Why LillyWorks

Innovating solutions that actually work for manufacturing, since 1960.

Let’s make technology work for manufacturing.

LillyWorks founder Dick Lilly has dedicated his career to creating manufacturing control systems that push the boundaries of available technology, from mainframe computers to minicomputers to microprocessors to networked systems, and into the cloud. For over 55 years, Mr. Lilly has been on the forefront of MRP, MRP II, and ERP innovation. In 1991, he launched VISUAL Manufacturing, the world’s first manufacturing software to offer an intuitive graphical user interface. But he didn’t stop there. With LillyWorks, he has assembled a world-class team, focused on one goal: giving manufacturers a simple way to solve the problems that get in the way of on-time performance and flow.

There’s got to be a better way.

When the LillyWorks team realized that most shops don’t use their ERP’s scheduling features—relying instead on lots of spreadsheets and on frustrating and time-consuming scheduling meetings to negotiate priorities—we set out to revolutionize production planning and execution to simplify managing your workflow and resources. Without the meetings. The result is the only manufacturing ERP that actually brings order out of chaos—letting you make commitments you can keep, while maximizing flow and avoiding the common pitfalls that eat away at your profit margins.

LillyWorks puts Manufacturing back in ERP.

Material planning, purchasing and production planning functionality (collectively called Manufacturing Resource Planning or MRP II) were at the core of Enterprise Resource Planning when the acronym ERP was coined in the early 1990’s. At that time major software vendors, believing their product to be good enough in these areas, focused their development efforts in peripheral areas, even going so far as to add functionality for many non-manufacturing enterprises. Today ERP and manufacturing are no longer synonymous.

The Lilly family has been innovating software for manufacturing companies since 1960. At LillyWorks, we serve the needs of only manufacturing companies. We know that the needs of manufacturers have changed since last century and that MRP II functionality is no longer good enough.

Introducing Protected Flow Manufacturing™.

Our revolutionary new approach protects due dates and maximizes flow by giving you a dynamic, clear task list that automatically adjusts to real-time changes and gives you reliable predictions of future dangers and suggested actions. With LillyWorks, you get the confidence of knowing that you’ll deliver on time, in less time, every time. It’s manufacturing ERP, reimagined™.

LillyWorks SaaS delivers web-based Manufacturing ERP from the cloud.

LillyWorks offers the latest in web-based Manufacturing ERP software technology designed specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. It is delivered in a SaaS model (Software as a Service) that provides manufacturers the benefit of:

• Reduced total cost of ownership (no costly in-house servers and bloated IT budgets)

• Fast and secure access from anywhere in your business or on the web (highly encrypted and accessible from your laptop, tablet or phone)

• The freedom of an annual commitment model (monthly payments and automatic product updates)

The LillyWorks cloud-based Manufacturing ERP solution will help you get up and running quickly, decrease your on-going costs and enable you to concentrate on the things you do best – running your business.