How ERP software has helped three businesses, and the lessons they learnt from the migrations.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is at the heart of most large organisations – but where once only they could afford it, falling costs and the arrival of cloud-based systems have put it within reach of smaller businesses.
If your business is becoming more complex or you’re finding your existing accounting software no longer does everything you need, it may be time to consider migrating to an ERP system.
We’ve previously explained what enterprise resource planning is, but essentially an ERP system can take care of a broader range of business processes than accounting software, potentially including financials, manufacturing, inventory, service delivery, marketing and sales (including CRM – customer relationship management), logistics, and human resources (HR).
Having all these functions in the one system offers a number of advantages, such as fully integrated data across all the modules.
Nevertheless, moving to ERP is a big step that should not be taken lightly, and we’ve previously explained how to know when it’s time to consider migrating from your small business accounting application to an ERP system and how to go about buying an ERP system.
To help you make your decision, we’ve provided three case studies here of companies that have made the leap to ERP, including how it has helped their business and, importantly, the lessons they learnt from the migration.
The case studies include:
- How MYOB’s Exo helps Abode Living take control of stock and multi-currency costs
- How NetSuite provides CartridgesDirect with a ‘single source of truth’
- How Pronto helps Gasweld streamline its complex inventory requirements.
Next: Adobe Living’s ERP experience