Should my business be thinking about ERP?
Enterprise Resource Planning. Sounds very complicated, doesn’t it? But it’s a simple concept: ERP automates and integrates your company’s core functions to make everything simpler and more efficient.
In other words, if you feel you could do things better or that you’re lagging behind your competitors, you’re probably ready to look at how ERP can benefit you. That doesn’t necessarily mean taking on a full ERP solution – at Percipient we can simply take a look at where your business can improve the way it works – but at its best an ERP system will integrate all your processes from ordering to distribution, enhance productivity by making processes faster, more efficient and less prone to errors and improve performance with less duplication.
Perhaps most importantly though, ERP offers you an overview of your business, giving you all the data you need to make smarter, more informed decisions. And if you think all this only applies to big businesses, you couldn’t be more mistaken.
Fisherman’s Friend is a well-known brand. They had original, disparate systems that needed a lot of manual input and allowed limited transparency. As the business grew, they asked us – as a Business Partner of both Oracle and Sage ERP systems – to look into the most suitable single solution for them.
The benefits have been significant. Now monthly and year-end accounting processes are clearer, production processes and planning have improved and the Engineering Department has more control over planned maintenance.
If you’re still unsure about whether or not it’s time to look at ERP, the answer’s simple – just talk to the North West’s leading ERP specialist!
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