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WBSRocks podcast features in-depth conversations on ERP, digital transformation, supply chain, eCommerce, enterprise software, and industry 4.0. The purpose of the show is to help CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and business owners with their daily commercial, operational, or financial 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 enterprise software, ERP and eCommerce 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
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

WBSRocks podcast features in-depth conversations on ERP, digital transformation, supply chain, eCommerce, enterprise software, and industry 4.0. The purpose of the show is to help CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and business owners with their daily commercial, operational, or financial 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 enterprise software, ERP and eCommerce vendors and solutions, and enterprise software mergers and acquisitions. Subscribe today to stay on top of digital transformation trends!

    WBSP579: Grow Your Business by Learning How Autonomous AI Differs from Predictive and Generative AI w/ Bryan DeBois

    WBSP579: Grow Your Business by Learning How Autonomous AI Differs from Predictive and Generative AI w/ Bryan DeBois

    Autonomous AI represents a frontier in artificial intelligence, encompassing a spectrum that differs from predictive and generative capabilities. Distinguishing between these facets, predictive AI anticipates outcomes based on historical data, while generative AI creates new content or scenarios. Autonomous AI, however, takes a leap further by not only predicting but actively making decisions independently. Its potential lies in its ability to autonomously analyze complex datasets, discern patterns, and make informed decisions without constant human intervention. The nuances of autonomous AI extend to advancements like DeepMind and deeper reinforcement learning, pushing the boundaries of machine intelligence.

    In today's episode, our guest, Bryan DeBois, discusses how autonomous AI differs from predictive and generative AI. He also breaks down how and why autonomous AI is especially relevant in industrial applications. Finally, he sheds light on various issues manufacturers face today, such as their unwillingness to connect their current equipment to the Internet. If you’d like to learn more about Bryan, head over to rovisys.com.

    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.

    • 35 min
    WBSP578: Grow Your Business by Learning the Top 10 Construction ERP Systems in 2024 w/ Sam Gupta

    WBSP578: Grow Your Business by Learning the Top 10 Construction ERP Systems in 2024 w/ Sam Gupta

    Despite the outward similarities shared among various ERP systems, the construction industry imposes distinct and specialized requirements that necessitate tailored capabilities. Construction projects involve a dynamic interplay of factors, such as project timelines, resource allocation, and compliance with specific regulations, which differ significantly from those encountered in other sectors. ERP solutions designed for the construction industry address these unique challenges by incorporating features like project management modules, job costing, and resource scheduling. The ability to integrate financial data, monitor project progress, and manage procurement processes in real time is crucial for construction companies seeking to enhance their operational efficiency and successfully navigate the complexities inherent in large-scale projects. Therefore, in the realm of ERP systems, recognizing and accommodating the specific needs of the construction industry is pivotal for ensuring optimal performance and project success.

    In this episode, our host, Sam Gupta, discusses the top 10 construction ERP systems in 2024. He also discusses changes in ranking from 2023. Finally, he describes developments with each of these systems and how that contributed to their changed rankings in 2024.

    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. 

    • 24 min
    WBSP577: Grow Your Business by Understanding Shipwell's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    WBSP577: Grow Your Business by Understanding Shipwell's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    When considering the array of choices in TMS software, the options are abundant. TMS systems exist that cater to diverse modes and geographies alongside those tailored for specific business models. On the surface, distinguishing between them may prove challenging. If you are reviewing TMS options, you are likely to come across Shipwell, especially in the NetSuite and MS Dynamics ecosystems. So, what are Shipwell's capabilities, and how does it measure up against other supply chain suites in the market?

    In today's episode, we invited a panel of industry experts for a live discussion on LinkedIn to conduct an independent review of Shipwell's capabilities. We covered many grounds, including their unique capabilities with machine learning and scheduling capabilities considering demand and supply from carriers from their network. We also discussed the differences in their presence in various ecosystems, such as NetSuite and MS Dynamics ecosystems.

    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. 

    • 58 min
    WBSP576: Grow Your Business by Learning the Top 10 Distribution ERP Systems in 2024 w/ Sam Gupta

    WBSP576: Grow Your Business by Learning the Top 10 Distribution ERP Systems in 2024 w/ Sam Gupta

    While distribution industries may not exhibit the same level of complexity as some other sectors when viewed through the lens of ERP, they undeniably present their own distinctive set of nuances. Managing the movement and coordination of goods within a distribution network involves a series of intricacies, such as inventory control, order fulfillment, and logistics coordination. ERP systems tailored for distribution sectors address these unique challenges by providing comprehensive solutions that optimize supply chain visibility, inventory management, and order processing. The effectiveness of these ERP solutions lies in their ability to enhance operational efficiency, minimize errors, and facilitate seamless communication across the distribution network, ultimately contributing to improved customer satisfaction and competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    In this episode, our host, Sam Gupta, discusses the top 10 distribution ERP systems in 2024. He also discusses changes in ranking from 2023. Finally, he describes developments with each of these systems and how that contributed to their changed rankings in 2024.

    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. 

    • 27 min
    WBSP575: Grow Your Business by Understanding Blume Global's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    WBSP575: Grow Your Business by Understanding Blume Global's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

    Are visibility platforms comparable to TMS systems? What sets apart multiple-enterprise visibility platforms from real-time visibility platforms? Is there a distinction between a TMS crafted from the standpoint of a logistics services provider and one tailored for a trucking company? How do international, multi-modal TMS systems differ from domestic TMS solutions designed specifically for trucking companies? In terms of capabilities in TMS and visibility platforms, where does Blume Global stand? How does it measure up against other Supply Chain suites currently available in the market?

    In today's episode, we invited a panel of industry experts for a live discussion on LinkedIn to conduct an independent review of Blume Global's capabilities. We covered many grounds, including their recent acquisition with WiseTech and why large private equities such as EQT had such a high valuation for them. We also discussed their strength with rail and how they compare with other larger suites in the market, such as e2open and project44.

    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
    WBSP574: Grow Your Business by Learning the Top 10 Manufacturing ERP Systems in 2024 w/ Sam Gupta

    WBSP574: Grow Your Business by Learning the Top 10 Manufacturing ERP Systems in 2024 w/ Sam Gupta

    Manufacturing stands as a sector where ERP solutions play a pivotal and transformative role. These sophisticated software systems are instrumental in streamlining intricate processes and optimizing overall operations within manufacturing environments. ERP solutions integrate and manage diverse aspects of the manufacturing process, including supply chain management, production planning, inventory control, and resource allocation. By providing a centralized platform for data management, communication, and decision-making, ERP systems enable manufacturers to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of their products. Real-time insights into various facets of the manufacturing workflow empower organizations to make informed and timely decisions, fostering agility and adaptability in an industry where precision and responsiveness are paramount.

    In this episode, our host, Sam Gupta, discusses the top 10 Manufacturing ERP systems in 2024. He also discusses changes in ranking from 2023. Finally, he describes developments with each of these systems and how that contributed to their changed rankings in 2024.

    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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

MFG_Mitch ,

Industry expert

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

Digital Luminary ,

Practical insights and actionable guidance

Sam has an impressive knack for digging deep into the practical aspects of business with his guests, who are experts in their respective fields. He never shies away from asking the tough questions, and his discussions are always illuminating and informative.

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.

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