2018
  • ERP
Key Challenges for Project-Based ETO Manufacturers Many Engineer-to-Order (ETO) manufacturers operate their business on a project basis managing and delivering ...
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What ERP and Parenthood Have in Common: Inventory Control

I entered the wonderful world of parenthood almost one year ago in June 2017. While on the face parenthood and ERP seem to have nothing in common, after some sleep ...
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The REIMAGINED User Experience

At the beginning of the annual Visibility Customer Conference, Visibility 2018 was launched and announced as being available for general release. This is the most ...
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VISIBILITY TWO STEPS INTO NASHVILLE

Last week we held our annual Visibility Customer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Not only was it one of the most fun filled and memorable conferences we've had, but ...
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Business Process Automation

Business Process Automation is the practice of analyzing, documenting, optimizing and automating business processes. The business process is the flow of information, ...
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What does an ERP System Return on Investment (ROI) look like? - ...

Company’s Challenges Before Implementing Business Intelligence  A $30 million manufacturing enterprise customer providing systems and components to the ...
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ERP Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance 

Many manufacturers are public companies, and even more manufacturers are private companies that may one day be acquired by a public company. For some mid-market ...
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Cloud or On Premise ERP

To deploy a cloud based ERP solution or a more traditional on premise ERP solution? Why not do both? Well, at least have the alternative to choose one or the other, ...
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Finding the Pot of Gold at the End of the ERP Implementation 

  • Katie Foley
  • 09.03.2018
  • ERP
This weekend many of us will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is held on March 17th each year to commemorate the death date of Saint Patrick, the patron ...
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ERP Notification and Approval System: A.K.A. Workflow

  • John Nugent
  • 07.03.2018
  • ERP
One struggle facing any business is how to maximize efficiency in transactions involving multiple employees. After all, most businesses aren’t one person shops. Often ...
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Recommendations for Attending Software Vendor's Customer Conference 

ERP conference season is almost upon us! Whether you will be attending our 2018 Visibility Customer Conference in Nashville or another software vendor's customer ...
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The 12 Week ERP Implementation

  • Scott Cranford
  • 12.02.2018
  • ERP
Foremost Industries LP, an Engineer to Order (ETO) manufacturer of industrial energy equipment and mobile equipment implements VISIBILITY.net in 12 weeks. “We ...
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Top Ten Reasons to Attend VCC 2018

The Visibility Customer Conference season is upon us! We are particularly excited about VCC 2018 as we have a brand new format planned. We have compiled a list of the ...
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What is IoT and How it Affects ERP

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term I’ve heard a lot in recent years and never took the time to fully understand it’s meaning. So what is IoT? IoT is a network of ...
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Industry 4.0: How ERP Can Help With Industry 4.0

  • Katie Foley
  • 15.08.2017
  • ERP
This is our third post on the topic of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing. Our first post address what Industry 4.0 is at a high level, how it is defined and where it ...
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Selecting an ERP System: ERP Contract Review

  • Katie Foley
  • 31.07.2017
  • ERP
Once you narrow in on a preferred vendor, ask the vendor to send you contracts to review thoroughly before signing on the dotted line. Although we recommend a ...
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Industry 4.0: How to Implement Industry 4.0

In our second post in our Industry 4.0 series, we will address how your manufacturing company can implement industry 4.0. Here are the steps your company should consider ...
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Our New Corporate Headquarters

As many of you know, Visibility moved to a new space last November. What you may not know is how special and unique our new corporate headquarters space is.  Pictured ...
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Mobile ERP: VisMobile v. Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Here at Visibility we offer two mobile ERP add-ons to complement our ERP solution. So what the difference between VisMobile v. the Warehouse Management System (WMS)? How ...
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Selecting an ERP System: Checking Customer References

  • Katie Foley
  • 31.05.2017
  • ERP
A customer reference check is one of the most important steps in selecting an ERP system. You may think that a customer reference is a waste of time because of course ...
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Moving Forward: 2017 Visibility Customer Conference Recap 

After a recent family trip to my favorite place, Disney World, I am reminded of a quote from my son’s role model, Walt Disney, who said, “We keep moving forward, opening ...
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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Warehouse Management System (WMS)

A Warehouse Management System (WMS), such as VISIBILITY’s, offers a sophisticated solution for recording inventory locations, movements, and labor in real-time from a ...
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Industry Focus: Capital Equipment ERP

This is the fourth in our industry focus series in which we will highlight the customer successes in a specific industry or niche manufacturing segment. We’ll focus on ...
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What Is Industry 4.0?

One topic that was discussed during this year’s conference is Industry 4.0. This is one blog post in a series of several that will discuss Industry 4.0 – what it is, how ...
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ERP Implementations: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

For those of you from the Boston area, happy Marathon Monday! For those of you not from Boston, today is the day of the Boston Marathon. It is a day of remembrance as we ...
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Quality Management in ERP: Download Free Infographic

  • Katie Foley
  • 01.02.2017
  • ERP
Visibility has just released a free infographic download on Quality Management in ERP. Our infographic highlights our Quality Managment solution's product highlights, ...
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Top Ten Reasons To Attend the 2017 Visibility Customer Conference

We're going to California! Join us this April 5-7, 2017 in Newport Beach for 2 full days of educational sessions, networking and more.  The Visibility Customer ...
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Manufacturing Business Intelligence Trends in 2017

While we are spending time with our customers, we gain valuable insight into BI and ERP goals and objectives. One topic that has been of critical importance as we start ...
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Choosing An ERP System: ERP Implementation Method

  • Katie Foley
  • 28.11.2016
  • ERP
Some ERP vendors can implement in a matter of months, while others can take years. A lean implementation method will ensure that your company is up and running on the ...
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ERP Implementations and Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Katie Foley
  • 23.11.2016
  • ERP
Have you ever wondered what your favorite fall holiday and ERP implementations have in common? Whether you have or haven’t, these two things have more in common than you ...
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ERP Implementations: Trick or Treat?

  • Katie Foley
  • 31.10.2016
  • ERP
Maybe this is your company’s first ERP implementation, or maybe just your company’s first ERP implementation in a very long time. Are ERP implementations a trick, or a ...
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The Horrors of Old Hardware Failure

Since Halloween is right around the corner, it’s only fitting that we discuss the horrors of an ERP system running on old hardware. Yes, it’s something that you should ...
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Industry Focus - Systems Integrators

This is the third in our industry focus series in which we will highlight the customer successes in a specific industry or niche manufacturing segment. We’ll focus on ...
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Industry Focus – Converting Machinery

This is the second in our industry focus series in which we will highlight the customer successes in a specific industry or niche manufacturing segment. We’ll focus on ...
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Product Innovation Could Help Save the Environment

As an ERP software vendor, we often have the fortune to meet with exceptionally innovative manufacturers.  This past week, I had such good luck- the product innovation I ...
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Hardware Risk Mitigation

ERP systems can last for 25 years or more.   This means that there are companies out there still running ERP software on hardware and operating systems that date back to ...
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Benefits of Using An ERP System: To ERP or Not To ERP

  • Jaclyn Aldrich
  • 13.09.2016
  • ERP
To ERP or not to ERP, that is the question. Believe it or not, there are still many good sized well established manufacturing companies that have not implemented a true ...
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ERP Software's Last Frontier

  • Katie Foley
  • 07.09.2016
  • ERP
My family capped off its summer with a trip to Alaska, which is also known as “the Last Frontier.” Our Alaskan adventure started in the southeast Alaskan town of ...
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VCC 2017: WHERE TO HOST NEXT YEAR'S CONFERENCE

Even though August is still hot and humid, here in the northeast we can feel fall creeping in as the days get shorter and shorter. And although Spring 2017 seems like a ...
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What Your ERP Implementation Can Learn from the Dog Days of Summer

Here in the Northeast we are entering those “dog days of summer”- those hot, humid days that roll around in late July and August. For many those dog days mean quieter ...
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Mobile ERP: VisMobile Benefits

Manufacturing involves significant input from both the shop floor and office based resources. How can manufacturing companies capture real-time labor transactions right ...
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Industry Focus Based ERP: Water Control

This is the first in our industry focus based ERP series. The series will highlight the customer successes in a specific industry or niche manufacturing segment. We’ll ...
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Business in Southeast Asia Easier As Air Travel Options Improve

I recently returned from a trip to Singapore and used Qatar’s new Airbus service from Boston through Doha.  Long distance travel to business centers like Singapore is ...
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Introducing Our VisMobile Infographic

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Are Democrats and Republicans Both Right?

In the wake of what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in US history at a gay nightclub in Orlando, democrats and republicans are reacting with typical vigor.  ...
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Mixed Mode Manufacturing ERP Requirements

Engineer to Order. Make to Order. Make to Stock. Repetitive. Pure Distribution. Do more than one of these sound familiar? If your manufacturing company fits more than ...
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Will Facebook Do For B2B Business What It Has Done For Social ...

Recent controversy on whether Facebook is favoring a left-leaning bent in its “trending topics” section has spurred discussions about the overall impact and dominance of ...
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Selecting an ERP System: Create an ERP Search Committee

  • Katie Foley
  • 31.05.2016
  • ERP
Implementing an ERP solution requires company-wide collaboration. Create a reliable ERP Search Committee with key players across all departments – engineering, ...
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Hybrids: The Next Generation Technology

Smartphones have only been around for about a decade. Today there are over three billion smartphone devices in the world.  More than one billion tablets including ...
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Selecting an ERP System: Create a RFP

  • Katie Foley
  • 24.05.2016
  • ERP
What exactly is a RFP? A RFP is an acronym for "request for proposal". In the software industry, a RFP is a document that prospective customers send out to ERP vendors ...
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My Daughter’s Project to Prevent AIDS Related Deaths in Africa

Often in business we get caught up in what is going on in our little corner of the world.  New features for an ERP product, employee benefits, new customer deals, ...
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Selecting an ERP System: Cloud Based ERP v. On-Premise?

This decision is dependent on the company’s budget, capabilities, and preferences. Cloud based erp allows the ERP system to be hosted on the vendor’s servers. On-Premise ...
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Introducing VISIBILITY 11

At the annual customer conference we unveiled a sneak peek at VISIBILITY 11, which we will be releasing in late May.  It is a completely new look front end for us, with ...
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Selecting an ERP System: Find the Gap in Your Process

  • Katie Foley
  • 28.03.2016
  • ERP
Before beginning your search, take the time to analyze your manufacturing company as a whole and find the gap in your process. In what areas could you improve efficiency ...
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ERP User Experience Part 2: Curb Appeal

  • Scott Cranford
  • 24.03.2016
  • ERP
In our first post of this series, we talked about the importance of the ERP user experience. The focus was on ERP system simplicity and user empowerment. In our second ...
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New Infographic: Selecting an ERP System

  • Katie Foley
  • 17.03.2016
  • ERP
You've decided it's time to either move to a new ERP system if you are on an older system or invest in an ERP system to begin with. Your first question might be "where ...
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Manufacturing in America: Trump and Sanders Seem to Agree on One Thing

As different as two of the leading candidates are, in what has become a literal dogfight of a race, with protesters on each side squaring off in Chicago and at other ...
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Why Is The ERP User Experience (ERP UX) So Important?

  • Scott Cranford
  • 03.03.2016
  • ERP
We used to call it GUI. Sounds yucky and probably hard to wipe off. Now it’s “UX”. LOL, I know. But what used to be sticky and is now rebranded down to a shorter acronym ...
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WMS Benefits: Top Six Reasons To Go Mobile Today

Today’s manufacturing world demands the most efficient, accurate, and timely reporting from the shop floor. WMS allows shop floor employees to use handheld devices to ...
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A Visibility Customer Testimonial: A True ERP Partnership

My name is Dave Sackett and I am a customer who uses Visibility.net V9.5.  I have helped my company, ULVAC Technologies, Inc., by implementing Visibility.net ERP to ...
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ERP Conference 2016: Warm Thoughts

In the middle of the coldest spell of the year, with temperatures hitting minus 11 last weekend here in Boston, thoughts turn to Florida and our annual conference on ...
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Warehouse Management System Product Tour: Top Four Features

Our Warehouse Management Sytem offers many unique benefits that allow shop floor users to efficiently and accurately perform real time transactions from the shop floor. ...
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This Valentine’s Day, show love to your PC ...by improving your ...

#ThrowbackThursday to the days when we would turn on our computer and it would function at top speed! We all sure miss when we first purchased a new PC with barely any ...
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WMS Transactions: What Can Our WMS Do From The Shop Floor?

WMS has all the transactions you need to access and update in real-time from the shop floor. Easily maneuver through purchasing, inventory, shop control, and material ...
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Mobile ERP: "Mobile" Now Includes Phones

A few short years ago the iPad came on the scene along with various android and windows based tablets.  Tablets were all the rage and topped laptops as the portable ...
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Why Go Mobile: WMS Features

WMS for VISIBILITY.net offers a sophisticated solution for recording inventory locations, movements, and labor in real-time from a handheld device on the shop floor. In ...
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Introducing Our WMS eBook

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ERP Customer Conference: Not Too Soon To Prepare For April

A friend recently shared with me her plans to run in the Boston Marathon on April 18.  This annual event draws thousands of runners from across the world and hundreds of ...
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Manufacturing Business Intelligence Trends in 2016

While we are spending time with our customers, we gain valuable insight into BI and ERP goals and objectives. One topic that has been of critical importance as we start ...
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Do Phones Replace The Need For Human Interaction?

Recently a friend showed me a picture of a subway in Boston that he and I used to ride to high school every day.  Every single person in the photo had their head ...
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New Year, NEW ERP Implementation Resolutions

Starting off the New Year on the right foot was on the mind of everyone on January 1st 2016. The New Year is a time of reflection and to make changes and improvements. ...
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Taking Things For Granted

I just returned from a week in Cameroon, Africa visiting my daughter Michelle, who serves in the US Peace Corps.  She has been helping educate people in French in the ...
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Every ERP Company Should Model Themselves After the Cast of Star Wars

Having Star Wars and ERP solution in the same sentence does not seem right. I picture those 2 topics coinciding in a galaxy far far away, but by the end of this I hope ...
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ERP Selection Criteria Evolution

When companies did an ERP search in the past, traditionally the project involved an examination of functional requirements against a set of potential vendor solutions.  ...
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Why Business Intelligence: Tools to Spot and Explore Trends

Business Intelligence provides you with the tool-set for tailored reporting and analytics, thereby allowing you to control the information you see and need precisely at ...
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ERP v. Manufacturing ERP

  • Jack Saint
  • 08.12.2015
  • ERP
There are many software solutions on the market today which label themselves ERP.  But which ones are actually Manufacturing ERP? To understand this, one needs to ...
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The Case For Mobile ERP

  • Scott Cranford
  • 04.12.2015
  • ERP
The workforce of today is becoming more and more mobile. As this has happened, internal and external business systems are increasingly required to support this mobile ...
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What Is Enterprise Resource Planning: ERP Defined

  • Katie Foley
  • 24.11.2015
  • ERP
ERP Defined: ERP is an acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning; a term that is used for business management systems which are designed to integrate the data sources and ...
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A Small Gesture of Support

After booking our annual 2016 customer conference for the Disney Swan Hotel next April, the topic of where to hold our big event night was the next item on the agenda. ...
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Manufacturing Trend: Made In The USA

Made in USA!   Offshoring now being outpaced by “Reshoring” and “Newshoring.” Manufacturing job creation in the US was a thing of the past at the start of this ...
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Business intelligence: turn your vision into reality

Vision: Walk into your office. Fire up your computer. You are instantly presented with the metrics and alerts that require immediate attention. Within minutes you have ...
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We're Going to Disney World!

If you haven't already heard, Visibility is going to Disney World this April for VCC 2016: The Happiest Conference on Earth!
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Analyze and prioritize your risks and opportunities (ISO 9001:2015 ...

One of the key changes in the 2015 revision of ISO 9001 is to establish a systematic approach to risk, rather than treating it as a single component of a quality ...
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Calling all ETO, MTO, and CTO Manufacturers!

Sitting in meetings and hearing different kinds of descriptions for manufacturing companies provided by different people in different roles within our organization ...
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Our Company Vision: "Delight Every Customer!"

When we created the company vision statement for Visibility about ten years back, we looked to Disney for inspiration.  And once again in 2016, we will be looking at ...
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Engineer to Order ERP - Estimating & Quoting

  • Scott Cranford
  • 22.10.2015
  • ERP
A key part of an ERP solution, for the Engineer to Order (ETO) manufacturing company is the ability to manage quotes and estimates. Let’s start with defining both of ...
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ERP for System Integrators - What You Need to Know

System integrators design and implement sophisticated control systems for manufacturing, process and other industrial facilities. ERP solutions can optimize the ...
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Announcing the Release of Our Business Intelligence eBook

Visibility is excited to announce that we are releasing our very first eBook today! The topic of our first eBook is Business Intelligence in Manufacturing and will ...
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What Is EOQ and Why Do I Need It?

  • Scott Cranford
  • 09.10.2015
  • ERP
Wrestling with how much to order? Wondering when you should order material? Often times, managing inventory via an Economic Order Quantity or EOQ can be a very effective ...
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Keys to Software Integration

  • Jack Saint
  • 06.10.2015
  • ERP
As an ERP software vendor we are often tasked with integrating with other systems our customers are using.  Systems for vertical applications, systems used by parent ...
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Front-End Web Development for Beginners

Have you ever wondered how you can learn to build your own website? Well you came to the right place! Just a few months ago, I took an introductory front-end web ...
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Critical Business Intelligence Metrics and Measurements for CFO's

Visibility has recently conducted a survey of engineer to order manufacturing CFO’s. The focus for the survey was to discover the critical business intelligence metrics ...
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The Daily Fantasy Sports Gold Rush Advertising Blitz

Companies like Draftkings and Fanduel have exploded onto the market and become huge players in the daily fantasy sports world. By offering daily fantasy leagues based on ...
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ISO Certified: Would You Want Your Doctor Cramming For Surgery?

Have you ever procrastinated and found yourself staying up late, as if you were cramming for a test? Instead of learning the material, you are merely memorizing the ...
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Miss America Says Tom Brady Cheated

Betty Cantrell, the new Miss America from Georgia, says Tom Brady cheated.  “If there was any question to be had I think that he definitely cheated and he should have ...
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An Introduction to ERP and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley)

  • Katie Foley
  • 16.09.2015
  • ERP
ERP and SOX. What is “SOX” and why is it so important to your ERP system success? The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, often shorted to SOX, was passed by the U.S. ...
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Making Performance Tuning More of a Science Than an Art

As applications are deployed to the cloud or even across complex intranets, the task of performance tuning often seems like more and more of an art form.  But if the ...
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A Lesson in Customer Service

  • Kellie Righini
  • 04.09.2015
  • Company
Have you ever had bad customer service? I think it is safe to say, at one point in our lives; we have all experienced POOR customer service. You know what I am talking ...
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Quality Management in ERP - Why It's So Vital

Does your ERP system measure up when it comes to quality management? Are you still maintaining certain quality data outside of your ERP? What follows is a guide for what ...
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Technology: How Times Have Changed

Some recent activities prompted me to write this blog. (Although, I have to admit, I had some reservations in writing it for fear of sounding OLD.) I know change can be ...
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Inventory Management with MRP: Balancing Cost v. Inventory

  • Kellie Righini
  • 25.08.2015
  • ERP
Inventory management, or inventory control, is an attempt to balance inventory needs and requirements with the need to minimize costs resulting from obtaining and ...
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Disaster Recovery Plans: We Are Not In Kansas Anymore

I just walked outside to a sauna – it is about 95 degrees in Boston today and much of the country is in the middle of a severe heat wave.  Just about five months ago, we ...
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How to Interest Millennials in Manufacturing

Once upon a time, schools would run trips to factories, like Ford Motors, to show them the backbone industry America was built on. In 2015, do these school trips still ...
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New ISO Standard 9001 Coming – Are you ready?

  • Kellie Righini
  • 13.08.2015
  • ERP
If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. ~Kurt Lewin Not everybody likes Change. Often with Change come uncertainty, extra effort, and Fear! Change ...
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Why Business Intelligence?

Vision: Walk into your office. Fire up your computer. You are instantly presented with the metrics and alerts that require immediate attention. Within minutes you have ...
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The New IT Manager: Life In the Clouds

With more and more companies moving to the Cloud for more IT needs, the IT manager’s job is quickly evolving.  The IT manager now needs to manage the cloud configuration ...
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Boston Torches the 2024 Olympics

Taxachusetts no more? Earlier this week, Boston officially withdrew its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.  In a move that stunned the United States Olympic Committee ...
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April 2016 Conference Host Cities: We Need Your Help

It’s that time of year again when we start considering locations for our next annual April 2016 Customer Conference. We love input and feedback from customers who would ...
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Manufacturing ERP Implementations: A Seven Step Project Primer

When companies evaluate ERP software, there is typically a focus on fit and functionality. But what about the ability to deliver on the implementation services? For the ...
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Invasion of the Drones

With drones getting cheaper, smaller, quieter, and easier to operate, it is inevitable that in the next few years you will see them in the sky everywhere.  Recently one ...
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Six Great Things to Love about Windows 10

If you haven’t heard yet, Microsoft has developed their next operating system “Windows 10”. Here are 6 great things about what’s buzzing!
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Draft for Need v. Best Available

For many years different General Managers in all Professional Sports have been asked the same question. Do they draft for need or simply pick the best available player? ...
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Does Your ERP System Meet Today's Growing Compliance Needs?

As the world we live in becomes more and more regulated, manufacturing companies must be especially aware of their compliance needs and have an adequate ERP solution to ...
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Project Accounting Business Intelligence: Optimize Business ...

Project manufacturers require management information to insure timely delivery and an on-time, on-budget outcome.  
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Spreading the Word: The Independence Fund

Recently, Visibility donated to The Independence Fund, a non-profit that helps wounded soldiers gain back their independence. In the process, I had the honor of speaking ...
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When Will Robotics Replace People?

Several of the world’s leading manufacturers of Robotics use Visibility ERP.  In the last ten years, we have seen dramatic increases in their development and use.  ...
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Clouding the Differences Between Hosted and On-Premise ERP

The big debate over SaaS vs Traditional on-premise ERP software solutions has quickly become moot with the advent of customer’s demands for hybrid approaches to software ...
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The Mobile Payment Revolution

Capgemini recently predicted that mobile payments (including app purchases, in store purchases using mobile phones, and e-commerce) will grow a staggering 60% in 2015 ...
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Does Your ERP Software Fulfill All of Your Mixed Mode Manufacturing ...

Engineer to Order? Make to Order? Make to Stock? Repetitive? Pure Distribution? If you are like most small and mid-sized manufacturing companies, one size does not fit ...
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Custom to Standard Product – Changing to a Customer-Driven Company

Many ERP software companies look to research firms, industry analysts, and visionaries for direction on future product initiatives.  At Visibility we look to our ...
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Top Seven Manufacturing Business Intelligence Metrics in 2015

Visibility has recently conducted a survey of engineer to order manufacturing CFO’s. The focus for the survey was to discover the critical business intelligence metrics ...
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