IQMS Pinnacle User Conference Keynotes Reinforce Stand Taller Initiative Aimed at Empowering Manufacturers to Maximize Their Competitiveness

Keynote presentations at IQMS’s user conference examine how
technology, teamwork and training help manufacturers to grow their
business, revenues, and customer loyalty

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ERP–The integral roles of technology, teamwork and training in driving a
manufacturer’s success were key themes of the keynote presentations at
the IQMS Pinnacle User Conference. The discussions were part of the
broader IQMS
Stand Taller initiative, which is aimed at maximizing manufacturing
customers’ competitiveness and provides a foundation for educational
sessions throughout the event.

With 500-plus customers in attendance, Pinnacle 2018 marks the largest
user event for IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP
and manufacturing
execution system (MES)
authority. The conference is being held,
November 12-15, 2018, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. It brings
together manufacturing executives, enterprise resource planning (ERP)
and MES technical experts, and industry thought leaders in 60 sessions
examining manufacturing technology and business best practices, as well
as how to get the most out of IQMS software.

IQMS Product and Service Offerings Support Customer Growth

In their keynote presentations, IQMS CEO Gary Nemmers and IQMS CTO Dan
Radunz outlined advances in providing the products, services and
training to foster manufacturing customers’ growth. In particular,
Radunz highlighted several technical developments, including:

  • IQMS Web BI, which features rich, cloud-based business intelligence
    and visualization functionality from Oracle to help manufacturers gain
    greater insights into their data, now includes more than 25
    out-of-the-box dashboards to facilitate analysis.
  • The new Track and Trace module can research 10 million records in 30
    seconds—providing manufacturers with the data, insights and
    intelligence to easily and accurately react and respond to recalls and
    meet industry regulations and quality audits.
  • Real-time production and processing in the IQMS system support
    additional protocols to support gathering data from machines on the
    shop floor.
  • A new Inventory Activity Cost Journal (IACJ), which is being previewed
    at Pinnacle, will combine transactional and accounting data to
    facilitate additional financial visibility.

Additionally, both Nemmers and Radunz provided updates on IQMS hosted
and managed cloud services, which take advantage of Amazon Web Services
and Oracle Cloud capabilities. Nemmers noted that cloud uptime has
reached 99.99%. Meanwhile Radunz observed that if IQMS hosted or managed
cloud customers are faced with a natural disaster, IQMS now can have
these manufacturers up and running in an alternate data center within

In his presentation, Nemmers examined other investments the company is
making to empower manufacturing customers. He observed that IQMS has
significantly expanded its professional services organization in
addition to rolling out the IQMS
eLearning program
, a web-based training platform with self-paced
courses designed to help customers maximize their retention. Noting that
many of IQMS customers have an international presence, Nemmers said that
the company also is expanding its partner network to support
manufacturers’ operations across Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

“In recent years, we’ve invested $35 million in product development, but
we recognize that manufacturers’ success is also tied to how effectively
they build organizations that drive innovation, customer loyalty, and
profitability,” Nemmers said. “Through our Stand Taller initiative at
IQMS, we are taking a 360o approach to empowering our
manufacturing customers with the software, services, education, and best
practices to compete more effectively in the global market.”

Creating a Culture of Excellence

Presentations by IQMS executives were complemented by guest keynotes
that focused on helping manufacturers create cultures of excellence
within their organizations.

Day One of Pinnacle featured retired Air Force Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, a
Hall of Fame Speaker, decorated fighter pilot, and author of the New
York Times
and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Never Fly
. In his presentation, Never Fly Solo! The Power of
Partnership to Reach New Heights in Business and Life,
discussed how
to build trust and work as a team to create a winning and sustainable
business in today’s highly competitive world of rapid and constant
change. Lt. Col. Waldman observed that in a market of operational
excellence, complacency kills. He also highlighted the importance of
leading by example and being able to get as well as give feedback,
noting that innovation starts with conversation.

Day Two of Pinnacle opened with a keynote by Dr. Steven Squyres, a James
A. Weeks Professor of Physical Sciences at Cornell University and the
acclaimed principal investigator for the science payload on the Mars
Exploration Rover Project. In his session, The Mars Project, How
Design & Innovation Got Us There
, Dr. Squyres discussed
scientific discoveries made by the twin robotic explorers, Spirit and
Opportunity, which required a team of 4,000-plus highly motivated
engineers and scientists. He also recalled how the team created the
rovers, from initial conception through development and the design
process. Additionally, he shared manufacturing lessons learned as the
team overcame technical challenges through advance testing and
situational problem solving to enable more than a decade of exploration
on Mars.

About IQMS

IQMS is a manufacturing software provider that uniquely combines ERP and
MES functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite
for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and
scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market
repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides
robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory
certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering
traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material
requirements, inventory, and purchasing, plus extended native features
for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control,
warehouse and quality modules. With offices across North America,
Europe, and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more
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