Do you own or operate a small business? Then you know that running a small business is no small feat! Small businesses still need most features of larger enterprises to be competitive and successful. Every small business needs every advantage they can to get ahead. This applies to companies with a handful of employees doing it all or many employees spread across many departments. As you grow, you need all the help you can get!
What is ERP?
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is a solution of applications to help you manage all aspects of your business. ERP integrates sales, procurement, production, distribution with accounting and customer service. ERPs let you to see how all parts of your business are doing in real-time. Your meaningful data is together in one place. Real-time data helps you keep track of potential issues, plan for the future and focus on the activities that generate profit.
Meeting the challenges of small businesses
As a small business, you know the importance of streamlining what you do to be able to compete with larger companies. This means making the most of your time and other resources. ERP systems help you be more efficient with a unified system that automates workflows and reduces manual data entry and errors. ERP allows your customers to enter a sales order that triggers a production order, packing slip, and shipping label.
ERP solutions can also help you make the most of your existing equipment and technology. Larger companies have the money to invest in the latest and greatest tools for production and distribution. ERP technology is often too expensive for smaller businesses. How can you rise to the challenge when finances may be an issue? Your ERP system will help speed up your production and delivery cycle.
Staying ahead of the competition
Now that things are running, how do you stay ahead of your competitors? Planning and creating value are two strategies for developing and maintain a competitive edge. Here again, ERP can help.
ERP systems help improve planning by putting the information you need to make decisions right at your fingertips. Reports that are easy to access and understand help you make decisions about your business. You can react to competitive market challenges. ERP takes reporting beyond balance sheets and cash flow statements. You can see the health of your company at a glance and spot good and bad trends, so you can take action right away.
Your ERP system can also help you create value through better products, delivery, customer experience and service. ERP shows your current product and service offerings to ensure they meet or exceed expectations. You can keep your operations as flexible as possible to take advantage of new trends.
Is an ERP right for you?
Still think you’re too small for an ERP? You’re not. Think it’s too late to make the change? It’s not. No matter how long you’ve been up and running, it’s never too late to move to a single software solution to manage your business and finances. If you want to grow your business, then now is the time! ERP systems can make your job easier and more productive and help you as your business grows.
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Clients First has 7 locations across the U.S.A. Two of our locations focus on Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX) and Acumatica. We have been working with AX since its inception in 1998 and are a Gold ERP Partner and a Certified Cloud Service Provider (CSP). As an Acumatica Gold Partner we have developed customizations to meet the specific needs of several industries. We offer maintenance, repair and overhaul market (ProMRO), religious institutions with multiple parishes and campuses (ChurchView), and the non-profit sector (ProNPO).
While our focus is on Manufacturing, Supply Chain, or Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), we have customers in other industries too, so please reach out to us to learn more!
- Make to order/engineering job shops, project manufacturing
- Heavy equipment manufacturing, repair and maintenance, projects and services
- EDI, 3PL distribution, and transportation
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