How do disparate systems impact manufacturing business growth?

Having data scattered on multiple systems becomes a hurdle for business growth. It leads to complicated workflows and mismanagement in the organization, which negatively affects business productivity and the bottom line.

When a company is small and runs on limited resources with fewer people, machines, and budgets, it is okay to manage with various tools, such as an accounting system, an HR tool, and other software. But as the company grows, employee count increases, operations double up, and revenue growth accelerates, it becomes essential to integrate business data and standardize functions across a single database.

Let’s see how disparate business systems can hurt your business productivity.

  1. It takes ample time to ensure the synchronization of business tools to have them interact properly with each other. This stops the team from focusing on high-value tasks.
  2. Entering data for every transaction can become tiring. Also, having the same data managed in two different systems can lead to data inconsistencies, data leakage, and create opportunities for human error.
  3. Disparate systems do not support strong reporting capabilities. It leads to a slow decision-making process and ultimately lowers productivity.
  4. The cost of maintenance is high for multiple systems.
  5. Onboarding and training employees take time when network systems and business tools are complicated.

Instead of working on disparate systems, it is better to invest in a single cloud ERP solution that integrates all business functions, brings business information into a single database, and makes it available in real-time. There are many reasons manufacturers should move to cloud ERP.

  • Lower costs
  • Increased data integrity
  • Streamlined business processes
  • Improved business insight
  • Minimized software maintenance

Cloud ERP is the future of the modern manufacturing world. From faster implementation to managing operations online without being present on the shop floor, cloud ERP ensures better workflow and an improved business environment. Staff can track, view, edit and evaluate ongoing tasks, and interact with other teams about the availability of raw materials, orders, shipping dates, and more.

Visibility into operations is one of the crucial factors in promoting better business growth. ERP informs the sales team about customer orders, the purchasing team about how much inventory gets used, and the quality control team if products are meeting standards, and more.

Cloud ERP lets stakeholders extract data from any department of the company to help with decision making. OptiProERP with SAP Business One is leading Enterprise Resource Planning software that helps small and mid-size manufacturers manage and streamline business operations. OptiProERP offers both business management and manufacturing modules to include Production Management, Advanced Planning & Scheduling, Shop Floor Execution, Material Requirement Planning, Quality Management, and more. To learn how OptiProERP with SAP Business One can help your manufacturing business grow, contact us or view our 30-minute product tour.

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