Workflow of the future: Time for distributors to move to Cloud ERP

Grazed from MIS-Asia.  Author: Zakir Ahmed.

Distribution companies have no easy task when it comes to maintaining their daily operations. The need to control manufacturing and inventories, coupled with the requirement to track a huge range of products over widely dispersed distribution networks make it one massively complex operation to handle.  Many distributors are still relying on aging, on-premise systems to operate their businesses and supply chains.

Not only does this add the burden of cost and complexity to their day-to-day operations, but it also results in slower employee productivity and eventually dampens business sustainability in the long run.  With customers' demands growing more personalised and diverse in today's burgeoning e-commerce landscape, there is a critical need for companies to deliver everything 'real-time'. Businesses are forced to think on their feet in order to stay above their growing number of competitors...
 
As companies look to replace legacy ERP solutions, they increasingly shift to cloud ERP-including in Asia. Cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been around for more than a decade and has changed the way enterprises do business.  According to a survey done by the Asia Cloud Computing Association, Singapore is seen as a leader regionally in the adoption of technology tools. But it has also been illustrated elsewhere that less than 50 percent of SMEs in the island state have an online presence (e.g. website), let alone any experience with cloud-based productivity solutions, implying that there is room for growth...

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