In order to take advantage of the huge amounts of data which will be collected with the IoT, it’s necessary that your ERP system is flexible, intelligent and delivers real-time information. The Internet of Things is radically changing the world as we know it, and ERP systems are no exception. The manufacturing industry is already seeing ERP systems working in sync with the cloud and other digital transformation advances. The implementation of IoT can truly change the game for many companies, but what does this mean for your ERP system?

Currently, ERP and IoT interact very little in most organizations. One main reason for this is manufacturing businesses typically move slow in adopting new technologies and most the time once they do adopt, it’s not always in more straightforward manner. The other main reason is companies don’t understand how an ERP system can do a good job of helping them digest and analyze IoT data. While IoT implementation has the power to significantly improve a company’s operations, software will unleash its power. Having sensors on equipment won’t benefit companies without also giving them the ability to port this data directly into their ERP system.

Integrating IoT with your ERP system can help your business operate more efficiently. It not only reduces the number of tasks performed by workers, but also reduces the risk of human error. Improving product quality is undoubtedly one of the greatest benefits of integrating ERP and IoT. The possibilities of merging ERP and IoT are exciting and limitless. While some companies may initially be hesitant, adopting the integration of these two tools can revolutionize a business, making it more efficient and profitable. If you are interested in learning how to integrate IoT into your Epicor ERP system, give us a call today. 2W Tech is an Epicor Gold partner and has experience showing Manufacturers the ways the digital transformation can improve their business.

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