If you work in the manufacturing industry, then you know that managing day-to-day operations can be difficult. There are many steps in the production process that need to be managed and overseen such as the facility itself, assets, employees, resources, etc.

In order to keep on track, you need to manage all of these aspects of your business efficiently. This is not always an easy task, which is where cloud business management solutions come in.  

What is a Cloud Based Management Solution?

Cloud-based business management software is a web-integrated approach that includes all of the software and technology needed to operate your business while staying under budget and on time. Essentially, a cloud-based business management system allows you to run all important elements of your business from anywhere. This provides a platform for maximum efficiency all in one place while working optimally and properly interacting with users and other services.

Benefits of a Cloud Business Management Solution 

Improves Collaboration

Since the cloud allows for mobile connectivity, you can collaborate globally and easily with the cloud. With cloud-based business management software, your team can collaborate on projects and analyze reports at the same time across the world. Add more users to the management software to improve collaboration across the manufacturing process.  

Increases Productivity 

Streamline tasks with a cloud-based business management solution. Identify weak areas of the production process that are opportunities to improve upon and strengths for your company to double down on. Create a more efficient manufacturing process by using real time data to improve your systems. 

Lower Costs 

Most organizations are looking for a way to save money and using a cloud-based business management solution is a great way to lower costs. Cloud-based business management solutions are much cheaper to maintain than physical hardware. They eliminate the need for upgrades or disk space. Cloud-based solutions have a much greater return on investment (ROI) than the traditional alternative. 

Ongoing Support

Reduce your IT handling costs because you will not need to maintain your platform on your own, take care of server maintenance or need security updates. Instead, we take care of those responsibilities for you and provide ongoing support. When software updates occur on our end, it means there is less for you to worry about in the day-to-day. These programs run as pay on-demand, which means we stay on top of updates and offer you the most up-to-date service on the market.

Accurate Forecasting 

Because your system operates over a wireless connection, your forecasting is more accurate than ever before with real time data. With automatic forecasting and reports, you will know exactly what is going in and out of your warehouse in real-time.

Mobile Access

One of the best aspects of cloud computing is the potential to have mobile access and usage. When operating in multiple locations, it is crucial that you can access your management solution from anywhere. Mobile connectivity gives you the freedom you need to access your business as long as you have an internet connection. Stay up to date with the day to day operations and production process all on your phone.  

Cloud-Based Management Solutions for Manufacturing 

Cloud-based business management solutions improve the overall performance of your company and are built to scale with you. Organize your entire company within a single cloud-based business management solution that will take your manufacturing business to the next level.

Let the experts at IntelRise show you what a cloud-based business management solution can do for your manufacturing company. As a certified Acumatica partner, you are working with an industry leading cloud-based management solution. Contact us today to find out how we can transform your business. 

What is a Cloud-Based ERP Software? 

Cloud-based ERP software is enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that runs in the cloud rather than on servers and other hardware hosted on premises.

By implementing a cloud-based business management software, you will be better able to visualize and manage all operations of your business from a single unified platform. Your company will be able to react faster to changes in the market and improve productivity.

You might be asking yourself, “what is the problem with the existing business management software solutions my company is already using?”

Oftentimes, companies are already using software such as Microsoft Excel to handle tasks such as inventory management and customer relationship management (CRM).  

This creates many opportunities for costly errors to arise.

Fortunately, cloud-based business management solutions exist to help companies prevent data errors and use real-time information to improve their business. 

Cloud-based ERP business management solutions increase the efficiency and productivity of company business operations.

Benefits of Cloud-Based ERP Software

By implementing and using a cloud-based ERP software solution, you can take your manufacturing business to the next level. 

Access to Real-Time Data

With a cloud-based ERP software solution, data produced by the various departments of a company is continuously being collected and processed. 

By having access to real-time data, you will have the capability to make business decisions more rapidly and intelligently than your competitors that do not use cloud-based ERP software as a business management solution.

Scalability of the ERP Software

Unlike with traditional ERP software that is hosted on premises, cloud-based ERP software is hosted and operated in the cloud. This means your company will not have to make a costly up front investment in IT hardware. 

To handle temporary increases in demand, or permanent expansion of your company, you can simply take advantage of additional resources of the cloud. You will not have to add to, or upgrade, company IT infrastructure.

Mobility of the ERP software

Cloud-based ERP software is accessible from anywhere in the world where an Internet connection is available. Company information is always available at your fingertips. 

Ease of Migration 

One of the leading advantages of the cloud is how flexible it is. Easily migrate your business to the cloud and access it from anywhere. Typically, a change of management solutions can be a difficult process but with Cloud ERP migration, it is easy.

Cloud-Based ERP Software vs. On Premise Software

Compared to ERP software hosted on premise, cloud-based ERP software is:

  • Easier to manage. Implementing a cloud-based ERP software business management solution does not require the purchase of IT hardware and software such as servers, networking equipment, operating systems (OSes) or databases. All IT hardware and software needed for the operation of the ERP software is managed by the provider of the cloud-based ERP software.
  • More secure. The provider of the cloud-based ERP software takes care of keeping up with, and applying, security patches and updates. The ERP software will be up to date at all times, minimizing the risk of unauthorized data access.
  • Increased uptime. With ERP software hosted on premise, there is always the risk of a power failure or natural disaster damaging critical IT infrastructure necessary for the ERP software to function. Cloud-based management solutions reduce the risk of downtime. Cloud-based ERP software is hosted on IT infrastructure distributed among different geographical locations to protect against natural disasters. For additional security, ERP software data is backed up regularly to multiple data centers. 

Regardless of whether your ERP solution is cloud-based or hosted on premise, your company will benefit from the increased efficiency and productivity created by the implementation and use of a cloud-based business management solution.  

Cloud-Based Business Management Solutions for Manufacturing 

IntelRise is an Acumatica Cloud ERP Gold Certified Partner, certified by Acumatica to help in the evaluation, implementation, training and ongoing support of Acumatica ERP software.

Acumatica Cloud ERP is recognized as the most adaptable business management solution for growing small and mid-size organizations.

Acumatica Cloud ERP software solutions are produced in various editions such as:

  • General Business edition
  • Manufacturing edition
  • Distribution edition.

As an Acumatica Cloud ERP Gold Certified Partner, the experienced experts at IntelRise are ready to discuss the specific needs of your company and implement an appropriate ERP software solution.

IntelRise experts will work with your company to make sure your company is getting the most out of your Acumatica Cloud ERP software solution to help manage your business.

Speak with an expert at IntelRise today to learn how to begin improving management of your business with an Acumatica Cloud ERP software solution.

Today’s manufacturer must consider whether it has the resources to scale its operations and keep pace with demand. If you are running your RV business on Excel and QuickBooks (which is more common than you think), you will start to feel like you are stuck in quicksand, if you haven’t already. There’s a better way, and it is within reach of the small-to-medium sized business (SMB).

Read on for a blueprint of what you can expect from today’s buyer and how you can benefit from an integrated, cloud solution with unlimited licensing.

How Will You Compete?

Does your business run on a combination of separate, outdated or homegrown systems that are loosely or poorly integrated?  Do these systems require duplicate data entry and reporting?

Frustration with inaccurate information, inability to find the details you need when you need them, and trying to scale your operation without busting the bank are just a few hurdles you are probably facing.

In addition to requiring more time to use and maintain, running systems like this put you at a higher risk for mistakes, which can result in delayed orders and customer dissatisfaction. Worse yet, you have no single version of the truth that you can rely on to make better business decisions in a timely manner.

The good news is that you don’t have to rely on old or primitive solutions anymore. A flexible, robust, configurable system that includes the functionality of your existing systems and allows you to scale and respond to changes in the market quickly is within your reach.

How Will You Supply?

Supply chain optimization is more important than ever.  Lacking clear insight into the activities and processes that make up your supply chain can leave you unable to offer a sustainable competitive advantage.  Your ERP plays a critical role in fighting inefficiency; reducing waste and ensuring that workers are better able direct their efforts when interacting with numerous suppliers and partners to obtain the raw materials and resources to bring finished goods to market.

Recent shortages of materials have resulted in product delays and disappointment. Knowing where to find back up supplies from can be the difference between staying afloat and going under. A strong ERP solution will make you resilient.

Supply chain optimization is a marathon, not a sprint. If you are just getting by with your current solution, the time is NOW to find a solution that will serve your needs now and well into the future. 

How Will You Delight?

Customer expectations are higher than ever. Your sales process must be a frictionless, positive, user-focused, seamless experience.

The most effective sales approach is both analytics-driven and consumer-focused. Many companies have one piece of this puzzle, but lack the other. A new ERP system not only reduces the total amount of sales admin required, it also accelerates sales processes. Salespeople will have immediate access to real-time inventory information to confirm availability before confirming delivery dates. Sales orders will now be more complete, including custom shipping requirements and product customizations that can be retrieved by scanning a bar code.

On the other end of the process, you will retain profitable customer relationships by better management of project resources in a collaborative ERP environment that synchronizes all customer requirements.

How Will You Pivot?

If the last six months have taught us anything, it is that resilience, scalability and adaptability are critical for any manufacturer, but even more so for the complex, custom specialty and recreational vehicle manufacturers.

With a modern, award-winning cloud-based ERP, and experts like IntelRise, you can manage the entire design-to-service lifecycle. It provides the transparency to manage complex manufacturing with:

  • Real-time project monitoring
  • Supply chain planning and execution
  • Lot serial tracking
  • Revision control
  • Service management
  • Advanced planning and scheduling

With Acumatica and IntelRise, you will realize productivity and efficiency gains, happier customers and employees, and better overall go-to-market success.

IntelRise, a Texas-based Acumatica Partner, has helped manufacturing companies optimize their processes and streamline operations. Reach out to us today to learn how our expertise can transform your business.