• Why Configurability Matters for Manufacturing Software

    10/23/2014
    Katie Hilyar

    Cloud software has tremendous potential to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers compete with large enterprises. But what if that software assumes that you want to operate just like them? According to a Business Week article, The Case for...

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  • Is Your Custom Sign Manufacturing Software Actually Built for People Who Make Signs?

    09/29/2014
    Katie Hilyar

    A lot of business management software solutions—those that promise to help sign manufacturers easily manage and optimize everything from CRM to the shop floor—were developed as one-size-fits-all applications that didn’t take the...

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  • How the Small Manufacturing CEO Can Build Value for the "Family"

    09/25/2014
    Lori Payne

    Small manufacturing enterprises are more than balance sheets to the CEO, who has usually built the business from the ground up, painfully learning every detail of a successful company as a hands-on leader and final decision-maker. Often these...

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  • Technology Gives Sign Manufacturers the Power to Master the Shop

    08/29/2014
    Ralf Suerken

    Sign manufacturing leaders look for ways to improve the performance and value of their organizations. But the challenges are many: the pressure to keep costs down, find efficiencies that drive profit while impressing and retaining current...

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  • Taming the Complexity and Cost of Manufacturing Operations

    07/16/2014
    Dave Lechleitner

    Like it or not, the global economy brought higher pressure and thinner margins right to your doorstep. Nobody feels this as keenly as the production managers and shop foreman in the small manufacturing operation. These key individuals must...

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  • The Peril and Potential of an ERP Upgrade

    06/24/2014
    Lori Payne

    At KeyedIn, we deal a lot with the subject of ERP upgrades and we’ve heard our share of horror stories (as well as positive experiences).  But to get a better handle on the scope of the issue, I searched Google for the term...

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  • How Small Manufacturing CEOs Can Contain Risk in the Cloud

    06/17/2014
    Ralf Suerken

    Many CEOs and owners of small- and mid-size manufacturing operations are guardians of family-grown businesses, keeping a close eye on day-to-day operations while trying to control costs and seeing where the future holds opportunities and threats...

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  • Myths of Saas

    04/04/2014
    Katie Hilyar

    A hot topic in the technology world today revolves around SaaS vs. on-premise. What type of solution deployment is best to fit your business’ needs, and why you would select SaaS vs. on-premise? There are many conflicting views or myths that...

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