When we sit to plan, many of us think we need all our existing tools to integrate with our new manufacturing software, but with our experience, we have seen that more than 70% of the integrations are hardly used. So, the first step is to evaluate what integrations your team actually needs. We created an exhaustive list of integrations that are present in popular manufacturing software so that you can prioritize what you need.
Read on for the integrations list, but if you also want an exhaustive list of features to prioritize in manufacturing software, you can go here.
To help you choose the right software, we also prepared a blog about the top 7 manufacturing ERP software. You can find the blog here.
What is Manufacturing Software?
Manufacturing software, also known as Manufacturing ERP software, solves your automation requirements for manufacturing operations into a single software on the device of the shop floor team.
Manufacturing Software is known globally to help companies manage and optimize the production activities performed by shop floor workers.
How to use the Integrations Checklist?
You need to prioritize integrations such as P1, P2, and P3. This way you know what integrations you need, what are good to have, and what you don’t want for your team today. The definition is as follows,
P1: High Priority
P2: Low Priority
P3: Not needed
Integrations Checklist for Manufacturing Software
Stripe is payment processing software that helps your production team in collecting online payments from customers.
QuickBooks is cloud-based accounting software that helps in accounting, bookkeeping, reporting, and financial management.
MailChimp integration helps to run email campaigns by sending customized emails to the customers.
Zapier is a workflow automation tool that helps connect various apps with your software and automatically moves information between them.
Salesforce is a cloud-based software that provides Customer Relationship Management software that helps you manage sales, customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.
Dropbox Business is a file sharing and cloud storage solution that lets you sync, share, and collaborate files and documents among your teams.
Slack is a workplace communication tool that helps teams in better communication and collaboration.
FedEx Ship Manager
FedEx is a shipment solution to automate and simplify the shipping process and quickly and accurately create shipping labels and bills of lading.
Shopify is an eCommerce solution that lets you set up an online store with just drag-and-drop options and sell online.
TrueCommerce is an EDI solution that automates the entire lifecycle of electronic data interchange (EDI) through data backup, end-to-end integration, and order processing.
Authorize.net helps you manage payments by processing credit, debit, and electronic check transactions on the web and in person.
Tableau is a data visualization and business intelligence tool used for reporting and analyzing data.
HubSpot is a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management platform that helps in managing sales, marketing, and customer relations.
Microsoft Excel helps you to organize and store data and lets you create, view, edit and share files with others.
Squarespace helps you create customizable websites or online stores from templates and sell online.
Xero is a cloud-based accounting platform that helps you in accounting, bookkeeping, and managing finances.
Microsoft Dynamics 365
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This way you can understand what features and integrations you need before choosing the right Manufacturing Software for your team. But most Manufacturing Software are all-in-one software that come with many features and integrations, some of them are undesired and will hamper the team’s adoption.
So instead, we recommend using a no-code tool like Utilize to build a manufacturing app with just the features you need. You can then integrate your tools with Google Sheets using Zapier or Integromat.
Here is a sample app built for a manufacturing team with production workflow processes.
Get started with Utilize now!
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