Features of Manufacturing ERP Software
ERP is the evolution of manufacturing requirements planning (MRP) II. The design and implementation of manufacturing ERP software are maturer
than ERP software for other industries. Manufacturing ERP software has built-in workflow processes that tailored specifically for manufacturers
to manage the entire order life cycle: from row material procurement, production planning, manufacturing, marketing, sales, service to
financial reconciliation. Real-time and paperless manufacturing processes are reality in a few well-established manufacturers.
Enterprise can maximize utilization of resources, and minimize the total costs by streamlining and optimizing the order cycle and
Vendors of Manufacturing ERP Software
Manufacturing ERP captures a large percentage of ERP marketplace. All Major ERP vendors (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and PeopleSoft) offer ERP
solutions for manufacturing industry by expanding production planning and inventory control modules of their ERP software systems. Small
vendors targeting manufacturing niche market, such as Epic or, ShopTech and Encompix, offer Manufacturing ERP Software for Make-to-Order
and Mixed-Mode Manufacturing companies. Their out-of-the-box solutions support built-in workflow processes that enable manufacturers to
manage the entire order cycle and manufacturing cycle. Large organizations prefer ERP from major ERP vendors and invest significantly in
customization. Small to medium-sized manufacturing companies can benefit from niche vendors for competitive pricing and special features
if the products from niche vendors meet their needs.
Implementation of Manufacturing ERP Software
Many ERP vendors and ERP consulting firms have accumulated vast knowledge of implementing manufacturing ERP software. Implementation of
manufacturing ERP system involves less customization as the packaged software is designed for the particular industry. Manufacturing workflow
has been built into the software systems. The chance of successful implementation in manufacturing industry is higher than in other industries.
The integration with legacy applications remains a challenge for both vendors and buyers of manufacturing ERP software.
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