Delaying ERP Implementation is Costly
If your business has been putting off an ERP implementation, you’re not alone. Implementation can seem like a lot to put on your plate. After all, manufacturers and distributors already have enough to do, from attracting customers and keeping prices low to maintaining high product quality, so your team is already stretched thin.
However, ERP implementation is a necessity. Putting it off any longer is likely hurting your company more than you realize and staying competitive will become more and more difficult.
A data silo is a set of data only accessible to one department or team in an organization. To some extent, data silos are unavoidable. Each department accumulates data about its responsibilities, focusing on its roles and information to deliver results. However, ERP software will allow your team to eliminate unnecessary and costly silos.
A growing company often falls victim to inefficient and duplicate processes. For example, multiple departments might think they are responsible for a single task and end up wasting their time on something that has already been taken care of. Information silos will also accumulate as each department maintains separate sets of data. Communication and total enterprise transparency are key in any business. Those qualities will allow you the flexibility to grow sustainably and ensure that the successful processes that led to your growth get replicated in new offices or factories.
ERP serves as a central system that integrates and manages all processes and data. It can target those areas of inefficiency and streamline them, ensuring everyone in your business is rowing in the same direction. Additionally, some ERP systems include enterprise collaboration tools to help employees reach out to each other instantly across departments and locations.
2. Inefficient Processes
There are pain points in every business–regardless of the organization, there are processes and workflows that are inefficient, thus wasting money. The nature of ERP implementation exposes these areas of wastefulness. That’s why we recommend mapping ERP to your business processes. This will allow you to identify your business’s pain points and use ERP software to course correct.
For example, as part of our proven methodology at Datix, our consultants map out every single task, role, and workflow that your business needs to run. That mapping helps businesses find processes that may be duplicated, too complex, or unnecessary. Without an ERP implementation, you could be losing time and money without even knowing it.
3. Customer Experience
Without a central system managing your business and providing accurate, real-time data, there are cracks where customers could fall through. With an ERP implementation, you can take the guesswork out of this equation. ERP provides a single nexus of accurate, real-time data that can integrate the work of your back, middle, and front offices. The result will be better best-in-class customer service.
While businesses may believe they can do without an ERP system, they are missing out on opportunities and growth that otherwise might not be available. Implementing ERP can improve productivity, eliminate pain points, and deliver real ROI. That being said, ERP implementation is tricky; Datix can help!
Datix is skilled in ERP software as we are an Infor partner and an Epicor® expert. We have conducted many successful implementations and upgrades. We pride ourselves in implementing software that aligns with our clients’ business process, so they can maximize their growth and ROI. Not to mention, we work from start to finish, so we are always there to provide you with continuous support and peace of mind.
To learn more about ERP software or our other exciting software solutions, contact Datix today!