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The Unified Manufacturing Environment: Transparency, Collaboration, and Decision-Making with End-to-End ERP


Did you know leading manufacturers are 2.2 times more likely to have an end-to-end manufacturing ERP solution?

This report from the Aberdeen Group identifies the benefits of an end-to-end ERP package for both process and discrete manufacturers.  


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Top performing manufacturers depend on streamlined ERP to give them the functionality they once could only get from multiple, disparate systems. This enables capabilities including improved collaboration, agile decision-making, efficiency, and quality while improving ERP return on investment.


It turns out, the top challenges facing manufacturers are caused by a technology environment that is not effectively connected. This report shows what ˝end-to-end˝ ERP entails and how it increases visibility for both process and discrete manufacturers.

Some of the Report’s Surprising Findings

Manufacturers with a complete ERP are:


More likely to have real-time visibility into all processes


as likely to have the ability to share and integrate data throughout the company


able to reduce waste and mistakes thanks to a fully integrated system of record

About the Report’s Author

At the time of the report’s writing, Nick Castellina was the Research Director, Business Planning and Execution for the Aberdeen Group. Castellina joined Aberdeen in 2010; with his primary research focused on the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. His enterprise applications research explores how ERP is used differently across industries, and how it can apply to all roles within the organization. To round out his research practice, Castellina leads yearly studies on Enterprise Performance Management, Business Process Management, Professional Services Automation, and project management. His financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting research has extended his coverage into more general financial management topics, including tax management, accounting, reporting, compliance, treasury and risk, and the office of the CFO. In addition to these topics, Castellina manages the analysts in Aberdeen’s Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Product Innovation and Engineering, and Financial Management and GRC research practices.