Benefits of ERP for Growing Small and Mid-sized Businesses
Typically, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution connects the departments of an organization, such as Accounting, Sales, Customer Service, Purchasing, Distribution, Administration, and more. In this day and age, an ERP system should also have the ability to integrate all entities on an enterprise’s Network. That would encompass each subsidiary and, typically, business partner. In addition, it would supersede inefficient, manual processes and provide options that offer a choice of software applications to (a) best fit each enterprise unit’s particular business needs and widely varying IT expertise and budgets; (b) provide insight to make good business decisions; and, (c) offer sufficient preprogrammed integration capabilities.
In the current environment many, if not most, successful businesses are required to increase the scope of their enterprises in order to remain competitive. They are required to seek new market areas, reduce costs and expenses which burdens their resources. Of course, that typically involves implementing changes such as outsourcing manufacturing, arranging to have suppliers drop-ship to customers, encouraging dependable third parties to keep you informed regarding useful information and/or constantly gathering business intelligence from as many useful sources as possible.
As you might well expect, it is a chore to add effective gathering of market ” business intelligence” (BI) to the day in ““ day out, routine, conduct of enterprise operations. Further, if your company is relatively large or steadily growing, you can expect to be constantly challenged to impose order and discipline on all of the relevant activities and processes of your enterprise. Often, various locations use a mixture of disparate business management software applications that are suitable for their interior needs, but don’t let the users share information effectively. The “home office” might have a “one size fits all” business software solution. However, very few embody the power, scope and flexibility needed to meet the requirements of a growing, changing enterprise.
It is a given that an appropriate solution must provide those capabilities as well as excellent flexibility so as to adapt readily when as your enterprise inevitably evolves. That evolution might include improvement of these properties: (a) absorption and integration of all components of your network, including your subsidiaries, and, as appropriate, affiliates and third party businesses cohorts; (b) quickly and effectively replace inefficient, manual processes; (c) offer a wide selection software tools so that you can choose the best solution for each unit’s specific business requirements as well as differing IT expertise and budgets; (d) easy access to suggestions that can prompt logical, insightful insights which will lead to supportable business decisions; and, (e) provide preconfigured integration functionality. Choose wisely, and your SAP business software can accommodate every size and type of operation, from headquarters down to a four-person sales outpost that only recently was tracking sales with spreadsheets and e-mail.
Growing Small and Mid-sized Businesses Rely on Cornerstone Consulting for SAP Solutions
Based in Tampa, FL, Cornerstone Consulting, Inc. provides leaders of manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies with high-performance enterprise resource planning systems, powerful analytics, better business intelligence, premium web development, and first-class information technology support services. Not only is Cornerstone an award-winning value added reseller (VAR) of business software, the highly-skilled “dream team” of certified public accountants (CPAs), programmers, web designers, marketing gurus and software trainers provide cutting-edge solutions and tech support for:
- SAP Business One ERP
- Business Intelligence (BI)
- Business Analytics
- Cloud Computing
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- Mobile Solutions
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- Software as a Service (SaaS)
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Cornerstone has been providing superior business software products, related services and technical support to manufacturers and distributors for more than thirty years. Our team is Not “the new kids on the IT block.” If your goal is to streamline, automate and improve areas of a growing small or medium sized business such as: financial accounting, operations, customer relationship management, sales, inventory control and tracking, warehouse management, e-commerce, and more, you’ve found the right company. Cornerstone’s (English-speaking) programmers, trainers and consultants specialize in providing Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, and Online Retail clients with optimal business process configuration, integration and automation.
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