The importance of the right ERP Software

Prophet North America was mentioned in a very information article regarding produce software written by Produce Business earlier this year. An extract from the article written by Doug Ohlmeier: Mobility and access to data from anywhere continues to revolutionize the industry. Produce software helps with inventory management. Mobile applications allow customers throughout the supply chain to meet specific needs, including quality control, transportation and warehouse management, from anywhere. Technology, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, helps better manage assets and by reducing costs, helps increase profitability, which allows suppliers to send retailers product at the requested price points.

“Within the next five years, the most important advancements in technology deployment within the fresh produce supply chain will come from automation, smart algorithms and artificial intelligence,” says Mick Heatherington, vice president of sales for Prophet North America, based in Westlake Village, CA.

“In order to get to automation and artificial intelligence and the benefits, fresh produce companies will need to implement the right ERP — one capable of a deep implementation and focused on the visibility, control and reporting of the inventory and all tasks in the fresh produce business process through an integrated set of ERP applications in one real-time, multi-user database. Right now, the prevalence of disconnected, and, in effect, closed databases, is holding produce companies back in a major way.”