No two companies are alike, and their ERP systems shouldn't be either. Manufacturing has uniquely complex processes and workflows that require functionality a vanilla ERP application can't provide. While some ERP vendors might suggest that it's best to conform to their ERP application's practices, in fact, the ERP software should be adaptable to the customer.
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IFS recently conducted a survey of Manufacturing Business Technology readers to find out the extent that companies were adopting business intelligence programs and to what degree those programs were being integrated with their ERP solutions.
ERP systems, while great for processing business transactions and managing accounting flows, struggle to determine precise accrual rates — a task that can lead directly to the misallocation of money.
Allied Valve, a supplier of industrial valves, repairs and field services to power and chemical plants, refineries and other industrial installations in the north-central U.S., is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.
For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.
Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.
There is a decent amount of information on the Internet, but ERP implementations can be very different depending on a company’s needs. This tends to cause confusion and leaves many people feeling as though they don’t understand how ERP works, and furthermore how it can be helpful to their business.
What’s behind the decision to remain with an in-house solution or embrace cloud server hosting? An organization reaches that fork in the road because it has pushed its servers to the end of their useful lives and now need to do something about it.
It’s a given that ERP has to stay current to meet today’s business requirements. When manufacturers operate with an outdated ERP system, they reduce their ability to enter new markets or regions, streamline processes or manage change.
We are entering a new era of manufacturing — one where manufacturers need to move fast and strike hard in order to stay ahead of competitors and stay relevant to customers. This type of maneuverability depends heavily on technology, leading companies to take stock of their ERP solutions and evaluate if they can succeed with what they have.
Assa Abloy benefitted from the expertise of Columbus as the manufacturer made Microsoft Dynamics the exclusive platform for their global enterprise.
Selecting an ERP solution can be a high-risk/high-reward decision. While a successful ERP implementation can lead to substantial gains, a poorly selected and implemented solution can add complexity to an organization.
Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.
A successfully managed supply chain is based on a single premise — produce more high-quality products, consistently, in less time for greater profit. During the early 20th century, factory-floor automation revolutionized manufacturing with this same idea. Since then, process automation has taken over as the driving force to generate greater efficiency in every business.
Infinitely Virtual has announced that it has aligned with BASIS International Ltd. to launch InfiniteERP™, a new cloud-based enterprise resource planning suite tailored to manufacturing applications.
At one time Dell Computers had 11 factories - each operating with a unique IT system. This led to high operating costs, complex infrastructure demands, and added difficulties in handling any changes. There was also a higher level of unreliability due to the slower and less effective manner in which all of these factories, with their different systems, could communicate.
With the release of its new Energy Monitoring software module, Lighthouse Systems aims to help manufacturers monitor all their energy consumption, correlate the energy consumed to relevant production assets or output and to upload that data to relevant cost entries in the company’s ERP system.
Godlan, a manufacturing ERP software specialist (SyteLine ERP), EAM (Asset Management) specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced that a series of Live Demo Webinars are set for March 3rd – 7th, 2014 at 11:00AM ET daily featuring a full week of on-air events provided at no charge for Godlan's Infor SyteLine ERP customers and prospects.
What separates those manufacturers using data effectively from those not is centered in how data issues are handled. It revolves around management approach, not software sophistication.
While a key enabler for the modern supply chain, ERP is often mistaken as the single universal solution to meet every need. Whether the result of over-aggressive vendors or self-imposed rationalization to justify the large investment, the outcome is the same: disappointment with supply chain functionality.
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, has announced the launch of the enhanced Epicor Signature Methodology and expanded portfolio of services capabilities to deliver repeatable, faster and cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation results to its growing global customer base.
At the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, GE Intelligent Platforms announced significant updates to its industry-leading suite of Proficy Manufacturing software. These solutions have been designed specifically to meet the strategic objectives of today’s manufacturers as they transform their operations to meet the new realities of business potential enabled by the Industrial Internet. New capabilities are currently being shipped in the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, Tracker software applications as well as the breakthrough Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete.
There are plenty of well-known predictions — like in all sorts of industries, adoption of cloud is likely to increase and mobilisation will come into its own. More generally, we’re going to see attitudes to innovations in ERP significantly impact the competitiveness of organisations, as those who resist change risk falling behind their competitors.
Automotive OEMs and parts manufacturers are fighting for survival in an increasingly more competitive global economy. As large companies spin off parts of the whole and smaller companies are acquired by more substantial players in the industry, they share one common goal — streamlined, efficient operations that maximize profitability.
How do manufacturers accommodate 3D printing from a business management standpoint within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application? Here are a few insights.
Businesses today are flooded with information. Between email trails, instant messages, online meetings and conference calls, there are hours upon hours of critical business conversations that are decentralized, difficult or impossible to track, and ultimately lost. Organizations need a centralized platform for employee collaboration, where information is shared and conversations are organized into streams across the enterprise.
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