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ERP for the Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers Industry

Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers: An Industry for Farmers

Agricultural equipment manufacturers make machinery used by farmers for planting, seeding, irrigation, harvesting and post-harvest activities. This includes tractors, farm implements and equipment that is towed or operated. Manufacturers in this sector are facing new challenges, including shrinking profit margins, demand for services, a changing dealer network and the availability of skilled labor.

WorkWise has over 15 years of experience helping agricultural equipment manufacturers improve their work efficiencies, streamline operations and gain complete visibility into their processes. The WorkWise ERP solution has 45 applications designed to help the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers thrive in a ever-changing environment.

“What’s really nice about WorkWise ERP is having everything in one package. My financials are in the same package as manufacturing and customer orders. Everything integrates seamlessly. Bringing in inventory management has been a huge benefit for us. Being able to jump between workbenches and different points of data has been really nice.”

-Pam Reynolds, Chief Financial Officer at Capstan AG

 

What Are Your Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing Pain Points?

For Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers, there are many challenges that are unique to their industry including unsteady supply and demand, customer demands and scheduling errors.

Supply and Demand Challenges

Your business may struggle with maintaining the exact amount of needed inventory, especially with an ever-changing foreign trade picture.

Scheduling Issues

You don’t know the true cost of production, there is no visibility to jobs and there is a shortage of skilled workers.

Squeezed Margins

Increased production costs, cost of materials and pressure for lower prices are shrinking margins.

Increasing Customer Demands

Customers are looking for more and faster warranty support.

How Does WorkWise ERP Help Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers?

Better Management of Inventory

Better Management of Inventory

By having increased visibility to inventory levels and deploying multiple methods of replenishment, including Material Requirements Planning, Reorder Point Analysis, Master Production Scheduling and Kanban, proper inventory levels are maintained and materials are available for production when needed.

Accurate Calculation of Selling Prices Based on Production Costs

Accurate Calculation of Selling Prices Based on Production Costs

The WorkWise ERP Estimating application provides the ability to gather the real costs of labor and materials, complete with overhead, to calculate a selling price with margin transparency.

Visibility of Jobs

Visibility of Jobs

Through Visual Scheduling, managing work center capacity, skilled labor availability, materials availability and tooling constraints are in one place and jobs are scheduled knowing the work can be done.

Increased Responsiveness to Customers

Increased Responsiveness to Customers

Because WorkWise ERP is tightly integrated with our own CRM solution, your sales, customer service and marketing teams see a complete 360 degree view of a customer – from quote to order to invoice – to customer service case.

WorkWise ERP Software for Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers

+- 4 Challenges Faced by Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers and How We Solve Them

Supply and Demand Challenges

Inventory management can be a difficult task to take on if there is not a proper software in place to handle that job. It is important for manufacturers to know how many orders there are and to ensure that their inventory can produce what is needed in a timely manner. The WorkWise ERP Inventory feature can replenish products and materials on time without increasing inventory costs.

Scheduling Issues

Manufacturers must know exactly where they are during every step of the production process in order to run a smooth operation that keeps customers happy and everything on schedule. The Shop Floor Control and Visual Scheduling application is a real-time database of your shop floor activity, which gives manufacturers an idea of where they lack skilled workers, production costs and where they production schedule lies.

Squeezed Margins

A key fundamental rule in business is budgeting. You want to make sure that your financials are accurate, everyone is being paid on time and that the business itself receives money when it’s due in order to continue production and stay on schedule. The WorkWise ERP Finance suite enables users to monitor and control company financial data and overall performance.

Increasing Customer Demands

Your customers expect their products on time and in great condition, and depending on the size of your business, it can be hard to keep up with those orders and demands. Here is how it can be done: Advanced Forecasting. This application allows users to come up with accurate forecasting and balances your business’s supply and demand.

+- WorkWise ERP Key Features for Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers

    • Inventory Control. Keep a close eye on your inventory to make better decisions on replenishing products and materials without increasing costs.
    • Customer Relationship Management Integration. This integration helps businesses best understand their customers, strengthen their bond and seamlessly integrates with your WorkWise ERP.
    • Visual Scheduling. This application creates, schedules and maintains accurate and up-to-date shop orders.
    • Estimating. This application allows users to create and maintain accurate and up-to-date estimates.
    • Job Cost Analysis. Cost control is mandatory in order to maintain visibility and grow as a business.
    • Serial and Warranty Control. Maintain accurate records for each warranty and serial number purchase and sale.

+- WorkWise Solution Benefits


WorkWise ERP helps agricultural equipment manufacturers complete their daily business operations and with that, brings many benefits to the table.

      • Better financial management
      • Birds eye view of the supply floor
      • Standout customer service
      • Inventory control
      • Production management

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All aspects of our company are now running through our ERP software. Having everyone work out of the same system and not have multiple programs that you have to jump back and forth through, has allowed us to get more done in less time.

Gary Volz

Software Developer

ACI

One of the main benefits we’ve experienced using WorkWise ERP is being able to get meaningful information we can use, versus getting data that requires more work to get the answers you’re looking for. The data is integrated and streamlined for efficient use which keeps our fixed costs lower and allows us to invest our capital into building better products.

Michael Ray

CFO

ACR

It doesn’t take all day to do our schedule anymore. Also, the Performance Management WorkBench lets us see what information we want to see, and what time we want to see it, in a nice visual way. Item Planning is also great. It’s so easy to look up specific information related to whatever we need to see.

Kelly Crowell

AMI President

American Metal Fab

What’s really nice is having everything in one package. My financials are in the same package as manufacturing and customer orders. Everything integrates seamlessly. Bringing in inventory management has been a huge benefit for us. Being able to jump between workbenches and different points of data has been really nice.

Pam Reynolds

Chief Financial Officer

CapstanAG

I would highly recommend WorkWise to other companies. It’s cost competitive, the Cloud ERP implementation has been great, the people have been great. WorkWise bends over backwards to help us. We feel that they’re on our side.

Don Lavrenz

President and CEO

The Industrial Controls Company

WorkWise has been a true leader in our ability to drive process change and productivity enhancement, and to assist us in our lean capabilities.

Jim Moldenhauer

IT Manager

Hampel

I would definitely recommend WorkWise ERP to anyone looking to improve their manufacturing processes. We’ve been utilizing the software for 20 years and have never regretted our decision.

Chris Reid

President

Service Stampings

The team at WorkWise is phenomenal. I highly recommend WorkWise ERP to any company looking to improve their processes, improve their efficiency, become more productive and work with a company who really gets to know them and understands what they’re going through.

Mike Campise

IT Systems Specialist

RMF

The screens and dashboards within OnContact CRM are incredibly easy to use and navigate. We no longer have to waste time endlessly scrolling and clicking. The product is user-friendly and designed to be efficient.

Dave Manahan

IT Director

Strongwell