Friday, September 1, 2017

Why should I choose Sage 300 ERP?

Businesses looking to purchase and implement an ERP system almost always find the process complex, time consuming and expensive. Evaluating a solution is never an easy exercise; much time and efforts have to be put in. demonstrations and discussions with solution partners and end users.

We suggest that the right decision need to be made only once. You will not need to change your software every other year as in the case of the scenarios when a wrong or unwise selection has been made. The right decision can propel your business forward, while the wrong decision can be a costly handicap.
So In evaluating a solution consideration has to be given on the longevity and growth path of the software and the company behind the software.

Here are some of the factors that you can consider:

True Scalability
Sage 300 is a business management software solution designed for  medium-sized and small businesses. Critical program functionality includes support for accounting, distribution, manufacturing and project management tasks.

With three Sage 300 editions to choose from, you don’t have to worry about outgrowing your system. When your business grows, and you need to add more users or capacity, just move up to a higher edition. Screens and modules are consistent between the editions, and data migration is a cinch—so you can forget about system downtime, and focuses on helping your business continue to thrive and grow.

Sage 300’s object-oriented and multi-tiered architecture is what makes it so flexible
. All three editions share the same architecture and code base, which makes it simple for you to upgrade your as your business grows, and yet retain the valuable history of transactions for your analysis.

All Sage 300 editions offer the same flexibility: you choose the deployment options, the user interface and languages, the network environment or operating system, the add-on software developed by Sage Software or independent parties, and the features that help you operate more efficiently and profitably.

Domain Experience
One of the crucial ERP requirements is proper vendor selection apart from software selection. Many ERP failures can be traced to systems that don’t fit the needs of the business. For this reason, a rigorous approach to choosing your ERP system is essential to avoid common pitfalls and maximize the return on investment from the outset.

However, most entrepreneurs don’t have the expertise, time or resources to manage a major system implementation initiative. So, it makes sense to get the help of an experienced, business partner who has the right domain experience be it in manufacturing or project that has a proven record of implementation, training and success. They can provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to manage your ERP project.

When considering an ERP implementation, make sure the training, scalability and vendor performance can meet your company's needs.

Contact CAREWARE’s Account Manager Today
To learn all about Sage 300 ERP solutions  contact CAREWARE Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lean Manufacturing and ERP.


So what does Lean Manufacturing mean to you? Is it just the buzz word? Is it just JIT re-stated? Is it applicable to smaller firms than say, Toyota? It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on Lean, as we do receive inquiry from manufacturers in our region listing lean as a requirement.
Although most of the time they do not really know what is lean all about and looking for a piece of software to help them solve problems. This has also been fuel by many software vendors, playing one up-man-ship by claiming that their ERP/MRP is Lean manufacturing systems.

From my understanding (and I'm no manufacturing guru, so take it with a grain of salt)

Lean is a strategy and generally is not an ERP product function or module. However, I personally believe that ERP products are either Lean "sympathetic" or not. It means also optimizing your process and the system that supports it. Off course the purist would insist on mimicking the kanban card systems. For me it comes down to keeping inventory as low as possible and reducing waste at every step. That is what Sage 300 Manufacturing helps you to achieve.

So can Lean/MRP co-exist? Some purist will say no, akin to water and oil. But certainly, in many companies lean and ERP do coexist, if only out of necessity.

 So what does it leave me with Sage 300 Manufacturing? (Which I am a partner) Yes, they do they support Lean? We (together with clients) start by reviewing a few key business processes, identifying obvious waste in a well-defined area, to see how to remove waste. Success in an early stage will motivate the company to continue its lean efforts.

Sage 300 Manufacturing market is in the small to mid-size enterprises, so our experiences are strictly toward these.  Streamlining process sometimes involve software, sometime it is not. Lean thinking should be applied not only on manufacturing processes but to all area in the business by streamlining several areas that needed attention.

Start small and be happy for small blessings and move on to bigger thing s in the lean journey.  
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Contact CAREWARE’s Manufacturing Account Manager Today

To learn all about Sage Manufacturing solutions  contact CAREWARE Manufacturing Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company

Monday, August 7, 2017

Are you looking for an Inexpensive, Easy & Fast to implement Manufacturing Software?

Until recently, organizations needing manufacturing systems had few choices; you installed an expensive, complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system, and then you spend eight months to a year learning and trying to make it run. With productivity drops and frustration sets-in and users get demotivated you are back to square one.

Sage 300 Manufacturing is designed for small to medium-sized manufacturing firms. The system is simple yet powerful, that users can follow logically which enables an efficient manufacturing operation flow covering material purchase, processing manufacturing orders, work in progress, routing cost calculation, material consumption, material scrap and item substitution and order closeout and more. The design of Sage 300 Manufacturing System is conceptualized to fully accommodate users’ business processes needs and expectations. 

So don’t be caught with the Big Boys game, check out what the alternative has to offer:


Contact CAREWARE’s Manufacturing Account Manager Today

To learn all about Sage Manufacturing solutions  contact CAREWARE Manufacturing Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Supply Chain Visibility

Working with you to implement a supply chain management solution that drives efficiency!

Evolving a wholesales/Distribution company to a new level of growth is more challenging than ever. To achieve growth goal in the world that is increasingly complex and globally competitive, distributor need to implement share common distribution processes and systems.

Wholesale distributors must continually increase their efficiency levels, or risk losing market share to their leaner competitors. You need to quickly adapt to changes in the entire value chain, replace costly inventory with supply chain visibility and quick response. Operate effectively and outsource/sourcing manufacturing and minimize the risk associated with reduce inventory and miss delivery.

So, give us a call and we help you to solve these challenges with
Sage 300 ERP to enhance business productivity and take advantage of best practices for supply chain efficiency, order accuracy, and operational improvement. Powerful, integrated modules to control operations and supply chain will enable your company.

• Reduce costs by consolidating inventory and distribution processes and improving cycle times.
• Drive continuous improvement through real-time business intelligence and flexible alignment with dynamic shifts supply and demand.
• Use strategic sourcing to obtain the best quality supplies at the right price.
• Optimize your inventory to keep customers happy while improving the turnover of stock.
• Institute advanced order processing system that improves accuracy, speeds up fulfilment, and results in fewer returns.



CareWare
will work with you to build your Sage 300 ERP solution based on the functionality you require, including the Operations and Distribution modules such as Inventory Control, Purchase Order, Order Entry, and Return Material Authorization. These modules connect seamlessly to accounting, business intelligence, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functionality for a complete, end-to-end business management system.
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Contact CAREWARE’s Account Manager Today
To learn all about Sage Manufacturing Solutions  contact CAREWARE Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my

There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Simply Manufacturing

Sage 300 ERP - Manufacturing is a robust manufacturing system for the small medium industry that is looking for an easy to used and quick to deploy manufacturing systems.

Sage 300 Manufacturing Solutions delivers not only the core accounting and operational features you need, but a rich manufacturing-based feature set that helps drive efficiency, customer satisfaction and profitability.

Over the years The Sage 300 Manufacturing modules continued to be enhanced with added features and also added functionalities with new modules.

This will continued to be done in all future releases.

So if you are an SME, move away from those big ERP systems that are so costly, difficult to run and take years to implement. So identify your problem. Keep it simple, focus, and execute. Don't be 
caught up in what the big guy is doing.

Look at what the alternative has to offer.


Contact CAREWARE’s Manufacturing Account Manager Today 
To learn all about Sage Manufacturing Solutions  contact CAREWARE Manufacturing Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

When is a Project based Solutions is a better choice for you than generic ERP?

Project-based companies have their own distinct needs and requirements, and most generic ERP struggles to meet the requirements of a project base firm. They are not designed to capture cost in project based environment like engineering procure fabrication, engineering services or construction company. Project accountant needs to be able to the see nature of expenses, resources and time and materials cost to complete the project, variation- orders and sub-contractor cost for the project and Job-in-progress, billing and many more.

Sage 300-ERP Project and Job Costing has all the tools and features you need to make sure every job is profitable and efficient.

CareWare with its years of experience in the engineering domain will help you implement a cost effective solution. For more than 25 years, CareWare Systems has implemented easy-to-use, scalable, and customizable software for the specialized needs of accounting practices, construction and the engineering industries.

And these days, most companies do face change and their legacy or generic ERP systems strain to keep up. Is Sage 300 Project based Solutions a better choice for you than traditional ERP?  
Please check it out with us. We would like to help you implement a cost effective solution.
 

Contact CAREWARE’s Account Manager Today
To learn all about Sage Project Solutions  contact CAREWARE Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my
There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

So you have a failed ERP implementation!

So you have a failed ERP implementation and are on the market for replacement.

Here's some advice about the process, not related to any product:
  1. Go back and figure out why you selected XYZ ERP to begin with.
  2. Was it because it was a famous brand name?
  3. Was because they give it to you at a rock bottom price? 
  4. Was it because the salesman promised that his ERP can do anything and everything?
  5. Because it was decided at HQ high level and forced upon you?
Anything that didn't consider whether it solved your business problems is going to cause this situation.

So what’s the best way to find the ERP solution that’s going to be the best fit for your organization?

What You Need vs. What You Want

  1. Then go back to your list of business needs and the problems you want solved and figure out what went wrong in the solution you picked so you don't do that again.
  2. Pick and prioritize your features- You’ve identified the pain now choose the pill. Which features will eliminate the pain, accounting, job costing, order entry or maybe its production planning.
  3. Now, with those requirements and problems to be solved in hand, go back again to other products catering to your industries.
  4. Compare again, and talk to some companies using those products. Ask those companies how well the product deals with the requirements/issues you have. How is the ERP vendors implementations team experiences.
  5. Repeat - Select again.
Wish You Success!!
QOUTE – “Gaps in the Technical Requirements accounted for more than 70% of program problems” —United States Government Accountability Office.