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SAP Manufacturing-Manufacturing Intelligence Dashboards
Adaptiveness in the manufacturing sector depends on being able to push decisionmaking to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. However

various manufacturing processes  At many companies, the various systems used for enterprise resource planning (ERP) , manufacturing execution, and shopfloor automation are not well integrated. Data is fragmented across systems. There is little or no real-time information about production events available on the shop floor. And users cannot easily access up-to-date reports and perform the rapid analyses needed to evaluate and improve performance. It’s an environment where plant managers and production personnel are overloaded with data

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Ross ERP achieved TEC certification status for its ERP software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the ERP software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Ross ERP, a TEC analyst has assessed the ERP software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Ross ERP is a strong ERP system for process manufacturing.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Ross ERP can help businesses achieve their ERP objectives.

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