Harvard Business Review: Cloud ERP Transforms Manufacturing


ERP has been a mainstay of manufacturing for over half a century, and for good reason. Managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash, inventory, demand, sales, and more in an integrated solution enables manufacturers to deliver on their commitments to customers. However, historically, many manufacturers overly customized their ERP solutions, resulting in unnecessary complexity and cost, as well as poor performance.

With SaaS ERP, manufacturers are identifying, standardizing, and automating business capabilities that are non-differentiating. That is, they need to be done, but they don’t differentiate the manufacturer to its customers. Think tax, treasury, accounts payable, and so on. SaaS ERP’s core processes are continually optimized based on thousands of companies all using them. And by using cloud technologies, manufacturers of all shapes and sizes can compete globally at scale.

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