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Manufacturers often settle for slow systems and procedures without understanding the real danger of this inefficiency. Robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are transforming SMBs into global powerhouses while businesses without ERP increasingly fall victim to outdated processes. No business should settle for less than the best. Take a look at the common challenges businesses face without an ERP system, and learn about Epicor’s superior solutions.
Manual Data Entry
No employee should waste hours at work manually entering data into Excel. This time-consuming process puts your entire enterprise at risk, as the occasional mistaken data entry jeopardizes operations or delays deliveries. ERP systems automate data collection and analysis to streamline processes. Epicor ERP collects data directly from equipment and operators on the shop floor in real time. Furthermore, Epicor transforms data into instantly readable reports. With ERP, users can ditch spreadsheets and enjoy accurate, real-time insights.
Scrap and Rework
Inaccurate BOMs, routing definitions and production instructions contribute to scrap and rework. Rework can slow your operations down by affecting scheduled projects. Epicor combats scrap and rework with its integrated platform, connecting every step of your supply chain to enable your business to detect and attack areas of waste and inefficiency. Epicor also includes Kanban features to support lean manufacturing and cut costs and inventory. Reducing rework and scrap will free up more time to ensure on-time fulfillment and customer satisfaction.
Spreadsheet scheduling requires an employee to delegate considerable time to reconciling employee schedules with shop floor operations. This process proves faulty, as this employee will struggle to keep up with on-the-fly changes, introducing inaccuracies into schedules and thereby reducing productivity. With an integrated scheduling application, your workforce can properly utilize resources rather than carry on with this back-and-forth approach to scheduling.
Epicor 10 offers its most robust scheduling features yet, enabling complex scheduling functions without the need for customizations. Epicor ERP provides nuanced scheduling control that allows for quick schedule changes and takes all of your business operations into account. Such comprehensive scheduling supports lean processes, visibility and collaboration.
Inability to Manage Growth
As a company grows, so too does its datasets. Older systems and QuickBooks lack the functionality to handle this uptick in information or users accessing this data. If your system is bogged down, then productivity of every employee is affected. Built using service-oriented architecture (SOA), Epicor’s scalable platform grows with your business, enabling full control over enormous datasets. Epicor ensures no data goes to waste, utilizing big data analytics for accurate forecasting and demand planning. Plus, its global management features allow enterprises to maintain productive practices and insight no matter where their business expands.
Epicor’s benefits are too exciting to ignore. Manufacturers of any size can take advantage of core modules and advanced technology to boost productivity and profit margins. But don’t incur the risks of implementing Epicor on your own. Team up with Datix, an Epicor Gold Partner with over 20 years of experience providing ERP solutions to midmarket manufacturers. Whether it’s a quick Epicor implementation or a pre-built software integration, Datix has your business needs covered with our unmatched array of software solutions.
Again, no business should settle for less than the best. Reach out to Datix today!