Manufacturing Software Profiles

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Evaluating and choosing the optimum ERP solution is as challenging as it gets. Is this challenge affecting your competitive edge?

At CTS we know how to remove the uncertainty in the process using our 30 years of experience guiding manufacturers to a successful outcome. Take advantage of our 45 minute consult to answer these questions and more:

  • Are you looking at the right systems?

  • Is your organization ready to select and implement a new solution?

  • Have you made a business case for the cost involved?

  • Have you defined the steps to validate your decision?

Afterwards, we’ll email you our justification for the recommended vendor(s) and additional steps to consider for a successful outcome. We’ll also include the CTS Best Practices e-Guide -- how to define your manufacturing requirements, prepare an RFI, get the most out of demos, validate references, negotiate best price, and more.

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Microsoft 365 Business MS 365 Business

Microsoft 365 Business is a powerful ERP software solution for midsize and larger organizations. It is versatile and can be used for a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, professional services and the public sector. This comprehensive manufacturing software will seem familiar to Microsoft software users and works with other Microsoft software to automate and streamline business processes. Functionally, this product is very strong for companies who need multi-location, multi-currency and multi-language support. Microsoft 365 Business includes functionality for business intelligence and reporting, collaboration, environmental sustainability, financial management, human resource management, production, project management, service management, supply chain management and sales management.

Several unique capabilities include: open source code; N-tier architecture with no limit on number of users; and an Enterprise Portal that provides a Microsoft SharePoint Web authoring experience and document management. Although the software used to require a minimum $250K investment, it is now available with a much lower cost entry point, making it a more affordable option for a wide range of company types.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
Microsoft 365 Business
CURRENT VERSION
2017
CLOUD MODE
True Cloud
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
300 in North America
PRICING
$250K-1M minimum

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Yes
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
Yes
RECIPE BATCH
Yes
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Yes
ENGINEER TO ORDER
Yes
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Yes
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Yes
MEDICAL DEVICES
Yes
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
Yes

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
Yes

Product Highlights

  Delivers a rich industry foundation on which partners build packaged applications for niche verticals, such as high-tech.manufacturing, architecture and engineering and specialty retail.
 Offers tight integration with other Microsoft products, such as Office, SharePoint and Performance Point.
  Microsoft has invested far more in Dynamics 365 than any of its other Business Solutions.