It’s no secret that in this data driven age there are hindrances for small to mid-sized manufacturers. Most companies are operating off more than just an ERP system or utilizing a multitude of disparate systems to keep pace. The key is for information to be shared across the business through an ERP solution that is built on a single comprehensive database. Growing manufacturers have discovered a win-win solution by integrating industry-specific solutions within their ERP data backbone. With over 30 years’ experience working with process manufacturers we’ve found that utilizing preferred vendors means you get the best of breed solutions to complement and meet your business challenges, especially in the following areas.
Nutritional labeling is a perfect example in which an integrated partnership enables you to work with a trusted source that can keep up with ever-changing ingredients and regulations. Integrating your ERP’s nutritional labeling preferred vendor ensures accurate and up-to-date nutritional information of your proprietary recipes. The labeling software assists food and supplement manufacturers with formulation, recipe and nutrition analysis and government-compliant labeling. Missing this vital information could leave your company behind the competition, or worse, inaccurate label claims that could result in potential recalls or regulatory fines.
A partnership with a preferred vendor is also relevant to meet the compliance challenges of the chemical industries as regulations are continuously being changed and updated. It is important to ensure efficient and profitable operations while complying with government regulations such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). A certified partner can provide correct information with GHS compliant shipping and labeling, including accurate Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring which requires access to thousands of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers, classifications, calculations and translations into multiple languages. Working with your ERP’s GHS preferred integration vendor enables adherence to established standards to avoid a variety of costly consequences for your business like safety risks, citations and lost business.
To optimize your company’s competitiveness and growth, partnering with a vendor who specializes in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is needed to provide consistently accurate exchanges between your company and those that you do business with. Your ERP’s EDI preferred vendor can improve the speed and efficiency of your operations through the power of seamlessly connecting your global commerce network. Through integrating your EDI with your ERP system, your company benefits by being able to process orders faster, reduce lead time and bring new trading partners together easily. Without this capacity, there is a potential for lost revenue, costly error correction, delayed order processing and damaged reputation.
A Partner for the Future
One of the most important questions that you need to answer when making the choice regarding an ERP solution is whether the system allows both growth and scalability. Choosing a partnered ERP solution will allow your company to grow unfettered for many years to come and this investment will help you meet the unique and complex needs of your company. The partnered ERP system is the way to satisfy all of your company’s goals and expectations with the future in mind.
At ProcessPro, we take pride in and recognize the importance of strong partnerships. Working together with the finest and brightest to make our software superior means added strength for our customers. Our preferred partners provide the industry best solutions that complement ProcessPro’s ERP offerings and extend the range of solutions integrated with other leading industry data and information solutions. Contact us to hear more about how these relationships can strengthen your ERP and your business.