As more and more processes are automated, companies are experiencing big operational improvements by using ERP software.
In the past, many young businesses have started with simple out-of-the-box accounting software as it was the only option for their new or small business. As operations grow, these businesses add a variety of separate software tools to accommodate their expanding needs. Now many are finding that using isolated software tools quickly leaves their operations fragmented and disjointed. Their daily workflow begins to suffer as decision-makers are unable to produce the reports they need, staff gets bogged down in data entry, and managers navigate multiple systems to accomplish daily tasks.
With the increase of automation today, many companies are switching to a comprehensive ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. These systems are built to manage not only financials but all assets and operations of the business. By using ERP, companies normally see big improvements in these areas:
Data is centralized across all processes including accounting and financial transactions, supplier and inventory management, manufacturing and distribution operations, and labor and job tracking. With all data housed in one system, you can automate workflow, eliminate duplicate entry, and remove unnecessary steps.
Whether purchasing inventory, creating orders, pulling reports, or recording payments, ERP software improves the accurate and complete flow of data. Data moves seamlessly through all operations reducing loopholes of error and giving an accurate view of the company. This correct and complete data allows you to make realistic estimates and more effective forecasts.
Quick access to customer information and history are essential to supporting a strong service environment. As the tasks and details grow, organizing all processes into one centralized database allows service reps to respond quickly. ERP also provides tools to integrate with your website to provide online sales and service options.
Visibility and Decision Making
Centralized and accurate data makes it easier for department and business leaders to stay on top of what is happening. A wealth of operational and financial reports enable you to make fact-based decisions.
As a company expands, often additional automation is needed to accommodate new workflow. ERP feature sets are designed to manage more complex processes such as inventory control, work orders, labor, manufacturing, job costing, and rentals. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all and ERP includes flexible solutions for that time when your business is ready to expand.
Many of our existing clients have moved from small financial software to our ERP system, Eagle Business Management Software (EBMS). EBMS brings your financial processes together with Point of Sale (POS), work order management, inventory control, and much more.
How would ERP reap huge benefits in your day-to-day business operations?
Talk to our team to discover solutions and hear what others in your business community are doing!