News - October 01, 2014

What is the Value of Real-Time Production Data in the Manufacturing Environment?

How do you define “Real-Time” production data, and how important is true, real-time data to the profitability of your company? For some manufacturers, accurate data can only be acquired when a shift ends, production reports are logged or the data from the shop floor is uploaded, resulting in an unfortunate up to four to eight hour "real-time" reality. Is this acceptable? Absolutely not!

If your ERP and plant floor systems are not communicating in true real-time, it could cause a crippling effect throughout the enterprise, including unplanned downtime, products trending out of specification, late KPIs, incorrect inventory, inaccurate scheduling, and missed ship dates. Download our latest whitepaper “What is the Value of Real-Time Data: How much does it cost you to wait hours for updated information?” to understand how the lack of real-time information can have a negative effect on your bottom line.

EnterpriseIQ Receives TEC Certification for Four Manufacturing Models

IQMS' EnterpriseIQ solution is now TEC certified as an ERP solution for not one, but four manufacturing models: discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturing, and manufacturing (SMB). EnterpriseIQ includes ERP, CRM, accounting and finance, BI, and MES, and can be used right out of the box, requiring no or minimal customizations or modifications. EnterpriseIQ v7.8 includes new functionality and features in the areas of warehouse management, EDI, quality management, document control, manufacturing process monitoring, and portals for B2C, B2B, and employee self-service.

TEC Analyst Aleksey Osintsev, states, "The main focus of IQMS remains the same - a strong emphasis on manufacturing processes. IQMS has built software that first and utmost fits well to manufacturing customers’ different requirements. The second major differentiation factor is its focus on the factory floor. This is something that is typically beyond the interests of most of IQMS’ competitors, as their ERP systems do not address this. EnterpriseIQ has the ability to capture production information directly from equipment, so it becomes an automated real-time production monitoring system."

Download the certification report now for in-depth analysis and analyst commentary on EnterpriseIQ.

Learn How IQMS Can Help You Become More Cost and Time Efficient at the Manufacturing ERP Experience

Join IQMS on October 8th and 9th at The Manufacturing ERP Experience, in Nashville, TN for a 1.5 day event focused on helping manufacturing companies in their ERP selection process. Presented by MetalForming magazine the event allows buyers to witness software demonstrations, listen to case study presentations and hear key note presentations from experts in the ERP selection process.

IQMS User Group - Important First Day Reminders

The IQMS User Group 2014 conference is less than six days away and we couldn't be more excited for what is shaping up to be a very exciting event with more users, more sessions and more fun.  Following are some important opening day (Tuesday, October 7th) reminders.

  • 7:00 am – Registration check-in opens.  All attendees must check in to receive your badge and registration packet.  (Badges are required for breakfast and all sessions.)
  • 8:30 am – Welcome, State of IQMS and Opening comments
  • 12:00 pm-5:15 pm – Break-out sessions and mealtime networking sessions begin.
  • 5:30 pm – Welcome Reception and Award Presentation. Join IQMS for cocktails, appetizers and the announcement of the IQMS Manufacturing Success Award winners.  (Conference badge or reception ticket required for admission.)

Don't forget to download the IQMS User Group 2014 mobile app to help you organize your days. With 50 different sessions offered throughout the three day event, the mobile app will help you learn more about specific sessions, manage your schedule, connect with other attendees, and provide valuable event feedback.

IQFeature of the Week -- Tracking & Scheduling Multi-Plant Manufacturing Operations

Did you know that...EnterpriseIQ tracks the status of products produced in partial or completion from another facility or subsidiary?

The InterCompany Transaction (ICT) module allows multi-plant companies to achieve unified scheduling and distribution across all facilities, quickly and easily. With comprehensive distribution and eKanban functionality, ICT enables synchronized, web-based control of just-in-time transactions across multiple facilities and even subsidiaries. A user-friendly, three-step process is used to initiate transactions, and the module can be configured to meet the specific and changing demands of any enterprise, making lean, multi-plant operations as easy to achieve as 1-2-3...more

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