University access: Deacom offers on ERP training
Deacom , provider of the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System for building component, modular building, and batch process manufacturers, now has an online version of its business software training program, called DEACOM University. Using the Web-based platform, DEACOM University will reintroduce its live group courses, beginning with DEACOM Financial Statements on Nov. 19-20.
DEACOM University Online was developed to incorporate quality ERP software training in a convenient delivery method. During the first day, participants are taught functionality concepts in a webinar format from an experienced instructor. Day two focuses on application of course concepts through a hands-on lab, in which participants work with actual company data. The online format allows the instructor to conduct private breakout sessions with each participant, thus supporting the secure exchange of proprietary information.
Upcoming DEACOM University Online courses will include DEACOM Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) on Dec. 10-11, followed by monthly classroom and online courses on specialized DEACOM functions throughout 2009. Both classroom and online programs of DEACOM University are accredited by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.