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ERP and water management in agricultural production

Good water management in agriculture isn’t just essential for healthy crops and livestock. It’s also important to maximize profit. Records show that the majority of farmland is irrigated. And while some farms still rely on aquifers, many of these farms are under pressure to conserve their usage because the water isn’t being replenished as quickly …

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Business Intelligence in agriculture: What does it mean in practical terms

We’re living in the era of Big Data. While we tend to think of data as being a highly coveted asset among companies in technology, finance, and retail, it’s also important to recognize its role in the agriculture sector. Agriculture businesses share many of the same goals as businesses in other industries: They seek to …

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ERP Empowers better budgeting and decision-making in agriculture

Are you looking for a way to improve budgeting in your agriculture business? This aspect of farming can be challenging. Arming yourself with the right resources and tools empowers you to make better decisions and nets you the best possible results. Budgeting is about using the best resources to plan for the future. Enterprise resource …

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2020 Agriculture industry study now available

NexTec recently conducted an annual agriculture industry study to uncover the most pressing challenges agribusinesses face. We surveyed 113 individuals in 39 states who worked for agriculture companies. Let’s look at some of the key takeaways we discovered: Managing costs is the biggest challenge for agribusinesses A total of 86% of respondents admitted that costs …

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Lot traceability in agriculture: Why it’s a critical ERP component

Agriculture companies today have customers that expect transparency in the products they buy. That means sharing the ingredients, sources, and processes being used at each stage of production. Lot tracking is a critical part of agricultural production today. Lot traceability provides a detailed history of each component of your food production and is essential for …

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Competition is increasing in the cannabis industry: How your ERP helps

In 2019, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana sales, with more states placing the issue on ballots or in front of legislators. As the cannabis industry evolves, it is becoming increasingly similar to other product areas. Brands are beginning to matter, especially as larger cannabis entities purchase dispensaries and growing areas. Cannabis …

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How your ERP helps your preparedness in the event of a product recall

No food manufacturer wants to face the harsh reality of a product recall. However, your company can minimize the sting and uncertainty of a recall event by having the tools and plans in place. One of the most effective tools is enterprise resource planning software (ERP), which can provide you with the processes, tracking and …

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Why the right ERP is essential for craft breweries

Craft brewers are known for their personal, responsive and fresh approach to beer making. That commitment brings with it certain challenges that require operational precision, flexibility and efficiency. For many brewers, that means using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that creates opportunity and responds to evolving tastes and needs. There are many ERP …

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7 Considerations for businesses implementing an ERP solution

Enterprise resource planning software solutions are powerful options for companies looking to integrate data, applications and users. Using an ERP solution helps companies collaborate better, drive efficiency throughout the organization and fuel growth. What makes an ERP solution such an asset does not come without its own complexities that need to be addressed to optimize …

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Why Sage X3 is ideal as a pharmaceutical ERP

Your pharmaceutical company needs the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to meet changing regulatory expectations and to achieve the efficiencies in supply chain management that drive productivity. Having the right pharmaceutical ERP in place lets your company optimize operations, ensure accuracy and compliance and create efficiencies that boost the bottom line. Improving supply chain …

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CRM can help your chemical industry ERP deliver better results

Customer relationship management (CRM) solutions have been around a long time, but many companies in the chemical sector don’t realize the value of CRMs to building customer loyalty and growth. Imagine the possibilities when chemical companies integrate their CRM and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. The potential for better customer interactions, enhanced communications and better …

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Food and beverage inventory management: How to take control

Inventory management can be a challenge for food and beverage companies. With effective inventory control, companies can realize significant improvements in wastage, traceability and compliance. Having the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution helps companies discover how to take control of food and beverage inventory management. Why focus on inventory control? Inventory is at the …

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