Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP software is used by companies to oversee information management across the entire organization. A cloud ERP, refers to an ERP software and its component tools that are offered and managed on the cloud and not on the business premises.

Regardless of the size or nature of your business all industry players require a competitive edge. Focusing their time and energy on business growth instead of managing IT infrastructure is critical for manufacturing industries. Tools that can help them scale and grow quickly with the help of advanced globally-connected and continuously updated systems can help in this regard. This is where cloud ERP systems such as CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) 10 come into play.

The latest release by Infor – CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) 10 as a software solution is equipped to handle everyday business and operations tasks as well as other extensively intricate industry problems. By streamlining complex supply chain networks, cloud-based ERPs can help manufacturers ship products faster and truly deliver on customer commitments. Infor has tailored their most recent CloudSuite around personalization and designed it to meet unique client requirements. Here are some of its capabilities.

1. Customized Home Pages

This latest release provides homepages that are customized based on role with various unique and individual widgets according to the role. The client can add their own widgets and customize their homepage to suit their enterprise’s specific needs. A number of the widgets link back to precise Infor CloudSuite forms that offer a way to provide more comprehensive instructions and information.

2. Document Management

Infor CloudSuite provides a central repository for industries where several documents can be stored and accessed from any location. This functionality allows you to maintain your own set of personalized rules on how to create, maintain and store documents. Once again, customizability is a common thread that allows every aspect to be tailored to the individual needs of your enterprise.

3. Planning and Scheduling Ahead of Time

Easy to understand Gantt charts that have come with predefined color codes, filters, quick launch buttons, visual statistics as well as drag-and-drop capabilities make planning and scheduling much easier. Staying ahead of schedule in an industrial environment is advantageous and having an ERP system that allows you to do so will definitely improve operations and efficiency.

4. Finance

In addition to the existing multi-currency options, the latest release provides the ability to define multiple currencies for individual customers or vendors. This makes more complex transactions easier, so you can specify payments to vendors in any predefined currency and minimize confusion. This also saves time and renders a smoother proceeding of business possible. In addition, you can bulk import journal entries and a new form has been designed to allow you to import multiple entries in a single shot.

5. Fixed Assets

This latest release has a new field added to the fixed assets forms to include a “parent/child” fixed asset relationship. This single improvement that is critical in order to establish this important relationship between assets.

6. Inventory Supervision

Document number fields have now been added to cloud ERP forms in order to enable improved reporting on material transactions by document number. This also allows users to apply filters to the transactions posted in the general ledger and access other reports via the same document number. The new field also enables bills of material (BOM) to be displayed and viewed for specific data revisions.

7. Select and Ship

Additional enhancements allow for the shipment of noninventory items and the ability to generate shipments for other items that have been selected. Recording these shipments even in the case of noninventory items can eliminate any future discrepancies in inventory records.

8. Service

By updating the manner in which the calendar appears on your cloud ERP you can improve the scheduling aspect of your industry planning. Newer versions allow support functionality for both the client and the user by splitting the service schedules into two new forms – the Smart Client and Web Client. With an upgraded calendar you can view and schedule appointments according to date and time using the day, week or month views. Scheduling functionality also allows for queue scheduling to make and view appointments in a queue allowing a dispatcher to arrange appointments in the order they should be performed.

 9. Reporting

This Cloud ERP system has new and improved reporting through the Workbench Suite. By creating timely and frequently recurring reports depending on the input entered into the latest report form, industries can stay on top of all company affairs. Delays in production can be avoided by reports that detail inventory shortages and lead times on their delivery. Industry administrators can make executive decisions in overarching time lines to accommodate any delays in raw materials or machinery components required to manufacture.

Are you interested in implementing a new ERP system for your enterprise? Would you like to develop a contingency plan for a successful implementation? Our team at SolutionsX would be happy to help. We provide expert solutions for your organization’s ERP needs. With more than a decade of manufacturing industry experience our SolutionsX consultants are not only a point of contact but an ongoing personal guide in building and integrating a system that fits with your operations, goals and culture. Reach out to us at SolutionsX to find out more.