Steve Bieszczat, CMOMany organizations are still using legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems or a combination of Excel spreadsheets and QuickBooks for managing their manufacturing operations. These methods are often “too general” or mis-purposed. In such a scenario, manufacturers should adopt and upgrade to a more comprehensive ERP strategy. A modern end-to-end ERP solution eliminates the data silos that often exist with disparate systems for MES (Manufacturing Execution System), MRP (Material Requirements Planning), financials, order management, WMS (Warehouse Management System), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and more. This single source data warehouse and incisive version of ERP enhances the visibility and traceability of all manufacturing processes and in-turn makes them efficient. However, “facilitating growth, control, and efficiency in their operations are major hindrances for manufacturers today,” says Steve Bieszczat, CMO, IQMS. “Our product, EnterpriseIQ, provides manufacturers the tools needed to manage growth in a controlled fashion by provisioning and organizing materials, machinery, and manpower.”
Paso Robles, CA based IQMS offers powerful ERP software that enables manufacturers to operate more efficiently and profitably. “EnterpriseIQ is an innovative system capable of handling all the extended ERP needs of an organization with a single database, eliminating data silos—and without the need for expensive third-party software interfaces,” explains Bieszczat. “This enables a truly streamlined approach to helping manufacturing enterprises stay lean.”
Powered by the Oracle database, EnterpriseIQ delivers seamless utilization and centralizes business activity across the entire supply chain, granting complete access to accurate and current information to everyone at all times. The product consists of a comprehensive suite of modules that brings together manufacturing/shop floor operations and planning, sales and distribution, and financial management that operate as one powerful and cohesive solution.With its manufacturing operations management system, EnterpriseIQ offers all the tools necessary to monitor and control production across one facility or multiple plants.The system allows users to make instant decisions based on the total production picture and optimized scheduling increases plant capacity by identifying the best use of labor, materials and equipment.
EnterpriseIQ provides manufacturers the tools needed to manage growth in a controlled fashion by provisioning and organizing materials, machinery, and manpower
EnterpriseIQ’s sales and distribution modules allow immediate responses to customer inquiries, order status, history, and tracking. With this module, requests such as ASNs and multiple shipping destinations are easily addressed, while part number, cross reference, commissions, and commodities are readily obtainable. Furthermore, EnterpriseIQ makes financial management easy and flexible by providing seamless access to data from sales, distribution, and manufacturing. Its intuitive drilldown capabilities allow quick and accurate data analysis. EnterpriseIQ’s comprehensive accounting and general office management system confirms all generally accepted accounting principles and supports multiple companies, profit centers, and currencies. “EnterpriseIQ provides the financial visibility and controls that CFOs need to ensure profitability, while the pure manufacturing aspects of the product allow production management to schedule capacity unitization with complete precision,” says Bieszczat.
Forging ahead, IQMS has plans to build out a unique value proposition of ERP and MES in a single system. The company is enhancing their existing products and functionalities by adding features like advanced BI (Business Intelligence) tools, predictive manufacturing modeling, and active disaster recovery.“We want to become the first wholly recognized single source Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) provider,” concludes Bieszczat. “We are also working to capture the full value of IoT in the manufacturing environment and break down barriers in supply chain connectivity and interoperability.