What Is An ERP System?
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. In the most basic terms, an ERP System is a tool for managing and organising all of your business information.
Instead of having a collection of disparate accounting systems, CRMs and spreadsheets, an ERP system centralises and standardises all of this information across your business. This means that all of your processes become connected and integrated. As you would expect, this massively streamlines the flow of information across your business. Typically, as small businesses grow they will reach a point where an ERP System becomes a necessity in order to maintain effective management.
What are some benefits of an ERP System?
With an ERP system, your employees will have faster access to more reliable data. As a business owner or director, you will have a unified view of your customer records. As a result, you will be able to improve the quality of your service to them. You will also be able to access and report on crucial business data at a moment’s notice. These are just a few examples of the many benefits that an ERP system can provide. If you would like to read a far more in-depth on the subject, then please consult the related material at the bottom of this post. You can also make use of our Learning Centre to conduct further research.
Which ERP System is the right one?
As with any major purchase, if you are in the market for an ERP system then you should take the time to familiarise yourself with the elements of a system that will benefit your business the most. There are plenty of helpful Guides to ERP out there to consult, and many options are available to you. For example, at Applied Business, we provide two different systems named Greentree and Pegasus Opera 3. ERP is never a “one size fits all” kind of subject and so you should take your time and make sure you find what is best for your business.
ERP systems are typically modular in nature, allowing you to pick and choose modules that your business requires most.
Take your time to explore this topic in as detailed a way as you possibly can. Making the right ERP choice can result in a dramatic number of benefits for your business.
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