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WBSRocks podcast features in-depth conversations on ERP, digital transformation, manufacturing, supply chain, eCommerce, and industry 4.0. The purpose of the show is to help CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and business owners with their daily operational and financial growth challenges by taking a deep dive into business cases and processes, technology strategy and architecture, transformation initiatives, and business models. The show also offers an independent analysis of technology trends, various ERP vendors and solutions, and enterprise software mergers and acquisitions. Subscribe today to stay on top of digital transformation trends!

WBSRocks: Business Growth with ERP and Digital Transformation Sam Gupta

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

WBSRocks podcast features in-depth conversations on ERP, digital transformation, manufacturing, supply chain, eCommerce, and industry 4.0. The purpose of the show is to help CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and business owners with their daily operational and financial growth challenges by taking a deep dive into business cases and processes, technology strategy and architecture, transformation initiatives, and business models. The show also offers an independent analysis of technology trends, various ERP vendors and solutions, and enterprise software mergers and acquisitions. Subscribe today to stay on top of digital transformation trends!

    WBSP436: Grow Your Business by Learning Dimensional Inventory Best Practices, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

    WBSP436: Grow Your Business by Learning Dimensional Inventory Best Practices, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

    Dimensional inventory is more than just a bunch of attributes at the product level. It affects how the items are created, planned, and tracked. Using an ERP system without the support for dimensional inventory might result in planning issues. It might also result in ad-hoc processes and increased admin effort in correlating dimensions on top of raw data. So what are the best practices when it comes to dimensional inventory?

    In today's episode, we invited a panel of cross-functional experts for a live interview on LinkedIn who brings significant expertise to discuss Dimensional Inventory best practices. We discussed how dimensional or matrix inventory differs in various industries, as well as why systems not designed for dimensional inventory may lead to increased admin efforts. Finally, we discussed the impact of matrix inventory on planning, merchandizing, shop floor, warehouse, and logistics.

    For more information on growth strategies for SMBs using ERP and digital transformation, visit our community at wbs.rocks or elevatiq.com. To ensure that you never miss an episode of the WBS podcast, subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform.

    • 57 min
    WBSP435: Grow Your Business by Understanding WooCommerce’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    WBSP435: Grow Your Business by Understanding WooCommerce’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    Do you know an eCommerce platform that is designed for WordPress users? Do you know an eCommerce platform that may require several plugins to build a complex store? Do you know an eCommerce platform that is designed for SMBs and doesn't charge based on GMV? Do you know an open-source eCommerce platform that is written in PHP but is not Magento or OroCommerce? If you guessed WooCommerce, then you are right.

    In today's episode, we invited a panel of industry experts for a live discussion on LinkedIn to conduct an independent review of WooCommerce’s capabilities. We covered how it compares with other open-source and commercial platforms. Finally, we covered the businesses that would be most benefited from WooCommerce and where they might be stretching their capabilities.

    For more information on growth strategies for SMBs using ERP and digital transformation, visit our community at wbs.rocks or elevatiq.com. To ensure that you never miss an episode of the WBS podcast, subscribe to your favorite podcasting platform.

    • 55 min
    WBSP434: Grow Your Business by Understanding Aptean Made2Manage’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    WBSP434: Grow Your Business by Understanding Aptean Made2Manage’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    Do you know an ERP system that is designed for manufacturing but is not from Infor or Epicor? Do you know an ERP system that may not support as many layers of BOMs that Infor or Epicor systems might be able to support? Do you know an ERP system that might struggle with diverse business models, such as a business that might do both construction and distribution? Do you know an ERP system that has a very similar look and feel to Infor? If you have guessed Aptean Made2Manage, then you are right.

    In today's episode, we invited a panel of industry experts for a live discussion on LinkedIn to conduct an independent review of Aptean Made2Manage’s capabilities. We covered many grounds including its similarity in look and feel with Infor. Finally, we covered its BOM structure, traceability, costing layers,and technology.

    For more information on growth strategies for SMBs using ERP and digital transformation, visit our community at wbs.rocks or elevatiq.com. To ensure that you never miss an episode of the WBS podcast, subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform.

    • 56 min
    WBSP433: Grow Your Business by Learning How to Get Products Listed on Retailers’ Shelves w/ Gil Bar-Lev

    WBSP433: Grow Your Business by Learning How to Get Products Listed on Retailers’ Shelves w/ Gil Bar-Lev

    Every vendor out there would love to get on the shelves of big-box retailers. But the conversation finishes as soon as they ask for the price list. It might finish even sooner if you don’t know how to find the right buyer and understand their interests before pitching to them. So what are the best practices to get the attention of retail buyers?

    In today's episode our guest, Gil Bar-Lev, shares insights about the challenges associated with getting products on retailers’ shelves. He also talks about how dropshipping works and how some people might confuse it with the wholesale model. Finally, he discusses different strategies in navigating larger procurement organizations and how to get their attention.

    For more information on growth strategies for SMBs using ERP and digital transformation, visit our community at wbs.rocks or elevatiq.com. To ensure that you never miss an episode of the WBS podcast, subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform.

    • 46 min
    WBSP432: Grow Your Business by Learning Lot/Serial Control Best Practices, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

    WBSP432: Grow Your Business by Learning Lot/Serial Control Best Practices, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

    The lot and serial numbers strategies can help improve customer experience and traceability. But over-implementing lot and serial numbers might fire back with the increased overhead and admin efforts. In some industries, the lot numbers could be so involved that you might require multiple lot and serial numbers as part of the same product. There might also be requirements for different BOMs that may contain traceable assembly. So what are the best practices when it comes to implementing lot and serial numbers?

    In today's episode, we invited a panel of cross-functional experts to live interview on LinkedIn who brings significant expertise to discuss Lot/Serial Control best practices. We discussed the layers of the lot and serial numbers and how they might be different in different industries. Finally, we discussed the unique lot and serial number requirements of industries such as defense, pharma, and custom manufacturing.

    For more information on growth strategies for SMBs using ERP and digital transformation, visit our community at wbs.rocks or elevatiq.com. To ensure that you never miss an episode of the WBS podcast, subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform.

    • 59 min
    WBSP431: Grow Your Business by Understanding Volusion’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    WBSP431: Grow Your Business by Understanding Volusion’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    Do you know an eCommerce platform that targets very small eCommerce startups, just like Wix or GoDaddy? Do you know an eCommerce platform that had recently filed chapter 11 to restructure its debt? Do you know an eCommerce platform that may not have as high a transaction fee similar to Shopify? Do you know an eCommerce platform that is based in Austin, TX? If you guessed Volusion, then you are right.

    In today's episode, we invited a panel of industry experts for a live discussion on LinkedIn to conduct an independent review of Volusion’s capabilities. We covered its strengths such as not having as high transaction fees and its alignment with smaller businesses. Finally, we discussed its financial challenges and the problems users reported while using this platform.

    For more information on growth strategies for SMBs using ERP and digital transformation, visit our community at wbs.rocks or elevatiq.com. To ensure that you never miss an episode of the WBS podcast, subscribe to your favorite podcasting platform.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

MFG_Mitch ,

Industry expert

Great content from Sam and team always staying up to speed on current technologies and trends!

nirav002 ,

A must listen podcast if your interested in ERP

This is a great podcast to learn about various ERP solutions. There are many different options are available to you and this team really dissects every angle for many different industries. I personally use this to help select a few different ERP vendors. I highly recommend listening to Sam Gupta, and his team.

Dan1777999877 ,

A favorite!

WBSRocks has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!

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