Manufacturing ERP Integration Benefits the Entire Organization
The manufacturing industry is showing signs of rebounding despite continuing workforce constraints and supply chain challenges. Many manufacturers are seeing positive growth signals ahead. Unfortunately, those companies that muddled through with disconnected systems and manual processes are at greater risk of stalling that potential growth. Discover five strategies that will support growth with a manufacturing ERP integration.
4 Manufacturing ERP Integrations to Support Growth
1. Operational Efficiency
Manufacturing is complex, and growth with increased profitability can be hindered by inefficiency. Preventable expenditures and waste will continue to pile up as you increase volume. These days, customer expectations are high, and their tolerance for delays is low. Any production delay caused by inventory shortages is too many if it causes orders to ship late. These inefficiencies can inflate prices and make it difficult to stay competitive.
Companies that have successfully achieved operational efficiency often choose Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, a manufacturing ERP integration suite of applications. Acumatica offers the following advanced functionality to enable the foundation of automated manufacturing operational efficiency:
- Barcoding and Shop Floor Labor Tracking
- Business Intelligence and Reporting
- Material Requirements Planning
- Inventory Order Allocations
2. Connect Supply Chains
Legacy systems make you dependent on email, phone, and other disconnected systems to collect the actionable data needed for smart decisions. The data easily gets overwhelming when you're trying to make sense of everything from product design to purchases and production. Collaboration has become critical in modern manufacturing in order to forecast data for the parts you need to ship orders on time.
The solution is with a platform like Acumatica, which provides a collaboration framework to connect your business with your customers, suppliers, and partners. Acumatica enables:
- Embedded CRM
- External Collaboration
- Customer Portals
3. Increase Sales
With so much competition, price isn’t always the main factor to who wins the business. If the fastest response gives you a leg up on winning the contract, then it’s crucial to automate the complex estimating process. Legacy systems that are not connected to retail applications will frequently be the bottleneck for sales to get job estimates out the door quickly.
Acumatica automates much of the heavy lifting in the sales process by providing the tools manufacturers need to find more leads and close more business, including:
- Marketing Automation
- Manufacturing Estimates
- Product Configurator
4. Exceptional Service is Top Priority
Customers have lots of choices in today’s market. Often they want more than just great products. They’ll actually bypass a lower price to buy from a supplier that provides exceptional and varied services for their products, such as installation, warranty repair, or maintenance.
Acumatica’s CRM combined with field service workflows gives you the platform you need to provide best-in-class services, including:
- Customer Support
- Preventative Maintenance
- Mobile Field Service
- Contracts & Warranties
5. Optimize Inventory Levels
Inventory optimization requires the balance between having enough inventory on hand to ship orders on time, and not having too much that it ends up spoiling or becoming obsolete.
Achieve optimal inventory levels with just-in-time strategies. Save time and increase inventory turns with Acumatica’s inventory management and manufacturing suite. You’ll be able to easily manage the following and more with Acumatica:
- Inventory Replenishment
- Flexible Pricing and Valuation
- Lot and Serial Tracking
- Material Planning
- Warehouse Management
- Shop Floor Automation
Built for Manufacturing
There are a number of options that will help you grow your manufacturing business. However, extremely few offer the competitive advantage to your business that Acumatica provides. Your best chance for success is to choose a customer-friendly technology provider with manufacturing solutions.
At Clients First Business Solutions, we have Acumatica experts ready to help guide you on your digital transformation journey and ensure your interconnectivity supports your company’s growth. Nothing replaces a live presentation, so please reach out to us to schedule a demonstration for your business. Please call us at 800.331.8382, or send us an email at email@example.com today.