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.
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:
Over the last forty years, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has become an integral part of the operation of manufacturing and distribution businesses. The main goal of an ERP system is to increase a business’s efficiency by allowing businesses to intelligently collect, manage and sift through data for a variety of activities. However, as ERP systems get older and are no longer being updated, they can begin to negatively impact the businesses that use them. These “legacy systems” are often in need of replacement, but instead of replacing them business owners spend significant amounts of time and money trying to make these systems work instead of finding a new solution.
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: