Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Traditionally, organizations implementing systems for the first time have faced hefty upfront infrastructure costs. Today, however, technology allows for infrastructure to be outsourced. This means that your software applications, data and resources reside on servers that are hosted and managed elsewhere. You then connect to your system using the Internet.
Understanding the pros and cons of in-house vs outsourced will go a long way to helping you make an informed decision
Don't see your ERP system on the list? Worry not. Often times our general knowledge of ERP systems lends itself to working with ERP systems that we do not have prior experience with. We're really good at reading documentation and reverse engineering large systems.
Benefits of ERP
Integration across all business processes – To realize the full benefits of an ERP system it should be fully integrated into all aspects of your business from the customer facing front end, through planning and scheduling, to the production and distribution of the products you make.
For those not yet running an ERP we can provide you with all the tools necessary to track inventory and maintain pricing.
Automation enhances productivity – By automating aspects of business processes, ERP makes them more efficient, less prone to error, and faster. It also frees up people from mundane tasks such as balancing data.
Increase overall performance – The integration of disparate business processes benefits by ensuring coherence and avoids duplication, discontinuity, and people working at cross purposes, in different parts of the organization. The cumulative positive effect when business processes integrate well is overall superior performance by the organization.
Quality Reports and Performance Analysis – Analysis will enable you to produce financial and boardroom quality reports, as well as to conduct analysis on the performance of your organization.
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Integrates across the entire supply chain – A best of breed system should extend beyond your organisation and integrate with both your supplier and customer systems to ensure full visibility and efficiency across your supply chain.