A strong paper and packaging software package will include functionality such as online estimating and quoting, a master production schedule, make-to-order work order generation, multiple units of measure, attributed inventory, and work-in-process inventory tracking. The ERP software must be robust enough to manage nontraditional production elements such as customer artwork, presses, inks, dyes and sheet stock. While many ERP software packages can manage these requirements, they are unique to the paper and packaging industry and not all ERP vendors can handle the printing industry sufficiently and therefore cannot be consider a viable ERP solution for paper and packaging manufacturers and distributors.
Paper and Packaging Software Requirements
- Customer relationship management
- Estimating and quoting
- Artwork management
- Multiple units of measure
- Attributed inventory for dimensional inventory management
- Master production schedule
- Make-to-order processing
- Management of presses, inks, dyes and sheet stock
- Work in process inventory management
Panorama’s ERP 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. The ERP team has industry specific expertise that helps facilitate a successful ERP selection project and measurable business improvements.