Analysts estimate that from 30 to 70% of the companies qualify the results of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation as partly failed (objectives have not been completely gained, terms and budgets of the projects have been exceeded, total cost of ownership of a system turned out unreasonably high, difficult maintenance etc.)
Along with above reasons we can note another two which are not often mentioned, but connected with the realities of operating enterprise:
- transformation of the enterprise structure and the rules of its operation, which requires change of ERP-system configuration and consequently significant financial and time costs;
- manual data input by the operator.
MES-systems (systems for process control) are intended to reduce or eliminate manual data input to ERP-systems. Such systems are intermediate between SCADA (Supervisory for Control And Data Acquisition) and ERP-systems. When solving the control problems at a certain level (department of power engineer, mechanic, technician, supply etc.) provided interaction with ERP they are able to minimize human factor influence during the data acquisition.
Automated Control Systems of Safe Resource-saving operation and Maintenance of equipment ACS SRSM™ COMPACS® are MES-systems based on automatic acquisition and practical use of diagnostic information on the equipment condition in real-time mode.
Kostyukov V.N., Malov E.A., Ryabov V.A., Shatalov A.A., Kostyukov A.V. Compass in the world of security and efficiency: Benefits of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for safe resource-saving operation of equipment which is based on ACS SRSM COMPACS // Oil of Russia. - M.: 2006. - № 4. - p. 100-103
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