ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is a system used by organizations to plan their resources and manage day-to-day operations in accounting, procurement, project management, CRM, human resources, manufacturing, and more.
An ERP system consists of software called modules, which focus us each on a specific business function. The data extracted from the individual modules are integrated into a single reporting system that can help management increase the efficiency of the organization. For example, according to specific needs, it is possible to automate production and warehousing, unify order management, administer customer relations through an integrated CRM, and provide a standard human resource reporting platform.
ERP systems improve business synergy in several ways:
Improving the customer experience
We talked in this LINK article about the importance of customer experience. ERP solutions can greatly support marketing, and, more specifically, lead generation activities, customer service optimization and customer retention . Communicating better with the clientmeansputting them at the center of your organization and, undoubtedly, perfecting their buying experience.
How does an undoubtedly non-cheap software package save us money? Through unification. A company that does not use ERP systems will, most likely, be marred by internal fragmentation. ERP solutions integrate departments and business units, increasing cost efficiency and improving business processes.
As a result of reducing paperwork and streamlining daily routines, ERP systems cut costs on administrative needs. In addition, resource planning solutions greatly speed up business operations involving various requests for approval, such as logistics, warehouse and supplier management.
Let’s look at a practical example: a new order arrives, the system registers it, initiates a credit check, requests product availability, and updates the distribution schedule. Once the order is shipped, send the invoice. All in automatic.
Improve data accuracy
The ERP system is a container of data, capable of rehashing it, storing it, converting it into reports, sharing it and making it accessible to the organization. Thus, there is no need to merge information among various systems or sources, and there is no question about the reliability, accuracy, completeness, or security of reports.
An integrated ERP system eliminates costly wasted time, such as the need for manual data entry or managing redundant operations. This advantage translates into lower probability hours of incurring human errors that can interrupt the production flow.
A common database allows data to be analyzed once and made available to any department that may need it.
For manufacturing companies, the ERP system brings benefits in inventory management through reduced surplus, improved delivery and more.
With ERP systems, management quickly accesses information to make informed business decisions without having to wait for feedback from relevant departments. With near real-time feedback, problems are immediately identified and corrected, risk management improved. All this has a positive impact on your organization’s productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Why choose consulting from F1 Consulting & Service
Companies that have opted for ERP approaches incur a number of disadvantages, such as difficulty in defining the right software solution and training employees, slow implementation of programs and migration of existing data.
With consulting from F1 Consulting & Service, you can enjoy the benefits of ERP systems without running into any difficulties. Contact us to find out how.