How ERP Can Help Our Planet Earth

By: Katie Foley

Last week on April 22nd, the world celebrated Earth Day. Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd to demonstrate support for the environmental movement. What started in 1970 in the United States as a day to honor the Earth is now celebrated by more than 1 billion people in 193 different countries. The theme for Earth Day 2022 was ‘Invest in Our Planet’ – more information is available here.

While it’s great to honor our beautiful planet one day a year, Earth Day is every day and we all should be doing what we can to protect and preserve our beautiful land, sea, and skies 365 days a year. When it comes to running businesses, one great tool for becoming a more sustainable business is a modern ERP solution.

So how can ERP help our planet Earth? See below for our list of ways your ERP solution is beneficial to the environment.

Paperless Operations

If your business is still relying on manual processes that require heavy printing, it’s time to invest in the right ERP system and go paperless. Besides being more sustainable, there are many benefits to going paperless in the manufacturing industry.

Less Waste

In addition to eliminating paper waste, a modern ERP system will reduce manufacturing waste. This includes reducing labor waste because an ERP system can make employees more efficient by automating simple processes and lessening human errors. This also includes reducing materials waste by better managing inventory.

SaaS Specific Sustainability

Hosting your software in the cloud provides further environmental benefits such as less power usage and decreased hardware needs. SaaS based solutions offer ‘multi-tenant’ servers that are more energy efficient offering environmental benefits and benefits to your bottom line. When you choose a SaaS based ERP system, you eliminate the need for servers, data centers, and other costly IT hardware needs.


Looking for ways to make your business more sustainable is incredibly important to protecting our environment. Honor the Earth this month by looking at your ERP system to see if it’s helping your business meet its sustainability goals. Visibility offers a modern ERP system fit to meet all of your business goals – contact us today to get a free demo.

Topics: Manufacturing, Technology, Company, Services, ERP, ERP Implementation

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