This year the annual tradeshow focused on Innovation, Technology and Education as Australia’s manufacturing industry faces a changing political, economic and social landscape. In response to this theme Cincom saw a fantastic opportunity to discuss some of the latest technology trends in business and operations software.
“Your Interactive Connected Business” provided an overview of the shift towards mobile computing in Australia. Mobile computing refers to the ability to process business transactions and access BI information from a variety of mobile devices, remotely. For example Mobile Field Sales software allows roving sales people the option to quote, close, and better manage their customers and prospects without stopping at the office.
Combining a sound mobile strategy with a comprehensive ERP backbone such as Cincom’s Priority means manufacturing businesses can become adaptable and dynamic, reacting quickly to opportunities and avoiding competitive threats.
Along with Peacock Brothers – mobile hardware supplier, and Flow – data integration specialists, Cincom discussed how the use of innovative technology can turn a process stagnant company into an interactive connected business. The demonstration was well received and sparked much discussion among attendees.
Automating processes is not a new idea in the manufacturing world however, before a product can hit the production line it must first be configured before being sold which, for complex manufacturers is a common bottle neck.
“Driving Information Closer to the Buyer” comprised of a Cincom chaired discussion on the sales and configuration process for complex manufacturers. Key issues that arose included lead times, limitations in responding to tenders and collaborating with your bid partners.
Concluding the session, Cincom then demonstrated one particular technology which aims to automate this process, the Enterprise Sales Portal. Attendees were able to watch the inquiry-to-order and bid management process in real time and ask relevant questions.
“The slogan for National Manufacturing Week this year was ‘Making Manufacturing Stronger’; we saw the seminars as the perfect opportunity to transfer information on some seriously innovative ideas and products… Innovation is the path to growth and strength and at Cincom we are dedicated to business improvement and efficiency, and we love communicating that!” Greg Mills, CEO Cincom Systems.
National Manufacturing Week was held at Sydney Olympic Park from 8th May – 11th May 2012. The show attracted over 8,000 attendees from across Australia and abroad.
About Cincom Systems
Cincom Systems of Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Cincom Systems. For over 40 years, Cincom’s problem-solving software, services and people have helped thousands of companies all over the world grow and manage their businesses. The Australian subsidiary, established in 1975, services both Australia and New Zealand and includes Australian customers Royal Australian Mint, ASC, Thales, CSL, Manly Windows, Campbell Scientific, SMC and TAD. For more information about Cincom’s products and services, contact Cincom at 1 800 022 871, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.