The Complete How-to-Guide to Your Digital Transformation with ERP
Embed digitalization, automation and ‘smart’ connected networks into every part of your manufacturing operations with SYSPRO ERP and unleash the power of industry 4.0.
With the need to not only survive, but to thrive in the future, industries are seeing business digitalization as a business requirement. The boundary between digital and physical is continuing to blur, new technologies are disrupting the status quo and business digitalization is opening the door to infinite possibilities – with profound implications for the way companies will do business going forward.
Naturally, these technologies, and their rapid rate of evolvement, come with their own challenges. However, those that recognize these technologies as opportunities for growth and wholeheartedly embrace them, are sure to flourish and prosper. And no one is better equipped to take this journey towards business digitalization with you than SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Manufacturers need to understand clearly where they stand in terms of digital supply chain technology, to discern where investment in technology will deliver the most strategic benefit and to plan accordingly.
No one is better equipped to take this journey towards business digitalization with you than SYSPRO. With our focused approach to adopting the emerging technologies that are adding value, simplifying complexity and providing a competitive advantage, SYSPRO provides much of the foundational framework for smart, connected factories:
The coupling of ERP and machine learning AI has allowed manufacturers to make sense of structured and unstructured data. Previously unidentified trends, exceptions, and anomalies in your business are brought to the fore, helping to improve decision-making.
To facilitate the integration of exponential technologies, SYSPRO made a significant investment in embedding Artificial Intelligence as a first-class citizen in its latest release, which offers customers the choice in the adoption of a number of emerging and disruptive digital technologies including Connected Services; Azure IoT Hub; Azure ML/AI; and Azure Bot.
Making use of Machine learning and AI you are able to make sense of structured and unstructured data, serving up trends not previously identified and highlighting exceptions, anomalies and emerging trends in your business, aiding in better decision-making.
Artificial Intelligence means customers deal with an intelligent and human-like chatbot that answers and even predicts customer queries quickly. The (AI) web robot resides within the SYPRO ERP ecosystem and streamlines business functions through natural conversations with the Bot. Bot agents orchestrating operations for known or repetitive tasks, serving new value to all stakeholders and improving efficiencies.
As you begin to digitizalize your operations by integrating IoT devices, and business partners across your supply-chain, the need for connected services and API’s will become even more apparent. Whether you are integrating to intelligent devices such as IoT, business partners across your supply-chain or to other systems be they on-premise or in the cloud, SYSPRO ERP provides well defined integration services and APIs enabling flexible interactions, orchestrating data, messages and business moments.
Particularly for multi-national businesses, an ERP system that offers services on a platform that operate seamlessly whether accessed on-premise, or in the cloud. When developing features for our latest release we focused on improving on our automation and data exchange capabilities to support the Internet of Things and cloud computing to provide users with unparalleled deployment and usage flexibility, and to supply ubiquitous, real-time information through device- and platform-agnostic software.
The best way to improve collaboration between colleagues, departments, customers and suppliers today, is to implement Social ERP, which allows you to communicate instantly with your network of associates. Social ERP answers the needs of the millennial user by incorporating a familiar and personalized social media-type interface on which to do business. It increases responsiveness, and enables a real-time view into customer sentiments, relevant emerging data trends and significant business movements, such as the status of a job, overdue payments or potential late deliveries. Similarly, buyers can follow stock codes and if anything happens against the stock code it shows up in their feed.
Today’s digital supply chains are seen as an intermediate stage between the traditional supply chain and third generation supply networks embedded in a fully digitized industrial new age known as Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Currently, a digital supply chain comprises the same basic elements that have existed since organized commerce began (plan, source, make and deliver, others may be included, e.g. develop, return, support), all of which are discrete, sequentially linked operations. Activity in a supply chain element depends on information coming from another element in the sequence.
Almost every modern manufacturer’s supply chain may be described to some extent as a digital supply chain, as companies by now have digital technology involved in one or more of these elements. In the best examples, every section of the chain uses digital technology to enhance operational performance whereby manufacturers have engaged with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to process and harness the data produced.
Supply chains are incredibly complex and very few manufacturers operate a supply chain that is fully digitized, end-to-end visibility and operating in a dynamic network, but the day is fast approaching when everything will be driven by technology.