3 Examples of Different Industries Using ERP

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There are ERP solutions for small, medium and larger organizations in most industries. Modern organizations need structures in place to manage their operations and work in an efficient and safe way with accurate data.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at three examples of industries that Calsoft has helped to implement an ERP system. But first, we need to understand what an ERP really is and how it can benefit a business.

What is an ERP?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software systems are used by companies to oversee, customize and automate daily activities to increase productivity.

This includes features such as:

  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • Project management
  • Sales orders
  • Warehouse management
  • Supply chains
  • Sales volume
  • Risk management
  • Inventory management

ERP software combines key metrics and detailed data from different departments and makes your data a central platform, which reduces manual entry, makes business data visible to everyone at the company, and integrates partner data for fluid operations and transparency.

Read more: Dynamics 365 Benefits: 5 Advantages of Having ERP from Microsoft

Which industries uses ERP systems?

Organizations from a variety of industries use ERP software. ERP systems can be incorporated into almost any industry, but there are some industries that see more benefits with ERP.

Here are some examples of industries that use ERPs:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Construction
  • Industrial Services
  • Service Business
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive Parts
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Metal/Steel
  • Food & Beverage
  • Telecommunication/Media

Read more: Industries that benefit from ERP

3 Real Examples of Companies Using ERP from Microsoft Dynamics

Now let’s take a look at three well-known companies from different industries that Calsoft has helped.

1. Sanrio – Entertainment: Character, License and Publishing Industry

Sanrio is a Japanese based company that design and produce products such as stationary, gifts and accessories.

Sanrio uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations as their new ERP system. They decided to move from the legacy ERP they were using when they realized that needed an ERP software with a solid accounting function, integration with their other systems, and to increase their operational efficiency.

So, how well did D365 Finance and operations work for Sanrio?

The results they achieved was:

  • 30% increase in efficiency
  • 100% cloud environment
  • 100% accuracy in data

Read the full case study

2. AGCI – Chemical Industry

A manufacturer of chemical products which are used in electronics, automotive, and housing industries. Due to the increase of sales, AGCI needed a system to avoid human errors and to be able to automate workflows for increased productivity. Previously, they used Excel and everything was done manually. They decided to use Dynamics 365 Business Central as their new ERP system.

How well did D365 Business Central work for AGCI?

Before implementing D365 ERP, AGCI had three clear goals:

  • Operation Efficiently (from Manual to Automate)
  • Risk Management (Minimize human error and delays)
  • Preparation for Future (Early investment for future growth)

They successfully achieved all three goals after implementation of D365 BC and are happy how user friendly and customizable the system is.

Read the full case study

3. Wakou – Food and Beverage Industry

Wakou is a manufacturer of soup bases, seasoning oils and various of sauces.

They previously used QuickBooks and realized that with the expansion of production, they needed to upgrade to a more robust system that could handle production controls, planning and manage business data. Wakou choose to implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their new ERP system.

What results did Wakou achieve with Dynamics NAV?

  • Better control of inventory movement in shop floor and warehouse
  • Supply chain management
  • Better management of food safety and regulations
  • Reduced human error in warehouse operation
  • Developed a good R&D recipe management system

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Finding an ERP partner who is specialized in a specific ERP industry can be more beneficial as they know the challenges of the industry and understand the business processes. 

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Calsoft is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP consultant with over 20+ years of experience in the ERP domain. We are experts in helping businesses use Dynamics 365 ERP to the best of its capability.