Improving efficiency can at first sound like quite a vague concept, but when you begin to look at how ERP software can help you to address processes across the business it becomes clear that these changes contribute to company-wide improvement.
Using one system to collect your data and draw analysis from will cut admin time spent on collating data or moving information between colleagues and departments. While you might be aware that some data is manually transferred between disparate systems or departments, do you know how much time (and ultimately money) this is costing your business?
Easy access to the data you need
If keeping track of your data via different systems is sounding like a familiar headache, then you might be relieved to learn there is an easier way. Giving your employees easy access to the tools they need can improve their working day significantly, avoiding time lost on issues that prevent people from doing their jobs.
You can give your staff access to the parts of the system that they use daily by customising the experience of each user. While the software itself is complex not every person in your team will need access to the entire system, so it makes sense to cut the clutter from their view.
This also benefits you at the end of the month when it is time to create your reports. Drawing data together from disparate systems to create a simple overview leaves you with the tedious task of manually transferring information, which is both time consuming and difficult. ERP software encompasses all the business functions you need into one application and integrates with best of breed solutions, working to reduce your admin time and maximise your output.
Improving your company image
It’s not just the speed of working which improves when investing in more efficient business processes. Your customer services will naturally improve, as staff have better resources for answering customer questions and defined procedures to make sure no details are missed.
If you send out quotes, or marketing, this can all be tracked through Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) functionality. CRM helps you to improve your relationship with your customers and assists in getting important information to them in a timely and effective manner.
Automating work processes contributes to a slicker operation, both internally and externally. ERP software allows you to keep track of the key areas of your business, including financials, order processing, stock control, CRM, marketing, business intelligence and many more features.
Get in contact today to discuss how modern software can save you time through working smarter, not harder.