ERP is a business term we should all be familiar with. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, and is a tool that integrates the different departments of a business. Creating a shared database across all the business departments, and supports the multi-functions used by these departments. Tools like ERP have revolutionized the business world, and are transforming how businesses are run. Learn how ERP improves productivity by reading on.
Integrating all the departments
Transferring data between departments has historically been a complex process. With each department using a different software for different tasks. Using this method means when it comes time for departments to collaborate, they are wasting valuable time just to transfer data accurately. With ERP, the departments are all under one umbrella, and communication between the departments is as simple as a few clicks. No more faxing or emailing important documents, or opening multiple applications. An ERP software a one stop application for all the departments in the business.
Making Information Accessible, Anywhere
Information is power, and without the proper information, it’s easy to feel powerless in certain situations. With an integrated ERP system, company information is under one unified umbrella. Getting the information needed from any department is possible at any time. Need to know the number of raw materials available on a specific date, or the number of vacation days an employee has left? With an integrated ERP, finding the information you need is as easy as a matter of clicks.
Control Costs & Improve Management
With an integrated ERP software, it’s possible for upper management to track all the costs of an organization and trace them back to their original department. Resulting in less wasted time calling different departments and increased efficiency in management. Quicker access to information leads to quicker and more accurate decision-making, leading to an increase in overall productivity. Trouble managing projects? ERP gives managers the ability to integrate the departments of a project, and track the overall progress and effectiveness of the project team.
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