Have you ever heard of the saying, “A day late and a dollar short?” Well, we don’t want you to feel that way with your ERP selection. Choosing the right ERP system from the start can save your company time and money.
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You’ve probably noticed a lot of talk about the cloud lately. Cloud technology started with simple applications like photo storage, but lately enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have been rolling out updated, cloud versions of their software. New cloud-based ERP systems are arriving on the business scene as well.
As you move from your ERP selection into implementation, one area that must be addressed is the spreadsheet. While spreadsheets have their place, a sound ERP system will replace the need for stand-alone data collection and manipulation.
When it becomes time to consider new enterprise software, don’t forget the impact of choosing the right consultant to be a part of your ERP selection. Your ERP consultant is an important part of the success of your decision.
Hiring an ERP system consultant is a lot like hiring an employee. It takes time and energy to talk to different enterprise resource planning vendors and resellers, and more time to read and reflect on their proposals.
Manufacturing management presents many challenges. Just when you think you’ve solved one problem, the next one arises. Not only does it seem that you are always solving the next problem in manufacturing—the problems are occurring faster than ever. Rapid changes in technology are transforming consumer behavior, customer demands, technical capabilities and even legislation. In order to respond to these changes, manufacturing mangers need to continuously update and streamline their operations.
Are you ready to implement mobility into your operations? Are you uncertain of where to start? Or perhaps, you are still wondering if mobile solutions are really worth it. Enabling mobility in business across all functions has become an essential strategy to remain competitive in most industries. Mobile capabilities have been shown to offer greater efficiency, reduced costs, and improved customer satisfaction. If your business is experiencing rapid growth, increased competitive pressures, or changing market dynamics, mobile capabilities can be an effective means to help you meet these demands.
In order to be competitive in today’s fast-paced business environment, you must eliminate the inefficiencies that come when your different departments don’t talk to each other. Communication needs to be automatic and data needs to be transferred in real-time. It’s time to get rid of functional silos.
Change in business is inevitable. Big and small changes happen all the time from change in personnel and products to new taxes and regulations. Perhaps your company is growing with new customers, more products, new countries and increased production. The question is not whether change will happen, but how well you respond to it. In many industries today, if you do not keep up with change, your business may be left behind.
Mobile technology, integrated with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can fit into your budget. ERP mobility has become an essential capability for businesses who want the productivity enhancements that it brings. Mobility isn’t just for large companies; small and medium-size businesses are adopting the technology as well. This is because mobile technology may actually lower your overall IT budget.
As we reported last week, workforce mobility has become a requirement to remain competitive in today’s business world. Mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications will impact any area where employees work more effectively away from their desk. Key areas impacted include: