Vendors get excited about new releases, but I want to hear it from customers. At this year's Acumatica Summit, I got an inside look from an early adopter of the Acumatica Construction Accounting cloud.
Is it time for global companies to reconsider their China supply chain strategy? We think that an examination of the issues requires careful consideration.
Transformation is perceived as a huge project that pushes against cultural norms. But for micro molding pioneer Accumold, change has always been a constant. Here's how they've harnessed data to fuel their growth - and how they were in on IoT before the buzzword existed.
Manufacturers face global competition and pricing pressures in 2019. But some are thriving. How are they pulling it off? Louis Columbus of IQMS reveals customer views on the impact of real-time monitoring.
The acquisition of IQMS by Dassault Systèmes was more evidence of the resurgence in midmarket manufacturing. But why Dassault Systèmes? And what concerns did customers raise? Here's what IQMS' CEO had to say.
A smart acquisition is about making customers' lives better. In advance of my exclusive with IQMS on their acquisition by Dassault Systèmes, here's a view into Custom Profile, a long-time IQMS customer. Their story is about smart automation, and bridging the IT - Finance gap.
I don't usually write about CEO movements. But the appointment of CEO Bill Berutti at Plex Systems is especially interesting. Prior to the announcement, Berutti gave me a first look at his plans - and fielded my concerns.
NASA's trips to Mars rank amongst the greatest robotics accomplishments in history. Their secret? It's all about quality management. IQMS' Louis Columbus breaks out four quality field lessons for manufacturers.
IQMS Pinnacle 2018 brought an inspirational message of customers using manufacturing ERP and shop floor automation to thrive in tough markets. But does that match up to customer realities? First up: my use case interview with PVC-free plastics manufacturer Eldon James.
What happens when you give “smart” IoT devices a brain? We’re about to find out, thanks to IBM.
Reckoning with external data sources is a huge weakness for most cloud ERP players. Today, Plex made an announcement that warrants analysis. Here's a look inside their acquisition of DATTUS - and their industrial IoT plans.
Yes, quality audits can help manufacturers stay customer-driven – and even change sales and marketing
Audit is a loaded term, but as Louis Columbus of IQMS explains, it's time to take another look. Internal audits are a powerful tool for quality - and quality is the new marketing. Here's how an IQMS customer is using internal audits to earn a whole new level of customer trust.
The pursuit of truly modern ERP keeps plenty of vendors up at night. But there are many flavors of modern to consider. IFS thinks it has right mix of ERP, field service, and enterprise asset management - but does it add up to operational IoT? Here's my review.