Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP Systems are designed to help businesses manage an array of business operations and functions including Financial Accounts, Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Manufacturing, Inventory, Logistics, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Purchasing, Human Resources Management (SRM) and Service Management with each of these having a number of sub processes.
The basic concept of any ERP system is that information is only entered once into the system, therefore a shared database of prospects, customers, suppliers, parts, production information, inventory and logistic information can be shared across all the functions and processes of the business. This results in improved efficiency in operational processes and provides excellent visibility of the organisation to the senior managers and directors so they can make informed decisions about the business, this should lead to improved and sustained profitability. Therefore, the correct ERP system implemented by a suitable ERP vendor or partner will provide a number of benefits and ensure the organisation is competitive. The problems come when the wrong ERP system is selected or the system is implemented badly by a poor ERP vendor. To ensure this does not happen, or to help fix it if it has we have developed a number of ERP Advice services to help you achieve the most from your ERP implementation.