Vicinity Blog

Accurate Reporting Builds Trust

At the end of any period, it is critical to be able to measure how your business did and to have the ability to report those findings to various people, both inside and outside your organization. Accurate reporting requires a precise record of exactly what happened during a given period. Projections for future forecasts also…

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grouping production batches

Grouping Production Batches Saves on Cost Per Unit

Different manufacturing organizations use different strategies when it comes to scheduling their productions runs. One strategy that manufacturers often use is “manufacturing to order” instead of grouping production batches. Many organizations will choose this method to meet unforeseen demand. In these conditions, the placement of an individual order triggers each separate batch. It is often thought of…

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batch yields

To Batch Yield or Not to Batch Yield?

Formula manufacturers need to keep a keen eye on the batch yields they experience by formula. Aggregate batch yields easily lull you to sleep over time. A company can make or lose money quickly based on batch yields. If a company experiences high yields for some products, it is hard to see that certain products may…

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ERP Implementation

How an ERP Implementation Can Go off the Rails

There is very little that has a greater effect on a company’s success than its ERP system. That system functions as both the memory and conscience of the business and forms the backbone of every business process. Yet many companies fall prey to the same common ERP implementation errors, which may cause the project to…

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Formula Manufacturing Software

How Formula Manufacturing and Formula ERP Software Can Solve 3 Common Mistakes

We are going to talk about the three most common and critical R&D mistakes and how a formula ERP software system like Vicinity can help formula manufacturers correct them or avoid them altogether. 1. Overuse of Excel As I travel to clients and prospects, I find one of the most used R&D database tools is…

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Resources for Microsoft Dynamics

7 Essential Resources for Microsoft Dynamics Customers

The great thing about Microsoft Dynamics™ is the wide variety of customer resources available to their software users. In this blog, we will discuss seven essential resources for Microsoft Dynamics that I find to be very helpful for any user no matter which product your company is currently utilizing. Whether you are on Dynamics GP,…

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Microsoft Dynamics

What the Heck is Microsoft Dynamics®?

If you are running a process manufacturing company, you probably know that an accounting/distribution system is necessary to keep your business growing. Your business needs a software system to manage financials, reporting, daily operations, and more. Vicinity Software integrates with Quickbooks Online® for the smaller businesses who aren’t ready to switch to a formal ERP,…

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BI360

Spotlight on Solver’s BI360 Business Intelligence Solutions

In this article, we’ll discuss financial report writing, budgeting and forecasting demand specific to the manufacturing industry that can be met by today’s premier BI solutions, like Solver’s BI360. In the modern era of business, Business Intelligence (BI) analytics are solidifying their place in decision-making processes, utilizing company data to plan for the future. However, if your…

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Excel Report Builder

Making Intelligent Decisions with Your Data

Using Excel Report Builder with Microsoft Dynamics GP Imagine making an ERP report such as “Inventory Stock Status” available to be viewed and formatted in Excel… All a user needs to do is open Excel and there is the data refreshed in real time. All of this done from the comfort of Excel. Microsoft Dynamics GP Excel Report Builder…

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excel pivot tables

Business Intelligence for Beginners: Excel Pivot Tables

Excel Pivot Tables By utilizing Business Intelligence (BI), manufacturing operations will have increased visibility, improved efficiency, and most importantly the ability to turn data into actionable information. So let’s begin by looking at your options for bringing BI into your manufacturing organization. The most basic way to begin with BI is Excel Pivot Tables. This is a free tool that…

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