When you automatically receive relevant, real-time information in a meaningful format, you can make decisions quickly. When you're notified that certain defined conditions have occurred, you can react, change direction, and even stop a particular course of action, choosing to invest time and money in initiatives that will help you achieve your business goals.
By improving data visibility, organisations improve decision-making and operational efficiency. And ultimately, companies are operationally better than their counterparts because their ERP systems help them maximise the visibility of their data and use it to achieve operational excellence.
But, by getting greater access to enterprise solution data from desktop computers, tablet devices, and smartphones, you'll always have the information you need to do your job. And that means you'll be more productive and fulfilled.
David Hope is regional managing director, Asia Pacific South, Infor.
 Source: IDC Manufacturing Insights 2011 - No. 378
 Pierfrancesco Manenti, "In Pursuit of Operational Excellence: Accelerating Business Change through Next Generation ERP,"IDC Manufacturing Insights (www.idc-mi.com), January 2012.
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