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2019 Manufacturing Trends: Determining Which Technologies are the Most Important

By John Scandar | June 14, 2019

Which technology is most strategic to help with your digital transformation? The 21st century has rapidly embraced innovative thinking, with tools and machinery that have changed the way people operate. Businesses who have embraced digital transformation have the ability to be more swift and agile throughout all aspects of their organization’s day to day processes. The technology implemented into a business makes a huge impact on how quickly the company can adapt to change and ultimately stay ahead of competition.  

With a wide array of technology available today, it’s understandable that it can be hard to determine what route to take; so it may be helpful to see what others in the manufacturing industry have rated as their top technology priorities for 2019.

“Manufacturers: Rank your technology priorities with 7 being the most important and 1 being the least important.”

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Analytics, ERP and CRM (in that order) top the list of technology priorities for the respondents that participated in this survey. Document Management and Collaboration closely match-up for mid-tier priorities, with Portals and then Machine Learning and IoT coming in at the bottom. What do these results tell us? They exemplify the importance of data, streamlined operations and achieving target business outcomes. According to these manufacturers, it’s imperative to have a software solution that ensures an organization has the tools to make effective sales, marketing, production, service and operations decisions. Having the power to translate data into insight to better understand what’s driving your business, will help ensure a successful 2019 and beyond.

Stay ahead of the curve. Read the full report to strategically plan your next move and find your competitive edge before it’s too late. Download 2019 Manufacturing Industry Trends: Survey Results and Analysis here.

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About John Scandar

John Scandar, senior vice president of Fullscope, has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing enterprise software market, with an emphasis on leveraging IT investments to improve business success. His experience also includes product management and positioning for enterprise software.

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