Articles By: Sunrise Technologies

Should You Customize Your New ERP Software Solution?

Are you contemplating upgrading or purchasing a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution for your business? Wouldn’t it be great to have one that, right out of the box, did everything you could imagine, and more importantly, everything that your business requires? No one ever wants to spend extra time and money on customizations. In …

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Intelligent Numbering: A Good Idea?

Do product numbers with contextual meaning really add anything valuable to your master data? For businesses selling products, how they set up that data in ERP systems matters quite a bit. Even something as straightforward as product numbers requires careful consideration.         What is intelligent numbering? Let’s get some definitions out of …

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Manufacturers and Consumer Brands, Let’s Simplify Season Codes

A lot of consumer brand companies and manufacturers deal with seasonal products. Keeping up with trends and demand, they may want to stock these products only for certain months of the year. On the other hand, many products remain useful and in-demand year-round. Companies who carry a mixture of seasonless and seasonal products at the …

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Strategies for Keeping Up with Continuous ERP Updates

Don’t you love the way the Cloud provides for continuous updating of your business apps? Remember when you used to have to disrupt business every five or six years to overhaul and update your on-premise business applications? But you might be wondering about the safety of continuous updates. When more and more of your business …

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Virtual Warehouses: How Many Are Too Many?

As a consultant meeting with prospective manufacturing business clients, the first thing I want to examine is the data structures in their current ERP system. Often, the data structures and what’s stored there can tell me a lot about the workings of a business.     Analyze the warehouse table The warehouse table can reveal …

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Best Practices for Product Attributes when Deploying Microsoft Dynamics 365

Your product is the lynchpin of your manufacturing business and supply chain processes. Without a product, you’d have no business. Managing your product includes all aspects of your business processes: procurement, manufacturing, logistics, sales, distribution, planning, etc. To keep your manufacturing business efficient and profitable, your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system must accommodate diverse business …

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Need a New ERP? What Is the Cost of Doing Nothing?

Unless you are a very unusual business owner, you’re probably quite concerned about costs. After all, most organizations are in business to make money and retain their position in the marketplace. So, when it comes to purchasing large-scale business application systems, there may be some hesitation. In fact, when you look at the costs involved …

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PLM and ERP, What’s the Best Approach for Your Consumer Brand or Manufacturing Company?

Companies that design, source, and manufacture products often need both PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). These software solutions are critical to handling their business processes. The difference between PLM and ERP PLM is generally used to manage the design process. PLM systems are highly collaborative in nature, so they must be …

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Dynamics 365 First Look

It’s hard to believe, but Summit is only a few short days away! While Summit has always been a key event for anyone involved in the Dynamics community, this year is sure to stand out. Instead of a more traditional opening keynote this time around, Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Cloud and …

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Top Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Forecasting

Leaders and planners at consumer brand companies who manufacture, source, and/or retail products all want to know: When forecasts are not always accurate, how do you hedge your bets? This was a question recently asked by a Supply Chain VP on an educational webinar (which is still on-demand for a few months if you are …

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