Toward the Next Normal: The ERP's Role in Supporting European Manufacturers

Toward the Next Normal: The ERP's Role in Supporting European Manufacturers

This IDC Perspective looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on European manufacturing supply chains in the context of technology consumption. With ERP standing out as providing more end-to-end visibility than any other key technology used, it will also help pave the way to the "new normal." To that end, we explain the importance of investing in a new generation of ERP rather than relying on ERP legacy. "ERP has helped European manufacturers successfully buffer the impact of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Going forward, ERP will be an indispensable technology for all manufacturers to help operate in the 'next normal.' This requires a mindset change — away from seeing ERP just as a transactional system to being an enabler and strategic decision-making tool for the greater challenges ahead," said Maggie Slowik, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Supply Chain Gaps: Even the Best Have Work to do
The Role of Technology in Driving Supply Chain Visibility
The New Era of ERP: Helping Prepare for the "Next Normal"
Remote Working
Increasing Employee Productivity and Business Resiliency
Remote Production Monitoring
Reducing Supply Chain Risks in Light of Diversified Supplier Networks
Advice for the Technology Buyer
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