Manufacturing Software, ERP, MRP

Manufacturing software systems are important tools for the automation and management of production processes. A wide range of manufacturing companies covering many different vertical sectors rely on manufacturing software to better manage the sourcing and use of material or parts quantities, scheduled production timelines, inventory management and the planning for future order demand. One commonly deployed example of a manufacturing software system is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, designed to better manage information concerning orders and materials, finance, Customer Relationship Management etc.over the whole organisation.

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Epicor positioned as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises

Epicor positioned as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced that it has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the first “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises” by Gartner Inc. The position is based on a full evaluation of the global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP.

What Brexit? UK tech sector still attracting high-skilled migrants despite Brexit uncertainty

What Brexit? UK tech sector still attracting high-skilled migrants despite Brexit uncertainty

Brexit uncertainty has so far barely dented the UK’s ability to attract high-skilled tech professionals from abroad, according to new analysis by job site Indeed.

Failure to prioritise resource efficiency is costing UK manufacturers billions

Failure to prioritise resource efficiency is costing UK manufacturers billions

Manufacture 2030’s Founder Martin Chilcott, has called on manufacturers to pay closer attention to resource efficiency, highlighting that manufacturers are failing to tap into the potential to boost their competitiveness and non-labour resource efficiency.

AppDynamics delivers Agents of Transformation Report, revealing the elite technologists advancing the digital economy

AppDynamics delivers Agents of Transformation Report, revealing the elite technologists advancing the digital economy

AppDynamics, a Cisco company, has released The Agents of Transformation Report, a global research study that reveals the urgent need for Agents of Transformation, a new breed of technologist, primed to drive innovation and enable companies to thrive in the face of rapid technological advancement.

TouchPath launches one-stop manufacturing management system; increases productivity by 30%

TouchPath launches one-stop manufacturing management system; increases productivity by 30%

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is launching ‘TouchManufacturer’, a fully integrated, lean manufacturing management system that can be implemented rapidly and at lower cost by both discrete and process manufacturers.

High risk security vulnerability discovered in SAUTER CASE Suite building automation software

High risk security vulnerability discovered in SAUTER CASE Suite building automation software

Exploitation of this vulnerability has the potential to allow unauthorised users to access sensitive information or configuration files, with the ability to impact availability of the affected application.

UK manufacturers sitting on £250 billion in potential working capital

UK manufacturers sitting on £250 billion in potential working capital

New analysis from Wyelands Bank reveals UK mid-sized, or “Brittelstand”, manufacturers have £252 billion in assets that they could use to access working capital to help them grow.

Alfresco rated in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms

Alfresco rated in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms

Alfresco Software, the enterprise open source provider of content management, process automation, and information governance software, has announced that Alfresco was recognised in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report. Alfresco was evaluated across 15 capabilities and five critical use cases.

Janam and Georgia SoftWorks collaborate to deliver terminal emulation solution

Janam and Georgia SoftWorks collaborate to deliver terminal emulation solution

Janam Technologies LLC, provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, is working with Georgia SoftWorks to help organisations quickly and efficiently port their Windows- and Android-based WMS, ERP and other enterprise applications to Janam’s most advanced rugged mobile computers.

AI and Machine Learning from GigaSpaces InsightEdge harnessed by Magic Software's SaaS integration platform

AI and Machine Learning from GigaSpaces InsightEdge harnessed by Magic Software's SaaS integration platform

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, an in-memory real-time analytics platform for instant insights to action, has announced that InsightEdge has been selected by Magic Software Enterprises to power their Magic xpi end-to-end integration platform.

Manufacturing software systems

Manufacturing software systems provide the automation and computational support for complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturing companies leverage manufacturing software systems to carefully manage the timing, types and quantities of materials they purchase in order to ensure that they are able to meet current and future customer demand while at the same time achieving the lowest possible cost and inventory accumulation.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organisation and manage the connections to outside stakeholders.

Manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) addresses operational planning in units, financial planning, and has a simulation capability to answer "what-if" questions and extension of closed-loop MRP.

CRM or Customer Relationship Management concerns the relationship between an organisation and its customers. The scope of CRM which can vary drastically as it can be used by management, salespeople, people providing service, and even customers could directly access information to find out information.

Cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Cloud services include the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet and is based on user demand. Cloud Computing  is the latest stage in the Internet's evolution, providing the means through which everything , from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need.

Cloud computing has some essential characteristics: scalability depending on requirements, offers a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, eliminates the need for on-site personnel to maintain computer equipment. No up-front CAPEX (capital expenditure) required, as billing is a pay-as-you-go model, access to the very latest application programming interfaces (APIs).

SaaS (software as a service) is a type of cloud computing delivering a single application through the browser to thousands of customers using a multitenant architecture. On the customer side, it means no upfront investment in servers or software licensing; on the provider side, with just one app to maintain, costs are low compared to conventional hosting. SaaS is emerging to provide service to all aspects of an organisation`s activities in the areas of Manufacturing, ERP, Demand Forecasting, Advanced Planning, S&OP, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Transport Management and HR (human resource).

Business intelligence (BI) is a set of theories, processes and technologies that convert raw data into useful information for business purposes. BI can handle large amounts of information to help identify and develop new opportunities to gain market advantage over competitors. The amounts of data that are now being gathered as a result of because they are increasingly being gathered by a growing range of diverse and ubiquitous information-gathering devices.

These data sets become so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data. The current challenges of BIG DATA include the capture, storage, search and share capability, transfer, analysis, and visualisation. Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data.

It is estimated that the world's technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s. The challenge for large enterprises is determining who should own big data initiatives that straddle the entire organisation and how this data can be used as a source of revenue and to gain competitive advantage.

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