Articles By: Green Beacon Solutions

You Know Your ERP System is Outdated WHEN.....

Executive decision making was discussed recently in a Forbes article.  According to the article, the keys to making sound, strategic leadership decisions include: Situation analysis Conducting a cost/benefit analysis Assessing whether it is the "right" thing to do to achieve your objectives Making the decision This decision-making criteria can also be used when evaluating new technology solutions …

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The Advantages of Using Inventory Management Software in Distribution

Last November we suggested "Strategies for Improving Inventory Management in Distribution/Wholesaling", and this past March we identified the "5 Steps for Improving Demand Planning and Forecasting". This post will discuss why it's necessary, and how to achieve this using inventory management software. Distribution companies understand how inventory software simplifies the process of managing and tracking stock …

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5 Steps for Improving Demand Planning and Forecasting

In Green Beacon's blog last November we suggested "Strategies for Improving Inventory Management in Distribution/Wholesaling". This month, we'll discuss the reasons why and the methods for improving demand planning forecasting. Your top customer calls once again because the distributor stock levels are too low for an important promotion that is running at retail stores.  This …

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Solving the 5 Riddles of Cloud Computing

The hype around cloud computing can set almost anyone’s head spinning.  In Green Beacon's blog post last March we discussed the "Benefits of Cloud Computing". Before jumping into the whirlwind - whether you're a public or private sector organization, or a for-profit business or non-profit entity - your organization needs to research various cloud solutions, where …

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Our Top 6 ERP Predictions for 2013

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions have had their fair share of innovation over the years.  Although the year has already begun, Green Beacon Solutions believes that more changes are coming in 2013.  However, many businesses still struggle with calculating the return on investment (ROI) for their ERP solutions and are wary about changes in technology that could …

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Microsoft Cloud Focus Moves to Federal Government

As noted on HispanicBusiness.com, Microsoft Corp. announced on November 15 the availability of cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics business solutions which are designed for the unique security and functionality requirements of U.S. federal government agencies. Delivered in a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)-compliant, federal-only, infrastructure environment, these solutions enable government organizations to collaborate, manage data, improve processes, …

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Think Ahead When Considering an ERP Solution

While enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are at the core of a company’s financial, human resources, supply chain and manufacturing systems, if they are not integrated correctly or their functionality is not fully leveraged, they can easily reduce efficiencies and impede day-to-day business operations – in other words, defeat the purpose for which the system …

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Microsoft Offers Incentives to Switch From Lawson to Microsoft Dynamics AX

Sometimes the most difficult part about switching to a new ERP system is getting the support of the people in your organization who are in charge of the money. For them a little incentive goes a long way. Microsoft recognizes that business reality and has begun to offer incentives to users of competing ERP systems. …

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Are We Ready for ERP Software To Integrate with Social Media?

The web of this decade will be remembered as the web of social media. It has become such an integral part of the web that it would be difficult for you to find a website that does not have some level of social media integration. Excluding search engines, all of the web’s top 20 websites …

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