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:
For U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated industries, software validation is required to ensure that the operation of software will consistently produce results meeting predetermined specifications. Additionally, software validation is a good business practice for organizations that want to improve GxP (good practice) procedures and documentation.
Many companies today rely on their software, specifically ERP solutions, to run their business. It is also one of the biggest IT expenditures that you have, yet it seems most users only use a small portion of the software’s functionality. So how do you know and how can you ensure you are getting the most out of your ERP software? Here are some tactics to consider when it comes to maximizing the return on your ERP software investment:
Choosing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution that meets your specific chemical industry business requirements and needs is only half the battle. The other half of the battle consist of implementing that new system, which can be very tricky. Below is an infographic highlighting 5 steps to a successful ERP implementation:
Many small chemical manufacturers and distributors utilize QuickBooks to manage their financial accounting needs because it’s a simple cost-effective solution. However, there comes a time when your business is growing and QuickBooks can begin to hinder the company’s success. Here are 3 signs that indicate your business has outgrown QuickBooks: