Is Your Business Large Enough for an ERP Solution?
At times you may be thinking you would like to change your existing business solution to an ERP solution but the question you may have on your mind is – is your business large enough for an ERP solution?
As a small business owner or manager, you will be facing a variety of concerns daily. You need to have a macro view of the entire business operations besides the need to ensure that you have optimal inventory, fulfil customers orders, maintain good customer relationships and build a great brand and reputation.
To run a business, a business owner like yourself need to put the effort into ensuring that your tools, processes and strategies can support the existing business and future growth. There is a high chance that you will always choose price over functionality in order to save cost.
In the early stages of your business, you likely used business tools that are entry-level in order to take advantage of the low costing but would have limited functionalities or are somewhat a standalone solution for your business. As your business grows, you will realise that your needs and demands are changing and you will start to focus on creating great customer experiences. It is the likelihood that at this point, you will start scouting for better business solutions to support this immediate need to provide better customer experience.
As a business owner, you will be able to notice the vital signs that it may be time to invest in an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. If you are having difficulties meeting the demands of your customers or if you are having trouble keeping up with the increased inventory levels, these are all things you should be concerned about. You need to be able to manage your records and data. You can no longer get by on manual reporting and manual data entry.
It is a myth that many people think that ERP systems are only for big businesses, which is also the reason why small businesses shy away from ERP solutions. ERP solutions such as SAP Business One Starter Pack are aimed for businesses with 5 users or less – so this myth is definitely not true. An ERP solution is the foundation your small business need to continue growing as it provides you with increased functionalities, visibility across different departments and ability to capture information that would be useful for your growth.
Wait no more. Your small business is large enough for an ERP solution if you are starting to think of all ways to improve customer relationship, inventory management, improve productivity across your organisation. Contact us today for a discussion on how we can help your business benefit from an ERP solution.