The rise of IoT
At the 2014 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Gartner shared its predictions for the
Wearable technology keeps cropping up in the recent news. Enterprise Apps Today reported enterprise software
Manufacturing plants install sensors and other connected devices to monitor processes and ensure product quality. Production lines are more intelligent than ever before, which means they need vast amounts of data to operate.
3-D Printing changes manufacturing
Intelligent manufacturing machines can create products using very detailed schematics and new scientific achievements. Gartner also predicted more companies would utilize 3-D printing in their production practices. The process of 3-D printing - also known as layered manufacturing - creates exact replicas of items based on data loaded into the equipment. Companies can scan objects and produce precise physical copies or create their own designs.
Layered manufacturing is not as fast as traditional assembly lines, and it costs a bit more. Industry experts, however, predict more industries will adopt 3-D printing technology as the science improves. In August 2015, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved
More businesses turn to better data solutions as manufacturing becomes smarter and the need for specialized products increases. An ERP software solution helps companies integrate the details behind product creation with customer demands. Managers need complete visibility of modern production lines to ensure every product meets the standards consumers expect from informed processes.
Everybody's moving to the cloud
The need to connect manufacturing equipment and wearable technology to a singular customer system encourages businesses to explore cloud computing options. A 2014 Pricewaterhousecooper report suggested ERP cloud-deployed investments will steadily rise, while on-site software service
New licenses favor software-as-a-service options over traditional ERP solutions. One of the recent trends fueling cloud adoption is a hybrid implementation strategy. Companies don't want to throw out old systems and start over with a cloud-deployed service. Instead, modern businesses seem to favor hybrid cloud solutions. Organizations prefer to search for an
Some companies use hybrid cloud solutions to test a change in process. They move select datasets to the cloud to see if the service offers the flexibility and convenience they predicted. Hybrid cloud options allow companies to explore functionality without making huge investments. As cloud-deployed ERP solutions prove easier to adopt, more businesses should become interested.
Enterprise software is not just a tool for major industries. ERP solutions have a wide range of applications, so more organizations adopt the services to streamline their business operations and improve their data processes. Most industry experts believe a growing number of small businesses will turn to ERP implementation in the coming years.
Early in 2015, ERP providers focused on small businesses as a target market. V3, a technology information site, detailed how
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 offers a simple to use interface, mobile functionality and integration with the cloud-deployed Office 365 productivity suite. Business owners can design the software to display critical data associated with manufacturing, the supply chain and accounting. It provides the data performance companies need to stay competitive in the modern market.
by The TM Group