May 19, 2011 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The Aberdeen Group has released a new report, To ERP or Not to ERP: For Manufacturers It Isn’t Even a Question, which looks at the performance of companies that have implemented ERP versus those that have not.
Sponsored by Plex Systems, Inc., provider of cloud ERP for manufacturers, the report reveals that 26 percent of manufacturers surveyed have yet to implement ERP solutions. Researchers analyse why these manufacturers opt to continue with multiple business systems, standalone spreadsheets, or manual methods to track production, operation, inventory, shop floor and other operations.
“Many manufacturing companies in a range of industries feel they are moving too fast and don’t have the internal resources to evaluate or implement ERP solutions,” noted Plex Systems vice-president Patrick Fetterman. “This report illustrates that, on average, ERP systems deliver positive changes in operational performance. The report offers practical steps companies can take to reap the advantages of standardized and streamlined business processes delivered by an effective ERP implementation.”