Using the Cloud to Impact Manufacturing Performance

Six ways that manufacturing can be improved by using web-based SaaS and Cloud applications properly.

Web-based applications can be useful to help manufacturers grow their enterprises and sustain their competitive advantages. The initial advantages of software-as-a-service and other Cloud-based applications are fairly well-known, including the cost-savings for maintaining server-based programs onsite and installing the frequent updates. The need to recruit and maintain staff to oversee those programs is an additional cost savings.

On the other hand, having those capabilities available fully and quickly is essential to any manufacturers’ competitive standing.

But, the advantages go beyond the administrative level. Technology that speeds estimating time and accuracy, improves workflow and enhances profitability and customer satisfaction brings value to any enterprise.

Here are six ways that manufacturing can be improved by using web-based SaaS and Cloud applications properly.

Lori Payne is the vice president, Manufacturing Development at KeyedIn Solutions, Inc., a developer and supplier of cloud-based business management systems for manufacturers and those who manage distributed enterprises. Contact her via LinkedIn.

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