Why ERP Systems Are Important
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a core foundation for any organisation, as it enables integration between different departments and functions. As a business management solution, ERP covers broad and deep end-to-end processes such as finance, human resources, logistics, manufacturing, support, marketing, sales and supply chain.
The benefits of an ERP far outweigh the initial cost and time associated with implementing the solution in the first place.
ERP solutions unifies fragmented systems in your organisation. An organisation utilising stand-alone systems such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, Logistic Management or Human Resources Management (HRM) solution can benefit from the ability of ERP to unify it together. Having a seamless flow of information across these different systems will provide companies with cost-efficiency and data accuracy benefits. Users can save time by eliminating the need to do redundant data entry and human error can also be minimised.
Having an ERP solution will also provide improved collaboration between departments and team members. All information is in one central location, and the appropriate access can be given to the team members who may require the data to complete the task. Most business management solutions provide control for access to improve the safety of the data and system. The accuracy, completeness and security of information can be guaranteed as there will be minimal human errors, and unauthorized access can also be easily blocked..
The ability of ERP to query data and generate reports will also be a feature of most solutions. Creating reports for specific requirements is one of the key elements for most businesses. Information can be accessed quickly that will enable you to make data-driven decisions. ERP solutions such as Dynamics 365 also have predictive analytics that allows you to utilise suggestions provided by the system. Thus there is no need to rely on IT team members to generate reports.
Time wastage can be eliminated as there is no longer the need to perform the repetitive task manually. This refers to the need to enter the same data multiple times across different systems. With an integrated ERP solution, information can easily flow across different systems and departments. The elimination of repetitive manual work, reduction of error from manual human data entry will ultimately have a positive effect on your organisation’s productivity, efficiency and profitability.
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