When organisations are in their infancy, it’s not uncommon to collect multiple entry-level solutions to help manage important tasks. Initially, these systems are important drivers of growth that help organisations grow and increase profits. However, as companies reach a certain level, these tools can cause issues that hamper growth and innovation.
It’s at this point that SMEs have a choice to make. They cannot continue to use entry-level software that result in disparate solutions, silos of data and a lack of accurate visibility into activities and performance. They will likely also have issues around reporting and tasks that should be straightforward but are unnecessarily complicated because these systems don’t talk to each other. The question is, do companies press ahead with upgrades to industry or role-specific software, or opt for an end-to-end and fully integrated ERP solution that provides the best of both worlds?
Those who migrate to a specific solution are simply going to face the same problems in a few years’ time. It’s the organisations who opt for an all-in-one application that will benefit and prosper. The benefits of adopting an ERP solution are widely accepted. ERP systems are the cornerstone of any successful business because of their systematic features. The beauty of an ERP solution like SAP Business One is that it can be deployed into every type of organisation and provide real value with its feature-rich set of integrated tools.
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SAP Business One is the perfect fit for any business that requires simple yet powerful inventory management. Organisations using this solution are pretty much guaranteed to never miss out on another sales opportunity due to dreaded stock outs. SAP lets users respond faster to demand with a host of tightly integrated processes. Alongside the ability to cope with demand, SAP also has tools that accurately forecast what customers want and when. This allows SMEs to work more closely with their suppliers to ensure products are available when customers want them. SAP Business One is proven to improve warehouse processes and streamline supply-chain management through a series of automated features. With SAP, users can plan, source, stock and analyse performance and activity in one unified platform.
It’s these powerful inventory management tools that make SAP Business One so appealing to manufacturing firms. SAP Business One helps manufacturers ensure there’s never a hold ups or bottleneck in production. SAP is leading the digital revolution for manufacturing firms across the globe. Organisations can no longer compete with rivals if they are using dated or old-fashioned processes. Businesses who grasp the opportunity to digitally transform operations can enjoy intelligent manufacturing tools and processes that result in a customer-centred intelligent enterprise. SMEs can successfully meet customer demands and deadlines in shorter cycle times. By analysing customer and production data, companies can identify new opportunities and revenue streams. There are also significant profits to be made for manufacturing firms using SAP Business One. Users can quickly shrink supply chain costs and minimise scrap and the number of reworked jobs with smarter and more efficient processes.
Within SAP Business One there are ten core modules packed full of features. Even if you don’t require tools for inventory or production, it is still a really attractive business management solution. Over the last few years, SAP has developed new tools to add into Business One. These include Project Management features that help track activities, link together relevant documentation for more accurate billing and easily schedule available resources. Combined with features for sales, CRM, service, HR and administration, these tools help Professional Service firms consistently deliver high-value services to customers through their ERP software.
Over the last few years SAP has ramped up its retail offering to SMEs. The SAP Customer Checkout application is a full electronic point of sale (EPOS) solution that seamlessly integrates with SAP Business One. This allows retailers to manage all their front-end services and link these together with key back office and stock management tools. This omni-channel solution provides the best of both worlds for retailers and consumers. Businesses can manage all of their activities from a single solution and provide their customers with products, information, and, more importantly, a personalised shopping experience that increases levels of satisfaction and loyalty.
About the Author
Dustin Coombe, sales director at Seidor UK, has helped implement ERP solutions into growing SMEs across the globe. Find out more about how you can improve your business processes with SAP Business One at www.seidor.uk.
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