Enterprise Resource Planning or (ERP) software is used to automate and streamline daily business operations. In general, ERP software is used to manage and integrate various processes of finance, human resource, supply chain, commerce, reporting, operations, manufacturing, and distribution.

Solution-specific ERP systems or manufacturing-specific ERP systems can be used and integrated into various business processes. One of the primary objectives of manufacturing ERP software is to create a complete management platform for manufacturing companies so they can improve resource utilization, increase efficiency, and enhance overall performance.


Why is ERP Software Used in Manufacturing?

As stated above, ERP systems are a type of management software which are used to increase the organizational efficiency of a manufacturing enterprise by managing and improving how resources are utilized. Improving and/or reducing the number of resources needed without surrendering quality and performance is the key to successfully improving business growth and profitability. Luckily, with ERP software, manufacturing facilities have the ability to manage daily business processes (everything from shop floor operations to supply and inventory planning) in one centralized location


Benefits of ERP for Manufacturing

There are many valuable operational and financial benefits to having a modern, integrated manufacturing ERP system, both at the micro and macro levels. The most notable benefits of ERP for manufacturing companies include:

  • Minimizing redundancy and automating processes to increase efficiency
  • Optimizing manufacturing operations for enhanced productivity
  • Improving supply chain, warehouse, transportation, and inventory management
  • Mitigating risk and increasing confidence around compliance
  • Providing better service to customers
  • Unifying departments and comparing metrics across the business
  • Eliminating the need for multiple systems that don’t communicate with one another
  • Capturing real-time reporting for your operations that you can quickly access
  • Centralizing operational and financial information for enhanced visibility and communication
  • Gaining the ability to adapt when faced with changes or disruption in the business environment


Standard ERP VS. Solution-Specific Manufacturing ERP

standard ERP system is a generic ERP software with common functionality for all businesses. Generally speaking, a standard system is an out-of-the-box solution which is built as one-size-fits-all. When looking for specific tools and functionalities, standard solutions lack full manufacturing integration and key functionalities for a manufacturing-specific business. This lack of integration can have restricted views of data and may require software customization to meet unique industry and business requirements.

manufacturing ERP system is specifically designed for the manufacturing industry, providing advanced tools and functionality for manufacturing-specific needs. Manufacturing ERP software integrates core business processes with manufacturing processes, allowing full visibility and control over a manufacturing business.


Are you Ready for Manufacturing ERP?

You should consider an ERP software solution for manufacturing management when existing business systems and processes:

  • No longer function or function inefficiently (throttling/bottlenecking)
  • No longer support the growth of the company
  • Lack current security requirements to mitigate risk

Identifying the broken pieces and processes is the first step in identifying areas of improvement and growth.


Your Next Steps

When you team up with ACC Software Solution’s premier team of consultants, you’ll receive a team of experts committed to following ERP best practices, from selection to end user training.

Find out why manufacturing centers across the United States have come to us for over 25 years to execute their software projects—contact ACC Software Solutions today!


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