Have you ever heard of the term “ERP” before? Not exactly sure what it is or why it is important to process manufactures and chemical distributors? Have you tried researching it and found it overwhelming and a little confusing? You are not alone. As a leading developer and provider of ERP software solutions, we are often asked to explain ERP and its benefits.
Today’s dynamically changing business environment calls for organizations to be agile and quick in responding to market changes to exceed customer expectations. Utilizing Demand Planning is an integral part of this process. A successful demand planning system requires a credible, flexible and accurate forecast. A good demand planning system will enhance the accuracy of revenue predictions, keep your stock levels in line with the increase and decrease in demand, and improve your profitability.
The water treatment industry is not like the typical manufacturing company that most ERP solutions were designed to serve. Those ERP systems are very product focused, whereas Water Treatment companies have a service component and recurring invoicing requirement. Here is a look at some reasons you need recurring invoicing in your ERP solution.
Technology plays an enormous role for many process manufacturers and other organizations wanting to grow their business. A vast majority already have CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software solutions implemented in their business today. CRM solutions help companies manage the front-end of the business by handling sales, marketing and customer service information. While ERP solutions help the back-end processes and internal information like accounting, inventory, shipping, etc. Although both solutions are unique and do very different things, there is a critical crossover of information between the two solutions. Here are 3 major benefits to integrating your CRM and ERP solutions together:
It's the beginning of spring, which means it is a great time to evaluate and improve upon some of your business processes. Your company's inventory is something that should always be tracked closely, and the tools and techniques you use to track it should be efficient and relatively easy to manage.
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