The Quantum Architecture embeds four key components for managing hardware, software, data and process diversity.
Enterprise resource planning
software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization specialist Syspro launched
a four-part architectural platform that offers business capabilities for small
and midsize business manufacturers and distributors. Called Quantum
Architecture, the company's framework leads on from the Syspro USA
"Einstein" strategy, designed to solve problems that have affected
Parallel to Einstein's
Quantum theory of matter and energy, the company said it is targeting six
business "matters": ERP implementation, communications/reporting,
workflow processes, security issues, regulatory/financial change and
mobile/cloud requirements. The Quantum Architecture embeds four key components
for managing hardware, software, data and process diversity.
First off is a multisource,
single repository architectural map, which models the technology framework for
a holistic view of all information assets, implementation blueprints, role
definitions, customization requirements, unique configurations, XML outputs,
master data management and analytical capabilities for impact and value
analysis. For example, companies have a single-source "aerial view"
of their entire ecosystem, enabling the ability to view any part at the highest
level or to drill down into the details at any point. In addition, the
requirements of each role within the organization can be defined, visualized
and blueprinted for compliance, training and validations.
Second comes high-definition
data collaboration modeling, which provides end-to-end alignment of both
structured and unstructured data housed in all entities for either strategic
actions or unique processes. For example, this lets companies define and
analyze the data requirements needed to support their business processes from
multiple data sources and multiple companies.
Next are preconfigured,
multilayer process/workflows-highly sophisticated modeling, including all
menus, submenus, screens and panes to support all data structures. These
workflows create patterns of use, functionality, configuration and best
practices for critical areas like credit checking or pricing.
Lastly are embedded
role-based enterprise performance management (EPM) analytics, reports and
measurement, an evolutionary approach designed to react to changing metrics,
roles, regulatory/financial requirements or any other business condition faced
every day by SMB manufacturers and distributors. For example, predefined and
user-defined metrics can be embedded in the blueprint of the organization to
allow for the real-time monitoring of information as well as real-time
notifications as the business climate changes.
"We are advancing the
concept of ERP solutions from the traditional to collaborative, real-time
management of multiple business, information and IT assets," explains
Brian Stein, CEO of Syspro USA. "It appears that the large ERP vendors do
not understand the variables and complexities unique to the SMB
manufacturing/distribution segment the way Syspro does. This group of buyers
has always been Syspro's sweet spot, and this breakthrough framework will be an
invaluable support for small companies as they navigate through all of the
complexities, challenges and opportunities in this changing global market."