Enterprise Resource Planning Cited As Trend in Systems Optimization

Aug 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM


How significant is technology when it comes to achieving the profitability objectives of your manufacturing organization?

Per the results of a recent survey conducted by Gatepoint Research and Microsoft:

- 61% of responders cited technology as very significant
- 51% cited Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems as among the most critical

Correspondingly, more than:

- 27% of respondents cited increased profitability as most characteristic of their organization’s strategy over the next 18 months
- 25% cited poorly integrated systems as a major hurdle towards achieving objectives

Despite the definitive correlation between the bullet points above – it can at times be difficult to provide a definitive connection.  And by definitive connection, I am talking about the proof points you need to allocate budgetary resources to technology upgrades and integration.

This all leads to the question – if your manufacturing organization falls in line with the data points above, how can you prove that the technology you integrate will help to accomplish your goals? This is more than a fair question to ask yourself – this is a fair question to ask any technology provider (including my company, To-Increase.)

I firmly believe that the key differentiator between manufacturers who thrive with technology – and those that struggle in spite of it – is total system integration, particularly between Enterprise Resource Planning and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and newer cloud technology.  But me believing something, and me helping you prove it, are two very different things.

As such:

How will PLM / ERP Integration help my manufacturing organization achieve its profitability goals? The demo in the link above will show you how simple it is to integrate Microsoft Dynamics ERP with Siemens PLM software.  But more importantly, the copy in the post surrounding the video will illustrate how this integration will help you complete projects with near perfect synchronicity, leading to a quantifiable reduction in entry errors of nearly 70% – and qualifiedly faster time to market.

How will implementing ERP in the cloud help my manufacturing company boost ROI? Best in class Enterprise Resource Planning software – like Microsoft Dynamics – can not only be implemented into the cloud in roughly 30 minutes, it can help ease business complexity by providing reliable and repeatable solution sets – specific to your industry vertical.  This helps you do more than effectively manage complex processes – it helps you more efficiently connect your processes back to bottom-line results, empowering you to see the adjustments that need to be made to boost profitability.

You can see more proof points in the two demos linked to above, by contacting me directly through the To-Increase website.

And just as you or your industry peers kept the bottom-line in mind when completing the recent survey from Gatepoint Research and Microsoft, I encourage you to always keep profit and ROI front and center – whether you are watching a demo or interacting with a potential vendor.


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Luciano Cunha

Luciano Cunha

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) For Luciano, being responsible for To-Increase’s global sales and marketing means unleashing the company’s insight, innovation, and creativity to tell our story and help customers achieve their goals. On the road much of the time, he travels the world to meet with customers, understand their challenges and ambitions, and find the most effective ways to help them advance. Luciano develops and mentors our marketing and sales team, and creates strategies to help the To-Increase worldwide partner channel thrive and grow.
Making Customer Needs the Main Business Driver Luciano and his team have daily conversations with the To-Increase research and development organization to bring customers’ requirements and concerns into the road maps and design of our solutions. Luciano brings his insight to the marketing group to make sure the company’s communications resonate with customers and speak directly to their experience.
“I’m awed by customers’ innovative spirit in taking business management technology past its limits and by their generosity in letting us participate and empower them. I hope to transform our organization to become even more customer-centric than we are today. That means making more resources available to spend productive time with both our customers and partners, so we can ensure that we place into customer businesses effective solutions that fit the evolutionary stage of their operation and the way their people and processes work.”
Empowering a Global Channel
Because To-Increase only sells through partners, readying the channel to be successful in helping customers is a business-critical effort. Luciano aims to meet partners where their interests are. Partners who consider the relationship with To-Increase strategic can rely on our industry specialists to work with them as they plan their growth and serve customers. If partners prefer a less collaborative relationship, they still receive the rich To-Increase expertise and resources to ensure they win the business, perform a successful deployment, and retain a satisfied customer. In working with partners and their customers, Luciano brings to bear his experience of many years of creating successful, customer-focused business development and marketing strategies in many of the world’s countries and regions.
Enabling Customer Success in Challenging Business Environments
Looking into the near future, Luciano expects that customers will continue to expect To-Increase to help them make business sense of unfolding trends and technologies. For example, the internet of things (IoT) will thoroughly revolutionize manufacturing, engineering, and supply chains. Big data will be meaningful and valuable when decision-makers can use technology solutions to transform it into actionable business intelligence that supports key roles and business processes. Mobility will help companies become digital enterprises and move business processes forward from any location, at any time. Team To-Increase harnesses innovation to help customers translate the promise of these technologies into business results.
Before his current role, Luciano for several years was one of To-Increase’s global industry directors, responsible for our industry solutions. His experience also spans more than 17 years in IT and manufacturing management roles. These positions took him into various areas at IBM Brazil, serving as product manager for several software development companies, and included working in senior management at a manufacturing organization in the U.S.
Luciano is married with two young children. Away from work, he enjoys participating in a soccer class together with his son and daughter as well as taking relaxing walks in natural environments with his family.

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