Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time on paperwork? You’ve got enough on your plate without having to create every report or email every customer. You can’t delegate this to someone on the shop floor, and your office staff is already busy. What you need is a middle manager, or software, that can handle some of the same duties. With an ERP system, you can quickly create reports, automatically communicate with customers, and easily manage scheduling for the shop floor.

Create Reports

Reports are one of the best ways to turn data into useful information. For example, it’s unhelpful to just have employee hours worked and the number of good pieces your shop turned out. However, if you have organized reports listing hours worked and good pieces by employee, you know who your quickest and most accurate workers are. Even more importantly, you don’t have to hunt down all of this information. Your ERP system will collect and compile the data into reports that help you run a more profitable shop.

Communicate Automatically

We all know it’s a good idea to regularly keep in touch with our customers. Some of them even demand it. Still, things fall through the cracks, and some customers don’t get an email when they should. With an ERP system, you never have to worry about that again. A good ERP system can automatically send emails to customers at any time. Notify customers as soon as their order, quote, shipment, etc. has been entered and processed. That way no customer is left in the dark waiting to hear from you.

Manage Scheduling

The schedule for the shop floor is the heartbeat of a shop. As long as everyone follows the schedule and nothing changes, the work flows smoothly. However, this rarely happens in real life. It can take managers a long time to get the schedule perfect, and as soon as something changes, it takes more time to make a new schedule. With an ERP system, all you have to do is input any changes into the system, and it will adjust the schedule for you. The ERP system has your shop back in action right away.

With an ERP system as your new manager, you can create reports, communicate automatically, and manage scheduling. And the system can do it all in the time it would take to ask the manager to do those things for you. Let the software handle the paperwork while you and your shop get down to business. An ERP system as a manager may be the best hire you ever make.

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