Things to look out for in a manufacturing ERP system.
Mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
With the advancement of technology & smartphones, there is a rising demand for mobile friendly systems & solutions. ERP software that is mobile friendly will be a huge improvement to your workforce. Your workforce will no longer be bounded by the constraints of the work desk. Especially useful for salespersons and similar roles that require them to be constantly out of office, allowing them to process sales orders, receive a purchase order, initiate billing, etc on the go as they travel. This aspect will speed up deals and increase the potential for closing sales.
Flexible Report generation
Making sense of your business figures is vital for making business decisions for your business operation. A manufacturing ERP should have optimized reports that is customized to reflect the companies’ desired format and information layout. Common reports such as BOM, Manufacturing production variance report, production process flow report, QAQC should be part of the few reports that needs to be generated.
Purchasing an ERP system is a costly investment; this purchase decision can quickly turn sour if there are obvious business operation gaps that the ERP system did not cover. This difference in expectation can be prevented when companies and vendors do a thorough requirement gathering and identify what the business needs and provide customized solutions to cover up any gaps in between. Rather than purchasing standard out of the shelve systems that cover a general usage, a customized solution will prove to be worth its investment in a long run.