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SAP and Microsoft solutions for the manufacturing industry

Companies are as different as their products and services. This is particularly true for the manufacturing industry with its various production methods. Manufacturers constantly have to account for high competitive pressure, fluctuating commodity prices, and new customer requirements. The often strictly regulated environment in regards to sustainability and compliance constitutes an additional peculiarity in certain sectors.
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    Robert Schillinger, CFO , BITO-Lagertechnik Bittmann GmbH

    Best practices for your business

    Efficient business processes are absolutely vital to keep you competitive in Germany and around the world. All processes must fit together seamlessly, and not only within the company. This imposes high standards, not only for you but also for your digital solutions.

    With Sycor you have the right IT partner by your side, and with Microsoft Dynamics 365 or sap the optimum software solution for your business. Thanks to our extensive technical and business management expertise in the manufacturing industry, we are able to optimally cover industry-specific requirements. Our portfolio of services and solutions makes a crucial contribution to the success of your business.

    Get ahead of the competition

    Improve the capacity utilization of your machines and develop new markets – with Sycor and the Microsoft and SAP portfolio. Take the right path from the outset in manufacturing by including real-time data and customer feedback on product use in the development process. Improve collaboration between teams, partners, and customers. We show you how.

    10 advantages of ERP systems for the manufacturing industry: efficiency, transparency and more

    1. Efficient production planning and control: An ERP system automates and optimizes business processes such as accounting, inventory management, order processing and production planning. This leads to increased efficiency as manual tasks are reduced and workflows can be completed faster and more accurately.
    2. Transparency and real-time information: Using ERP gives business managers an integrated overview of all relevant processes, data and information. This information is always available in real time, enabling well-founded decisions to be made.
    3. Optimized use of resources: ERP systems reveal weak points and enable better use of resources. As a result, operating costs can be reduced without compromising quality.
    4. Increased productivity: ERP systems streamline work processes through automation and real-time insights. Repetitive tasks are automated and decisions can be made faster.
    5. Better collaboration between departments: ERP provides an integrated view of all business processes. Departments can work together seamlessly as they access the same data.
    6. Quality improvement: ERP enables companies to manage quality criteria per product while optimizing machine utilization. Customers benefit from high-quality products.
    7. Cost reduction: operating costs can be reduced through comprehensive transparency and the identification of optimization potential.
    8. Preparation for Industry 4.0: ERP systems support companies in mastering the challenges and opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution. They offer data-driven decision-making and increased efficiency.
    9. Rapid response to change: Thanks to real-time data, companies can react flexibly to market changes and adapt their strategies.
    10. Long-term competitiveness: the integration of artificial intelligence in ERP systems opens up new possibilities for optimizing production processes. This allows organizations to remain competitive and successful.

    ERP functions for the manufacturing industry: 
    an overview for managing directors and IT managers

    When it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for the manufacturing industry, the right functions are crucial. Here are some of the most important ERP functions that are particularly relevant for managing directors and IT managers in the manufacturing industry:

    • Product Data Management (PDM): PDM enables the efficient management of product information, including bills of materials, technical drawings and change tracking.
    • CAD integration: The integration of computer-aided design (CAD) into the ERP system enables seamless communication between design and production.
    • Production planning and control system (PPS): PPS helps with the planning and control of production orders, resources and capacities.
    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS): APS optimizes production planning, takes bottlenecks into account and minimizes waiting times.
    • Materials management: Efficient warehouse management, inventory control and procurement processes are crucial for production.
    • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): EDI enables electronic data exchange with suppliers and customers to seamlessly process orders, invoices and other documents.

    It is important to note that ERP systems can offer different functions depending on company requirements. With SAP S/4HANA and Microsoft Dynamics 365, we offer versatile solutions that can be adapted to the specific needs of the manufacturing industry. The cloud-based offerings (SaaS) are particularly attractive for small and medium-sized companies and offer a flexible alternative to traditional in-house implementation.

    SAP S/4HANA for the manufacturing industry

    SAP S/4HANA is an advanced ERP system tailored for manufacturing companies. Real-time analytics, integrated processes and features such as APS, PLM and predictive maintenance provide efficiency, flexibility and better decision making. Cost savings, compliance and improved customer experience are further benefits. A valuable choice for growth and excellence in the manufacturing industry.

    Dynamics 365 for the manufacturing industry:

    Dynamics 365 is a comprehensive ERP system, tailor-made for manufacturing companies. Integrated processes, MES functions, IoT integration and customer centricity are key features. Scalability and flexibility make it the ideal choice for growth and competitiveness.

    Choose the ERP solution you need. As an IT service provider, we offer both SAP and Microsoft Dynamics and advise our customers according to their individual requirements.

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) 

    ERP optimizes processes, improves resource allocation, facilitates inventory management and provides real-time insights for informed decisions.

    PPS tools (production planning and control systems) help with the efficient planning and control of production orders, resources and capacities.

    Yes, cloud ERP solutions offer scalability, flexibility and cost efficiency. They are ideal for small and medium-sized manufacturers.

    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) enables seamless data exchange with suppliers and customers to process orders, invoices and other documents.

    ERP systems track quality metrics, manage inspections and ensure compliance with industry standards for better product qualit

    Modern ERP solutions offer robust security features such as role-based access control, encryption and regular data backups.

    Yes, ERP and CRM integration improves customer relationship management by providing a holistic view of customer interactions and order history.

    ERP supports centralized data management, coordinates inventory and ensures consistent processes across multiple locations.

    We provide training, user manuals and customer support to ensure a successful implementation and continuous improvement. >> IT Trainings

    Yes, ERP systems can be customized to meet specific industry requirements, workflows and reporting preferences.

    Your contact person

    You are interested in our services for the manufacturing industry? 
    Then please contact us. We are looking forward to your inquiry!

    Markus Heinze

    Business Unit Manager
    +49 551 490 2612

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    Business Manager Sycor
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