Manufacturers and distributors are now able to get more out of their ERP investment after enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provider K3 Syspro (K3) unveiled a series of SYSPRO applications adding extra value and control for SYSPRO users.
The company is experiencing more manufacturers looking to get the most out of their SYSPRO investment throughout 2013 – a trend that was predicted by Forbes magazine earlier in the year. As a result, the company has unveiled a number of applications which enhance the SYSPRO user experience and enable companies to exercise greater control and flexibility over their SYSPRO solutions.
The brand new SYSPRO App store puts control of SYSPRO in the hands of the user and allows for customisable solutions to be developed and shared within the SYSPRO community. It enables an organisation to easily manage and view the applications it has already purchased to run alongside SYSPRO, providing a quick reference for support personnel to understand which third party applications are installed and active.
Also recently launched by K3 Syspro is the mobile application SYSPRO Espresso, which gives manufacturers instant access to SYSPRO from any location at any time, on any device including iPads, and mobile touch screen devices. This helps users
to increase their own customer responsiveness and streamline business operations quickly and easily at any time. Both products were developed and released to further enhance cost of ownership for SYSPRO users at a time when
manufacturers are looking to maximise their ERP investment.
The two products compliment K3 Syspro’s existing service dedicated to evaluating SYSPRO use for users and identifying additional modules or applications that can help enhance SYSPRO’s effectiveness. The K3 Gap Analysis is a service that had been offered by the company for a number of years but the service has never been more in demand. The Gap Analysis puts K3’s SYSPRO experts into the business of an individual user where they analyse how the ERP solution is being used before they identify ways to maximise the solution. It is a service that was of great benefit to electronics manufacturer Swansea Industrial Components (SIC) who made improvements to their reporting and data management functions within SYSPRO, following a Gap Analysis.
“The Gap Analysis has undoubtedly improved our performance and profitability and its legacy continues to bring value to us today. We refer to the report constantly as it helps us to continue to get the most out of our SYSPRO investment and keep up with the latest SYSPRO developments. Our customers also benefit from the gap analysis because it has helped us to identify many new ways of communicating with them and delivering a better service,” says Clive Smith, Financial Controller, SIC.
These products and services all bring greater benefits to SYSPRO users and their development and increase in demand demonstrates that manufacturers and distributors are paying more careful attention to their ERP investment now, than they ever did before.
Paul Roebuck, Sales and Marketing Director, K3 Syspro added: “We work very closely with our customers to help them get the very best out of their SYSPRO investment. Earlier in the year it was predicted that ERP users would want more control over their ERP systems and we have tailored our products and services to suit this growing need. It is great that users of ERP are now better educated about the software and want to use it to its full potential. We will continue to make this easier for them.”