ERP solutions for the food and beverage industry can help companies respond to shifting consumer demands and take advantage of new technologies.Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has long driven innovation in the food and beverage industry.
As food ERP solutions continue to leverage new technologies and innovations.While generic ERPs have a broad range of functions and features, they often require customization, add-ons or third-party coding in order to meet core needs of manufacturers in many industries. Food and beverage manufacturing is no exception.
The speed at which technologies are evolving means more control and functionality for companies. What the future holds is going to be largely dependent on how quickly food and beverage companies can implement and adapt to the opportunities these innovations provide.Manufacturers should expect artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and business analytics to play a growing role in ERP solutions in 2019.
This data and machine learning techniques provide your food company with production activity patterns that help prevent or minimize breakdowns that can severely delay production, adversely affect revenue, and result in delivery and customer satisfaction issues.
Continued security and regulatory pressures
It’s a challenge for manufacturers of all types to identify likely risks and develop the right solutions. With an increased reliance on ERP, manufacturers need to invest in protections that provide blanketed security.
These protections should include powerful next-generation firewalls that protect network perimeters and desktop- and device-based tools such as automated anti-virus and anti-phishing software. Access controls, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), help protect an increasingly mobile workforce from cyber attacks.
Food and beverage companies need solutions that address company- and industry-specific requirements from regulatory agencies, rapidly evolving customer demands, changing consumer tastes, and the need to reduce operating expenses.
Having reasonable control over the many functional areas that are involved in running a food and beverage company is a demanding and onerous task. Without an integrated ERP software system in place, the task is less efficient, more costly.
Feel free to contact E-SPIN for how E-SPIN can assisting in monitoring your ERP system and application, from security testing to protection.