Now is the Right Time to Upgrade to Manufacturing Automation Software

August 11th 2020 15:00:00 PM

There is no doubt the manufacturing sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Activity has slowed down and the outlook for the future is uncertain. The findings of a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York may indicate there are some reasons to hope there is light at the end of the tunnel. As the sector recovers, this is the right time to upgrade to manufacturing automation software.

The Empire State Manufacturing Index, which is a survey conducted July 2-July 9, showed a rise in business activity, which included new orders and shipments. This is the first time business activity increased in New York State since the pandemic started. The number of unfilled orders remained virtually unchanged, inventories dropped, and delivery times increased slightly.

Do you agree that now is the right time to upgrade to manufacturing automation software? Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to schedule an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.


Benefits of Installing Manufacturing Automation Software

With the country on the verge of a manufacturing recovery, automating your facility now makes sense. If you wait until the recovery is in full swing and you are inundated with orders, you may feel as though you are too busy to add anything else to your plate. No matter how many orders you are currently processing, you can benefit from manufacturing automation software today.


  1. Teams Have Access to Information from Anywhere

    Your sales, customer service, and production management teams need access to production information. With it, they can answer questions about deliveries with confidence.

  2. Reduces Waste

    Manual data entry is an example of a task that wastes time and has a high rate of error. It does not make sense to have an employee input data from time cards or job tickets into your payroll software system. With automation software for manufacturing, these tasks will take much less time. The software assists with monitoring real-time production data so you and your team can react quickly, make adjustments as necessary, and meet agreed-upon deadlines.

  3. Saves Money

    Once your facility cuts back on waste and gets control of production costs by having access to better data, it stands to reason costs would drop.


Upgrade to Sage Production Management Manufacturing Automation Software

Sage Production Management is the tool you need to track costs, manage inventory, give you real-time progress reports, and more. It incorporates Manufacturing 100 from Scanco, the mobile application that runs on iOS or Android devices. Manufacturing 100 is the only app that is fully integrated with Scanco Sage Production Management without any overlays! It performs standard tracking functions and collects data from Finished Goods Entries, Labor Tracking, Material Issues, Status Updates, and Time Card.

Sage Production Management can help improve your business in these important ways:

  • Bill of Materials scanning application
  • Track Finished Goods
  • Pallet Integration
  • Made to Order for Bill of Materials
  • Real-Time Updates to Inventory Availability
  • Add Status of WO Steps Directly from Shop Floor
  • NEW – BI View to Track Progress on Shop Floor
  • NEW – BI View to Display Cost Breakdown (labor + component + overhead)
  • Track WIP
  • View Cost Detail Within a Job

At Scanco, we know you want a solution that fits your business. We don’t offer just one option to our valued customers. Instead, we ensure you find a solution that fits your needs now and will grow with your company.

Are you ready to learn more about our Sage Production Management software? Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to arrange an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.


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