Plex Systems ERP Weekly News Highlights, 2/18/13-2/22/13

Last week’s manufacturing ERP news focused on big questions: Is it time to re-evaluate your current ERP software? Do food processors have their food safety plans in place? And most importantly…what are the top five questions you should really ask potential ERP vendors, regardless of your industry? Here’s a look at what caught our attention in manufacturing ERP news last week:

The Evolving World of ERP

In this look at the state of manufacturing ERP solutions, Quality Magazine posits that while most manufacturers already have a solution in place, it may be time to take a look at new software that offers features that have evolved to meet your company’s needs, including mobile access and Internet-based systems.

Managing Quality Over the Cloud with Plex Systems

Research firm LNS Research has begun a review of enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions, starting with Plex Online; each study will take a look at how information management systems can help manage quality. Start here and stay tuned over the next several weeks as they present briefings with various vendors as well as their own independent analyses.

Have You Written Your Plan?

With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ramping up – and enforcing – the rules of its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), it’s time for food processors to get serious about starting or strengthening their food safety plans. This Food Manufacturing article gives some excellent tips on how to get started.

A Chance to Transform: 5 Key Questions to Ask at the Vendor Shootout for ERP

As hundreds of companies convened at the Vendor Shootout for ERP in Miami last week, our solution engineer Dave Utley offered up the top five questions that every manufacturer should be asking of a potential ERP solution provider. (Side note: These questions are crucial to ask any time, even outside of the Vendor Shootout.)