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 •  June 26

The VP of Manufacturing is usually heavily involved in all manufacturing-related purchasing decisions. When you have money to improve operations, what is the best use of that budget? Do you hire more workers? Buy new equipment? Or do you invest in software technology? Because manufacturing executives are mechanically-minded, improving shop floor...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  June 15

Are your profits eroding slowly over time? For automotive suppliers and other manufacturers who sell to giant corporations, profit erosion is a common problem. There’s no one big issue that can get fixed. It’s a multitude of little things that peck away at making money. More engineering changes than anticipated Invisible inventory carrying costs...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  June 14

What is a data warehouse? A data warehouse is the collection of data extracted from isolated systems across the organization. A data warehousing project is the process of identifying, categorizing, cleaning and integrating all business data so it can be analyzed from one source. The data is restructured and condensed in a specific database design...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  June 12

Why would you use an outsourced Microsoft Dynamics consulting firm to manage your Microsoft Dynamics applications, rather than hire IT staff to do the work internally? Isn’t outsourcing support going to be much more expensive? Those are questions we are frequently asked and glad to answer.
Many times our clients have internal power users, and...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  May 30

I’m sure you’ve seen that old saying about services. There are only 3 types of services: good, cheap and fast – and you can only pick two: Services – Pick TWO Good & Cheap – Won’t be Fast Fast & Good – Won’t be Cheap Cheap & Fast – Won’t be Good While it’s true that there is no such thing as a good, fast, and cheap ERP system, we believe we’ve...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  May 12

Automotive suppliers who manufacture and sell their products to large automobile manufacturers can sometimes feel squeezed. Automobile manufacturers can be demanding clients – they can request lots of changes, which can cut into your profitability.
There are 5 areas where most ERP systems fall short in helping you increase revenue.
1. Your system...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  April 27

As a company that frequently works with automotive supply manufacturers to implement technology systems, we find that while some companies have mastered the manufacturing production process, very few have a good handle on the bid response process. The 4 biggest challenges to mastering the sales process 1. The sales process itself is lengthy. It’s...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  April 22

What is business analytics? How does it differ from business intelligence? What ARE data cubes? New words and phrases keep popping up to explain these complex concepts. Let’s talk about terminology and the questions we most frequently hear from our customers and prospects. Question 1: Are business analytics and business intelligence the same...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  April 19

Enterprise field service software is surging in popularity – and for good reason. It has proven to be an effective way to cut costs and create new revenue opportunities, increasing overall profitability. However, all field service solutions are not created alike. As you begin your research, ask yourself: Which features are most important to you?...

mcaConnect, LLC

 •  April 17

No. Really. Why are you considering buying an ERP software solution? Is it because: 1. You need to have SOMETHING to run your business: You need to have accounting features to pay bills and receive money from customers. You need to stay in compliance with laws and regulations. You need to have some business processes in place to help things run...