Most companies we serve in this market have spent considerable time optimizing production operations and reducing material costs. Programs and measures to keep operational costs low have rooted out many inefficiencies.
In working with our customers, we have found one area that typically still operates much as it did 10 to 20 years ago: data processing.
Many have built data processing systems over time, adding functionality when needed using whatever technology could be found to meet an immediate need. It works, but not without risk.