What ERP means for small business
In rapidly growing smaller businesses, managers sometimes can’t see 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 owners and managers can see 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.
Delivering a successful ERP deployment
Any small business owner who wants an ERP software solution to succeed must first gather requirements from all stakeholders and carefully plan the project in advance if they want to see ROI.
ERP's reputation for being painful, expensive, and difficult to use puts off many small businesses who are ready to take the next step. Proper project scoping will help you avoid the common pitfalls and get a cost effective ERP system.
Prior to selecting the best ERP for your SME, it’s useful to understand:
- How ERP will impact on day-to-day business processes
- How people within a company will use ERP software as part of their role
- The cost of an ERP implementation project from beginning to end
- The time it will take to implement such as a solution
The good news is an ERP solution from Sage is affordable, flexible, and easy to implement. It'll help you and your small business work differently.