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Do More with Less: The Five Strategies Used by Successful SMB Manufacturers
A common issue for small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers is how to increase revenue and grow their businesses without significantly adding staff

manufacturers and accounting products  applying Lean manufacturing principles, manufacturers can greatly simplify and streamline their operations. The end result is an ability to deliver more orders with less effort and resources. At its most basic, Lean is a focus on greater operational efficiency, the elimination of waste throughout the organization, and continuous improvement. Some of the benefits include: Reduced lead times Improved delivery performance Increased sales revenue Lower operating costs and increased profits Improved customer

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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