Engineer to Order ERP Software
In Engineer-To-Order manufacturing, you’re always fighting the against clock. Having the correct Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software helps provide the insight engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers need to streamline quote-to-invoice processes, improve operational planning, and take the complexity out of financial management. At EstesGroup, we have the proper Engineer to Order ERP Software to help your reduce job costs and improve profitability.
ETO ERP Manufacturing Challenges
Unlike other markets within the manufacturing industry, ETO manufacturers have customers that are highly involved throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. Meaning that considerations, plans, and orders can change quickly.
Furthermore, ETO manufacturers have historically longer lead times compared to other manufacturers – meaning that raw materials often need to be purchased directly for a specific phase of the job. This means that all costs and materials are reported as a revision to the original estimate.
Finally, oftentimes requirements for jobs vary greatly between jobs. This positions ETO manufacturers very uniquely compared to discrete manufacturers.
This is why having an Engineer to Order ERP Software that fit the everchanging job needs of their industry.
ETO Software for The Modern World
Regular ERP software just doesn’t work for ETO Manufacturers. ETO manufacturers have the unique challenge of building complex custom products based on constantly changing customer requirements, and engineering revisions – in turn, there are some considerations one must have when looking into Engineer to Order ERP Software for your company. An ETO Software must have some basic capabilities including but not limited to:
- Access to current information related to all financial and technical data of a job
- Job and project scheduling capabilities at both shop-floor and management levels
- Task planning, tracking, and costing for all steps included in engineering and installation
- Potential warning and alert systems for each project component
- Enhanced inventory control, and the ability to order directly to job
- Capacity planning for improved on-time delivery
- Vendor management
Knowing that production information and specifications for ETO manufacturers can be changed on the fly, you need an ETO ERP Software that is designed to face these challenges.
Implementing ETO Software
Our implementation team works closely with you to provide a seamless transition and integration of the ETO ERP Software, ultimately ensuring a smooth adoption into your business model.
Contact EstesGroup today to talk about your company’s transition to Engineer to Order ERP Software.