What is an ERP system?
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning – this still doesn’t give much away, does it? Essentially, an ERP system is a type of software that helps you manage your day-to-day core business processes. Everything you need to run your company can be managed in one integrated system. This includes human resources, logistics, asset management and more. ERP systems are designed so that you can access all your important data in one place and at one time.
Why implement an ERP system?
Implementing an ERP system offers numerous advantages. Firstly, they can help eliminate data duplication and ensure data integrity as everything is hosted in one place.
A further benefit of ERP is improved data visibility and decision-making. With access to real-time data from across the organisation, managers can analyse information, generate reports and gain valuable insights into business operations. This visibility enables better decision-making at all levels by helping to identify bottlenecks, optimise processes and make data-driven strategic decisions.
Scalability and growth are also key advantages of ERP systems. They tend to be designed to support the expansion of organisations, accommodating increased transaction volumes, additional users and multiple locations. This scalability eliminates the need for frequent system upgrades or replacements, providing long-term value and cost savings.
Furthermore, ERP systems often include CRM modules which enable organisations to effectively manage customer data and improve customer service. Integrated CRM functionality allows businesses to enhance customer satisfaction, provide personalised experiences and streamline their sales and marketing processes.
Finally, having an ERP system in place can lower operational costs through streamlined business processes and best practices.
How do you choose the right ERP software?
Often the acronym ‘ERP’ strikes fear into organisations who know they need to change. These organisations will “just get by” despite their information being held in inconsistent formats, being difficult to find and almost impossible to interrogate. The reluctance and fear to explore large software systems is understandable. It’s important that when selecting what system is right for you, you consider what it is you need from your ERP system. This will help you determine the type of software that's right for your business.
If you’re looking for an ERP system that doesn’t take months to implement and is cost effective, then look no further. Centerpoint is an innovative ERP system which has been developed through a collaboration between STC INSISO and ANSA. This cloud-based system is comprehensive, ready-to-use and there’s no expensive hidden modules – from the outset everything is included!
There are eight modules within Centerpoint that give structure to all business processes. They are Human Resources, QHSE, Operations, CRM, Asset Management, Maintenance, Logistics and Purchasing. Therefore, information relating to these functions is visible to all employees in one place.
In the digital age, ERP systems have become an essential tool for businesses of all sizes. Centerpoint can quickly be put to work in your organisation, streamlining operations, improving efficiency and driving growth.
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