29 May
Post by Jon Liebold, Consensus Vice President and General Manager
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Consensus has rolled out the first in a series of Workshops to help small and mid-sized Manufacturing companies leverage technology and best business practices to further automate, simplify, and streamline their operations and move towards true “Real-Time” Manufacturing.  Our mission is to make Domestic Manufacturing companies more globally competitive and bring back many of the manufacturing operations that left this country that were in search of reducing costs to compete better.

Our first Manufacturing Workshop was hosted by Cold Chain Technologies at their spectacular new facilities in Franklin, MA.  Mr. Rob Gallo, the IT director, and Mr. Dave DeNorscia, the Plant Manager, took the entire group on a tour of their manufacturing operations and showed how their use of technology and real-time automation makes their Manufacturing Execution System perform at an impressive level.

The new digital economy has placed tough challenges as well as great opportunity for manufacturing companies to thrive. Listening and Interpreting customer demands, and responding quickly to ever-changing market trends are at the very front of this transformation.  Acting on these changes is the challenge most organizations struggle with. To capitalize on this, an entirely new level of Agility is required to be successful.  “It is no longer the large eating the small, it is the fast eating the slow”.  Critical tools to plan and schedule using real-time data are needed like never before…. KPI’s, Critical Operating Metrics, and real-time dashboards are mandatory. 

"It is no longer the large eating the small, it is the fast eating the slow"

This workshop series is being organized by Consensus as well as some impressive organizations that understand the opportunity transformative technology, innovative business practices, and customer-centric mindset bring to this battle.  Our next Workshop will be held in Groton, Massachusetts at the Groton Inn where we will celebrate national Manufacturing day on October 4th and showcase the success of Plastic Injection Molding companies in the region, as well as show innovation around the Internet of Things as they relate to shop floor automation.  


29 May
Post by Super User
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SAP Business One has reached a very important landmark: It has surpassed the 60,000th customer milestone mark!

This is excellent news for us and our customers, as Business One continues its impressive growth path. 

In the words of Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Products and Innovation ´As a strategic differentiator for small and midsize businesses across the world, SAP Business One is an important vehicle that brings them the power of the intelligent ERP.(...)¨ This achievement shows, as he added " The positive feedback from the market validates SAP Business One as exactly the type of solution that small and midsize business want: It is easy to implement and offers end-to-end functionality that is thightly integrated between different business functions while enabling access to a comprehensive portfolio of industry-specific solutions"

Luis Murguia, SVP, Global Customer and Partner Operations, SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign, highlighted in his announcement article the following facts, to place this achievement in the proper context:

1) Over one million end users from more than 60,000 SMBs across 170 countries use the solution every day to transform the way they work. (Let that sink in for a moment!)

2) SAP Business One contributes at least half of all new customer acquisitions for SAP in the SMB space with over 1,000 new customers added each quarter.

3) Even at this very moment, SAP Business One continues its accelerated growth streak — providing deep expertise in multiple industries and over 500 industry-specific add-on solutions delivered through 300 software partners!

4) Technologies such as natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things built on top of SAP HANA make SAP Business One the intelligent ERP of choice for SMBs.

The key to SAP Business One success is that everyone at the SAP Business One team works hard to ensure our customers - and our customer's customers- are successful in their everyday operations. Your success is SAP Business One success too!

Read Luis Murguia full article in Medium.


28 May
Post by Super User
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"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself"  Joseph Campbell

On Memorial Day, we salute all the men and women who serve to protect our country. Thank You.

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