Manufacturing adds value to the economy by combining raw materials with skills and capital investments. But by its very nature, the manufacturing industry is complex and so innovation is key. Customers have varying service requirements, and businesses change and grow. In order to keep up with the demands of the industry, the manufacturer must be flexible and efficient.
This paper discusses enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are an increasingly crucial capital investment for the job shop manufacturer. However, managing several different software systems to perform the various necessary tasks important to a business is no longer a viable option. A business system that integrates business process workflow, inventory, customer service, quoting, invoicing, accounting and analytics, and can expand onto the Internet, all using one software system, is crucial in today’s competitive, fast-paced and detailed market.
Continue reading this paper to learn how a fully integrated, state-of-the-art ERP system provides the solution to the challenges facing manufacturers. As well as, learn what to look for in an ERP solution provider.