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Internet Of Things ERP-The next “big thing” in enterprise resource planning is going to be connectivity — namely, connectivity between your company’s ERP management platform and the Internet of Things, or IoT.
The Internet of Things, with its higher degree of integration between internal systems and the wider world of data and the cloud, is a phenomenon here to stay for major companies. Companies without an IoT strategy will quickly fall behind.
But more important, enterprise resource planning systems that don’t talk to IoT-connected devices will become hobbled in the next few years.
Some developers are addressing connectivity issues with companies that require their ERP software systems — which integrate all main business processes — to communicate with IoT-based applications.
Goal: improve business intelligence
“While ERP is at the heart of most businesses, these systems are traditionally limited because they only look at the data being managed inside the four walls of the company,” says Albert Behr, chief executive at BehrTech.
“The rise of IoT and wireless connectivity,” Behr says, “makes the secure and reliable gathering of mission-critical data across an entire value chain possible in real-time to improve business intelligence and provide new opportunities for operational efficiency and cost reduction.”
BehrTech specializes in next-gen wireless connectivity for industrial IoT devices. It recently announced a partnership with Orange Oranges, an Australian company that works on IoT and enterprise software integrations.
The joint venture is aimed at bringing new levels of transparency to ERP systems in manufacturing, energy and utilities, lumber, supply chain logistics and transportation.
BehrTech owns a wireless connectivity platform called “Mythings” that expands and integrates IoT into any ERP system and leverages data from both new and existing sources.
Mythings can help businesses use multi-layer technologies to improve different aspects of their operations, including supply chain, logistics and personnel management.