Chemical manufacturers require an ERP software solution with robust functionality specific to batch production and process manufacturing environments. The software must include inherent regulatory compliance with strong chemical inventory software functionality such as recall management, forward and backward lot traceability and quality control. In addition, the software must provide complete security with advanced reporting capabilities and full audit trails.
Chemical Products Software Functional Requirements
- Laboratory management
- Formulations and recipes
- Scalable batches
- Strong inventory management
- Certificate of analysis (COA) generation
- Bi-directional lot tracking
- Expiration date tracking
- Recall management
- Audit trails and reporting
As we have discovered in our experience with more than 150 ERP solutions, each ERP software package has its strengths and weaknesses. We track our extensive selection and implementation experience with various enterprise systems in our proprietary ERP Solutions Database. Below is a summary of a small sub-set of data from that database, which our project teams use to help clients select the right ERP software for their organizations.
This table identifies the generalized functional strengths of each of the listed ERP solutions for chemical products manufacturing and distribution. Our ERP software selection process leverages more detailed information from our database to conduct a more thorough assessment of software fit with each client’s business requirements.
Our consultants are aware of the potential pitfalls of ERP selection projects and can help hedge against project cost overruns, software that is misaligned with business needs, and lack of return on investment. Panorama’s team has industry-specific expertise that helps achieve measurable business improvements.