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What Should You Look For In Discrete Manufacturing Software?

With the exponential growth in technology, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions have become accessible and affordable for even small and mid-size companies. Businesses considering such an investment, however, must remember that while the financial commitment is less than it’s ever been, it’s also a time and resources commitment, so it is crucial to consider the software selection process with utmost seriousness.


Some ERP software vendors represent their ERPs as applications that are well suited for every environment. For discrete manufacturing companies, however, that is a red flag: not all ERP systems are optimized for discrete manufacturing, and those that are will give you much better functionality.


Therefore, the first thing you need do is limit your search to the vendors whose software is designed with discrete manufacturing in mind. After that, there are some key points and best practices that will help you narrow the scope to a limited set of potential providers:

Key points and best practices include:

Narrowing the Scope and Making a Decision

When considering a decision of this magnitude, seeking the guidance of an outside consultant is worthwhile. They are skilled at documenting and prioritizing tasks, they have technical expertise, and they have practical experience with ERP system implementations.

At Southeast Computer Solutions, our consultants have the business experience and technical knowledge to guide you through the process of an ERP implementation. We can provide solutions to enhance your business performance while increasing efficiency and reducing costs – contact us to learn how we can benefit your company.


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What Should You Look For In Discrete Manufacturing Software?

By Ralph Ceccarelli February 19, 2016

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. 


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