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Katie Foley

Katie is an Operations Analyst at Visibility. She has a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.
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Finding the Pot of Gold at the End of the ERP Implementation 

Posted by Katie Foley on Mar 9, 2018 11:30:00 AM

This weekend many of us will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is held on March 17th each year to commemorate the death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day has become a day to celebrate Irish culture by wearing green, listening to Irish music, eating corned beef and cabbage and of course drinking beer. ERP implementations and St. Patrick's Day have more in common than you might think! 

Leprechauns, the creatures of Irish mythology, are often associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Of all the leprechaun myths, the story of leprechauns burying a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow is perhaps the most famous. So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, how can we find that “pot of gold” at the end of the ERP implementation?

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Topics: ERP

Top Ten Reasons to Attend VCC 2018

Posted by Katie Foley on Jan 23, 2018 9:09:50 AM

The Visibility Customer Conference season is upon us! We are particularly excited about VCC 2018 as we have a brand new format planned.


We have compiled a list of the top reasons why you should join us for our 2018 ERP conference in Nashville this April: 

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Topics: Customers, Company, ERP

What is IoT and How it Affects ERP

Posted by Katie Foley on Aug 28, 2017 2:05:00 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term I’ve heard a lot in recent years and never took the time to fully understand it’s meaning. So what is IoT? IoT is a network of physical objects that are embedded with software, sensors, and other network connected technology that allows the physical objects to collect and communicate data.

It's not as complicated as it sounds. You’ve probably experienced some IoT enabled devices already. Some common consumer product examples of IoT:

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Topics: Technology

Industry 4.0: How ERP Can Help With Industry 4.0

Posted by Katie Foley on Aug 15, 2017 9:15:00 AM

This is our third post on the topic of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing. Our first post address what Industry 4.0 is at a high level, how it is defined and where it originated from. Our second post took a look at the steps companies can take to achieve Industry 4.0. Our third post will specifically address how ERP can help with Industry 4.0. 

ERP software for manufacturing organizations results in greater productivity, improved efficiency, and high flexibility – all principles that are at the core of achieving Industry 4.0. Here are some of the features of Visibility ERP that can help your organization achieve Industry 4.0:

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Topics: ERP

Selecting an ERP System: ERP Contract Review

Posted by Katie Foley on Jul 31, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Once you narrow in on a preferred vendor, ask the vendor to send you contracts to review thoroughly before signing on the dotted line.

Although we recommend a comprehensive review of the contract your company’s legal team, here are five areas to focus on when reviewing an ERP contract:

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Topics: ERP

Industry 4.0: How to Implement Industry 4.0

Posted by Katie Foley on Jul 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

In our second post in our Industry 4.0 series, we will address how your manufacturing company can implement industry 4.0.

Here are the steps your company should consider taking in order to work towards Industry 4.0:

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Topics: Manufacturing

Our New Corporate Headquarters

Posted by Katie Foley on Jun 30, 2017 9:30:00 AM

As many of you know, Visibility moved to a new space last November. What you may not know is how special and unique our new corporate headquarters space is.

 Pictured Above: A Look Inside Our New Corporate HQ

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Topics: Community

Mobile ERP: VisMobile v. Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Posted by Katie Foley on Jun 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Here at Visibility we offer two mobile ERP add-ons to complement our ERP solution. So what the difference between VisMobile v. the Warehouse Management System (WMS)?

How are they similar?

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Topics: Mobile ERP

Selecting an ERP System: Checking Customer References

Posted by Katie Foley on May 31, 2017 2:15:00 PM

A customer reference check is one of the most important steps in selecting an ERP system. You may think that a customer reference is a waste of time because of course the vendor would set you up with a happy customer. However, a reference call or visit can provide a lot of useful information and customers are usually very honest during these calls. 

First, it’s a good idea to get some background information on the customer reference. How big is the company? How long have they been in business? Are they in the same industry as you? At Visibility, we try to set up our prospective customers with other customers in the same field so that their businesses have the most in common. An onsite customer reference visit can also be very useful when there is another customer in the same geographic area as the prospective customer. 

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Topics: ERP

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Posted by Katie Foley on May 12, 2017 8:45:00 AM

A Warehouse Management System (WMS), such as VISIBILITY’s, offers a sophisticated solution for recording inventory locations, movements, and labor in real-time from a handheld device on the shop floor. In today’s world, manufacturing companies must operate flawlessly to achieve maximum productivity and to keep up with the competition.

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Topics: Mobile ERP

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