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ERP software for small businesses

Prepare for tomorrow's needs today with a cost-effective solution designed specifically for growing businesses.

Make smarter business decisions with ERP systems for small businesses

ERP helps you streamline routine operational tasks, cut costs, and save valuable time.

As a small business builder, you need to be savvy when it comes to planning your day. Time spent completing operational tasks, like inventory or payroll, could be better allocated to identifying new growth opportunities.

Many small businesses rely on outdated accounting and ERP solutions unable to fully support their needs. You need an ERP solution that can match your company’s requirements and adapt as you grow.


Selecting an ERP system for your small business

Before selecting ERP software for a small business, it’s critical to understand your business needs (and pain points) and whether ERP software can help you address them. Consider how ERP will impact day-to-day business processes, how your employees will use ERP in their respective roles, and the overall expected cost as well as any deadlines to be met. Having a clear understanding of your company's needs will help you select the best small business ERP software.

ERP software is able to address many challenges facing small businesses. For example, many small businesses struggle with inconsistent information from different business areas or else don’t have access to up-to-date financial information when they need it. These problems can significantly impact your company and your ability to seize new opportunities, which is why we’ve designed our innovative ERP software for small businesses.

Most small businesses will find that cloud-based ERP software is typically less expensive to adopt and implement than on-premises solutions, due to the nature of SaaS. However, small businesses could be better served by considering a business management solution that combines the best of cloud ERP and on-premise ERP software.

Benefits of ERP solutions for small businesses

Sage X3 software from Sage can adapt to your needs, making it easier and quicker for you to run your business.

Faster

Sage Business Cloud accelerates every part of your business, including procurement, production, sales, and customer service. You'll gain better insight into how your business is performing around the world.

Simpler

Sage Business Cloud adapts to your teams' roles, preferences, and workflows. It offers secure cloud and mobile access to business information and streamlines managing your company.

Flexible

You can configure Sage Business Cloud to meet the specific needs of your industry. What's more, you'll have total control over your data and your company's IT strategy.

Why ERP fails and how the right solution will help your small business gain an advantage over competitors

Many small businesses struggle with old accounting solutions that can't keep up with their growth. You need a solution tailored to your business.


Before selecting ERP software for small businesses, it’s critical to understand your business needs (and pain points) and whether ERP software can help you address them.

For example, do you sometimes struggle with inconsistent data stemming from different business areas? Or do you find it difficult to access up-to-date financial information when you need it? These are often key signs that your business is outgrowing its accounting software. However, recognizing that your small business is ready for software like ERP is only the first step.

You need to consider your budget for migrating to ERP software and how long this process will take. You'll also need to consider if your company prefers a cloud, on-premise or best-of-breed solution. The answers are not so straightforward and depend on the size and scope of your business.


What ERP means for small business

In rapidly growing smaller businesses, managers are sometimes unable to identify what’s happening in every area of their business. They may, for example, not know how much inventory their business has or requires. ERP means that owners and managers are getting a view of what’s happening in every area of their business, including: administration and operational functions, HR, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, sales and marketing, customer service, and more.


Why ERP fails

Any small business owner looking for a successful ERP software solution must first gather the requirements of all stakeholders and carefully plan the project in advance, in pursuit of ROI.

The reputation of ERP software as being clumsy, expensive, and difficult to use discourages many small businesses ready to take the next step. What's more, many ERP projects fail because small business managers fail to consider:

  • How ERP will impact day-to-day business processes
  • How company staff will use ERP software as part of their function
  • The cost of an ERP project from beginning to end
  • The time it takes to implement such a solution

Most small businesses will find that cloud-based ERP software is typically less expensive to adopt and implement than an on-premise solution, due to its SaaS nature. However, small businesses could be better served by considering a solution that combines the best of cloud ERP and on-premise ERP software.

The good news is that an ERP solution is affordable, flexible, and easy to implement. It will help you and your small business function more efficiently.

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