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The Difference Between an MRP System and an ERP System

While looking at ERP systems, you may have come across information about MRP systems. It can be hard to know which one your shop needs and even harder to find out the difference between them. The reason it’s hard to find the difference is that one is an evolution of the other. MRP and MRP II Systems The fi...

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An ERP System: The Manager Your Shop Needs

Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time on paperwork? You’ve got enough on your plate without having to create every report or email every customer. You can’t delegate this to someone on the shop floor, and your office staff is already busy. What you need is a middle manager, or software, tha...

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3 Steps to a Great Employee Training Manual

Training employees has become more important than ever before. As more Baby Boomers either retire or cut back on their hours, employers hire more workers to take their place. However, it’s difficult to find new hires experienced in manufacturing. That means they need training, and training a new employee c...

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How an ERP System Creates Value

Everyone knows that ERP systems create value for the shops that use them. It’s hard to know how, exactly, that value is created before owning an ERP system. Fortunately, three shops using E2 Software were willing to share their experiences and how their ERP system has helped their shop. These shops found t...

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How to Choose the Right ERP Software

These days, it’s become a necessity for a shop to have an ERP system. Customers demand it because it guarantees the quality and timeliness they expect. Shops are finding that they need it for everything from tracking their jobs to quoting them accurately. Once you realize you need an ERP system, how do you...

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Shape Up Your Shop with an ERP System

It’s hard to run a shop when you’ve got too much work and you need to keep everything on time. It’s also hard to run a shop when you don’t have enough work and you need to figure out how to get more. In each instance, ERP software can be what makes the difference for your shop. An ERP system can keep ...

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3 Traits of Great ERP for Repetitive Manufacturers

Everyone can agree that ERP software makes it easier to run a shop. However, it has to be the right kind of software for your shop, otherwise, everything becomes more difficult. For example, a job shop where every order is unique would need different strengths in their ERP software than a repetitive manufact...

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How to Be a Great Leader in Manufacturing

Running a shop comes with all kinds of challenges. While working in a shop can help prepare you for how things work on the shop floor and how to manage the company, it’s much harder to learn how to be a great leader. Below are three practices of great leaders in the manufacturing world. Hire Good People A ...

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E2 and QuickBooks: An ERP Partnership

Often, when shops are looking at getting an ERP system, they have some solutions that already work for them. While an ERP system can take care of most aspects of manufacturing, sometimes shops have grown attached to their accounting software, which is seen frequently with QuickBooks users. Shoptech continues...

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3 Great Things about ERP on the Cloud

When hearing about something great, it can be hard to picture yourself there. For example, you may have heard wonderful things about a local theme park, but it’s hard to know how fun it will be until you’re there. You might not decide to go until you hear from some of your friends how great it is. The sa...

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