Manufacturing - ERP/MRP

Manufacturing Software News, Case-Study Applications, Product Information, Best-Practice and Thought-Leadership Articles

The Future Of ERP

08-May-2018
The Future Of ERP
It’s tempting to think the pace of technological change is slowing. That we are accustomed to the internet, that PCs are a permanent part of the office and that constant contact is a fact of life with mobile phones. But there are compelling reasons to think we’re only just getting started – Khaos Cloud, discuss the various change to come that will take your business to levels of success you’ve previously only ever dreamed of.

Businesses will unlock the wealth promised by future technology with their use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software or business systems. These systems, which go unnoticed by consumers, but exert a tremendous influence over everything from stock control to accounting, powering tills to handling returns, have an untold story. A thrilling story, stretching across decades and platforms, it’s necessary to tell since, only by knowing where business systems have been, will we know where they’re going.

Business systems began life in the 1960s when firms engaged in complex manufacturing processes, requiring assembly of many individual parts, began cataloguing their huge inventories. J.I. Case, manufacturers of tractors and other agricultural machinery, and computing behemoth IBM, led the way as early pioneers. But given computers’ enormous size at the time, and the large teams necessary for their upkeep, the advantages over traditional, paper-based systems were modest at best.

Indeed, business systems were only able to outdo their paper-based competitors when the arrival of the microprocessor radically boosted the number of calculations computers could perform in a given space – whereas business systems were once supported by floor-filling mainframes, increasingly, as the 1970s wore on, those same systems ran on desktop machines. Lone technicians oversaw their operation, rather than dedicated teams. Seizing the opportunity, the first software companies arose – including such titans as SAP and Microsoft – writing and selling their own programs.

Computers’ power marched on relentlessly with the next revolution, the internet, acting to weave individual machines together into a vast web that dissolved the old barriers of distance more effectively than any technology before it. For the first time, it became possible to buy goods and services from the comfort of home in what we now call eCommerce. And it’s here that Khaos Control Solutions enters the story, because while fears of a tech bubble ran rife in the year 2000, our founder, Mike Cockfield, saw IT still had a great future, understood the new demands eCommerce placed on business systems and developed Khaos Control to meet them.

For it was no longer necessary just to manage stock, just to manage accounts and just to manage customer relations. Vast marketplaces, on Amazon and eBay amongst others, were opening. With expanded business systems, it became necessary to track and update products from one place, inside a single system instead of a myriad of separate accounts.

But these new, internet-enabled business systems, while delivering massive productivity gains, ran on servers at companies’ premises. Difficult to set up, hard to maintain and tricky to secure, these servers became a ball and chain holding companies back.

The solution was cloud computing. An act of liberation, transferring business systems to the cloud meant relieving site-based servers’ every pain point. Hosted at dedicated, professional data centres, risks surrounding security, downtime, and upgrades and installation were drastically reduced. All outsourced to robust, experienced companies whose mission is perfection in all the matters companies’ staff used to worry about, freeing them to attend to what really matters – business growth.

Appreciating the cloud’s power, Khaos Control Solutions were quick to unveil Khaos Control Cloud, a browser-based business system that married the capability of traditional systems to the flexibility of an innovative solution accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere with an internet connection.

That’s where business systems have been. Looking ahead, as the Internet of Things and blockchain technology mature, promising more data stored in incorruptible records to squash inefficiency, it’s clear business systems have an extraordinary way to go strengthening the companies that use them. Khaos Control Solutions looks forward to making the most of these innovations, pushing our applications further and faster so our customers reap the benefits.

Do you want in on the prosperous future?

Schneider Electric Adopts Actvcontent’s Automated Manufacturing Execution System
1 week ago
Unit4’s ERP Chosen to Support a Ground-Breaking Project Building the World’s Largest Radio Telescope
1 week ago
Universal Robots Marks Industry Milestone by Awarding its 25,000 Collaborative Robot in a Gold Edition at IMTS
1 week ago
Manufacturing growth slows in UK and EU amid economic and political fears
2 weeks ago
Annual symposium to showcase magnesium’s benefits to manufacturing
3 weeks ago
64 per cent of manufacturers reveal a lack of budget is the main barrier to further IT adoption
3 weeks ago
The perfect set-up for change
1 month ago
How Striving For Zero Defects Helps To Boost Manufacturing Productivity Through Process Visibility
1 month ago
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Adds Exciting New Capabilities to Manufacturing and Professional Services Industries
1 month ago
Muted growth for UK manufacturers – how can we boost business
1 month ago
How Electronics Manufacturers Can Benefit from ERP
1 month ago
Brightpearl appoints fashion chief as Chairman to accelerate international expansion after £11m growth
2 months ago
The material that holds the world together
2 months ago
Kurabo International: Bridging the Generation Gap with Lectra
2 months ago
Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 ranked No. 1 by Industry Experts
2 months ago
The Rise Of Industry 4.0 In Fashion
2 months ago
Menz & Gasser Tempted to Taste the Benefits of Digital Transformation with Infor
2 months ago
OSSL Group returns to Made in the Midlands
3 months ago
Rimini Street EMEA State of Innovation Readiness Survey Reveals An Inconsistent Approach Among Industries
3 months ago
BEUMER Residential Service ensures smooth operation on site for the long term
3 months ago
Baroque Japan Limited: Connecting the Dots with Lectra Fashion PLM
3 months ago
It takes two…New research shows UK manufacturers must partner to prosper
3 months ago
FutureDays18: Focus on new saws and additive manufacturing
3 months ago
Elemica Reports Double Digit Network Growth and Announces New Product Innovations in First Quarter 2018
3 months ago
Pelican Products, Inc. Improves Sales Order and Invoice Processing with Esker’s SaaS Solutions
4 months ago
Syspro launches Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)
4 months ago
Rootstock Software Names Per Norling General Manager, International To Spearhead Worldwide Growth
4 months ago
Ansys 19.1 Delivers The First Comprehensive Solution For Simulation-Based Digital Twins
4 months ago
UK manufacturing growth slows, but there are some silver linings…
4 months ago
Synchrono® Presents Get Lean on Inventory at IndustryWeek Expo
4 months ago
Growing pains? Subcon releases new research on export and subcontracting in UK manufacturing and engineering
4 months ago
"Fashion Goes Digital" takes the Lead in Fashion Technology
4 months ago
TouchPath Launches Latest Performance-Driven Manufacturing Execution System
4 months ago
SAP Introduces SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud
4 months ago
UNEX Manufacturing Brian C. Neuwirth Named MHI Outstanding Young Professional at MODEX 2018
5 months ago
Lectra’s Cloud Applications take the Fashion World by Storm
5 months ago
Brockhouse forges ahead with turnover up a third
5 months ago
UNEX Manufacturing Acquires SpeedCell to Expand Company Product Line with Dynamic
5 months ago
Optimising productivity at warehouse packing stations
5 months ago
SYSPRO's Latest ERP Release Supports Globalization, Growth, and the Digital Economy for Manufacturers
5 months ago
Teamwork Reimagined: Lectra Connected Design and Lectra Connected Development
6 months ago
Subcon partners with Automechanika Birmingham to open doors to all visitors
6 months ago
4 Reasons Robotics Will Continue To Dominate The Manufacturing World
6 months ago
GST Achieves Sustainable Competitive Advantage through Unique Partnership with Lectra
6 months ago
GE Spurs Product Innovation Through Multi-Year Agreement With Ansys
6 months ago
Ansys Discovery Live Enables Real-Time Digital Exploration For Every Engineer
7 months ago
Engineering The Future: Visitor Registration Opens For Subcon
7 months ago
From Single-Task Machines to Backflipping Robots: The Evolution of Robots
7 months ago
Bonlok Invests In Khaos Control Cloud ERP To Centralise And Enhance Business Operations
7 months ago