Small and midsize manufacturers can boost their profitability and productivity by investing in an enterprise resource planning solution designed to meet their organization's business needs.
But before they sign the purchase order manufacturers should communicate with all those departments that will use the software suite from accounting to shipping, from the warehouse to the front office to determine which of today's sophisticated ERP solutions will best-suit their individual, and growing, requirements. This initial needs-determination pays dividends by greatly reducing the probability.
Small businesses and their midsize counterparts have a number of top-notch options from vendors such as Epicor, Intuitive, SYSPRO, Made2Manage, Infor, Macola, Microsoft and IQMS. Since an ERP solution touches most aspects of a business, investigating these options in order to find the best match is a sound investment of a small or medium-size manufacturer's time.