Business leaders in all industries have embraced enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems within their organizations for the massive benefits they provide. ERPs manage all the core processes of an organization – from HR to sales to finance – and house all the data. Many ERPs also offer increased visibility, analytics, and efficiency across the company. Let’s explore some of the benefits of running your business on an ERP system:
An ERP system reduces manual work by eliminating repetitive processes. This may require some existing processes to be reworked and some customizations, but there is a lot less risk of human error with the new, improved workflows. Overall, ERPs can help streamline your business and reduce employee frustration.
A centralized system like an ERP can collect and house data across all departments of the organization. With all the data in one place, your system can create accurate reports and help managers make key decisions.
Reduced Cost of Operation
Do you know how much it costs to run all the different systems in your business? With the ability to remove some redundant systems, having an ERP system (and any integrations) can save you the added costs of running other systems. This reduces the cost of operation, especially when you consider the cost to continue operating and scaling over the years.
Ability to Scale as Your Company Grows
An ERP system is easily capable of adding new functionalities, users and adapting itself based on your business needs. When your business grows to the next level, the ERP system is not only ready to scale with you – it can also be a catalyst for your growth.
Implementing an ERP system results in better business processes. Incorporating other modules that extend your ERP, such as a CRM (Customer relationship management) system, can enable your team to respond to customers in a shorter time and promote good customer relationships.
Data security is a direct benefit of having an ERP system. All your critical business data will be processed within a centralized system and stored in a secured place, which is protected by a firewall and backed up on a regular basis.
Enterprise resource planning systems are an asset for almost any business in any vertical. ERPs integrate and secure your information; automate reports and processes; and house key data. A company-wide ERP can benefit your day-to-day operations and help your team forecast for the future.
Christine Librojo was the Sales & Marketing Operations Analyst at alligatortek.
alligatortek is a Chicago custom software and application development firm that began partnering with clients 25 years ago to develop game-changing applications for its clients. alligatortek is recognized as a best-in-class partner, innovator and employer. The firm is a two-time winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards and a 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year. alligatortek is a four-time winner of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation.