Inventory Control Software–Tools to Optimize your Warehouse

Inventory Control Software – How does it help you manage your warehouse? Inventory Control Software is computer software and systems that are designed to keep track of the products that you stock in warehouses.  Usually the warehouses are owned by the company, but sometimes they can be third party logistics (3pl) locations as well.  This [...]

2011-06-13T15:53:46+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Distribution, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, SAP Business One|Comments Off on Inventory Control Software–Tools to Optimize your Warehouse

What is Sales and Operations Planning and Why Should we Worry About it?

By:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP Balancing demand with supply is the basic objective of every single enterprise.  This is easy to state but as it turns out, not so simple in practice.  Some organizations meet this balance well, while others survive through crisis management. Those that do not bring supply and demand into balance suffer [...]

2010-05-24T14:30:14+00:00 May 24th, 2010|Industry Insights, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on What is Sales and Operations Planning and Why Should we Worry About it?

Lean ERP – An Oxymoron?

By:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP By now, everyone has probably heard of, and many implemented, the concepts of “Lean”.  You know – analyzing your processes, finding and eliminating waste, implementing Kanban methodology and pull systems, adopting Heijunka scheduling techniques and the like – these are what most people think of when they think of Lean. [...]

2010-05-24T14:15:53+00:00 May 24th, 2010|Industry Insights, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Lean ERP – An Oxymoron?

MAS 200 and MAS 90 Support Services

This post is to remind you of the capabilities we have at Clients First Business Solutions. Clients First Business Solutions is proud to be one of the top Sage, Microsoft and SAP Software resellers in the country. We are a full-service business systems consulting company that specializes in the design, implementation and support of Enterprise Resource Planning [...]

Sage ERP X3 – Another Overview Video

Here is another Sage X3 video that Sage has posted that gives a nice look at its capabilities.  This is a fairly high end system that sits between the ‘mid market’ such as Microsoft Dynamics or Sage MAS 90/200 and ‘tier 1’ applications such as SAP R3 or Oracle. Click below to view:

2009-11-17T12:04:46+00:00 November 17th, 2009|Made-to-Order Manufacturing|Comments Off on Sage ERP X3 – Another Overview Video

ERP Optimization – How to get the most out of the solutions you already own

Our “Coffee with Chris” Series of live training events and videos are designed to help our  Clients and Friends maximize their Return on Investment (ROI) by providing powerful tips, tricks, and educational information. Most organizations never fully leverage this powerful technology and therefore never achieve the maximum benefits. In today’s most difficult business climate working [...]

2009-09-14T05:15:26+00:00 September 14th, 2009|Industry Insights, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on ERP Optimization – How to get the most out of the solutions you already own

Sage ERP X3 (Formally Adonix) demonstration video

Sage ERP X3 Version 5 is a new solution from Sage software for the upper mid-market.  This product was acquired when Sage acquired Adonix back in the 2006/2007 timeframe.  The solution offers some very compelling new concepts and integrations. Among those include fully integrated graphical workflow, fully integrated Business Analytics using SAP Business Objects technology, [...]

2009-08-07T14:39:57+00:00 August 7th, 2009|Industry Insights, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing|Comments Off on Sage ERP X3 (Formally Adonix) demonstration video

Microsoft Dynamics AX & NAV (Navision) Sales and Product Configurator

Sales and Product Configurator Does your ‘make-to-order’ or ‘engineer-to-order’ product come with a variety of options that change each time a product is ordered? Do you need to establish rules to know when you can select which o-ring to use based on product usage and rating? Do you need to create configurable subassemblies as well [...]

2009-07-24T14:16:35+00:00 July 24th, 2009|Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics AX & NAV (Navision) Sales and Product Configurator

SAP Business One Job Costing – Enprise Video Web Demos

Here are links to pre-recorded demonstrations of the Enprise Job Costing for SAP Business One solution.  These are the most current available using the latest version of the solution. Enprise is designed for companies who work on projects.  It allows the capture of time and expenses to Job's and to be able to bill out [...]

2009-07-17T03:41:27+00:00 July 17th, 2009|Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Professional Services, SAP Business One|Comments Off on SAP Business One Job Costing – Enprise Video Web Demos

Inventory Accuracy and Control

by Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP, Clients First Business Solutions When it comes to knowing what a company has in inventory – items, quantities and locations – most companies rely on their ERP systems for this knowledge.  However, how much do people trust the data in their systems?  The answer for many companies is that they [...]

2009-06-22T11:19:42+00:00 June 22nd, 2009|Distribution, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing|Comments Off on Inventory Accuracy and Control

Our first Clients First Dynamics NAV (Navision) Newsletter

The free Clients First Navision (microsoft dynamics NAV) Newsletter has arrived. It took some time to do it right, but we will now be publishing a regular newsletter for our clients who use Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) solutions. This newsletter is free to anybody who is interested, existing client or not. To download it, click  [...]

2009-06-09T10:46:11+00:00 June 9th, 2009|Distribution, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on Our first Clients First Dynamics NAV (Navision) Newsletter

Business Intelligence Whitepaper for Process Manufacturers

User friendly solutions now exist that allow end users the ability to gain real time insight into their data.  SAP & Business Objects has the whitepaper below which discusses some options including their new Polestar end user product. Business Intelligence Publish at Scribd or explore others: Business & Economics Research microsoft dynamics n sap business [...]

2009-05-21T11:04:35+00:00 May 21st, 2009|Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing|Comments Off on Business Intelligence Whitepaper for Process Manufacturers