There are five clear technology trends that have emerged in manufacturing. While each trend delivers specific benefits, there’s an overarching trend that seeks to leverage the collective advantages of technology, while at the same time avoid the decades-old problem of disparate and soiled information systems. This all-embracing movement is toward packaged ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics ERP, which are seeing increased adoption because they are able to deliver all the benefits without the manufacturer’s needing to create and maintain complex system integration and software customization.
Five technology trends for manufacturing
Manufacturers are becoming more decentralized. However, scaling IT resources to every new location or delivering IT support services across time zones and cultures creates a services challenge and cost burden. Using cloud solutions to offload application installation, operation and support across locations can better manage costs and improve services. Early adopters are using these engagement techniques to acquire new customers and deepen their customer relationships.