Happy New Year from all of us at Ultra Consultants!
As the New Year gets underway, many CIOs and manufacturing IT departments are entering into projects to improve their organization’s overall competitive position in the marketplace.
With this focus in mind, we read with interest an InformationWeek article that suggested six ways IT is still failing the business, with survey data and examples to back up why the authors see these risks.
One of the more interesting aspects of the article is a telling infographic that illustrates the initiatives on the 2013 project list.
Security, infrastructure, and improved data are among the top priorities for those surveyed.
Better Manufacturing Data in 2013
It’s no surprise that 40% of the organizations surveyed hope to improve their data and reporting capabilities.
Many of the companies we talk to are challenged to organize ERP implementations to effectively capture, store, and trend a range of information such as quality, production, shipping, financial, supply chain activity and much more.
IT systems must deliver more timely, integrated and accurate information, so manufacturers can take the needed action to improve business processes. Data helps improve quality, minimize late shipments, reduce inventory, improve customer satisfaction and much more.
A Can’t Miss Event
If your organization has a goal in the upcoming year to better use data and ERP reports to react to change, to maintain better relationships with customers and supply chain partners, then you can’t afford to miss this month’s ERP Vendor Webinar Series.
The no-cost, no travel webinar series provides a side-by-side review of the top ERP systems.
Set for January 21 – 24, attendees will see how to best use ERP to face challenges with managing accurate demand planning, and planning for an optimal network of finished inventories across distribution points.
Learn more about the ERP Vendor Webinar series, and reserve your spot now. Attendees gain access to archived demos for on demand viewing.