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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 […]

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 […]

Mac Compatible ERP

If you’re frustrated by dated ERP systems that force customers onto Windows-only applications, integrate only with Windows software, or don’t provide a friendly way to access resources from iPhone®, iPad®, and other popular Apple devices… welcome home. At Bizowie, we believe that your ERP system shouldn’t restrict you from using the computers and mobile technology […]

5 Ways to Innovate with Cloud ERP

In today’s business climate, sticking to the status quo just isn’t enough. Innovative companies expect innovative ERP, and the “tried and true” solutions are showing their age. Luckily, cloud-based vendors like Bizowie are responding to the needs of modern innovators with robust, flexible solutions. With good ERP system, the possibilities for improvement are nearly endless, but […]

Why Cloud ERP?

Modern cloud-based software offers significant value over installed solutions Over the last few years, the media has been atwitter with reports on the exponential growth of the cloud computing market. A 2014 Gartner study revealed that an astonishing 47% of organizations surveyed plan to move their ERP operations to the cloud before 2020, while another […]