How effective is your ERP solution?

If you’re considering upgrading or replacing your legacy business systems, a high calibre effective ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software solution will be high on, if not at the top of, your list of wants.

parts of the ERP puzzle

In essence, an ERP system acts as a platform that integrates the functions of every department in an organisation and unifies all the data and processes its people enter, share, exploit, and rely on. Harmonising business intelligence and enhancing collaborative activities ensures everyone works smarter, productivity and efficiency is improved, operational costs are significantly reduced, and the workflow cycle becomes more agile across the organisation.

Those are the top-level advantages of implementing an effective ERP system, but the wider benefits of deploying such technology with the support of a trusted implementation consulting partner will inevitably permeate the entire business proposition.

These are just a few of the key business benefits a far-reaching ERP platform will deliver:

Harmonised operations

From accounting, sales and purchasing, HR and customer services to project management, warehousing, logistics and the supply chain, an all-embracing, end-to-end ERP solution will unify and manage it all, safely and securely.

Elimination of data silos

Data garnered from every transaction and customer interaction is stored in a single location ensuring information is instantly meaningful, consistent, and accurate. The result: actionable insights, real-time analytics and business intelligence in one place that gives a complete 360° view of your business.

Enhanced sales and customer service

You’ll deliver value to your customers at every touchpoint and sell smarter by keeping track of individual interactions, prioritising sales leads and opportunities to upsell, cross-sell and renew. Workload and service tasks will be automated ensuring you give an exceptional service that’ll work wonders for your relationships.

Increased efficiency and productivity

Streamlined business processes save time by eliminating duplication of tasks and data entry. Automated workflows will help to ensure every department is meeting and, in many cases, exceeding its productivity goals.

Accurate reporting and forecasting

Effective ERP delivers relevant, real time data and actionable insights. Along with tools to create accurate forecasts, improved reporting capabilities make it easy to manage complex data requests without relying solely on your IT department.

Your first step towards effective ERP implementation

ERP deployment decision made, the first step is to talk to an implementation consultant who has experience of world-class ERP implementation methodology and understands you, your industry, and your business model.  If a scalable, end-to-end business programme with ultra-unifying capabilities is what’s called for, your implementation partner is likely to recommend industry-leading ERP software solutions like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Both platforms empower users with full control over financial and business data, a suite of collaborative sales and management features and are sufficiently flexible to adapt alongside changing business needs and evolve with organisations as they grow. It’s also reassuring to know that an implementation of either Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics NAV will be deployed by a Microsoft Gold Partner who’ll give you the confidence you’re working with an experienced, competent supplier who’ll be with you from first adoption and for the lifetime of your product.

If you want to find out more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central or NAV and would like to arrange a free demonstration to see which ERP solution is the best fit for your organisation, contact the TVision team.