In 2021, the future of manufacturing changed forever.
The development of cutting-edge software platforms allowed thousands of UK companies to decrease costs and increase efficiency.
In order to compete in our digital age, manufacturing companies have to become tech-savvy across multiple departments… and fast.
No longer is it enough to only automate product assembly, you should implement AI across the whole of your company: reducing workload pressures and freeing up staff availability.
By investing in SaaS, high-speed internet, and modern computers, manufacturers can automate order processing, component purchasing, machine diagnostics, and even product distribution.
Here are 3 departments that could benefit the most from technology investment.
- Admin and Finance
Alongside order processing and component purchasing, automation programmes can send and process accurate invoices, calculate revenue, and manage spending. This reduces the risk of human error in important bookkeeping tasks, whilst also providing support to overwhelmed admins.
- Sales and Marketing
Cloud technologies allow secure worldwide communication with global clients, helping manufacturers to convert leads.
That’s not all.
With the help of software, order updates and queries will be answered automatically and webchat boxes will help customers make purchases.
Through automation, lead generation and customer onboarding become easier, resulting in better user experiences with positive outcomes. This allows manufacturing companies to benefit from both WOM and referrals.
- Human Resources
Investment in technology will help aid HR teams in a variety of ways, including:
- Making data-driven recruitment choices.
- Tracking staff hours.
- Scheduling annual reviews.
- Paying accurate wages.
- Attracting and retaining leading talent.
Technology Your Manufacturing Company Needs
Manufacturing companies wanting to increase revenue growth need to consider the types of technology available to them, assessing current infrastructure – like internet and telecoms – and the hardware they use. Updating computers, investing in faster internet speeds, and improving technological access across departments will enable employees to better do their jobs, whilst also allowing you to take advantage of 2022 software solutions.
Keytech Can Help
At Keytech, we can review your current technology capabilities in a strategy call and highlight areas for improvement. We offer:
- Hardware Purchasing
- Hardware Upgrades
- IT & Telecoms
- IT Support
Book a call or ring 0113 531 5400 to see how we can help.