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The Benefits of Integrating ERP With IoT, Sensors, and SCADA Systems
The Internet of Things is making its way into the manufacturing and services industry. The adoption of this technological innovation has been accelerating in the past few years and is showing no signs of slowing down. With plants already using SCADA, MES, and ERP systems, it’s understandable that there may be some resistance to getting involved with IoT. Will all these work together, or will IoT make the other entrenched and expensive systems obsolete? In this article, we will take a look at the benefits of integrating ERP with IOT sensors, and SCADA systems for the manufacturing and services industry.
Save Time and Money
Integrating ERP systems with IoT is a major way to save time and costs on individual technologies that help to detect problems within our manufacturing processes. IOT sensors coupled with ERP systems should be specifically designed to identify problems within manufacturing processes so these problems can be quickly avoided. This in turn will help to reduce the overall cost of operations.
Access More Data
Connecting systems is essential to have the greatest amount of business intelligence possible. Data integration is key for any business, which is why the largest companies make extensive use of it. IoT can help aggregate a tremendous amount of data, which makes it advantageous to integrate ERP with it, along with sensors and SCADA systems. Transmitting data and accessing data that was previously impossible to retrieve is possible when these systems are connected to IoT. In the manufacturing and services industry, it becomes vital to achieve the highest level of connectivity possible. Otherwise, revenues will be affected.
Spur Automation of Services
IoT is poised to be integrated with ERP applications, which will pave the way for data to be fed directly into ERP systems in order to facilitate the automation of supplementary services, such as purchasing. IoT and ERP systems, in most cases are currently loosely integrated with each other. There are enormous possibilities that can be realized by better marrying both these systems together. Centralized ERP systems with IoT systems, that are both connected to the cloud, will help the manufacturing and services industry experience an evolutionary leap into a completely connected world.
SMURPS is an ERP system that can seamlessly integrate with IoT devices, sensors, and SCADA systems. This integration will provide businesses with a holistic view of the efficiency of their internal operations. If there is anything that ever goes awry, your business will have the ability to perform traceability if/when something goes wrong and this will be key in keeping your business competitive.