What is ERP?

What is ERP?

29/05/18

When you Google “What is ERP?” the sheer volume of information you receive is overwhelming, we hope to make it easier to understand What ERP is and why a business would invest valuable time, resources and money on implementing an ERP solutions.

So what is ERP – here’s the definition:-

Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP is the system/process that is used by a business (often a manufacturer) to integrate under the one system/database.  An ERP management system integrates areas such as planning, production, product life-cycle, CRM, Sales Management, Field Service, finance, HR, Marketing, distribution and supply chain.

 

So what does ERP do for a business:-

1)

The role of the ERP system is to connect multiple branches of an organisations information to the same database and thus empowering the management team of a business with the correct tools and applications

2)

ERP is often referred to as a business transformation project allowing personnel to be placed where their skills best suit the business.

3)

Aspera Powering Epicor ERP = Real time reporting enabling decisions to enable growth and meaningful business planning.

 

How do you know you need an ERP solution – When you business is experiencing the following:-

For the Management Team they may be experiencing –

  • Poor resource management
  • Difficulties in decision making
  • Lack of performance control
  • Constricted growth
  • Outdated technology
  • Falling behind the competition

For the Operation Team they may be experiencing –

  • High labour and inventory costs
  • High administrative cost
  • Extensive cycle times
  • Low productivity
  • Quality difficulties

For the IT Team, they may be experiencing –

  • High IT cost
  • Instability of IT infrastructure
  • Unadaptable or outdated technology

For the overall organisation may be experiencing

  • Lack of control
  • Disconnected communications and visions
  • Employees frustrated with current tools and systems
  • Time wasted on non-critical activities.

 

A successfully implemented ERP solution will remove and improve the pains above whilst also providing additional benefits to your organisation. Some of the common benefits of an ERP solution are:

  • Efficiency – Removal of manual and time-consuming tasks
  • Real-Time Reporting – Business decisions are enabled with real-time reporting resulting in “Better Business Decisions”
  • Mobility – Conduct your business anywhere
  • Improved Customer Service – streamlined processes improve customer timelines
  • Agility – business should have the ability to change with the moving global markets
  • Data Security – better user permission settings keeping all sensitive information protected

 

The typical modules available in ERP solutions are:

 

With an effective ERP solution, a company is able to automate time-consuming tasks which will increase efficiency and allow employees to focus on more critical business activities. ERP systems can unilaterally improve multiple sectors of a business.

Want to learn more about ERP, we would love to chat – Call us on +353 (0)1 461 1700 or +44 (0)845 862 0864 or Contact us 

We create partnerships and projects that succeed – with your vision – our experience – together we have the winning way to get you there… ERP solutions from Aspera Solutions.

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