2011 ERP Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Manufacturers

Medium and large manufacturing companies face many challenges that threaten to disrupt their operations, processes, and ultimately the growth of their business.

In addition, these manufacturers must continuously respond to changes to the supply and demand of consumer products—brought about in part by disturbances to the economy, presence of competing products, and changes in the attitudes and needs of consumers—all the while aiming to reduce costs, increase profits, and remain competitive. They must find ways to alleviate redundancy within and quicken the pace of their production cycles, improve visibility throughout the product lifecycle process, and reduce their time to market to maintain a competitive advantage.

This buyer’s guide takes an in-depth look at the major challenges facing medium and large manufacturers today, and how the use of a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can help enterprises address these issues and grow their business.


Table of Contents


Preface

Business Software Challenges for Medium and Large Manufacturers

Product Comparison

Epicor Customer Success Story
Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Thought Leadership
Which ERP strategy is right for you?

SAGE Customer Success Story
Sage ERP Accpac

SAGE Customer Success Story
Sage ERP MAS

Thought Leadership
An ERP Guide to Driving Efficiency

SAP Customer Success Story
Nuestro Queso Start-up Leverages SAP Business All-in-One Solution to Facilitate Astonishing Growth

Thought Leadership
SAP’s Perspective on ERP for Manufacturing

Abas Software AG Customer Success Story
Embracing Global Change with abas Business Software

Ignify Customer Success Story
Microsoft Dynamics AX Customer Solution Case Study Popular Consumer Craft and Education Brand Creates a Mold for Future Profits

Thought Leadership
Ten Critical Questions to Ask a Manufacturing ERP Vendor

Junction Solutions Customer Success Story
S2K for Manufacturing Lights the Way for Architectural Lighting Corporation

Product Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: A New Generation in ERP


Vendor Directory


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Business Software Challenges for Medium and Large Manufacturers


Medium and large manufacturing companies face many challenges that threaten to disrupt the operations, processes, and growth of their business. These challenges relate to the use of legacy systems, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, (re)engineering of business processes, the impact of mergers and acquisitions, off-shoring and re-shoring initiatives, limitations of information technology (IT) infrastructure, and the advent of social media and collaboration.

In addition, these manufacturers must continuously respond to changes to the supply and demand of consumer products—brought about in part by disturbances to the economy, presence of competing products, and changes in the attitudes and needs of consumers—all the while aiming to reduce costs, increase profits, and remain competitive. They must find ways to alleviate redundancy within and quicken the pace of their production cycles, improve visibility throughout the product lifecycle process, and reduce their time to market to maintain a competitive advantage.

To address the challenges in today’s business market, medium and large manufacturers often look to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, the proper functioning of which affects all aspects of the business nolens volens. These companies need a robust ERP system that can handle complex operations across departments, the exponential growth of data, etc., optimally integrating all aspects of the business into one coherent system to facilitate the entire manufacturing process


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