CRIBWISE announces the integration with Monitor G5, an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system built for the manufacturing industry. Monitor maintains a respected market position with several modules geared toward the needs of today’s manufacturers. The first phase of this integration has been to manage purchase order functions.

Patrik Grönman, Development Manager at CRIBWISE, says: ‘Why do it twice (or more) when you can limit manual input to just a single occurrence when you first enter an item onto the system? It reduces the possibility for human error, which is important for tasks where that interaction does not add value.’

Grönman continues: ‘This saves time for skilled individuals to use on tasks where their input enhances the outcome. The magnitude of time savings becomes apparent not with a single transaction, but with the hundreds, or thousands, of items that are routinely ordered to keep the shop floor running.

The integration works one way, by synchronising purchase order data from the inventory management system to the ERP. The data match, or data change, in CRIBWISE triggers the sync to Monitor. With that, many hours of manual input are eliminated as are any potential errors.

As a subscription-based solution, CRIBWISE can be either an on-premise or cloud-based installation. With cloud setups growing in popularity, both CRIBWISE and Monitor offer their solutions as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), running on a network of remote servers instead of an on-premise setup. Updates are managed by the provider, reducing the need for consultants, training, software licenses, and equipment upgrades. This achievement is part of ongoing efforts to further integrate IoT technologies throughout manufacturing facilities to achieve greater efficiencies.

ERPs incorporate many important business functions including supply chain management, warehouse management, order management, inventory management, manufacturing, purchasing, finance, and e-commerce. Grönman concludes: “With the Monitor G5 purchase order connection, communication is now established with the over-arching Enterprise Resource Planning system, and we see continued development between the two systems”.

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