When many people think of mobile apps, the first thing that comes to mind is consumer-oriented applications. However, there are many apps developed for business use, including for deployment within the manufacturing industry. These apps streamline the manufacturing process. Read on to learn what apps make the manufacturing industry more competitive and efficient.
One of the most direct ways to ensure your ERP implementation will fail is to purchase a solution without adequate testing of the application. Most of you reading this may think, “I would never do something that irresponsible,” consider these two facts: one third of all companies did not demo their ERP solution before buying it and 22 percent simply bought the first system they looked at. And we wonder why so many ERP implementations “fail”.
So how do you go about testing potential ERP solutions so that you don’t get burned? The process is quite simple, albeit time consuming if you are serious about finding the right product for your company.
Technology is supposed to help make employees more productive. Whenever a new enterprise software application is rolled out, there are always promises that it will make it easier for people to do their job or it will cut down on mistakes or even that it will reduce duplicity in the organization. But as most people have seen over their careers, there is quite a bit of software that doesn’t make good on these promises. Employees become so frustrated that their productivity levels actually go down.
ERP solutions do have the potential to help increase productivity in your workplace because that is exactly what they are built to do. Increased productivity is not simply a by-product, it is the goal of the implementation. By taking a closer look at how ERP applications help increase productivity, you can see why they are such an important tool for just about every type of organization.
Imagine a manufacturing facility in which orders were fulfilled more accurately and faster. What if, with a click, you could track inventory down to the exact location in the warehouse? Here’s another scenario: when a piece of equipment breaks down, a sensor alerts an engineer that it needs to be repaired. These scenes aren’t something out of a science fiction movie or book. Today’s mobile technologies are making these scenarios a reality. Read on to learn more about how mobile technologies are making the manufacturing industry more efficient and effective.
According to a 2014 research report from the Aberdeen Group states that Aberdeen’s 2014 Business Management and ERP Benchmark Survey found that Best-in-Class organizations are 2.4 times as likely to provide mobile access to ERP. The reason mobile ERP solutions are so important to these top performers is because they realize that ERP software is used to run their business from end-to-end and giving the people who rely on this software the ability to access it from anywhere provides a number of benefits that include:
No doubt about it, Business Intelligence (BI) is powerful. The marketplace is full of tools that can process and analyze data like never before. However, to maximize ROI of its BI initiative, an organization must make BI a natural part of doing business.
When you think of the benefits that enterprise resource planning software can provide to your organization some of the first things that come to mind are:
It goes without saying that every business that intends to grow needs an ERP system that provides a framework for business processes and insight into costs, results and performance. For companies in some industries, almost any ERP system will probably work fine. But because of the highly regulated nature of their industry, Life Sciences companies have special requirements they need to consider when selecting an ERP system.