Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software focuses on streamlining business processes by enabling seamless communication and coordination between each separated department of an organization. ERP systems can facilitate the connections between supply chain management and inventory monitoring, or between and organization and its customers. In this way, ERP systems tie together and define a plethora of business processes to enable the flow of data between them. By collecting an organization’s shared transactional data from multiple sources, ERP systems eliminate data duplication and provide data integrity with a “single source of truth.”
Shoptech Software has been providing manufacturing ERP software for make to order manufacturers since 1984. Over the years, Shoptech has forged strategic alliances with business partners, garnered recognition in business and shop trade magazines, and gained a reputation as an industry leader of the technological innovations that best serve the many job shop markets. The E2 Shop System and the E2 Manufacturing System continue to be the most comprehensive ERP packages on the market, while building Shoptech Software into a company that now has thousands of customers and five offices across North America.
In an attempt to bring you the best content within leading enterprise technology categories, Solutions Review editors search the web high and low on a daily basis for insights that can have real impact and help you to move the needle. A blog post from Shoptech titled, “Top 5 Reasons to Purchase an ERP System,” written by Paul Ventura, VP Marketing, got us thinking about the benefits manufacturers can see almost right away after deploying an ERP solution.
360-degree view of business operations
There’s always a possibility that a customer may need to make a change in their order, and since you can never say no to a client, you have to improvise and figure out how to make the necessary changes AND make the original delivery date. Ventura mentions that with an ERP system, client changes won’t be as stressful because of the 360 degree view into your business — sales, customer service, planning, accounting, production, distribution, HR — they’re all integrated and data is shared across all levels, all relevant departments are notified when the schedule or product changes.
“If it’s a change in delivery date, production queues are modified, distribution knows delivery will shift, accounting knows payment terms will change and HR will know if overtime is needed and can adjust payroll. Not only will your company be more agile, you may even gain other customers based on your competitors not making those changes so easily,” adds Ventura.