We don't usually blog about ourselves here at Godlan, but today is a very big day for us. We are excited to be celebrating 30 Years in business, as well as 20 Years as a SyteLine ERP Partner! It's been an amazing journey and we are excited to share this milestone with our dedicated team and valued customers.Read More
Think flexible and collaborative. Think beautiful, scalable, integrated, and mobile. Then start imagining all the things you'll be able to accomplish.Read More
In this software demo walkthrough, Infor Motion Road Warrior expert Nick Borth explains the exciting features of this essential tool everyone in the field must have!
Infor Motion Road Warrior - Don’t wait to act
When you’re doing business on the road, you can’t be slowed down by lack of access to your back office systems. You need current information anytime, anywhere, along with the power to make decisions quickly and take action immediately while you’re on the move. Infor™ Motion Road Warrior brings information to where you and your customers do business—on the road, at the airport, wherever the opportunity exists.
Powered by the same Infor ION technology that connects the rest of your business solutions, Motion Road Warrior lets you get work done on the move, then helps you pick up where you left off when you get back to the office.
Road Warrior gives today’s mobile sales professional access to critical customer data in a convenient mobile form with quick, robust capabilities that rival its desktop counterparts.Read More
What would it mean if you could not only improve the efficiency of your business processes, but reinvent them?
"Five minutes after an event on the shop floor, we're able to make decisions based on the data.” -Kenneth Kemp, IT Manager, Brentwood Industries
You can't meet the particular needs of manufacturing companies by using generic software. At Infor, we understand that your requirements as an industrial manufacturer are unique, so, we've created software that's tailored to your needs. Businesses are not all equal. We believe that one size fits one.Read More
What if you could deliver on time, every time? Every day, you race against time. Competition is fierce, so you need to get to market quicker and do a better job of matching up supply with demand. And no matter how complex your supply chain is, you need to respond faster to change, reduce excess inventory, and cut costs. Most importantly, you’ve got to give customers what you promised them, at the time you promised it. And here’s the good news: Not only can you meet these expectations, you can beat them. The secret is to find an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that improves productivity, both in the office and on the shop floor.Read More
Become "easy to do business with".
Infor SyteLine Channel Sales is a comprehensive quoting and ordering system for selling both configured and standard products through all your channels, including dealers, distributors, and/or your direct sales force.Read More
From a recent article about GE in The Atlantic Magazine, the following conclusions are made:
Changes in the global economy are coming into focus:
Oil prices are three times what they were in 2000, making cargo-ship fuel much more expensive now than it was then.
The natural-gas boom in the U.S. has dramatically lowered the cost for running something as energy-intensive as a factory here at home. (Natural gas now costs four times as much in Asia as it does in the U.S.)
In dollars, wages in China are some five times what they were in 2000—and they are expected to keep rising 18 percent a year.
American unions are changing their priorities. Appliance Park’s union was so fractious in the ’70s and ’80s that the place was known as “Strike City” (GE's complex in Louisville). That same union agreed to a two-tier wage scale in 2005—and today, 70 percent of the jobs there are on the lower tier, which starts at just over $13.50 an hour, almost $8 less than what the starting wage used to be.
U.S. labor productivity has continued its march upward, meaning that labor costs have become a smaller and smaller proportion of the total cost of finished goods. You simply can’t save much money chasing wages anymore.
DO BUSINESS BETTER
Increasingly, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contractors, and suppliers in the aerospace industry find themselves in a tailspin in an uncertain economic environment. Given the daunting challenges of growing competition, escalating energy and raw material costs, fixed-priced contracts, market unpredictability, and security issues, running a profitable business has become harder than ever.
Become "easy to do business with".
Infor SyteLine Channel Sales is a comprehensive quoting and ordering system for selling both configured and standard products through all your channels, including dealers, distributors, and/or your direct sales force.
Channel Sales provides a full range of capabilities to guide your sales people, channel partners, and key customers through product selection, configuration, pricing, quoting, proposal, ordering, and status inquiry.
Run smarter. Run faster.
Today’s business challenges are stretching the resources of equipment manufacturers and driving margins down. At the same time, manufacturers like you have to be more responsive and provide products faster than ever before. Speed is essential not only in engineering and product development, but also in production and aftermarket services to bring new value to the total equipment lifecycle.
Have you heard about end-of-year tax savings on equipment and technology/software purchases? Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct potentially the full purchase price of qualifying software and/or qualifying equipment -- printers, servers, hard drives, plasma screens, tablets, mobile devices, network switches, etc. The software or hardware must be purchased and implemented during the tax year.Read More
Manufacturers and businesses, like elections, have for too long relied on an expert's voice to guide decisions and predict how the winds would shift in their favor. There was an allowance for expert driven decisions because every business operated this way. That meant every business could tolerate a certain number of poor decisions and continue to survive. But as big data is taking hold and decisions are being predicted based on information, the number of poor choices a business can make is quickly dropping. The analysis and subsequent decisions that used to be acceptable is leading to increasingly poorer performance relative to their competitors. Businesses that guess cannot survive in this analytical marketplace.
Not a believer yet? Consider this . . .Read More
To stay competitive and meet customer requirements, metal fabricators need effective supply chain synchronization that allows them to get the right materials to the right place, at the right time.
But, at the end of the day, the true measure of their success is how well their manufacturing plants perform.
Within those four walls, metal fabricators can’t afford anything less than optimum flexibility and agility, with systems that support the smooth flow of information and materials through all operations. Lean manufacturing is the key to efficiency for metal fabricators in the punching, cutting, bending, stamping, and forming micro-verticals. Mixed modes of production help these manufacturers respond to constantly changing customer demand. Besides customer demand, metal fabricators are faced with a changing distribution environment that’s moving from a reactive, stable set of relationships to a continually changing network of supply and demand, with the distributor as the intermediary.Read More
Furniture manufacturers rely on manufacturing ERP systems to track inventory easily and accurately to avoid obsolete and duplicate pieces, reducing raw and finished goods inventory. Additionally, furniture ERP manufacturing software gets detailed order information to the plant floor immediately, eliminating processing delays. Furniture companies have immediate visibility to accurate raw materials inventory in any warehouse or plant, or to suppliers' warehouses, along with the ability to transfer or order materials quickly in response to production needs.Read More
Manufacturers, its time we take a serious look at barcoding. Think about it, every time you visit a grocery store you see dozens of people scanning their own groceries. Why? Because it's faster.
The age old adage of "time is money" is happening right in front of you, and it's not limited to grocery stores anymore either - I've even seen people using barcode scanners at the lumber store.
ERP has been the backbone of the IT business system for manufacturing companies for more than 20 years. It’s grown from basic order processing, inventory management, and accounting to cover more business processes than it was ever intended for.And that’s where the problems begin.
"Fully integrated configurators, especially on the back end (BOM auto-generation), give us a very significant advantage over our competition. A manually managed company will rarely be able to effectively compete with a company with well deployed integration. It simply isn't a fair fight."
-Jeff Williams, Director of Communications, Patterson Pump
States across the nation are facing unprecedented budget deficits. With the average state pulling in over 40% of their revenue from sales tax, companies large and small are seeing auditors in their offices. Click here to see how difficult sales tax jurisdictions can be and how your zip code data may fail you.
Don’t get caught in the cross-fire. According to the Aberdeen Groupe over 95% of companies under-estimate their sales tax liability – that means you probably do too. AvaTax is fully integrated into INFOR Syteline ERP and can solve your sales tax compliance issues: