Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, has changed dramatically in past 15 years. Once a program designed for large corporate multi-national players, the features and functionality are now used by an ever increasing number of businesses still considered to be “small”. This is truly a time where size doesn’t matter, as businesses both large and small are riding a wave of technology that is designed purely to help businesses be more successful. Enterprise Resource Planning used to seem too far out of touch with small business, however in the last 5-10 years, smaller business software has grown with the technology requirements, and they want more!
- More time to do their work
- More ways to save money
- More efficient processes
- More customers taken care of
- More money in the bank
A small business owner is no longer constrained to a single piece of specialised software for each individual task they need to run their business. In fact, the increase of use in Enterprise Resource Planning is coming largely from Small to Medium Businesses, or SMB’s, who are looking to consolidate all their business software into a single package, and that’s where ERP comes in. Small business operators use ERP software to remain competitive in their sector and increase market share. They can do this, because the software affords them the luxury to do so.
But how hard is it to implement?
When you implement Enterprise Resource Planning into your business, it’s hard to know what to expect from the software and how it will work in your situation. Accentis Enterprise has a well-honed implementation procedure to help your business get the most out of your ERP system from the word go. We do this by conducting business surveys, initial training of all staff using the software, implementing only the features you need and currently use, and offer support in a variety of ways to help you get the most from your software. After the initial period of implementation, and when you’re more comfortable using the software, that’s when additional modules can be used and features requests are included, so that the solution becomes more customised to your requirements.
The benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning!
The more you use Enterprise Resource Planning software, the easier it will become, and the more benefits that you will gain. Processes that used to involve multiple steps or various software programs can now all be integrated, saving staff time and the business money. The ERP system will introduce efficiency like never before, all due to exceptional data sharing between different staff roles within the software. Effectively, an ERP system is like having a new staff member doing all the jobs you used to have to do manually. No more spreadsheets of data that need to be updated frequently. No more waiting on a report from someone who is away and having no-one else know how to use the software. No more headaches because time is being wasted chasing information from staff. No more lost sales because their details were written on a sticky note that’s gone missing. Your Enterprise Resource Planning software will capture it all, and keep your business running smoothly well into the future.
If you find that business is giving you headaches because it’s not as efficient as it could be, maybe you need to look into an Enterprise Resource Planning solution. Get in contact with our specialists today so you can start your business on the path to better software. Ask about our 12 months no interest payment plan for small businesses, helping you get better business management, without the stress!