Manufacturers are facing an onslaught of change that is poised to disrupt how they produce goods and interact with customers. Technology is at the center of these shifts, and an ERP system can empower organizations to keep up with new technologies and adjust as new requirements arise.
The potential is clear, but there are a few problems that must be addressed:
- Legacy, monolithic ERP systems can be so rigid and structured that they can't handle the workflow needs of new technologies.
- ERP platforms that have been highly customized can be difficult to update when requirements shift.
- Interdependencies within large-scale ERP solutions can limit flexibility when companies need to add new functionality.
We've built our ERP software to avoid these problems and future-proof our customers. The abas ERP system is designed to help organizations adapt in light of change, and it accomplishes this in three ways:
1. A platform-based ERP system design
We've built our ERP from the ground up as an interconnected platform. Instead of having disparate modules built with different fundamental design specifications and workflows, the abas ERP modules all fit within the broad system framework. As a result, organizations can add new modules or replace existing ones in a cost-efficient way.
Our in-house development team can continually update and advance the solution based on emerging requirements because the common platform allows for simple integration. As a result, abas ERP becomes a central hub for all of a user's work throughout the day, with key activities all integrated into the ERP.
2. Underlying tech focused on interoperability
Restful services and an open API structure allow us to easily integrate new workflows and capabilities into the ERP in the event of a technology demanding a specialized setup. With major solutions, including advanced robotics, radio-frequency identification, 3-D printing and autonomous vehicles, all gaining ground on the shop floor, businesses need to be ready for change. Our solutions are programmed at their core for easy integration.
3. Efficient development philosophies
The abas ERP team is structured around agile development methodologies that empower us to continually iterate and build out advanced functionalities based on customer needs. Furthermore, we've created our ERP platform with a cohesive, long-term vision and organic growth. Because of this, we have maintained full control over the underlying structure and development strategies impacting the ERP system.
As a result of these core development philosophies, we are able to quickly adjust in response to industry trends or customer demands, ensuring our ERP is ready to take clients into the future.
Preparing for what's ahead
Maybe your business isn't quite ready for some of the advanced technologies hitting the market. That doesn't mean you won't need to be prepared soon. Whether you want to be ready for the future, are planning a key pilot project or are all in on emerging manufacturing technologies, having an ERP that is prepared for where the industry is going is critical.
Want to know more? Download our whitepaper on 6 Critical Market Trends for Manufacturers and Distributors or ERP in the Cloud. Ready to talk? Contact us to set up a discussion about preparing your organization for what is on the horizon.