SaaS ERP: A Viable Model for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers
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A new service model enables small manufacturers to reap the financial and operational benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software without the high price tag.
In the face of growing competition and a challenging business climate, many job shops and small manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline operations, and improve the bottom line. Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a proven solution for running a business efficiently and effectively. Yet, a large percentage of job shops and small manufacturers have held back from implementing an ERP system due to high initial costs, long implementation times, and competing demands for time and resources.
This paper describes how the software as a service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation, and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers. It also describes how Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition, a comprehensive ERP system deployed in the SaaS model, meets the needs of job shops and small manufacturers. With Epicor Express, job shops and small manufacturers now have the opportunity to implement an ERP solution that can help transform their operations and their business.