March 2016 IQReport
Manufacturing Metrics that Really Matter: Digging Through the Data in an IIoT World
As technology and process maturity continually evolve within manufacturing, so too does the number of potential benchmark measurements companies have at their disposal. So which performance measurements are really moving the needle for manufacturers today?
The fourth iteration of the biennial Metrics that Matter research study conducted by LNS Research dives deep into how the IIoT, Cloud, and Analytics are transforming manufacturing and enabling new business models, as well as which KPIs are driving improvements across business areas like:
Learn more about the study in this free webinar, "Metrics that Really Matter: Digging Through the Data in an IIoT World," co-sponsored by IQMS and presented by LNS Research and MESA International on Tuesday, March 29 at 1:00 pm EDT.
Manufacturing PMI Continues to Increase
The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) came in at 49.5 in February of 2016, higher than 48.2 in January and well above its recent low of 48 in December.
A PMI of 50 is considered the mid-point between expanding and contracting production. Given historically low oil prices and their drag on that very large sector of the North American economy, the trend back towards 50 is very encouraging.
In addition, production outside North America also continues to be weak. Between low oil prices and weak international demand the upward trend of the index demonstrates the underlying strength of the North American manufacturing economy.
Learn more about the February 2016 Manufacturing ISM Report
IQMS Enhances Engagement With Customers Using Five9 Cloud-Based Contact Center Software
IQMS is committed to creating a superior customer experience. To deliver a new level of convenience and a richer support experience, IQMS has installed Five9’s cloud-based contact center software. With Five9’s multichannel contact center capabilities, we are able to bring a richer experience and greater convenience to our customers through their communication channels of choice. Learn more.
Count down to IQMS Pinnacle User Conference
IQMS Pinnacle begins on Tuesday, April 5th which is less than 3 weeks away. In addition to a full, 3 day schedule of training sessions, we have some fun social activities planned too.
Welcome Reception: Monday, April 4th, 6:30-8:30 Start the week off right listening to a trio of steel drum musicians while sipping on complimentary cocktails and nibbling on appetizers poolside! The IQMS Pinnacle Welcome Reception will be held at the Neptune Pool with plenty of opportunity to network with fellow IQMS users and staff members.
- Party @ Pinnacle: Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30-10:00PM Take in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Las Vegas strip at Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub on top of the Cromwell Hotel. After a long day of in-house training you’ll be glad you took this short little walk across the street to listen to one of Las Vegas’ best classic rock tribute bands, Yellow Brick Road. While they bring down the house, we’ll keep the food and drinks coming!
ERP Deployment: Why Choice is the New Cloud
There is a lot of hype around what is the best ERP deployment option. Which is the best? The truth is, no single ERP deployment method is right for every manufacturer. Your business may have strategies and needs that are not well matched to a traditional on-premises deployment or a strictly defined software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment. So how do you determine what is the best option for your company?
The best answer is having a broad choice of deployment options and being able to pick the solution that is best for your business.Download this whitepaper to identify what deployment attributes are important to your business, and you will see why "Choice" is the new cloud.