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COVID-19 Response

Bizowie is committed to doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to maintain highly reliable cloud services to our customers. We’ve acted swiftly to respond to the crisis and keep our team safe through measures including moving our staff to remote-work arrangements, moving all interviews and recruiting to video conference, and […]

Increasing Warehouse Performance with ERP

When business leaders begin planning areas for improvement in a new ERP implementation, the warehouse is all too often ignored. But the warehouse is often an area where automation and reporting can deliver immediate impact through powerful warehouse management (WMS) features in modern ERP solutions. This article highlights just a few of the ways you […]

Avoid Accounting Fraud with ERP Controls

Accounting fraud can be a costly problem for business owners. A recent study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimated that, on average, organizations lose 5% of their revenue to fraud each year, with a median loss amount of $140,000. The same study revealed that internal controls for fraud prevention, including proactive data monitoring […]

3 Ways to Increase Shop-Floor Data Accuracy

In a modern manufacturing environment, an ERP solution isn’t just an accounting system. Strong ERP products can be put into play as an integral part of your shop floor production processes, with data collected in realtime for analysis, reporting, and calculation of margins and variance from plan. But as with any software program, the insights […]

6 Signs Your E-commerce Business Needs ERP Software

As online sales increase, processes that were manageable back when you were getting a few dozen orders a day can suddenly create huge headaches when your daily order count is in the hundreds or thousands. These headaches lead e-commerce site owners to spend too much time juggling paperwork and multiple software programs, when they could […]

4 Surprising Advantages of B2B Portals

When we launched our B2B Customer Portal module, we knew it was uniquely positioned to deliver nearly immediate ROI to our customers. Providing customers with 24/7, mobile-friendly, self-service access to common tasks like placing orders, checking stock, paying invoices, and accessing marketing resources means you can increase customer satisfaction while decreasing your customer service team’s […]

Implementers and VARs and OEMs (Oh My!)

When selecting a new ERP system, much of the selection process tends to be focused on the software product. And while the product you choose is certainly important, the success of any ERP project hinges on the implementation. Implementation simply refers to the professional services necessary to get you fully up and running with the […]

ERP Without Custom Code?

In the 1980s and 1990s, writing custom code was a standard part of an ERP software implementation. Custom software development was used to fill gaps in ERP functionality, work around unique processes, and integrate outside systems. In many cases, off-the-shelf technology like Visual Basic, FileMaker, Access and FoxPro was leveraged alongside the ERP implementation to […]

4 Questions To Ask Your ERP Vendor

A well-tailored Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can deliver significant results in productivity, transparency, and collaboration. A recent study from Nucleus Research showed that the average ROI on ERP implementation is $7.23 for every dollar spent. But if you’re not careful, ERP implementation can easily become costly. A 2013 study showed that 53% of ERP projects went over budget. And […]