In this era of agile, lean manufacturing accounting and business management software that fails to deliver the meaningful information where it’s needed creates bottle necks in the office that slows down the entire operation from the shop floor to sales. With the right information delivered in a timely manner, manufacturers can stay ahead of the competition and employees can improve productivity. In an industry that is changing as rapidly as manufacturing staying ahead can be the difference between success and failure.
Extend the reach of information
As consumers, we have all grown accustomed to having personal info and connections right at our fingertips anywhere, anytime. With a business management system that encourages this kind of collaborative and self-service behavior in the workplace, there is an opportunity for a business to transform the way its people work.
With web-based access to a cloud based ERP system helps employees perform business processes and connect through the tools and channels they’re used to ‒ such as instant messaging, email, voice and presence. And remote staff members have the flexibility they expect, so they can work and be productive wherever they are.
Connectivity drives satisfaction
By extending access to your manufacturing business management systems and your productivity tools like Microsoft Office, you give your people greater flexibility, help them be more productive and ultimately provide a better experience for your customers. For example:
- Employees working from home or on the road can access documents, submit or approve orders according to established workflows, and collaborate with others to keep business moving.
- Remote self-service capabilities allow employees to streamline administrative tasks, like entering payroll hours, tracking time and accessing HR documents.
- Automated requisition management allows employees to submit purchase requisitions online which will route to managers for approval and on to the purchase order system.
- Access customer records to provide accurate, timely service and extend sales opportunities.
A manufacturing business solution from Microsoft extends the reach of information and connects your employees to keep them productive wherever they work.