Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions play a large role in project manufacturing or engineer to order environments. Project manufacturers require a solution that provides complete visibility of all aspects of operations, right down to the finest details.
Often those tasked with managing complex projects rely on using separate pieces of software to carry out each element of a single project. This can increase complexity, make it harder to accurately estimate costs and hinder profitability. When information is stored in different locations you never really understand the bigger picture and it could take days, weeks or even months before you get all the information you need.
Not all ERP solutions are created with project manufacturing in mind and it’s important to consider the extent to which an ERP solution has truly embedded project management functionality. With so many elements making up a successful engineer to order operation and the reliance on multiple departments using the selected ERP software accurately, having an easy to use solution is vital. A clear user interface and personalisation is key.
It’s important that as a project manufacturing or engineer to order business you truly embrace your ERP solution. Not only taking the time to select the solution that fits your needs and your business, but also creating an organisational culture that values the benefits of that solution.
The team at Cedar Bay can help you realise the true value of an ERP solution and how to best utilise it within your business. Take a look at our website to find out more.