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Guide: WHICH ERP SOLUTION?

If you are not sure what system your business needs but know exactly what challenges are holding you back, ERP Experts can help.

the question a business must ask itself is less “Can this software increase my business’ productivity?” and more “Which ERP software will best increase my business’ productivity.”

What is ERP? An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System is a business process management software that provides a company with the capabilities to integrate automated processes and manage them all in one place.

This system has a vast scope and prevents companies from installing and implementing a variety of software that fails to integrate well together.

An ERP is typically comprised of various modules based on the specific needs of different departments. popular modules include:

Human Resources Software: This system helps streamline recruiting and payroll processes as well as HR integration.

CRM Software: Provides essential functions for customer management and sales that integrates with any existing CRM.

Order Management: Includes capabilities to purchase order management like workflows and other integral processes such as task management.

Sales: Some ERPs have sales oriented abilities such as creating sales orders, organizing returns and creating various quotes

Supply Chain Software: Allows for the management of transportation and demand planning for distribution companies.

Accounting Software: Manages cash, accounts receivable and payable, as well as the general ledger.

Warehouse & Inventory Management Software: Provides management tools for shipping, packing and picking.

Reporting: ERP Solutions provide analytics and reporting for all of these different department-based functions.

ERPs typically include an assortment of solutions (see above), but there are particular systems that are more industry or department based (i.e. Warehouse management system by Cquential).

Now that more businesses understand the advantages of automation software, the key is to identify which of the functions best suit your company, and then to integrate the ERP system that boasts these functionalities.

Consider the following tips when preparing to select a new Enterprise Resource Planning system for your organization. 

Before you begin your search, sit down with key leaders and managers within your organization and determine why you need ERP software. Are you looking to streamline operations? Reduce the time it takes employees to complete essential tasks? Reduce data entry errors? Improve customer service? All of the above? What are the potential savings and increased revenue opportunities you may gain by addressing these issues?

Once you’ve determined your needs list, make sure to collaborate with every department that will be using the system to discover their “must-have” features. Make a list of the top features the system must include and then make a separate list of the “nice-to-have” but not necessary features. 

As a leading partner for the world’s leading business systems –Microsoft DynamicsOracle NetSuite, SAP Business One and Sage – ERP Experts is in the unique position of being able to assess the challenges you are facing, including any industry specific challenges, and recommend which of these robust solutions will best fulfil your business needs.

The essential points we consider are the following:

  • Is ERP a good fit for your company?
  • Which software type is best suited to your company?
  • What’s the size of your company?
  • What functions do you need?
  • What functions are a must need, and which would just be a bonus?
  • Is it being used on-premises or also off-premises?

By listening to your current pain points and After identifying these things, we will be able to make an educated decision on what kind of ERP will best suit your business. Our experienced consultants will work closely with you to provide a system that is future-proof, and that gives you the vital information you need to run your business more profitably, where and when you need it.

 

Call +27 11 568 7795 to get in touch and together we’ll determine the best solution for your business.

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