Building a Modern Manufacturing Environment with ERP

  • January 10, 2018
  • Blog

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is nothing new, and is actually quite commonplace in the manufacturing industry: Recent Aberdeen research found that 97% of leading manufacturers utilize ERP. However, with 88% of “followers” also using it, it’s not a question of whether or not an organization has implemented the software, but how well they use it. The recent Aberdeen Group report, Creating a Modern, Effective Manufacturing Environment with ERP, looked beyond the yes/no question to find out what leaders were…

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Central Data Employee Spotlight – Featuring Krista Karle – Project Manager

  • December 28, 2017
  • Blog

This month we are putting the spotlight on Krista Karle, our Senior Project Manager. It’s a great opportunity to see what she has to say from a project manager’s point of view and to get to know her a bit better.   Quick Profile Name: Krista Karle Job Title: Project Manager Residence: At the base of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, CO Number of years at Central Data: 3 months Likes: My husband and kids, camping, mountains, ATV’ing, genuine people,…

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ERP’s Role in the Modern Manufacturer

  • December 13, 2017
  • Blog

Have you heard about Industry 4.0? It’s a new strategy manufacturers are using to build a “smart factory” by automating computing and the exchange of data. Industry 4.0 includes innovations such as Internet of Things (IoT), self-learning systems, and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 technologies could very well give you the competitive advantage you’ve been looking for. But don’t make any moves until you’ve set the right foundation. According to the Aberdeen Group’s newest Whitepaper, the manufacturing industry is in a…

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Electrical Terminal Service Selects Infor’s CloudSuite™ Distribution in Partnership with Central Data to Help Optimize Growth and Move Business Processes to the Cloud

  • December 6, 2017
  • News

Farmington Hills, MI – 12/4/2017– Central Data Systems announces Electrical Terminal Service, a stocking distributor of electrical terminals, cable ties, shrink tubing and related products for OEM, Auto, and Plant Maintenance, will deploy Infor CloudSuite Distribution to support their continuous growth and moves core business processes to the Cloud. Electrical Terminal Services sees Infor CloudSuite Distribution as a significant step in helping to increase its competitive edge and expand business management capabilities to customers and suppliers.   Electrical Terminal Service…

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What To Look For in Manufacturing ERP Software

  • November 29, 2017
  • Blog

The process of selecting the perfect manufacturing ERP software to fit your business can be either a stressful or a calm endeavor – but it’s up to you. The Aberdeen Group’s latest Whitepaper breaks down the steps to take to easily choose the right ERP solution for your manufacturing business; all you have to do is check it out, follow the steps, and watch your business grow. If you’re a manufacturing business looking to implement an ERP solution, I have…

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Express Distribution Selects Infor’s CloudSuite™ Distribution in Partnership with Central Data to Help Optimize Steadfast Growth

Express Distribution Selects Infor's CloudSuite™ Distribution in Partnership with Central Data to Help Optimize Steadfast Growth Farmington Hills, MI – 7/17/17 – Central Data Systems announces Express Distribution, LLC, a full-service distributor of candy, tobacco and grocery products to convenience stores, small grocery, and specialty stores in the Midwest, has chosen Infor CloudSuite Distribution to support their market and geographic expansion. Express Distribution  sees Infor CloudSuite Distribution as a significant step in helping to increase its competitive  edge and expand…

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Distributor Analytics – A strategic part of your company’s success

  • August 11, 2017
  • Blog

In the United States alone, wholesale/distributor sales equal approximately $3.2 trillion, which also accounts for roughly 7% of private industry GDP since 1987 – Invest in technology to make data driven decisions now It is possible to give your entire organization access to all the information that is buried in your ERP system, to share this data across different departments and to use that data to give your company the competitive advantage it needs to successfully compete in the market…

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Imagine – Sales Analytics

  • August 9, 2017
  • Blog

In this digitized world, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day Imagine if your entire sales organization had access to information on customer buying patterns, could identify small customer accounts with large growth opportunities or could develop a full proof – data driven plan to address marginal service drain customers. Now, imagine a little further that the data your sales organization had available to them could spell out actions they needed to take to improve your company’s bottom…

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Acumatica Distribution Management Overview on Sep 06, 2017

Please click here to register for Acumatica Distribution Management Overview on Sep 06, 2017 1:00 PM EDT at: MANAGE SALES ORDERS, TRACK INVENTORY, IMPROVE PURCHASING, AND PROVIDE CUSTOMER SUPPORT FROM ANYWHERE  Determine real-time profitability by warehouse, product line, location, or business unit, while reducing costs across your entire supply and distribution chain. Acumatica Distribution Management is fully integrated with CRM, Financials, Manufacturing, and Project Management for visibility across your entire organization. In addition to the demo, attendees will also be able to participate in…

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FieldOffice Release 2.1 offers Vendor Managed Inventory Capabilities

  • July 14, 2017
  • Blog

Release 2.1 of FieldOffice contains numerous enhancements to help distributors who manage the inventory of their products for customers. This process is commonly known as VMI, or vendor managed inventory. VMI is a service that suppliers provide to their customer where the supplier commits to count and to replenish the customer’s inventory to predetermined levels. FieldOffice leverages the functionality in Infor SX.e to improve the efficiency of the VMI process for both tool crib and consigned vendor managed inventory situations.…

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