Whether you make use of ERP, HMI, MES, QMS, or FSQA applications, the right software can enable you to better document and share your processes, trace your supply chains, and take preventive and corrective action.

Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor at Food Engineering, recently offered some in-depth advice for businesses of any size making the move from paper to pixels. Here’s a synopsis of his key points:

Do your research first, says Labs, according to your business’s size and scale. Avoid duplicating functionalities or allowing systematic gaps.

Identify objectives, the problems you want your software to solve or the paper processes that you want to replace. Allow time and resources for system setup and documentation.

Conduct initial audits to identify needs, both internal and external. Choose software that allows for ongoing rankings of vendors by quality and data sharing amongst applications.

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