Food Safety and Trace-ability Software Requirements in 2019

Food Safety and Trace-ability software requirements in 2019 - March 28 - Webinar

Food Safety and Trace-ability Software Requirements in 2019

VOX for Food ERP: Understanding Canadian Food Safety and how to be compliant with your software in 2019.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Review of standard functionality of VOX for Food ERP – ERP Software for food manufacturers and distributors; with the focus on streamlining operational efficiency on the floor and food safety and compliance.
  • Demonstrate mock recalls, two-way. Set up mandatory quality audits and checks from pre-receipt of materials all the way to output and shipment. Customize quality checks so that they meet the unique needs of your production process.
  • Support SQF / BRC / FSMA / GFSI / HACCP initiatives
  • Quality checks (pre-receipt-to-entry-to-exit)
  • Microsoft and VOX Technology in 2019 (Runs anywhere on any device, integrated to both Office 365 and Power BI, integrated to CRM). It all works together, no double entry.
  • Government funding (COJG) to help pay for your training.

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Mike Fontaine

Solutions Expert

Michael has 15 years of experience with the software. Having implemented over 30 business systems and providing spot-consulting to most of our customer base, he is generally seen as the operations control expert; combining the shop floor best practices and theory with extensive product knowledge and technical aptitude. Michael holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts from Wilfred Laurier and has taken APICS courses at Conestoga College. Michael is also certified in MS CRM and ERP presales assessments.

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Date:
March 28, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


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What is an ERP system and why your business needs it?

What is an ERP System?

ERP stands for enterprise resource planning (ERP). It’s a business process management software that manages and integrates a company’s financials, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, reporting and human resource activities.

An ERP system includes software components, also called modules, that focus on quintessential business areas such as HR, finance and accounting, production management, materials management, customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management. Companies choose which core modules they want to use based on which are most significant related to their particular business requirements.

ERP System Vs Stand-Alone Targeted Software

ERP System has a central database from which the multiple software modules obtain information. This means that companies using ERP system are saved from making double entries to update information because the system shares the data, in turn enabling higher accuracy and collaboration between the company’s departments. ERP system also allows each department to see what the other departments are doing vividly. The result is that accounting and HR can easily collaborate with sales and customer relationships.

Here is a simplified look at how an ERP System works:

ERP System Concept

ERP Implementation & Capabilities:

ERP implementation options include on-premises, cloud and hybrid (mix of on-premises and hybrid). Although ERP system has historically been affiliated with expensive, inflexible, end-to-end implementations, the new cloud versions enable simpler deployments and offer great flexibility which SMBs are taking advantage of in greater numbers.

New ERP systems also offer next-generation capabilities, such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT and advanced analytics, to promote digital transformation. These new advancements in ERP technology can put your business ahead of the competition. Not only they help you enhance employee performance, but also give opportunities for greater customer engagement.

Benefits of ERP System

When to switch to an ERP System?

Companies turn to an ERP system when they outgrow spreadsheets and diverse, often siloed traditional software systems and need the unifying capabilities of an ERP system to enable growth.

For those of you who need a bit of understanding on when to replace your outdated system, read our article 5 Signs It’s Time to Change Your ERP System.

Discover What Modern ERP Can Do for Your Business

Now that you’ve got a good understanding of what is an ERP system, discover the ways that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central brings the best of what enterprise resource planning has to offer to your business.

Join our industry experts at our exclusive event on February 20 from 1:30 PM till 3:00 PM at Microsoft Canada HQ in Mississauga.

Click here for complete event agenda.

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Blog post by Neetu Jain – Marketing Coordinator at Vox ISM


Cyber Security – Best Practices – April 10 – Webinar

Cyber Security - Best Practices - April 10 - Webinar

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Cyber Security – Best Practices – April 10 – Webinar

Today IT security is at the forefront of organizations minds across the globe. Cyber-attacks have become more sophisticated and increasingly frequent as the tools for hacking are more readily available. Organizations should spend their resources focusing on growth, core business activities, and development strategies. However, it is unfortunate when a company’s aspirations are overshadowed by increasing security threats. It’s for these reasons that organizations across the globe are shifting to Managed Security Services (MSS) from traditional in-house IT.

Switching to Managed Services can help small companies act ‘big’ by giving them access to similar technology, and expertise that large companies enjoy. An independent third party managed cost structure and economy of scale can give your company a competitive advantage. With Security and Managed Services from VOX ISM your organization can control IT costs, quickly implement new technologies, stay focused on your core business. To learn more attend our free webinar.

Agenda 

  • Why are we doing this webinar and how does it concern you?
  • What is “Managed Services”?
  • “Managed Security” and “Next Generation Security”
  • The “Dark Web” – what you should know about what’s really out there
  • VOX ISM Security and Managed Services
  • Final Comments\Q&A

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Date:
April 10, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


Food Safety and Trace-ability software requirements in 2019 - January 30 - Webinar

Food Safety and Trace-ability software requirements in 2019 - January 30 - Webinar

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Microsoft for Food Manufacturing Software: Understanding Canadian Food Safety and how to be compliant with your software in 2019.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  1. Review of standard functionality of Microsoft for Food Manufacturing. With the focus on streamlining operational efficiency on the floor and food safety and compliance.
  2. Demonstrate mock recalls, two-way. Set up mandatory quality audits and checks from pre-receipt of materials all the way to output and shipment. Customize quality checks so that they meet the unique needs of your production process.
  • Support SQF / BRC / FSMA / GFSI / HACCP initiatives
  • Quality checks (pre-receipt-to-entry-to-exit)
  1. Microsoft Technology in 2019 (Runs anywhere on any device, integrated to both Office 365 and Power BI, integrated to CRM). It all works together, no double entry.
  2. Government funding (COJG) to help pay for your training.

Michael Fontaine_Vox ISM

Mike Fontaine

Solutions Expert

Michael has 15 years of experience with the software. Having implemented over 30 business systems and providing spot-consulting to most of our customer base, he is generally seen as the operations control expert; combining the shop floor best practices and theory with extensive product knowledge and technical aptitude. Michael holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts from Wilfred Laurier and has taken APICS courses at Conestoga College. Michael is also certified in MS CRM and ERP presales assessments.

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Date:
January 30, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - ET EST
Event Categories:
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


What Drives Supply Chain Excellence!

What Drives Supply Chain Excellence! - January 23 - Webinar

What Drives Supply Chain Excellence!

supply chain leader’s goal is to improve the potential of the supply chain within the industry. It is a balancing act on how your team must match the growth of the organization to the supplier, define asset strategies while managing costs and inventories

In this exclusive supply chain webinar, we will focus on:

1.       How a supply chain manager can clearly define and report on improving year over year financial performance.

2.       How a supply chain manager can improve the overall portfolio by using modern-day software.

3.       How a supply chain manager can use software tools to manage costs and inventories.

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Bob Dzimbowski

Manufacturing Consultant

Bob is a Certified Supply Chain Professional and Certified in Production and Inventory Control, graduated with a BCom from York University. Specializing in inventory control, planning, purchasing, warehousing, and distribution, Bob has spent the last 37 years in Toronto in a number of industries including durable goods, construction, automotive, food and Pharma.

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Date:
January 23, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - ET EST
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


How Purchasing will Change in 2019

9 Tips for Purchasing! - January 23 - Webinar

How Purchasing will Change in 2019

This webinar is designed to help purchasing professionals understand how to apply purchasing theories and concepts to modern day software.

In the webinar will focus on:

  1. Supplier management
  2. Optimizing processes within the purchasing function
  3. Able to buy with the business and strategy

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Val Ore

Dynamics NAV Manufacturing Consultant

Valentina has a degree in Accounting and IT; she is also Supply Chain certified. She spent over 15 years working in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement and Inventory Management. Valentina has worked on multiple company’s restructuring projects, process improvements as well as process implementation. Val has consulted start-up companies on supply chain engineering, process building and ERP requirements.

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Date:
January 23, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - ET EST
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


ERP System

5 Signs It’s Time to Change Your ERP System

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are great for managing, developing and streamlining essential business processes. If your company’s current ERP system is not up-to-date with all the new technological advances, like artificial intelligence, it may be time to replace your existing ERP to a more enhanced system designed to meet the challenges of manufacturing in the 21st century.

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Many businesses whine that they don’t have enough time to switch from their current ERP system. Let’s face it; there’s never a good time to switch or upgrade! You will always find some obstacles keeping you from doing so. Nevertheless, do you know, working on an outdated ERP system has numerous disadvantages.

For those of you who need a bit of understanding on when to replace your outmoded system, here are the five signs telling you it’s time.

1. Your ERP System Lacks Adaptability and Agility

Your ERP system needs to be adaptable for your business to keep pace with changes in the industry. Keeping up to the industry developments is crucial if you wish to see your business continue to thrive and succeed.
When your ERP system lacks adaptability, you should look out for forewarning signs such as the inability to meet regulations, diversify your business, or expand into new territories.

2. Unavailability of Real-Time Information

Digging through your years of collected data for up-to-date information is tiresome and time-consuming. This process can slow down your decision-making. With all the latest Business Intelligence capabilities available in data-driven environments, it will be imperative to add the value of interpretation to your data. In real-time, you should be able to decide which business processes are working for you, and which ones are not.

3. Employees Are Mobile, and Information Needs to be, too

It is important to have mobile features to access your real-time business data. With BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) culture making its way into the workforce environment, it’s a great time to capitalize on this. Not only this, but the mobile functionality will allow your employees to have access to real-time information from anywhere in the world which will help your company to grow even more faster. Therefore, if your current ERP system doesn’t have mobile features, it’s time to switch to one that does.

4. You’re Unable to Capitalize on Industry and Technological Innovations

Enterprise technology is changing at rapid speeds, leaving industries in an uncomfortable period of change that will accelerate over the next few years. To embrace these technological advances, you need to able to control development while limiting disruption. If your current ERP system doesn’t integrate or utilize the latest technology, you’ll find the new technology more disruptive than helpful.

5. You Are Unable to Fulfil Your Customers’ Needs

Customers, suppliers and partners – everyone needs direct access to information related about inventory. Legacy ERP systems are unable to have multiple users access the system and thus are not 100% capable of providing customer service type needs. If you are unable to provide these functionalities to your customers, they might choose to switch to your competitors.

If your company is struggling to remain competitive, you may need to invest in a new ERP system NOW.

Interested to know more?

Join us on December 18, at the Best Western in Mississauga, for our exclusive seminar – Implementing ERP in 2019. Click the button below to know more about this event.

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Vox ISM presents for the American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Vox ISM presents for the American Society for Quality (ASQ)

On November 28, Vox ISM delivered a presentation to the Toronto Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). ASQ is a section of about 1600 members who are quality professionals of various levels and in many different industries or businesses. The presentation was organized at the Conestoga College-Doon Campus.

Mike Fontaine, Vox ISM’s Solution expert was the key presenter and the topic of the presentation was – Five Stages of Process Improvement for Your ERP. 

Following points were discussed during the session:

  • An overview of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • How to collect data from the shop floor, compile, and analyze value add non-valued data using Microsoft Excel
  • How to analyze the financial performance using Jet Reports
  • How to create Key Performance indicators using Power BI
  • How to implement change using audits, workflow, tasks and alerts

Event Recap: 

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ASQ's Ken Myers started the session by introducing Mike Fontaine, Microsoft Dynamics Solutions Expert.
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ASQ members at Conestoga College - Doon Campus.
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Mike Fontaine got facilitated by the ASQ members.
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We would like to thank the ASQ members for giving us an opportunity to present and for attending the workshop. We truly appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you at the next event.

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