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ERP software solutions, also known as enterprise resource planning, is a type of management software that helps businesses stay organized. An ERP program allows companies to track inventory levels, sales, and deliveries all via computer systems.
Benefits of using ERP companies:
ERP companies work hard to make sure that your business avoids overstocking products and avoids product outages throughout the year, because this could hurt your business in the long run, if inventory is not properly managed. By using ERP distribution software, your company will be much more efficient when it comes to keeping track of inventory; you will notice a decrease in unnecessary spending, and you’ll be able to prevent lost or damaged products because you will be able to track their shipment process.
Top ERP Trends: ERP companies may be slow to implement new ideas and ways to keep track of your inventory, but once a new strategy is in place, you’re guaranteed it will help your company stay organized. Here are some popular distribution ERP trends.
Mobile: Everyone from CEOs to employees want access to information regarding their products wherever they go. Soon, nearly all businesses will incorporate mobile ERP software in order to conduct just about any business process.
- Cloud: Is your business stuck in a cloud of uncertainty regarding ERP software? Or are they using cloud ERP? Being able to access your business’s information from any device, and to store crucial data and information in a place that all employees can access, is nothing short of genius.
- Social: You may be wondering why social media is important for inventory control, but ERP companies believe it’s the next big thing to invest in. Some businesses have added social media packages to their ERP software systems.
- Two-Tier: ERP companies have often attempted to create one all-inclusive ERP system so businesses could take care of every single aspect of their business organizational needs. Now however, there are two tiers: one to manage at the corporate level, the other at a subsidiary level.
How Two-Tier ERP Works: Say you run a large software company out in California (not unheard of) that serves as your company’s main headquarters, then you also have two satellite offices, one in Chicago, one in Boston. Headquarters may decide to use this type of ERP because it needs one level of organization on a grand scale, such as figuring out annual revenue, statistical changes in purchasing, etc.
At the satellite offices, the second level of the two-tiered system is needed to organize every day company actions, such as how much more product to order next month, or determining what products are more popular among consumers.
Unfortunately, many companies are slow to implement ERP software systems. For example, only 26% of manufacturing companies in the U.S. have not implemented the use of ERP. If we are to remain a global economic leader, it all starts with choosing ERP software.
NSA Computer Exchange has been helping distribution companies implement plans and processes to improve business since 1984. If your looking for a better way to manage data, streamline efficiencies, boost productivity and grow your profits contact Patrick VanPutte, NSA President. Let our 30 years of experience and expertise in the business accelerate your success.
As a leading business software service organization for distributors, NSA Computer Exchange Corp is ready and available to help you work smarter and grow your distribution company faster, why not find out how we can help? Give us a call at 516.240.6020 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.