The relationship isn\u2019t working. It\u2019s making you miserable but it\u2019s familiar so you hang in there. It\u2019s scary to walk away after all these years but it\u2019s killing your career. We\u2019re talking about on-premise ERP and the recurring cycle of software upgrades, patches, bugs, and the umpteen different versions that are running across your business.\nThis is the right time to let go of fixing disconnected ERP and transform your role into a value-added, forward thinking IT strategist. You\u2019ve heard the saying, \u201cEvery business is a technology business.\u201d If that\u2019s true, then let\u2019s look at how your colleagues are using ERP technology to drive operational value and enhance their worth to the organization.\nCIO Success is in the Connected Manufacturing Cloud\nSuccessful CIOs are switching to the connected manufacturing cloud. And no, not all clouds are connected. Many ERP providers have cobbled together a solution and sell it as a integrated source of information. C\u2019mon. You know from your own experience that these workarounds don\u2019t really work. Reporting happens after the fact, when it\u2019s too late to head off problems. And it\u2019s painful to get information out of a disconnected system because there is no single source of aligned, relational real-time data, leading to inaccuracies.\nThe Connected Manufacturing Cloud Maps Connected Relationships\nERP in the connected manufacturing cloud does something unique. It maps relationships. Every person, place and thing that moves on the plant floor is identified, the activity captured and is then connected as information in the manufacturing cloud.\nBy tracking every action in the production process, small transactional data connected properly adds up to strategic insight and proactive intervention that leads to higher quality processes and products and lower costs. It\u2019s the cumulative transactional data happening on the plant floor that drives operational rigor and quality throughput.\n\nModern IT Leaders Choose the Connected Manufacturing Cloud\nDo you find yourself constantly kicking the can down the road by putting Band-Aids and workarounds on bigger issues? If you\u2019re tired of disconnected ERP and don\u2019t want to waste another moment fixing what\u2019s broken, learn why modern IT leaders like Mike Gerber with Fluid Routing Solutions are connected in the\u00a0manufacturing cloud.