Enterprise resource planning (ERP) was introduced in the 1990s as a resource management system to solve critical operations issues for manufacturers. Over the years, ERP has improved and expanded outside of its traditional box through digitalization, to help manufacturers integrate modern cloud ERP solutions and expand results throughout the organization.
Modern ERP has evolved in a number of ways to improve integration with other enterprise technology:
|Traditional ERP/On-Premises ERP||Modern Cloud ERP|
|Housed on enterprise servers and maintained by internal IT staff or outside consultants||Housed in the cloud and accessed by the user via an internet connection|
|Requires hardware and manual updates||No hardware purchases required, and updates are completed automatically|
|Multiple systems required for management||Single system for management|
|Difficult information exchange||Automated information exchange|
ERP helps businesses streamline data, modern applications and tools, leading to low or no code solutions to improve efficiency and reduce demand on IT employees. These modern cloud ERP solutions also help manufacturers overcome some of the common challenges met in the transition to Industry 4.0 through:
- Immediate updates across all systems
- Enhanced security
- Flexibility and integration
- Improved business performance
- Improved productivity
- Eliminated maintenance headaches
- Affordable and easy implementation
- Accessible data at any time throughout the organization
Modern ERP not only helps manufacturers enhance performance but also provides opportunities to improve customer relationships and gain a competitive edge. This technology as a business intelligence application alone can provide a number of benefits, but with “no code development” manufacturers can customize and build solutions that are tailored and scalable to changing business requirements without the need for coding.
Integration of an ERP model across business operations can help manufacturers streamline and improve functionality of business operations. With Reliable Software’s Integrated-ERP solutions, we help manufacturers handpick the software components they need to tailor a solution their specific needs and understand how ERP solutions can help them achieve digital transformation in their organization.
If you want to explore how a modern cloud ERP solution can help your organization or discuss questions with a Reliable Software expert, contact us today.