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Likewise, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) must take advantage of cost-saving techniques available today. If something can be made or delivered without costly customizations, it’s going to be cheaper to buy.
The same idea applies to cloud ERP systems. If SMBs are able to successfully use these tools without paying a vendor to customize the offering — or, completely rebuild the system — they’re going to save lots of money. Embracing an out-of-the-box solution is absolutely ideal from a cost standpoint.
This is why SMBs must find a vendor offering an affordable cloud ERP system that has built-in workflows, integrates with your current systems, performs all of the necessary functions and moves the business forward. Here are five questions to ask before going forward with any ERP customizations.
Mar 5, 2015 2:28:12 PM
Mar 4, 2015 4:00:00 PM
From sales and invoicing to warehouse management and inventory tracking, distribution is a very complicated endeavor. As a wholesale distribution company, you're well aware of the challenges associated with fulfillment – you encounter them on a daily basis. Find out how distribution software solves these common problems and helps your business run smoothly.
When your customer places an order – no matter the channel – you're tentatively promising that you're able to fill it. But your inventory is inaccurate or your warehouse is mismanaged, so you're unable to process and fulfill orders as they come in. Your customers, who assume that your product availability is accurate when they place the order, are upset. You've lost their trust and all but eliminated the possibility that they'll return in the future.
Distribution software utilizes data-capture technology to accurately track every item in your inventory. This warehouse management system is linked to barcode scanners, laptops, smartphones and mobile devices, so every item that comes in and out of your warehouse is tracked. Your overall business management system is integrated, so all the tracking data that's captured is immediately synced to the ERP software. This grants you real-time inventory control and visibility into your omnichannel transactions.
Mar 3, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Topics: HR and payroll
Mar 2, 2015 5:00:00 PM
With several departments generating their own numbers using their own complex Excel formulas, it’s no wonder that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often struggle with finding a single clear version of the truth.
Feb 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM
There are a lot of business software vendors on the market today. You know you need to migrate to the next level of operational efficiency, but how do you ensure you’re adopting the right ERP software for your small to mid-sized business?
Although all ERP software systems offer a way to integrate a range of processes and functions, traditionally, these systems were created for enterprise businesses and are considered costly and time-consuming to set up. Luckily, in the last 10 years, cloud-based ERP software offers businesses an affordable and accessible alternative.
Feb 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Traditional on-premise ERP solutions, as discussed in our previous post, are fast becoming obsolete. They're still being used by many small and mid-sized companies, but it's unrealistic for smart, strategic business executives to continue overlooking the huge functionality gaps in the on-premise model.
The next stage in the evolution of ERP is the hosted approach. Hosted ERP software is a popular and attractive option: Young SMBs build new business management solutions from scratch, and well-developed businesses overhaul their current systems to be more flexible, functional and accessible. Here's what a hosted ERP system looks like:
Feb 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Enterprise software has gone through quite an evolution throughout its lifetime; the ERP solutions of today hardly seem to be of the same lineage as traditional versions.
Since their inception, ERP solutions have been traditionally hosted in-house. Businesses spend quite a bit of their budgets building an IT infrastructure and purchasing the equipment upfront to run the business management system as a whole.
On-premise ERP software is both a thing of the past and a thing of the present: Its technology is outdated, but it's still in use by many small and mid-sized businesses today. Let's investigate the components and typical structure of a traditional ERP system:
Hardware is one of the biggest costs plaguing setup of on-premise ERP software. You need to purchase expensive hardware and equipment – all of which is difficult and costly to maintain.
Feb 24, 2015 1:00:00 PM
As technologies continue to advance exponentially, savvy business owners, executives and decision-makers must begin to look toward the future and recognize emerging trends before they become mainstream. Your strategic planning process starts with your business management system, and those using the powerful Microsoft Dynamics suite should keep a keen eye on a few important trends:
#1 - The Internet Of Things