When a “One-Size-Fits-All” ERP Just Won’t Fit

When is the last time you purchased a one-size-fits-all shirt only to find that it was perfect? Let’s face it, this hardly ever happens. Instead, consumers find themselves settling on many features of the product, from the fabric down to the color. While this concept is very popular in apparel, it is also prominent in … Continue reading “When a “One-Size-Fits-All” ERP Just Won’t Fit”

Unifying Operations with One ERP Platform

Recently, we have seen a shift in manufacturers adopting ERP solutions as a centralized platform, rather than separate pieces of software. By creating a single ERP foundation for multiple business entities, manufacturers are able to streamline workflows and boost visibility between the various divisions. Take Diversified CPC International, for example, an established gas manufacturer and … Continue reading “Unifying Operations with One ERP Platform”

3rd Shift Harry and the Tale of FEFO vs. FIFO

In this second installment of our series of 3rd Shift Harry stories, we take a look at a devastating issue that can arise when your inventory management rules are bypassed. Picture this… It’s early in the morning and the 3rd shift is coming to a close. After a long and tiring night, Harry is counting the minutes before … Continue reading “3rd Shift Harry and the Tale of FEFO vs. FIFO”

The Not So Tall Tales of 3rd Shift Harry

In all the years we’ve been working with batch and process manufacturers, it seems everyone almost always has a story about a particular, challenging employee. Through these anecdotes, we’ve learned a lot about what our customers deal with on a regular basis and the internal issues they sometimes must overcome – often because of one … Continue reading “The Not So Tall Tales of 3rd Shift Harry”

An Easier Way to Manage Work Center Depreciation

Are you managing your business work center depreciation correctly? If you rely on duplicate and manual data entry, chances are that your answer is “no.” Properly calculating the depreciation of fixed assets will allow your business to capitalize on one of the IRS’s most valuable tax deduction for manufacturers. Such assets include buildings, furniture, and … Continue reading “An Easier Way to Manage Work Center Depreciation”

Why Food Logistics Magazine Named Deacom a Top Software and Technology Provider

Food Logistics Magazine distributes an annual list of the top software and technology providers and has named Deacom to this year’s FL100+ list. This acknowledgment from the publication illustrates Deacom’s commitment to, and level of expertise in, the global beverage and food manufacturing market. For more than 20 years, Deacom has been developing an ERP … Continue reading “Why Food Logistics Magazine Named Deacom a Top Software and Technology Provider”

New Look to DEACOM Help

For both new and legacy DEACOM users, the Help System is a critical resource for creating and sharpening efficient business practices with the ERP software. To improve the platform’s user experience, we are excited to roll out some new updates effective today. While the basic interface and top navigation remains familiar to users, many may … Continue reading “New Look to DEACOM Help”

Can Your ERP Handle Pharmaceutical Serialization?

Serialization has been a hot topic in the pharmaceutical industry and will continue to pick up speed as the DSCSA deadlines continue to rollout. Next up: November 2017 when all pharmaceutical manufacturers must serialize down to the unit level. Consider this: A contract manufacturer of aspirin needs to produce one pallet of product for their … Continue reading “Can Your ERP Handle Pharmaceutical Serialization?”

What’s New: DEACOM Mobile

“No matter the industry, mobile is continuing to drive efficiencies within business, and we’re seeing the adoption rate continue to grow in the process manufacturing segment,” said Scott Deakins, COO of Deacom, Inc. In a world where instant gratification and the need to always be “connected” is so prominent in personal life, it should be … Continue reading “What’s New: DEACOM Mobile”

4 Critical Features of a Manufacturing Ecommerce Site

With the ecommerce market steadily increasing around 14% year after year, a virtual storefront is growing in significance for every business industry – including manufacturing. Accepting sales orders online, whether it is B2B or B2C, has the potential to contribute 8% of sales, according to the US Department of Commerce. In most technical environments, manufacturing … Continue reading “4 Critical Features of a Manufacturing Ecommerce Site”