8 reasons why your manufacturing business should adopt SAP Business One ERP today!

The manufacturing industry depends heavily on the efficient management of its supply chain and production processes. Manufacturing companies must source raw materials from suppliers around the world, keep track of their inventory and adjust their orders according to their anticipated sales figures. It’s not easy when you have to manage all this manually by jumping back and forth between various platforms and legacy systems, between inboxes and spreadsheets.

An ERP like SAP Business One streamlines and ties all your business processes on one common platform thus making them more efficient and enabling your company to perform better and achieve better results. This ‘complete’ ERP, helps organisations automate their functions and improve reliability and efficiency. Shorter production times, efficient business processes, increased automation and data available in real-time for quick decision making all ultimately translate into a more competitive, successful and profitable business.

SAP Business One also has features related to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Industrial-Internet-of-Things (IIoT), which are quickly becoming must-have capabilities for manufacturers.

Let’s understand some key benefits for your manufacturing business with SAP Business One:

1. Helps manufacturing businesses become more agile

SAP B1 can help manufacturing companies become more agile and responsive to changing market conditions, enabling them to manage disruptions and contain fall out. When different teams engage in productive cross-talk, they can exchange alerts regarding changing material requirements, design changes, fluctuations in sales data etc. and this ultimately helps them minimize response times. A single centralised source of accurate information allows for complete visibility into business operations and warehouse processes.

2. Improved Supply Chain Visibility and Management

Companies in the manufacturing industry need tools that help them manage their entire supply chain from one dashboard. This helps them spot or predict issues, make evidence-based, informed decisions to fix problems before they affect the entire operation. Manufacturers depend heavily on the quality, reliability and costing of their suppliers, and hence real-time updates on the status of your orders and current supply levels help you make critical supply decisions. SAP B1 can handle the most complex supply chains, across countries, languages and currencies.

3. Facilitating cost reductions

One of the key reasons to adopt B1 for your manufacturing business should be to facilitate cost reduction. You can improve productivity by making some changes to processes and procedures such as automating current manual tasks, which can reduce labour costs and error rates. Evaluation and adjustment of business processes in real-time allow businesses to curtail damage and loss, ultimately translating into cost reduction.

4. Enhanced quality management

SAP Business One has features that help manufacturers improve their quality management processes while maintaining all the documentation and audits related to quality control in one centralized system along with safety management and employee training.

5. Optimised customer relationship management

Manufacturers need to remain connected to key customers, understand sales trends and maintain precise records of customer interaction. The CRM module in SAP B1 ERP covers that for them without having to invest in a separate CRM solution. Better product quality control, strong inventory tracking, cost reductions, faster and more reliable delivery times all give you a happy customer.

6. Enhanced Automation Capabilities

Automation of your business processes speeds up operations and allows you to free yourself to focus on tasks that require your intervention. Incorporating SAP B1 and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technology in machinery and components allows machine sensors to communicate with production control in real-time. IIoT technology can also improve maintenance management, with immediate warnings when any equipment needs attention or repair. IIoT is ushering in new possibilities for efficiency and ingenuity.

7. Mobility, scalability and security

The necessity of a safe, scalable platform that you can access anywhere has never been more apparent. The ability to access your data no matter where you are—and be assured that your data is safe and secure—is essential, with so much of the global population working remotely. Not only does B1 on the cloud and accessibility on mobile devices make your data easily accessible, but it’s also able to scale for businesses based on their needs. The remote cloud environment gives you greater flexibility and scalability than you could have with on-premise solutions.

8. Warehouse logistics and e-commerce integration

The warehouse is the most integral part of the manufacturer’s supply chain. SAP Business One with add-on warehouse management system (WMS) capabilities enables you to track, manage and evaluate the efficiency of your warehouse. It allows you to streamline workflows, improve data accuracy, and speed physical inventory and cycle counts with wireless warehouse and RFID capabilities. Adopting a solution that ensures your business information is updated in real-time is invaluable, particularly due to the current preference for online purchasing. E-commerce integration is critical when manufacturers are fulfilling a sizable number of DTC (direct to consumer) orders.

SAP Business One ERP, helps manufacturers gain the visibility they need to make better decisions regarding their finances, supply chain, plant operations and human resources to increase efficiency, manage complex operations and scale up their operations as the business grows.

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