Are you in control of your business? Do you feel like you are managing your business processes, or are your processes managing you? Very often, as businesses grow, processes adapt to suit the software solutions that the company started out with. This is usually fine in the early days but as product offerings diversify and become more complex, as they invariably do, business processes can become unnecessarily complicated and inefficient.
With disparate systems, backed up by Excel to fill in the gaps, duplication of effort and increased manual administration is common. Lack of insight into the state of the business is a big issue as it is difficult to create reports that provide any real understanding of what’s going on, and how you can best make the most of any circumstances to compete effectively. For example, knowing which products are likely to be big sellers at certain times of the year, based on historical demand, can help you make decisions on inventory requirements and production schedules. How can you know this information without solutions in place to support this? It’s all very well the owner/manager having this information in their head, but it is impossible to report upon, and what happens should anything happen to the person who ‘knows everything’?
How can you gain control?
We often see this situation among businesses that have grown quickly and become ‘victims of their own success’. The solution is to implement a comprehensive enterprise resource management package that will provide insight and control over every aspect of your business. We know this is easy for us to say, as an ERP software provider, but we have been doing this for a while and witnessed first-hand the increased control and insight that our customers have gained from implementing SAP Business One. As a comprehensive ERP solution, SAP Business One is a cost-effective system specifically developed for SMEs, which is intuitive and scalable and will support them as the business grows.
SAP Business One caters for all sorts of businesses and can be configured to take all company requirements into account. By linking all departments under one database, information silos are removed, manual administration and duplication of data and effort are no longer required, and business processes are streamlined. This increases efficiency, reduces costs, and provides a rapid return on investment.
Where should you start?
The first step in gaining control of your business is to recognise what you need to change to improve your processes. What processes do you want to improve and what do you need in place to help this? A thorough analysis of current software packages and processes is essential to work out where you are now. This should guide you towards where you want the business to be, by giving you the insight into what you need to change to improve processes and gain greater control.
How can Ascarii help?
With many years’ experience across most types of industry, our highly-skilled team works alongside our customers to guide them through the selection and implementation process of their new ERP solutions. We aim to gain a thorough understanding of how you currently work and what you want to improve before recommending solutions that can help you achieve your goals. We view our relationship with our customers as a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership, and we want to work together to support you along your journey with your new ERP solution. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.