Today’s manufacturing landscape is more challenging than ever. From the push to globalize to the talent shortage, it’s becoming harder and harder for mid-sized manufacturers to keep up. From the Industrial Internet of Things to the move by many manufacturers to sell direct using ecommerce to robotics, exciting new technologies are changing the way manufacturers work.
Knowing Where You Are and Knowing Where You Need to Be: Technology for Manufacturers
However, without the massive IT budgets of a large firm, the path to new, innovative technology for mid-sized manufacturers is rarely a clear one. Any technological decision needs to be well-planned and executed to minimize risk and provide you with the highest return on investment.
Added to this, the manufacturing world is technologically diverse—electronics and high-tech manufacturers have different needs and technological aspirations than those who manufacture industrial equipment or work in food processing, creating a technological landscape in which a technology may be the status quo for some industries but completely unused in others.
In order to succeed, mid-sized manufacturers need a strategy for why, when, and how they will invest in new technology. For many, this means that a manufacturer needs to take account of where they stand today, benchmark their position against others in the market, and commit only to technologies that provide realistic and measurable business benefit. Where do you begin?
Free Guide: Technology and the Mid-Sized Manufacturer
Where do you stand on the technology curve? What technologies are innovators and early adopters leveraging right now? What are some of the breakthrough technologies on the horizon? How can you forge ahead?
A new whitepaper from Acumatica titled Technology and the Mid-Sized Manufacturer looks to answer all this and more. Available for download here, this guide will teach you:
- The top 16 technologies for manufacturers—from tried-and-true to cutting-edge.
- The 21st-century technologies you can’t afford to ignore.
- The undeniable risks of not embracing eCommerce capabilities.
- Three emerging technologies that aren’t just for “early adopters” anymore.
- Important computing trends that will change the way you do business over the next five years.
If you’re looking to gain an edge over the competition in 2019 and beyond, consider this must-read guide as your roadmap. Download Technology and the Mid-Sized Manufacturer here.
Clients First Business Solutions—Putting Your Business at the Forefront
Having the right ERP system is critically important for the future health of your company. While it may be true that ERP systems are more alike than different – all contain the same core functionality, but those relatively minor differences are what make the system appropriate, usable and beneficial to your organization.
At Clients First Business Solutions, we work with manufacturers like you to customize, implement, and provide support for Acumatica Cloud ERP, a leader in the market. In the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing many more resources for manufacturers considering business management technology such as ERP. Ready to learn more? Contact us for a free consultation.