Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions are not exclusive to the manufacturing world. ERPs have been growing in popularity in recent years. They have streamlined business operations across various industries including: Construction, Healthcare, Distribution, Education and even Food and Beverage. So, what exactly is an ERP?
This specialized software is a comprehensive business solution. An ERP generally consists of various pre-built (or even completely customized) modules which connect and support different departments within a business’s day-to-day operations. The software can assist in streamlining everything from accounting to manufacturing and customer relationship management.
Let’s take a closer look. Have you been spending hours upon hours on laborious, manual accounting processes like managing communication with banks, defining business assets, adhering to budgets, filing taxes and getting payroll in on time? It can be overwhelming. Good news is… There are ERP integrations which can help. These ERPs can be equipped with various augmented or customized accounting-specific modules. These modules can streamline once time-consuming tasks, greatly increasing overall efficiency and productivity. And accounting isn’t the only segment of your business which can benefit from ERP software solutions.
Many Enterprise Resource Planning softwares also come stocked with modules which can make your manufacturing and customer relationship management (CRM) operations much smoother. Whether you work in Healthcare or Food and Beverage, every business has back-end manufacturing and CRM assignments which must be completed.
Making sure inventory is up-to-date is a common challenge across many industries. For years, companies had to rely on a single employee putting pen to paper and manually recording inventory items (often on a weekly or monthly basis). Not only does this eat up a ton of valuable time, it also leaves plenty of room for error. When one person is in charge of manually recording mass amounts of data like that, it’s easy to jot down the wrong number or product information. Although errors like this are seemingly innocent, they do happen often in companies relying on manual entry of data. These small errors over time can lead to much bigger issues such as product shortages and in the long run, unhappy customers.
Long gone are the days of waiting for your colleague to return from vacation to see what’s going on with a client or project. With customer relationship management (CRM) integrations on your ERP, viewing client interactions is often just a click away. This allows everyone in your organization to view information in one centralized location and stay up-to-date on projects in the pipeline. If a customer is requesting an update on an order now, you don’t have to wait for your colleague to return. You have access to all of that information in one place and can provide your customer with the information he or she is looking for seamlessly. These simple integrations allow you to provide customers with a high quality service experience, increase retention and boost sales.
No matter which industry you are in, modules in an ERP can be easily customized to streamline operations for your specific business module. We have helped many companies across industries including Automotive, Leadership Training, Aerospace and Defense and Metalworking – just to name a few. Small businesses and large corporations alike can reap tremendous benefits from streamlining business operations.
From increasing productivity and efficiency to improving customer service and boosting sales, the right ERP can have your business running more effectively in no time.
For more information on our ERP selection process and help finding a solution that works best for your business model, contact us at Triple Helix Corporation today.