IDC Study Offers Guidance for Manufacturing IT Strategic Planning


Lack of visibility preventing informed business decisions, outdated software limiting access to best practices, and manual workarounds slowing productivity are some of the business challenges manufacturers face—and that technology helps solve.




In their report, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2021 Predictions, IDC studied manufacturing ecosystems, supply chain management, product and service innovation, quality, technology consolidation, and AI. This study provides manufacturers with IDC researchers’ top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that impact IT investments in manufacturing. Read the full IDC FutureScape report for key predictions and recommendations—compliments of Epicor Software.​ Epicor ERP and cloud solutions help you improve manufacturing processes and operations with a smart, connected factory of the future that uses the Internet of Things, AI, robotics, and 3D printing to optimize people, processes, and machines.