Manufacturing is not glamorized even though the industry's multiplier effect is greater than any other industry; for every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.81 is added to the economy. Manufacturing as an industry is more complex, not only do manufacturer's have to continually innovate and market products to remain at the top of the competition, but they have to incorporate buying, process planning, research and development, quality control, project management, manufacturing execution, selling the product, and shipping and warehousing. Then finally customer support has to be infused into the mix. With all these ingredients it is important to get a break somewhere. Clients First found a one platform ecommerce solution that even integrates with your ERP system, as such we call it the best ecommerce solution for manufacturing.Read more...
Clients First Texas recently partnered with an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with great references and a solution many of our manufacturers need; CADLink by Qbuild seamlessly integrates your ERP to CAD. Qbuild's program has documented returns on investment by integrating CADLink with your ERP solution. As a result, we are presenting the CAD integration solution by having a digital dialogue aimed towards benefiting our clients in the manufacturing and MRO industries. The webinar will be held on March 24th at 12PM CST.
CADLink was developed with engineering designers and manufacturers in mind, it enables users to:
- Gain data generated before and during the design phase in your CAD system
- Eliminate engineering clerical work
- Avoid costly errors that may occur due to manual data entry
Dynamics AX is impressive software as it stands for those involved in manufacturing industries as it
can be tailored to support the exact needs of your manufacturing business while delivering a low total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition to the lower TCO of Dynamics AX, the ERP software can help drive global business opportunities as it supports high transaction rates and thousands of users across multiple sites. With more than 30 built-in languages, currencies and legal requirements for international business, it can help you make the most of new business opportunities, whether nationally or internationally. The financial capabilities of AX helps your company consolidate accounts with subsidiaries or distribution centers all over the globe. In addition to this, your employees can access accounting, reporting and detailed analysis at levels appropriate to their job positions due to role centers. But are you aware it can also be coupled with independent software vendors (ISV) to make the software more of a powerhouse? One such compliment to Dynamics AX is a software partner called Dynaway.
Organizations doing business online face a number or challenges especially related to taxes. Integrating Avalara with Dynamics AX helps companies to tackle the sales nexus taxes and ongoing challenges without significantly increasing their costs.
The primary role of a specialized ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, is to integrate all data and processes into a unified system, aiming to boost productivity across supply chain organizations. However, most ERP systems, which have been especially developed to meet certain supply chain requirements, are unable to deal with the core elements of sales tax compliance, such as calculation, collection, reporting, filing and remittance of sales tax.
Benjamin Franklin was onto something when he wrote, "nothing is certain but death and taxes." Aside from the certainty of death and paying taxes, another truth is emerging: death by taxes. This term is given to those supply chain organizations that are still clinging onto their manual sales and use tax system. Sure, we often feel broke when Uncle Sam empties our pockets, but the real death sentence of a manual sales and use tax system are the hidden costs of maintaining it.
As if competing against Amazon supply weren't enough, expanding definitions of sales tax nexus provide more obstacles for small-to-medium sized supply chain players. Not to mention, if anything you do as far as transacting business so much as crosses paths with California, Florida, New York or Texas - beware - you are embarking on territory that makes The Amazing Race look like a cakewalk.
There are five states that don't have sales tax: New Hampshire, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Delaware. Hint: an easy way to remember is "NOMAD"!