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ERP Checklist for Manufacturers

Enterprise resource planning is an essential component of a modern manufacturing firm. Without a unified platform with complete oversight of all data within a supply chain, it’s next to impossible to track and manage information, much less respond to disruptive—and often unforeseen—external market forces.

What does this mean in practice? For those with legacy systems, it can be as simple as not integrating modules properly, or not all. It can mean having an outdated system for inventory management, or not utilizing business intelligence or automation.

In short, there are several considerations a manufacturing business should make when it comes to ERP. This checklist serves as a useful aid for ensuring you’ve got all your enterprise resource planning bases covered.

ERP Services Checklist

Enterprise Resource Planning Checklist

In this checklist, you’ll learn:

  • What aspects should make up your enterprise resource planning
  • The key modules and integrations you need to consider in a new solution
  • How a cloud ERP can serve as a strong foundation for your operations

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In the wake of the pandemic, there has been a renewed interest in ERPs among manufacturers—particularly cloud ERPs.

For organizations that rely on running tight supply lines and that are susceptible to external disruptions, 2020 proved to be a challenging time. Businesses without the means to respond as quickly and effectively as possible to the data they had at hand often found themselves struggling to cope.

Companies rely on data more than they’ve ever done for managing their supply chains, and having the ability to yield big data sets in order to make more informed business decisions is crucial in 2021.

The problem is that while many businesses do indeed have an existing ERP system, a substantial number are still operating with legacy solutions that are no longer fit for purpose.

If you’re interested in learning more about how a cloud ERP solution can help your business, take a look at our enterprise resource planning consulting service and see what Impact can do for you.