Manufacturers have dramatically increased the number of applications across their business, making successful interoperability crucial. These businesses want assurance their new cloud-based ERP solutions can work seamlessly with all their applications.  

In Epicor’s recent Manufacturing Industry Insights Report 2022, they cited 26% of manufacturers cited integration as their biggest onboarding concern. Integrating existing functionality is a crucial challenge as well, as 24% said integration with other applications is their key onboarding challenge. For manufacturers to thrive with modern technology, they must not only adopt cloud solutions, but fully embrace them. 

The top challenges cited with onboarding cloud solutions: 

  • Time and cost to train staff on new systems 
  • Security and risk mitigation 
  • Integration with other applications 
  • Ability to customize to fit unique business needs 
  • Cost/total cost of ownership 
  • Expertise in-house to manage new systems 
  • Time required to implement/migrate 
  • Comfort with existing systems 
  • Data sovereignty 
  • Pace of upgrades 

Manufacturers need access to data across many applications, so it is essential they choose an ERP provider with integration capabilities that seamlessly connect their current business applications. Ideally, this ERP provider should also be an expert with cloud solutions. This will help ensure your systems are interconnected and working together as they should. 

2W Tech is a technology service provider and an Epicor partner for over 30 years. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and Epicor Platinum Partner and have a full team on staff that can help you with your Epicor Kinetic or cloud projects. Give us a call today to learn more. 

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