With all of the regulations put upon the different manufacturing industries, one important consideration when selecting manufacturing ERP software is user traceability. Regulators not only want to know that there is traceability on the manufacturing of the product, but they also are enforcing accountability.
ERP User Traceability
There are several requirements to keep in mind regarding your ERP system’s user traceability functionality and here are just a few of them:
No. 1: Does the system track users logged in, logged out and possible password hacking attempts? Does it force users to keep their passwords up to date and mandate the passwords follow industry standards for strong passwords?
No. 2: Does the system allow for the traceability of every field in every form of the software? Is it granular so each manufacturing company in every type of industry can determine what needs to be tracked and what doesn’t?
No. 3: Is user security through the system easy to set up and maintain, yet does it offer the level of granularity necessary to meet regulations? And will you be stuck with whatever decision you make in the early stages of implementation on how much security you need to start with or is the system flexible to grow with your needs as you grow your business?
No. 4: Can the system track the users responsible for all inventory transactions throughout the system, whether it be through scanners, quality inspection, etc.?
No. 5: Does the system offer electronic signatures to ensure the user logged in is the user who signed off on the Corrective Action workflow, Quality Audit workflow, etc.?
The answers to all of the questions above is, “Yes, it does” when selecting EnterpriseIQ from IQMS. Manufacturers can meet all of the demands listed above and a lot more because EnterpriseIQ is developed through customer driven requests to meet industry requirements, resulting in a software system that is designed to solve our clients’ strict traceability problems.
EnterpriseIQ user traceability is easy to set up and deploy so both the novice user (where database administration is just one of many responsibilities) and the full time administrator responsible for many employees, divisions and plants can establish security and traceability options, maintain the system based on current needs and make modifications as the requirements change and grow.
Deciding on an ERP system is a big undertaking, and you want to make the right decision for the long term. Make sure to consider traceability in your decision. You will find many systems do not meet current and future industry requirements, but EnterpriseIQ from IQMS already does and will continue to do so in the future.