Forge more profits for your manufacturing business

Our guide will help you overcome four of the most common manufacturing challenges you'll face this year.

Forge more profits for your manufacturing business

Our guide will help you overcome four of the most common manufacturing challenges you'll face this year.

Forge more profits for your manufacturing business

Our guide will help you overcome four of the most common manufacturing challenges you'll face this year.

Move beyond ERP.  Gain better insights into the quality of your manufacturing.

In a rapidly changing environment, how can you grow your manufacturing business, control costs, and increase profitability? 

In the past Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software was effective. Today, Enterprise Management software will help you control business operations, ensure consistent quality, and take advantage of new commercial opportunities.


It's time to own your supply chain and cut costs.

Find Enterprise Management software that's right for your manufacturing business.

Sage 100cloud

A complete solution for companies that need to scale their operations to automate processes, connect employees, and gain business insight.

  • Simplify your financials
  • Take control of your business
  • Save time with automation
  • Improve report accuracy and build trust to make better business decisions

Sage 300cloud

Manage finances, operations, and inventory in multiple languages and currencies, ideal for businesses with operations across several cities or countries. Gives you real-time, mobile access to your data from the cloud for visibility across your entire company.

  • Simplify your financials
  • Manage multiple companies and currencies
  • Eliminate international business complexity
  • Simplify inventory management

Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management

An affordable solution for medium-sized businesses operating around the world. Manage procurement, warehousing, e-commerce, your people and more. 

  • Take control of global operations
  • Get the insight you need, when you need it
  • Expand to new markets or geographies
  • Gain agility and focus on your business

The top manufacturing industry challenges for 2018

Many manufacturers are facing challenges like compliance, lack of oversight, and increasingly complex supply chains in 2018. The good news is with Sage Business Cloud you can:

Protect your business against catastrophic recalls

Recent legislation in many parts of the world has given government agencies greater power to intervene with manufacturers’ operations, and to more easily demand product recalls and withdrawals. Moreover, consumers are becoming ever more demanding of manufacturers, ready to react when their expectations are not satisfied and able to raise their concerns instantly—and very publicly—through modern communications technology. As a result of these factors, product recalls around the world are becoming more and more frequent and manufacturers are facing major disruption, damage to reputation, and overall financial liability.

Put an end to poor decision-making

Getting detailed insight into your business can be a challenge at the best of times and manufacturers who lack complete, accurate, and up-to-the-minute data face significant challenges to making timely decisions. Which product is most profitable? Which supplier has the most delays? How much cash is tied up in inventory excess, and how much could you invest in growing your business? Without the answers to these questions, many businesses end up making poor strategic decisions and costly mistakes.

Command control of your entire supply chain—no matter how complex

Managing supply chains is a constant challenge for manufacturers. In addition to staying on top of the key factors—costs, demand forecasting, production downtime, and inventory excess—supply chain partnerships are continually changing. What happens if your supplier’s shipment has been delayed? What if supply costs increase without warning or quality changes? Without a fast, accurate method to track progress or communicate, you may not be able to avoid production downtime or plan an alternate manufacturing schedule without hurting your business. 

Transform your company by moving beyond ERP

Enterprise Management software will help your manufacturing business attract new customers, increase profits and stay ahead of the competition. 

Satisfy more customers
Respond faster to shifting customer demands and improve the management of fluctuations in purchasing, production, and shipping. Accelerate responses to inquiries and requests with accurate product costing and pricing.
Guarantee consistent quality
Minimize the risk and scope of a recall by ensuring the consistent quality of your products while maintaining the flexibility to act on any opportunity. Always meet or exceed the high standards of your customers, and adapt to compliance requirements. 
Keep costs under control
Gain control over work order details and deeper insights into your production costs so you can see where to cut costs and save money faster.

Process manufacturing problems

Today, common manufacturing problems include ensuring quality when raw materials fluctuate in potency, dealing with recalls and a global harmonization for chemical companies. To overcome these challenges for the manufacturing industry, you need software built for your specific industry needs.

Food and beverage
Are you looking for a complete solution that meets your operational, supply chain, and financial needs? Now, manage recalls, provide lot trace ability, control costs, and ensure quality.
Managing the supply chain and meeting increasing federal regulatory requirements-including global harmonization-is enough to keep any business busy. Other challenges include labeling, formula management and optimization, quality, and safety. Enterprise Management software is the answer.
Life sciences
From pharmaceutical to medical device companies, your business is complicated by regulatory compliance, an increasingly complex marketplace, and competitive pressure.  Now, manage operational needs like compliance, traceability, potency, recalls, and testing along with your finances and supply chain.

Discrete manufacturing challenges

Discrete manufacturers face a variety of business challenges in their operations, ranging from inventory management to production scheduling to regulatory requirements. We can help you handle inventory better, manage production costs, analyze product line profitability, and simplify operations.

Fabricated metal products
Mastering the challenges of a highly competitive market dominated by fluctuating metal and energy cost and global competition, while producing high-quality metal products to exact specifications, can be overwhelming.  Now, manage resources, production schedules, and customer orders and tie them into your financial systems.
Industrial machinery and equipment
With over $400 billion in domestic and foreign sales, the machinery and equipment manufacturing industry is vital to the U.S. economy. Thousands of foreign and domestic companies are competing, so profitability is essential. Enterprise Management software will help you save money on inventory control and get more value from employees and assets.
Instruments and related products
With technology-intensive products and shortening product lifecycles, it's vital to ensure capital investments return revenue to the business quickly. If you want to cut costs and improve cash flow, you need access to detailed information about every aspect of your business processes. Now, make timely decisions based on complete and accurate data.

Move beyond ERP

Find new ways to manufacture innovative products faster, improve your business processes, and reduce costs.

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