By: Elizabeth Miller
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The holiday season is a time for family and relaxation. It also is a huge time for new box office hits and for us to enjoy some of our old favorites as we snuggle down and veg out on the couch. In honor of the movie-watching spirit this time of year, we have picked out our top five movie quotes to help explain why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs) like SAP Business One should be at the top of your consideration list for the coming new year.
“YOU COMPLETE ME”
The whole concept behind ERPs is that they are a one-stop-shop for ALL of your business needs. They aren’t just a CRM for sales, a production system for your engineers, or a warehouse management system for your Distribution department. They are an all-in-one system that allows you to meet all of the departmental needs in one centralized location to allow for easy flow of data from one business area to another. No more feeling buried under Excel spreadsheets and custom integrations! These bad boys do all the hard work for you.
“YOU MUST CHOOSE, BUT CHOOSE WISELY”
ERPs are wonderfully flexible. What this means is that they allow you to decide what modules are needed for you and yours. Don’t need the production module? No problem, simply hide it! If you find in the future that your company has grown to need that functionality, simply put it back! It also has a customized setup that allows you to operate your business the way you need and not what some developers overseas decided was best for everyone. You get to define all the features and criteria that make you unique and the system is simply there to help you be a better you. Need more fields or don’t like the placement of them on the screen? SAP Business One is so flexible and user-friendly that even you can become a developer for a day and customize screens just the way you like it.
“HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM”
A good ERP system provides you with all the tools to know when your business is doing well or if there is a need for your attention. They can provide reporting tools, analytics, easy warning systems, and even approval processes that allow you to be alerted only when completely necessary. SAP Business One allows you to create your own processes, definitions, and workflows to ensure that none of the things that are important to you go unnoticed. Why spend hours trying to figure out if you have a problem? Get the hours back in your day and allow the system to do the work for you!
“MONEY’S ONLY SOMETHING YOU NEED IN CASE YOU DON’T DIE TOMORROW”
We know that even mentioning the letters “ERP” can sound like money leaving the bank to some business owners, but there is no longer any need to fear that ERPs mean big investments on your part. You too can have the functionality that the big corporations have at a cost that is affordable for your small to medium-size business. ERP systems like SAP Business One are developed for small firms looking to make a big impact without the huge investment. Instead of dollars going out, these systems help you to bring the dollars in by increasing productivity, efficiency, and analytics to let you know where your money is best spent.
“TO INFINITY AND BEYOND”
A great ERP system will not limit you to accessing information within your brick and mortar walls. Mobile technology is where it is at for most growing businesses and you need a system that will allow you to get the same kind of information, alerts, and reporting as if you were right at your desk. Scared you need a whole IT department just to support your new system? Never fear! Great ERP systems like SAP Business One also have cloud-based solutions that allow you an IT free experience where all your techy needs are covered and you get to focus on the things you really care about.
No more hiding behind your legacy systems thinking that you have it all. Do yourself a favor and realize that there is a better world out there for you!
Treat yourself to a free consultation and demo from us so that we can help you realize your growth potential with SAP Business One. Mention you read this blog when you schedule a demo to receive a movie watching care package!