Asia is now in a growth phase, as I write this article, the EU is struggling to agree on many areas and Donald Trump still has lots of work to do before the American have confidence in him.

Hence, Asia is now quietly taking over the world (in economic sense).

On top of that, which China leading with new and innovative products, innovation will be the foundation for successful Asian manufacturing companies. And in order to keep up with the changing of consumer demands, they must constantly connected with their customers and be in touch with their needs. Only in this way can they can provide the products that consumers want, and they can also attract new customers.

Cloud ERP Software for Asia Manufacturers

Companies in Asia may especially depend on various cloud-based software solutions already. For example, WeChat Money, by Ten Cents, is probably one of the largest payment gateways in China and customers love them. In fact, the Chinese depend on WeChat so much that many do not have to carry their wallets or credit cards any more.

While the Asian consumers are adapting to online services fast, manufacturers can catch up equally fast too.

With the birth of Cloud ERP, like SmartB, manufacturers can ensure that the software they use is efficient, to address the specific needs faced by industry. While the cloud is the most modern and efficient channel that is available today, it is also flexible to meet many different needs of SMEs in Asia.

Hence, now is the time for Asian manufacturers to proactively implement cloud-based software solutions.

While cloud solutions are not new, manufacturers in this region are only now starting to understand the many benefits available from software-as-a-service, rather than simply relying on their on-premises implementations.

1.    Faster Deployment

Deployments are speedier with the cloud, so there are fewer slowdowns in work while you are implementing them. No company capital is invested in upgrades to infrastructure. Cloud-based software can be set up and properly running in much less time than your company would spend with on-premises software solutions.

2.    Cost Reductions

Using the Cloud for your ERP and other software can reduce your company costs significantly. Companies that have moved all or most of their systems onto the cloud have seen on average a 15{528a46749d196be7df21540ff140c83acfb7bfa395f69b6580b6b804895671bc} IT spending reduction. These savings came from IT personnel costs and data center spending.

3.    Visibility Improvement

Cloud-based ERP applications provide Asian manufacturing companies with complete visibility throughout their entire corporations. Having access to important information about resources for the plant floor gives manufacturers a more effective use of constrained resources. They can find areas where efficiency can be improved and promote better asset and materials management.

4.    Faster Growth

Since deploying cloud-based systems doesn’t require any physical infrastructure installation, they aid in making it much less time-consuming and expensive to set up a presence in new areas. If a venture is successful, manufacturers can easily and quickly scale the solution so that it meets their expanding needs.

5.    Improvement in Efficiency

Asian manufacturing businesses only see growth if that growth is balanced with cost savings, efficiency gains, streamlined processes and increased inventory turns. Cloud-based solutions are suited well to improve the efficiency of operations in a manufacturing environment. They can help in making typical business processes automated and replace manual activities. In addition, Cloud-based systems virtually eliminate any need for duplicate data entry.

6.    Ease of Updating

Cloud-based ERP systems are also easier to have updated than on-premises solutions. Cloud ERP vendors, in most cases, can automatically apply updates and patches. This means an always-current solution, so that manufacturers in Asia can meet their business’ requirements, needs, processes and regulations, as these evolve with the passing of time.

7.    Gearing up for the Future

As manufacturing businesses gear up to overcome facilities and plants that are capacity-constrained, they can seize new opportunities for growth. They can be ahead of other Asian manufacturers if their cloud-based systems free up their capital for their evolving business needs and allow them to quickly change direction as required by the market.