Digitalization of
manufacturing in 2020. What are the developments?
The beginning of a new year is always a great time to take a moment to make plans for the next 12 months ahead.
Working daily in the world of manufacturing software we tend to see some trends come and go. Based on our observations we have written down 4 major trends in Digitalization we see emerging in 2020.
Digitalization of manufacturing will continue to grow

We see that in 2020, Digitalization of manufacturing will continue to grow globally. It has developed from an interesting buzzword, to a mention at the watercooler, to a serious topic which is important to the owners and leaders of manufacturing companies of all sizes.

Manufacturing companies have understood that it's better to jump on the "train of digitalization" today instead of waiting 5 years when and be hopelessly late.

We have written in the past about how digitalization is becoming a part of our daily lives. We see that manufacturing companies need to realize that and have to decide on how to move forward with it in their operations.
The developers of accounting software are entering the manufacturing software market more aggressively

Many accounting software solutions enable you to track and report different manufacturing data. They have also developed a manufacturing module added to their main solutions.

We see that in 2020 the number of such solutions will keep growing rapidly.

For manufacturing companies this means many options to choose from when searching for a manufacturing software partner. At the same time, this means that the amount of groundwork before making a decision will grow.

Companies should analyze whether their future partner has a specialized manufacturing background or they are just great software developers who develop manufacturing software amongst many other things.
Personal solutions will continue to play an important role in 2020

Manufacturing companies' awareness about digitalization and manufacturing software solutions has grown rapidly during the last few years. Based on the growth of awareness the leaders of manufacturing companies are better equipped to ask for the solutions that cater to their exact needs.

Based on the conversations with manufacturing leaders and our clients we see that 2020 will be a great year for the manufacturing software providers who are ready to go the extra mile and offer personalized solutions.

Standard solutions are a good option for the manufacturers making the first steps in the manufacturing software world, but it would be advantageous to think further. Every manufacturer wants to know that the software that they are using can keep up with your company's needs over the next 5 years.
The next level of manufacturing software user experience

When we look at the plans of Eziil and the overall progress in the industry we dare to say that the user experience of manufacturing software will reach the next level in 2020 by using gamification.

In practice, this means that the operator using the Eziil software will log in when starting their shift and use their personal avatar the whole time to track and save data about their work.

Just as in video games, the users can collect points and reach new levels after reaching their goals. This supports the inclusion of workers, another hot topic with new generations joining the workforce.

Author: Eziil

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