Jessica Becher

Jessica is trained in Lean Six Sigma and is particularly interested in process improvement and quality management. Armed with a problem-solving approach, she is a certified Epicor ERP Consultant in Financials, Tools, and Manufacturing and Distribution. She is also a Microsoft Certified Dynamics Specialist. Prior to working with Datix, she was a Project Manager at Elsevier, a global book production company. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Magazine from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and her MBA from Lindenwood University.

Using ERP Software for Process Manufacturing

Correctly Use ERP Software for Process Manufacturing Prioritizing systems built for the wrong type of manufacturing is one of the biggest mistakes we see manufacturing businesses making when selecting new ERP software. This statement might not make much sense initially—but let me explain. Manufacturers can either deal in discrete or process manufacturing, which can often operate in …

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5 IPaaS Integration Myths: Busted

5 IPaaS Integration Myths: Busted To receive an integration demo and pricing… Contact Us Today IPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) is just the latest up-and-coming technology trend that the mainstream enterprise hasn’t caught on to yet. The idea is simple; taking the integration platforms that have existed for a long time within the enterprise world i.e. …

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Business Processes or Software: What’s More Important?

   Business Processes or Software: Which Should You Consider First? It’s a question you should be seriously considering before you get started on any software implementation project—should you be putting more consideration into the software you choose or the business processes you need it to support? In fact, a lot of companies will get the …

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How to Clean CRM Data Before a Software Integration

How to Clean CRM Data Before a Software Integration One of our favorite topics on the Datix blog continues to be the power of enterprise software integration. The power gained from a total view and insight into your shop floor and inventory right through to your customer and target markets is invaluable. However, one simply …

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Master the Art Of ERP Production Scheduling

Master the Art Of ERP Production Scheduling Proper production scheduling lies at the heart of any manufacturer’s shop floor strategy. Knowing the amount of raw material and total resources necessary to produce your product in time for customer demands is the heart of your operations, and scheduling your production lines can be a fine balance …

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Achieving Closed Loop Quality Management With ERP

Closed Loop Quality Management: How ERP Can Help In some of our previous posts on Food Safety, traceability and the importance of enterprise software in the modern food and beverage manufacturer we have touched upon quality assurance. Obviously, quality assurance is a huge factor of any business’ food safety policies; you dedicate huge portions of …

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Managing Scope Creep in Your Implementation

Managing Scope Creep in Your Implementation Runaway expectations can be the death of even the most thoroughly planned ERP projects. With all of the promises that software salesmen make to businesses during the selection process, it’s hard not to get carried away. You might be believing that an ERP system can cut costs, increase sales, …

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Do You Need Business Process Reengineering?

Do You Need Business Process Reengineering? It’s a problem that can face any business of any size—poor processes and time-wasting methods of doing things accrue over time. Because things aren’t disruptive at first, they are ignored until they become too big to handle. This kind of business process neglect often ends in disaster. The solution? …

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Small Manufacturers: Fix Bad Processes without Breaking the Bank

  Have you ever felt stuck with a process that was clearly not working, but feared the solution would be too expensive? With a fresh set of eyes, the right analysis process and a dash of creativity, the solution may be more attainable than you think. A recent client, a small, private manufacturer, was producing …

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Configuring Default Site Address for Shipped Epicor Reports

Sometimes small configuration steps are overlooked when upgrading or migrating to a new ERP system. Most clients use several of the shipped Epicor reports and might assume a customization is required to get the correct default site address to populate on common forms such as sales order acknowledgments, purchase orders and invoices. This is actually …

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Get a Glimpse of Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014

Convergence 2014 (March 4-7) is underway! Held this year in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, leaders gather to network and learn about the new features from Microsoft Dynamics.  As a Microsoft partner and Dynamics CRM reseller, we have been excited to hear about the CRM updates.  Yesterday and today’s sessions were informative and shed light on the …

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Save Time in Epicor ERP: Add Sign Off Line to Job Traveler Reports

Save Time in Epicor ERP: Add Sign Off Line to Job Traveler Reports Time saving tips for Epicor are always helpful. I wanted to share a tip that has helped our clients save time in Epicor ERP. In this brief tutorial, I show how easy it is to add a sign off line to job …

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