How nearshore software development companies can help manufacturers succeed
The manufacturing sector has become more competitive than ever before, especially due to changes in consumer demands and technological advancements. Automation has now become the new norm for the manufacturing industry. Today's companies use different types of systems and technologies which include MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems), and QMS (Quality Management Systems).
While out-of-the-box software can help a manufacturing company streamline its operations, it may not be aligned with its business goals, or cover all of its processes such as supply chain applications, maintenance, and product design, forcing the company to use several software products.
The manufacturers who want to avoid the hustle of using off-the-shelf are now partnering with nearshore software development companies such as KNDCODE to create custom software that will cover all their needs.
Here are some benefits of using custom software for your manufacturing business.
The initial cost of acquiring a custom software may be higher than buying off-the-shelf software. However, custom software does not become obsolete or require regular updates; therefore, you end up spending less in the long run. When thinking about outsourcing for IT projects, nearshore software development services make sense for any company.
Custom software is created exclusively to meet the specific needs of your business, streamlining manufacturing operations, facilitating business operation, and generating greater security and control.
Manufacturing business involves complex and sensitive processes; therefore, you need software designed to handle multiple business operations, processes, and even machinery seamlessly. An experienced software developer can help create technology solutions to automate your business operations, integrate or renovate existing applications, thus simplifying the production and decision process and generating efficiencies.
How custom software can help manufacturers
1. Providing insightful business intelligence
New technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have come a long way to transform the manufacturing industry. Once integrated, depending on the business needs, these innovations make it possible to collect data and derive actionable insight. With the help of custom manufacturing business software, managers can now keep tabs on every component of their organization and get a comprehensive insight into the entire business's workings.
2. Effective production planning and control
The manufacturing sector is become tougher and tougher each day due to the rising price pressures from competitors, short lead times requirements, and increasing demand for hyper-personalized products. This has led to the need for optimal and efficient allocation of resources to optimize productivity. Custom software helps track the production processes to ensure perfect resources mix and trim activities that do not add value. Custom software also helps monitor and keep track of any slight changes or errors in real-time which allows businesses to address them before they escalate to major issues.
3. Machinery and processes monitoring
Due to the increased demand for personalized products, each manufacturer requires specifically calibrated machinery and tailored-made system to facilitate precise workflows. Any flaws in the machinery operations or workflow can lead to resource wastage. An experienced software developer will help you create an effective system that will ensure real-time monitoring of your machinery and other business operations such as orders, inventory, clients, and supplier management. Also, custom software can help manage equipment, schedule maintenance, and measure the installed equipment's performance.
4. Provides room for growth
Custom software doesn't get out of date and can easily be adapted to new features as your business grows. This will help you avoid the costs associated with standard software that requires regular updates or replacements whenever the technology becomes obsolete or your business expands.
5. Post-delivery support
Having proper post-delivery support ensures your software remains secure, maintained, and enhanced well after it launches. In the manufacturing world today, software development is never finished. You will need to regularly upgrade some features, fix bugs and patches that occur from time to time. You need a team of experienced software developers who offer post-delivery support to ensure that the software remains secure, operational, and integrates well with other systems. KNDCODE team will not only provide application and support but will also offer other services which includes
- Quality assurance and management
- User experience testing
- Applications integration
- Recovery Testing
- Reliability Testing
- Usability Testing
- Compliance Testing
- Interface Testing
- Regression Testing
- Beta/Acceptance Testing
- Performance Testing
- Load Testing
- Security Testing
- Compatibility Testing
All the above post software development can only be adequately handled by a team that has years of experience in performance engineering.
Security especially cybersecurity is a factor that any type of business should not take lightly, and the manufacturing business is not an exception. There are hackers out there whose work is to try to penetrate and sabotage any vulnerable systems they come across, which often result in huge losses. Unlike off-the-shelf software, custom software is accessible by authorized personnel only; hence remains safe in trusted individuals' hands. Also, an experienced nearshore software development company will help you put in place security measures that will ensure your business information and other resources.
It is essential to ensure that your software does not work in theories only, but you can see tangible results. Most businesses go for the off-the-shelf software since it looks easy to install and maintain but costs them in the long run. Partnering with experienced software developers such as KNDCODE will help you create custom software that will ensure the smooth running of your business's processes, including time management, cost efficiency, and optimal resource allocation and productivity. A nearshore software development partner can help you in the entire software development cycle from planning, development, implementation, and maintenance.
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