Whether you are a large manufacturing company or have a small or mid-sized business, you need software that can support every single process. Otherwise, you are losing time and revenue. While there are plenty of software options for the manufacturing industry, your business has individual priorities and needs. That’s why you need an ERP system that is flexible and scalable, like SAP Business One.
Common Issues Within the Manufacturing Industry
SAP Business One was created to alleviate some of the issues small to mid-sized businesses experience within the manufacturing industry. Common difficulties include:
- Lack of communication and uniformity between other locations and subsidiary operations
- Errors caused by manual data entry, as well as inability to accurately manually count the number of products manufactured in one day
- Poor customer service
- Unable to see how raw resources and materials are being utilized
- Lack of reporting and analysis of collected data
- Inability to plan ahead for purchases
- Outdated applications and software used within each department and synchronization of data
Even the smallest manufacturing facility will struggle when data isn’t accurately represented or shared between departments. SAP Business One addresses all of these issues and provides a solid solution.
Benefits and Features of SAP Business One
SAP Business One was designed for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), meaning that each of the core functionalities is made to optimize SMBs, regardless of the industry. In fact, SAP Business One has gathered over 60,000 customers since its release and is used in over 150 countries. Fully customizable and scalable, SAP Business One will grow with your business as it expands or opens other locations.
Let’s take a look at some of the features and benefits of SAP Business One for the manufacturing industry (and beyond):
Flexibility and Adaptability
SAP Business One is available in 27 languages and has a multi-currency function for businesses with a global presence. You can also select how you would like to deploy SAP Business One. With on-premise or cloud options, you can set up who, when, and from where SAP Business One is accessed.
Additionally, with more than 250 extensions and add-ons, such as Wisys’ own WMS Agility, you can make your licensed version of SAP Business One ideal for your business. Choose which modules you want to use, and adjust the tools to suit your needs.
Enhanced Planning Processes
SAP Business One is a fully integrated solution that covers every department within your business, including administration, finance and accounting, production, resources, MRP, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and more. SAP Business One also features real-time data collection and reporting. You will never be left wondering how much product or inventory remains, and you will have more visibility to calculate if manufacturing will be done on time.
If you plan on bringing automation into your business, SAP Business One can help. With automatic data gathering, analysis, and reporting, you get a snapshot of the condition of your business. Additionally, you can automate certain processes within the SAP Business One interface, such as notifications, schedules, and more. This will help you save time throughout the whole production process.
Better Quality Checks
With features that allow you to automate some of the production processes, you can enhance the quality of your products. SAP Business One can assist with the acquisition and utilization of quality resources, as well.
Do you want to increase efficiency? With enhanced communication between departments, better reporting and analysis, and also reduced wastage of materials, you can increase productivity and efficiency.
Whenever you get new inventory or stock, the totals are updated around the clock. SAP Business One will alert you whenever stock is going to expire or if the quality is reduced. You can then monitor the condition of your resources to ensure that you are avoiding unnecessary waste.
Supply Chain Monitoring and Processing
SAP Business One also allows you to monitor the whole supply chain, including your subsidiary operations, locations, and distribution centers. You can check warehouse stocks and availability, receive and send notifications whenever delivery has been initiated, and monitor the import and export of goods.
Using SAP Business One For Subsidiaries
As a SMB within the manufacturing industry, you have a few goals. You want to expand your operations, increase revenue, and create a network between your headquarters, subsidiaries, partners, and suppliers. SAP Business One does this well.
You can use SAP Business One to integrate a number of processes into a single interface, providing even remote offices with the same data as everyone else. This helps you manage the consistency of data but also visibility. You will find that productivity between your headquarters and other locations increases, keeping you ahead of the competition.
Using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems like SAP Business One also means you can set quality standards for your products that will be followed by your subsidiaries. Quickly establish uniformity, compliance, transparency, and efficiency between every location. At the same time, SAP Business One can be customized to suit an individual location while maintaining the corporate structure.
Get Started With SAP Business One Today
If you are in the manufacturing industry, you need SAP Business One. Designed for smaller corporations, SAP Business One supports a broad range of processes and company structures. You will be amazed by how easily SAP Business One is implemented and integrated into your business.
Wisys has solutions for SAP Business One that will enhance your ERP system even further, including Agility. If you want to revolutionize your business and see improvement across the board, get in touch with us today.