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A 2017 New Year’s Resolution for Manufacturers

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Credit: Plex

2017 is almost here, and it’s time to get your manufacturing business resolutions in order!

So, what’s on your list for manufacturing in the new year? Lowering costs, focusing on more strategic IT initiatives, or maybe improving connectedness and visibility? One thing is for sure: 2017 is the year to swap your legacy ERP system for native cloud ERP.

Manufacturers who rely on cloud ERP are quick to share their success stories.

“Because we put the system in place from the very beginning, we were able to manage through a tough economy with a lean staff. Survival through the downturn would have been extremely difficult without Plex,” said Dan Januszek, Assistant General Manager at MFC Netform, Inc.

So, how can your business get this same result with cloud ERP software?

First, cloud ERP helps you cut costs. The cloud component reduces data center overhead, as well as the need for systems administrators as time-consuming customizations are eliminated. Jeff Schroeder at MFC Netform stated that “Cloud/SaaS does not involve a large capital expenditure. It fits much better into our company’s financial strategy.”

This cost saving allows you to explore new initiatives like sales and operations planning (S&OP) or closed-loop quality management in ERP. And a fast implementation with versionless software makes it all possible. Translation: You can use the time and cost savings to drive new IT initiatives that create better opportunities for the business.

With the mobile nature of cloud ERP, there are no more excuses for inaccurate inventory shipping or outdated reporting. Gone are the extended wait times for reports; with mobile ERP software, you can get the data you need anytime, anywhere.

Steve Goodger, CFO at Green Flash Brewing Company shared his excitement about going to the cloud. “I’m enthusiastic about our cloud system’s scalability, anywhere anytime access, and the simplicity that made our implementation go smoothly.”

Will your business New Year’s resolution for 2017 include cloud ERP? It’s time to experience a new mobile plant floor with cost savings, connected visibility, and a strategic IT approach for your business. Download the white paper, Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System to see just how easy it can be to get involved with cloud ERP.

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