Cloud services are transforming the way many organizations do business. One of the most heavily impacted industries is manufacturing. Considering the logistics, operations, and production management components of the industry, manufacturers are turning to cloud solutions to help them face growing challenges.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. ERPs are utilized as process management software that integrates financial accounting, supply chain, operations, commerce, reporting, manufacturing, and human resource activities into a single software solution.
ERPs provide manufacturing managers with a vantage point to monitor the progress of projects and plan accordingly in case of any discrepancy. Since ERPs provide reliable analytical reports from real-time data, delays and errors can be more easily identified and addressed.
Considering the evolving needs of customers, ERP software solutions help manufacturers maintain a proper workflow to meet growing demands. Below are two popular ERP solutions for modern manufacturers to consider:
NetSuite is an award-winning ERP that stands out because of its ease-of-use allowing business leaders to adapt specific roles and requirements without software programming expertise. NetSuite can be customized to provide real-time insights into KPIs. With an intuitive dashboard, manufacturers can see a complete view of business operations enabling issues to be investigated more efficiently.
Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s next generation of intelligent business applications delivered in a single-tenant cloud environment. It is designed to be personalized, enable greater productivity, deliver deeper insights, and adaptable to business needs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications help manufacturers accelerate to meet the evolving needs of customers today and in the future.
IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) is another cloud-based service aimed at reducing hardware costs. The IaaS model helps to manage complexities that can be linked to the management of physical servers and data centers. Below are two popular IaaS platforms utilized by modern manufacturers:
Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft. Azure’s purpose is to build, test, deploy, and manage applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. Azure provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Considering that Azure is also a Microsoft product, it can be a smart decision for manufacturers to host Dynamics 365 on Azure.
AWS is an on-demand cloud computing platform from Amazon. AWS is one of the most comprehensive sets of cloud services and solutions available to modern manufacturers. With AWS, your organization can focus on optimizing manufacturing operations, not on the physical infrastructure to make it happen.
While cloud computing services are a huge advantage to modern businesses, they are complex to implement and manage. At NOYNIM IT Solutions, we offer managed IT services that can include world-class cloud solutions.
To help determine which managed IT solutions are best for your business, consider partnering with a managed IT solutions provider like NOYNIM.
Date Published: January 28, 2022