SYSPRO’s newest enterprise resource planning (ERP) software release, SYSPRO R2 2021, helps manufacturers and distributors control internal operations, increases self-service and provides better insights for improved decision-making.
“There is no doubt that the pandemic impacted the way that manufacturing and distribution businesses operate. It altered the way that the industry interacts with suppliers and customers, consumer preferences shifted and the workplace as we knew it forever changed. As a result, businesses have needed to re-align with the ‘new normal’,” Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer, SYSPRO says. “With those key considerations top of mind, we looked at incorporating solutions into our roadmap that would allow our customers to not only focus on improving efficiencies across internal operations, but also to help the industry to connect our customers to their suppliers and customers far more effectively and securely. There is also an appreciation that businesses are expanding – into new geographies as well as into new territories and many are looking for consolidated systems, and central information and intelligence.”
The release includes:
Improved control of internal operations
The growing demand for next-day deliveries has sparked more efficient processes and logistical solutions to ship orders quickly to compete in the market. SYSPRO has introduced new inventory control capabilities for businesses to have accurate control over the stocking process. Warehouse operators will be able to leverage the functionality using a mobile device, saving time.
Flexibility and connectivity across the supply chain
SYSPRO has introduced self-service capabilities through its interactive web platform to enable customers to extend account management capabilities to consumers and suppliers. This provides end consumers and suppliers with the ability to review their account status, obtain copy invoices and statements and reduce the administration burden on accounts and sales teams in servicing their supply chain. This results in increased collaboration and transparency as well as improved governance as manufacturers explore new channels to engage with their suppliers and customers. It also enables new routes to market, with new ways that manufacturers can sell to their customers.
Better insights and decision-making
Data is redundant if it cannot be accessed, interpreted or analyzed. New business insight capabilities enable the efficient creation of visual insights using conditional logic capabilities. Visual tools, like customized tiles, can provide an insightful summary and detailed information. SYSPRO has introduced additional low code and customization capabilities as businesses continue to reduce the reliance on specialist skills.
“SYSPRO offers industry-built enterprise resource planning software to midmarket manufacturers and distributors,” De Matos adds. “In other words, we provide all of the solutions, processes and tools as well as the inherent core functionality that a manufacturer requires to manage all of their financial, manufacturing and distribution activities. Beyond our software capabilities, I believe it’s our approach that really differentiates us as a business. As industry specialists, we understand the core needs of our customers and we design products that address those needs. Our solutions empower customers to take the next step – whether it is expanding into new territories, adding new product lines, transforming business processes or driving innovation.”