The Right Business Software can Help you Grow With Ease
Many owners of manufacturing, wholesale distribution and retail companies struggle with figuring out the best strategy to grow their businesses. A common concern among business owners is finding qualified and motivated employees to run a new branch, division, and/or store. Finding staff who would feel properly motivated to help build a growing small business is often challenging. In addition, many business owners do not have a huge budget for wages, do not want to hire people who would then leave to earn more money somewhere else. Hiring new staff can be extremely time consuming, especially when having to perform the recruiting process all over again, in a short span of time.
Money is not always the most important factor for staff ““ many people are more likely to choose a job where they feel engaged and appreciated than one that pays more. Here are a few tips that can help you motivate good team members, and keep them working effectively:
1) Training and Development
Make sure your employees are thoroughly trained to carry out their tasks. And make sure they have a development plan ““ something that motivates them to grow and improve.
With the human resources (HR) module within the SAP Business One software system, you can enter data to create more comprehensive profiles of your employees. So you can see where training is needed. And you can make sure your staff are all developing and performing as you want.
2) The Right Tools for the Job
Streamline your operations by giving your employees software tools that enable them to do their jobs more easily. For example, with apps that let them quickly see on-shelf availability and inventories, they can provide a better, faster service to customers. And your staff will be happier and more motivated if you make their lives easier.
3) Make Them Feel Part of the Company
Studies have shown that people feel more motivated when they can see the direct impact that their actions have on achieving company success. And motivated employees are more effective ““ research has shown that companies with better employee engagement have 12% better customer service ratings. So, give them access to company data ““ sales figures, performance metrics ““ and they’ll see how they’re helping the company achieve its ambitions.
4) Motivate Your People
Ensure your staff have clear goals for their careers. Make sure they know what they can achieve, and what level they can get to. Then give them the tools to reach their targets.
5) Improve Staff Morale
Make your people feel valued and happy in their work. A 2013 survey by Virgin Healthmiles found that 77% of employees think health and wellness programs positively impact the culture at work. Improving morale can take many forms, from career development to providing a fun work atmosphere and offering staff perks. You could try:
“¢ Out of office social events to help people bond
“¢ Monthly prizes for the best performing staff member
“¢ Flexible working options
“¢ Loyalty/discount scheme with local retailers
“¢ Ad hoc treats ““ like free cake, free lunch, free fruit etc.
These kinds of incentives can be relatively inexpensive, but you’ll see the benefits with an energized, enthusiastic, loyal workforce. And if your employees are happy, they’ll be less likely to leave ““ which saves you time and money on hiring and training new staff members.
Small and Midsize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Business Management Software for The Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution and Online Retail Industries
With the right software, such as SAP Business One (also known as SAP B1 and Business One), you can easily plan and execute a successful growth strategy for your business. You can hire and retain some great people to run the new areas of your company. You can easily budget for staff perks and set out a plan to give all staff access to key performance metrics. You can also use the built-in HR software to help monitor and develop your team.
SAP Business One SAP’s best selling ERP system. It is the fastest selling ERP solution on the market for these reasons:
1. It is simple to use. Please see the SAP Business One iTour
2. It is affordable. Professional (super) users approx. $3,000. Limited (financial, logistics, CRM) users approx. $1,500
3. Built by the world leaders in ERP, SAP, on the latest software and technology platform. Can be run on iPads and iPhones
SAP Business One is a fully integrated business management system which includes functionality around financials, sales, purchasing, distribution, HR and customer relationship management (CRM). In short, all the functionality you expect from a larger enterprise system, but substantially less to purchase and much faster to implement ““ a low risk option for your growing manufacturing, wholesale distribution or online retail business.
SAP’s best selling ERP for small and midsize businesses (SMB and SME) can be installed and run on your on-premise server or in a cloud. The database options are MS SQL and SAP HANA (for querying data at lightning fast speeds). MS SQL is a traditional database. SAP HANA is an in memory database.
As a singular data system, right “out of the box” the software offers completely integrated:
- Sales Opportunity Management
- Order Entry
- Accounts Receivable
- Accounts Payable
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Business Partner (Customer/Vendor) Management
- Production Entry
- Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
- Service Management
- HR Management
- Crystal Reports Reporting Engine
- Dashboard and Analytics Displays
If you are researching enterprise resource planning business management software systems, and would like more information about the fastest selling ERP program on the market, Cornerstone Consulting specializes in:
- SAP Business One
- SAP HANA in memory database
- Electronic and Mobile Commerce
- Enterprise Mobility
- Bar codes and Scanning
- Business Intelligence (BI)
- Business Analytics
- Cloud Computing
- Custom Programming
- Web Development
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