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3 Necessary Elements of ERP Software for Industrial Manufacturing

Posted by Robert Baran on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

New ERPAre you looking for a new ERP software solution? Maybe you are wondering if the one you have now will help you succeed in the future or will instead hinder your ability to compete in the industrial manufacturing industry. There are three must-have components needed in an existing or new ERP software solution for industrial manufacturers. Let’s take a closer look at what they are:

1.      Flexibility

Most providers will say their solution is flexible. But take that down a level. What you really need is a solution that combines best-of-breed software and is integrated in an agile network for maximum adaptability so you can manage complex supply chains, bills of material (BOMs), and other specific industrial manufacturing needs. In other words: you need a solution that is designed for your industry, with the ability to meet evolving needs as your business changes.

 2.      A solution that talks “SMAC”

An ERP that talks SMAC is a good thing – when SMAC stands for Social, Mobility, Analytics, and Cloud. These business software characteristics help you manage the volume of data you deal with every day at the speed you require.

 3.      Support for innovation

You need an ERP that gives you visibility across the global supply chain, and system-wide transparency for all key stakeholders – from suppliers to customers. Your solution must include platforms for collaboration and streamlined workflows, so you can easily make engineering changes, inventory adjustments, and accelerated deliveries.

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Topics: ERP, ERP Software, Manufacturing