Difficult ERP/MES integration is a myth – don’t let this myth be a barrier to increased productivity

ERP & MES Integration in Manufacturing

We’ve previously talked about how some manufacturing businesses are fully digital in their office environments but manual processes like spreadsheets, whiteboards and clipboards are still common in many factories. Want to connect your office to your factory – don’t let ERP/MES integration be a barrier.

Don’t worry, we build effective ERP-MES integrated systems every day.

One of the myths manufacturers believe about implementing an MES is that it is difficult and cumbersome to integrate their ERP with an MES. That’s simply not true. AspectPL is an MES that easily integrates with any ERP – in fact here at AspectPT, we have not met an ERP we can’t integrate with.

Connect the office with the factory

MES and ERP integration put simply is the management office, the factory and even despatch all talking together, in one language. They automatically share their information to create a real and integrated view of a business. It means businesses know what products are being ordered, how and when they are produced and how much it costs. This means businesses can communicate this to the most important people in their business – their customers.

So how does AspectPL integrate with any ERP?

AspectPL integration is achieved quite easily with minimal involvement required from ERP vendors.

AspectPL has a relational database that is structured according to the ISA-95 standard, the same as most ERP systems.

What this means is that AspectPL is speaking the same language as the ERP. This facilitates the data exchange between the ERP and the MES. AspectPL can easily mirror your ERP system, receiving and sending data between the manufacturing floor and the ERP – without ongoing configuration or expensive third party programming.

AspectPL can configure data fields to link under different import/export scenarios from the ERP. Complicated scenarios such as large multi-level BOMs, product dependencies, alternative routings, family tools and multiple classes of products are easily handled once set up.

MES means more value from your ERP

A good MES actually extends the value of an ERP by providing real-time visibility to production order status and inventory levels. This provides better business decision support, planning and collaboration across the organisation.

You’ve spent a great deal of money on an ERP system, why not leverage the benefits and investment in that ERP by aligning it with a world-class MES solution?

So don’t let ERP integration be a barrier for implementing an MES.

At AspectPT, ERP-MES integration is easy.