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6 key takeaways from Microsoft's 2019 manufacturing trends report

7 min

Breaking down Microsoft's white paper discussing the key trends in the manufacturing industry and how to adapt a similar business model in your industry.

How to transform your food distribution business with ERP

3 min

International Food Products used ColumbusFood ERP to gain an intuitive CRM system that helps support all efforts related to serving customers

4 ways to troubleshoot performance issues in Microsoft Dynamics GP

2 min

Troubleshooting performance issues on your Microsoft Dynamics GP can be challenging. Dive into this blog on how to resolve those issues in 4 steps.

Back to the ERP basics part 2: Paging Captain Spock

4 min

The advanced functions in your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can include advanced data and analytics capabilities, IoT, AI and more.

Back to the ERP basics part 1: The origin story

2 min

What is enterprise resource planning (ERP) and what can it do for your unique business needs? ERP is an excellent tool for real-time business insights.

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