As a manufacturer, you face a challenging and opportunity-rich environment. You must navigate changing demand patterns, manage global complexity, and meet growing sustainability and compliance requirements. One of the most common and costly mistakes a manufacturer can make is choosing an ERP software system that does not fit with their process. A good example of this would be a chemical producer who selects and implements software designed for a company that develops furniture or automotive parts. This is an obvious mismatch, but sometimes the specifics may not be so clear cut.
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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:
Workforce mobility is no longer a future trend; it has become a current requirement to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced business environment. Mobile devices are being used in all aspects of business not only as a source of real-time information but also as a way to improve efficiency and performance. Increased mobility is transforming industries. The question is no longer if you will use mobile devices, but how and when.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are equipped with various tools that can be used for analysis, forecasting, and management. Taking advantage of the various tools available can greatly increase profitability and efficiency with your company. Let’s take a look at several ways to fully utilize ERP tools to increase the effectiveness of your ERP.
Harnessing the power of big data can contribute greatly to your success. It’s not enough to rely on your enterprise resource planning software to manage inventory. You can also benefit from its additional tools and abilities to analyze and report information that can then be used to improve processes and efficiencies resulting in significant savings of time and money.
Taking advantage of the many uses of your enterprise resource planning software can assist in simplifying inventory management and take some of the guesswork out of ordering and managing your warehouse. Armed with these tools, you can maximize productivity and efficiency.
International integration, also known as globalization, is a process that is increasing with the inner workings of business at a rapid pace. For businesses small and large the pressure to keep up with the technological times is ever increasing. Mid-sized companies are no different. They, too, feel the weight of globalization and the increased competition that results from it. No matter the size of the company, price pressures and fierce competition make globalization a difficult task. Robust enterprise resource planning or ERP software, such as Sage 300 ERP, is a long-term tool that when used properly can result in a greater likelihood of international integration success.
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After you’ve gone through the process of ERP selection, maintaining current enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can seem unnecessary. In fact, for many mid-sized businesses, they believe that current ERP won’t make a difference in satisfying needs, that not enough new features are available to merit a change, and that the disruption to business will be more impactful than the impact software updates can have. To learn more about why staying current with ERP is important and how this makes a positive, instead of the perceived negative, impact on business, visit here. Now, let’s take a look at the many benefits of upgrading ERP software.
Problems arise when companies do not keep their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software current. Not only is ERP selection of a solid system important, but maintaining that system is equally important. Problems stem mainly from the effects outdated technology can have on forcing business operations to lag behind optimal speed and performance. To learn more, visit here.
When your business started the process of ERP selection, did you think through the longevity of the software as well? Not only is ERP selection important, but maintaining the most updated versions is also important. Although the need for ERP is known, do you understand the need to consistently update it as well?