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Pronto Software wins major deal with Herschend Family Entertainment

ERP and BI solution to be deployed across major US theme park operations: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) software provider, Pronto Software, announced today the signing of a new customer contract with Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFE), the largest family-owned theme park company in the United States. The multi-million dollar deal will see … Read morePronto Software wins major deal with Herschend Family Entertainment

Traceability – knowing where it came from and where it went

I picked up a pack of vitamins today and noticed the batch number “020616” and use by “SEP 20” on the label. This is something I consume, so I rely on it being fit to consume. The company that produced it does their best to ensure that it is fit to consume. However, if something … Read moreTraceability – knowing where it came from and where it went

Pronto Software wins Australian Business Award for Product Excellence

Pronto Xi leads category for software publishing: Australian enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) software provider, Pronto Software, has been awarded a Product Excellence Award in the 2012 Australian Business Awards for its flagship Pronto Xi solution. The Product Excellence Award recognises market-leading products that demonstrate overall product superiority offering a point of difference … Read morePronto Software wins Australian Business Award for Product Excellence

What should lead time mean?

Recently I was looking at different ways of calculating safety stock and one of the calculations I looked at used “average lead time”. It occurred to me that lead time is used a lot in supply chain calculations. So, what does it really mean, and should it be recalculated after every delivery? The simple definition … Read moreWhat should lead time mean?

Beware of focussing on the KPI and not the objective

Setting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is sometimes seen as an art, because many companies find it hard to decide on what to measure and while others have several KPIs, they may not be the right ones. Many years ago, I worked with a warehouse manager who needed help with one of his KPIs. His company … Read moreBeware of focussing on the KPI and not the objective

Pronto Software Launches Carbon Tracking Tool for Customers ERP technology to support Australian businesses with carbon management

Australian enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) software provider, Pronto Software, has today announced the launch of a carbon tracking application that will give its customers the ability to monitor carbon consumption and output across a range of business operations and sectors. The carbon tracking functionality launch coincides with the Australian Government’s introduction … Read morePronto Software Launches Carbon Tracking Tool for Customers ERP technology to support Australian businesses with carbon management

Benefiting from stocktakes

Insofar as risk and operational pain are concerned, performing a stocktake rates very high on both counts. Many organisations recognise that if they perform stocktakes badly, it will have significant impact on their general ledger, inventory, and warehouse management system. There are two basic stocktake types: A full stocktake: often referred to as a ‘stock … Read moreBenefiting from stocktakes

The best business database

As small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) incorporate complex IT systems into their infrastructure, they need to invest in a scalable database to act as a robust repository for their business-critical data. Many businesses still use spreadsheets to run some company processes, but as the enterprise grows, outdated methods no longer cut the mustard. There are … Read moreThe best business database

Cloud downtime: How long is too long?

Some people think of “the cloud” as the Holy Grail for business software. The advantages of cloud services include outsourcing your IT infrastructure to experts and having unlimited access to applications wherever there is an Internet or wide-area network connection. Moving applications to the cloud allows companies to focus on adding value through their own … Read moreCloud downtime: How long is too long?