CDC Software, an enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud technologies, has announced the general availability of Ross ERP 7.0, the major release of its next-generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. According to the company, the ERP solution offers:
- Improved interoperability, increased collaborative capabilities, enhanced usability, new mobility features and more advanced traceability that can lead to higher productivity, faster decision-making, and reduced costs and risk — all with a low total cost of ownership.
- It takes ERP to the next level in enterprise visibility, collaboration, reporting, mobility and social manufacturing with new functionality featured in Enterprise Viewer, Document Connect, Event Management Framework and Ross Mobile 2.0.
- Advanced collaborative techniques found in Facebook and Google were incorporated into Ross Enterprise Viewer and EMF.
- Utilizing “Subscribe and Follow” techniques, Enterprise Viewer allows sales reps to subscribe to a sales “widget” then follow the sales of their own customers on their dashboard, and EMF delivers real-time alerts to the sales rep whenever one of their customers exceeds certain credit limits.
The Food Safety & Traceability committee at MESA International offers best practices in data architecture and enterprise applications for improving food safety and traceability across the value chain. With increasing regulatory pressure for improved food traceability, recall accuracy, and adverse event response time, the collection and sharing of specific information between a company’s shop floor systems and ERP application is critical.
On this live webinar, Matthew Littlefield, President and Principal Analyst at LNS Research and MESA Food Safety & Traceability Committee Chairman, joins Jack Payne, Vice President of Ross Enterprise, to discuss the collection and usage of shop floor data, the integration of traceability systems and an ERP application, and the automation of quality, HACCP and ISO/SQF processes.
According to LNS Research and MESA International, there are still major process and data collection gaps in the areas of Manufacturing Operations Management, Quality Management, and Automated Data Collection amongst many small to medium sized food processors. Matthew and Jack compare the pros and cons of employing a single version of the truth and single system versus multiple software systems to manage these areas. Specific attention will be paid to achieving “world-class” performance in food safety and traceability with specific functionality found in today’s leading ERP solutions.