Food ERP Software Case Study
August 11, 2011
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Firstly please let me set the scene. I am a project development manager for a leading ERP software company specialising in food manufacturing SERP software systems. I have worked with ERP software for the last 20 years and during that time, seen incredible advances in both software and hardware, making me realise that it can be hard for SME to keep up with developments. Needless to say though they must or they run the risk of having no business whatsoever. Those who gamble, win! Did you know that food manufacturing ERP software is the distinction between loss and profit margin for forward thinking companies? This is a personal account from an expert in ERP software deployment. Business leaders can’t expect to compete with competitors if they do not invest in similar ERP software. ERP software is one of the fastest growing sectors in business software and I will explain why this is.
So how do we do this? We help businesses grow their profits by allowing them to make smarter and better business decisions. Information is key to correct decision making.
Data. How often do managers make decisions based on information that is not quite correct? There are many ways in which data can become useless to use. Without an automated system in place a company might be relying on manual entry. Human error in data entry is believed to cost companies millions every year because when it comes down to processing, the data just isn’t reliable enough.
Another area where data can void business development through data vulnerabilities is where it is out of date. Depending on your business this will vary but certain industries data can change radically from one hour to the next (in minutes in certain other industries). In food manufacturing is one particular sector that is seeing fast adoption of manufacturing ERP software deployment. Food inventory is particular prone to risk from out of data due to the perishable nature of the product. This naturally means margins are at constant high risk and threatening profits. Take this as an example: real time data about stock inventory can be delivered instantly giving clear insight to whether an order can be completed in time or not. Cloud ERP can help.
ERP gives you an abundance of data to use and manipulate. Quality can not be overlooked. It would be pointless for a manager to be delivered all kinds of useless data that no real benefit can be made but ERP software is not such a system. They are just as flexible as they are powerful, offering decision makers to pull out an array of data, removing what is not wanted and keep what is important to the business needs. I hope this helps you.