Leading manufacturers don’t fly blind. They move nimbly and quickly to the precise, real-time data they share across the organization. And it’s this visibility that drives their business growth to exceptional levels.
In its April 2015 report—The Unified Manufacturing Environment: Transparency, Collaboration, and Decision-Making with End-to-End ERP—the Aberdeen Group confirmed this reality, reporting:
Top Challenges Facing Modern Manufacturers:
And according to the report, “ultimately the challenges that they are facing can be linked to the lack of visibility into essential data need to run their organization.”
The need for greater vision doesn’t start and stop at your front door. When your suppliers, distributors, retailers, and customers all see the same real-time information, everyone makes the right decisions at the right time.
And when all the links of your supply chain are seeing and sharing in sync, you’re better equipped to:
Maintaining optimal inventory levels has always been the challenge for modern manufacturers. With an extensive number of moving parts, it can be difficult to find the right balance between supply and demand.
But manufacturers with the most control over their complex manufacturing environment lead the way by continually finding that balance and keeping their productivity moving forward.
“Continuous improvement has long been a cornerstone of the manufacturing industry, and in that spirit, today’s top performers must find ways to extend ERP in order to compete effectively in the modern environment.” – The Aberdeen Group *
The Aberdeen Group found in its Creating a Modern, Effective Manufacturing Environment With ERP study that the top pressures on modern manufactures include volatile demand, an increase in product configurations, and a need for greater collaboration with suppliers.
And to address these pressures, The Aberdeen Group reported that today’s manufacturers need to utilize more than the basic automated business process. Industry-leading manufacturers must embrace modern technology and extend basic ERP functionality by adding integrated CRM (customer relationship management), warehouse management, mature requirement planning, and business intelligence (BI) to their mix of business tools.
Increasing the control over your complex manufacturing environment does not mean significantly increasing your costs. In fact, today’s Software as a Service (SaaS) ERP solutions can provide all the benefits of an enterprise-class solution without an enterprise IT budget.
From a recent IDC report, True Cloud Applications for Agile and Fast-Growing Businesses – Why Cloud Apps Are Key to Supporting Growth of Small and Medium Businesses:
“The Cloud is often the first choice when SMBs (small and medium businesses) consider making net new IT decisions or replacing existing and outdated IT solutions. The SMB innovators and early adopters have already moved to the cloud; the early majority is now getting started.” – IDC*
Simply put, today’s small and medium manufacturing businesses must invest in ERP Cloud technology to compete and remain a relevant player.
Drive your business to greater productivity with Acumatica SaaS. You can access your ERP data anytime, anywhere, and from any browser on any device. Pay as you go and scale your resources with your changing business needs.
Acumatica SaaS frees you from the complexities and costs of managing hardware and maintaining software, delivers the highest levels of security, availability, and performance, and offers:
Learn more about the ways to improve manufacturing planning and production:
1 The Unified Manufacturing Environment: Transparency, Collaboration, and Desion-Making with End-to-End ERP, Nick Castellina, Research Director, Business Planning and Execution, Aberdeen Group, April 2015.
2 True Cloud Applications for Agile and Fast-Growing Businesses – Why Cloud Apps Are Key to Supporting Growth of Small and Medium Businesses, IDC, October 2015.
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