ERP & CRM - INDUSTRIES
Manufacturers know how hard it is to find simple solutions. Rising energy, transportation, and raw material costs combined with reduced consumer discretionary spending underscore the need for efficiency. Yet implementing operational discipline is a complex undertaking, requiring companies to improve margins and increase perfect order rates against global competition. Pressure from shareholders, condensed product lifecycles, gaps in the workflow, and redundancies add to the challenge. Over the coming years, such complexities are only expected to rise.
Automotive industry is currently under a phase of rapid transformation. While on one hand the number of vehicles being manufactured is growing with each passing day, but on the other hand the industry is faced with immense macro-economic challenges. Every company in the automotive supply chain, irrespective of size, geography or focus area is feeling the pressure of sudden market shifts, accelerated innovation cycles, OEM consolidation, inflation in the material costs, and expected price reductions by the Automotive OEMs. In order to counter the growing pressure, all the verticals of the segment including OEMs, specialty vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers, remanufacturers, and aftermarket and service part providers have to morph into agile, lean and efficient organizations
Industrial equipment and machinery business handles some of the world’s heaviest and most complex equipment. However, that does not reduce the need to be nimble to respond to today’s customer and market demands. Speed matters in all the various roles during the equipment lifecycle:
Retailers need to increase sales, reduce inventory and keep costs under control while continually improving the customer experience. Rising purchasing power, modern consumption patterns, growing population and increasing penetration of large international retail players have fueled the demand for technology innovation in this segment. Be it hypermarkets, supermarkets or convenience stores; technology has a pivotal role to play in the success of each of these enterprises. With margins facing significant pressure due to intense competition, optimal space, product and time utilization, multi-channel access and superior customer service are the key differentiators for the leaders in this business.
Our solutions for the retail vertical are focused on:
Modern trading companies are going all out in equipping their warehouses with the best of tools and technologies. For efficiently running a trading enterprise, the faster goods move in and out of the warehouse, the better it is for the bottom line. Sophisticated space and time management solutions, along with PDT integrations have known to increase productivity by a significant 75%. 24*7 transportation solutions that use real time route planning, weather forecasting and refrigeration based preservation systems work in conjunction with ERP systems to ensure that high quality goods are made available to end customers as per defined delivery schedules.
MPower Softcomm has in-depth expertise in providing technology and process improvement solutions to resolve the challenges that are unique to this industry. With over 50 large and medium sized customers in the food and beverages, luxury, packaged goods, consumer durables and electronics segments, we take pride in stating that our solutions have resulted in as much as 20% reduction in delivery delays and warranty costs.
For companies in the food and beverage business, the market dynamics change in quite a rapid manner. With the world getting increasingly connected by the day and people having more exposure to other cultures, the F&B industry needs to evolve as per the changing customer taste. Fast-paced innovation is the key to beat competitive pressure. In order to aid the speed of innovation businesses require a smooth-functioning supply chain that is agile enough to deal with fluctuations in raw materials, production and shipping. Regulations in this industry are quite dynamic. Therefore, the businesses are in constant pressure to comply with statutory requirements, quickly updating formulations, specifications and labels to maintain their good-standing. Having access to the right information at the right time allows businesses to measure results, such as attribute level costing that factors in grade and market price. Businesses may want to fine-tune recipes and processes based on data collected by measuring yield and variances of all cost elements. The ultimate target is to manage to the tight margins that are typical of this industry.
Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics supports a range of manufacturing processes including make to order, make to stock and mixed mode or a hybrid environment incorporating both process and discrete operations. Your company can build a flexible solution that fits your needs by integrating production processes and implementing best practices that standardize operations and increase efficiency.
For example, this solution provides an easy to-use and easy-to-understand way to create and manage recipes and formulas. With a single screen, users can review and maintain important information about the formula as well as the individual ingredients. With this solution, you could improve operational efficiency by integrating sales, production, inventory, quality control, distribution and customer service capabilities throughout the entire process manufacturing life cycle. It can also better manage all the variables required to engineer and build products to custom specifications, optimize capacity, comply with regulatory demands and drive continuous process improvement.
MPower Softcomm provides an end-to-end automation solution for process industries in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and AX. We have been working with clients from a diverse set of industries. Our understanding of their unique business processes and the expertise with our products has enabled us to produce vertical solutions for these specific industries.
A boom in the Indian housing sector, increasing urbanization, easy availability of housing loans and a shift from semi-permanent to permanent housing structures have been driving growth in the decorative paints segment, which accounts for nearly 65-70% of the Indian paint industry. Given the fierce market condition, manufacturers want to minimize product costs, launch aggressive promotional campaigns, enhance loyalty of dealers, minimize costs of carrying inventory and analyse sales data in real time.
It’s vital for manufacturers to increase the customer connect by enhancing the consumer’s involvement in paint category by converting consumers from thinking about ‘paint for protection’ to thinking about ‘painting to enhance décor’. The first important step towards this process is to allow greater visibility of the data on a real time basis at a central level, customer information captured that can be used for campaign management, predictability models, loyalty programs etc. an improved process control and accounting transparency.
Textile Industry is one of the oldest industries. It is labor intensive, raw material intensive, capital intensive, product intensive, inventory intensive and with just one exception i.e. profit margins, which are non-intensive. To sustain competitive advantage, companies must re-examine and fine-tune their business processes to deliver high quality goods at very low costs. Most big companies have passed on this business to smaller companies in developing countries and now source their requirement from them. Globalization has increased the competition and a need to collaborate at a much micro-level than ever before.
Today, healthcare organizations are pressed to operate at lower costs while delivering excellent service to the patients. At the root of these challenges is the need to run more efficiently - whether its financial data required driving business decisions, human resources information for employees, or solutions to manage key relationships. And in many organizations, efficiency is hampered by paper-based data collection and disconnected, proprietary information systems that don't operate on one standardized platform.
Infrastructure development and management is a complex business and fraught with risks due to its capital-intensive nature and magnitude of operations. Successful contractors have a reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget. Be it the companies engaged in construction, sales and renting of residential and commercial complexes or the developers of large power plants. Efficient and real time management of the project costs and timelines are crucial for the overall viability of the project. Because of the complexities in this sector, business infrastructure must support the complex needs of the contracting operation. Developers who invest in information technology are executing projects more efficiently, delivering a higher quality product, and improving employee satisfaction. MPower’s expertise in the Construction & Project domain lets your pain areas translate into a clear competitive advantage that reveals itself right from project bidding till its execution phases. Giants in the Construction, Projects and Infrastructure sector rely on MPower’s business solutions to help them find the right financial and operational balance and improve company’s bottom-line.
With the advent of internet, several new and innovative business models were added to the traditional physical world businesses. The traditional businesses were also compelled to add an online face to retain their customers base in order to face competition from the new businesses. Customers have come to expect from online businesses - shopping experience with all the advantages of a physical world shopping plus the comfort of home. Better pricing, short delivery time and the power of choice is something customers now take for granted from an online business – whether for goods or services.
Some of the key challenges faced by online businesses include:
Managing a not for profit organization business, financial and reporting practices that are complex and unique, in addition to meeting project, financial and membership goals, you must manage the people and supporting systems that ensure detailed reporting and compliance with special government regulations and demonstrating the efficient use of donated and allocated resource is essential to future funding.