Using disparate, specialty solutions can lead you in several different directions and waste valuable time. It takes longer to find data when it’s buried in different systems and can take even longer to analyze and use. Turn data into insight that you can use by deploying an integrated business management solution.
Many businesses rely on specialty software to manage unique operations, such as inventory management or customer relationship management software. While it may seem efficient for departments to learn and use only the technology that applies to their unique needs, it also separates important data. As a result, managers may need to wait for updated reports from the various departments, then piece the data together in order to make strategic business decisions. At that point, the data is likely aged, which means they could be making decisions based on outdated data and that could lead to big problems.
Replace disparate systems with an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP. A single, centralized solution can provide greater control and insight over all of your business operations from the front office to the back warehouse. You can manage finances, inventory and supply chain, manufacturing and distribution operations, human resources and payroll activities, and other core business processes with greater efficiency from one integrated solution rather than several disparate solutions. You and your team can enter, access, and analyze data quicker and easier, which means you can use it faster when responding to changing customer demands or marketplace conditions.
Robust ERP solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics GP, offer built-in business intelligence and reporting features. Customized RoleTailored dashboards put key metrics right where you need to see them. For example, inventory managers can monitor inventory in real-time and identify trends within your data. You may discover certain items are increasing in popularity, which offers an opportunity to buy raw materials in bulk to cut costs. Similarly, you may discover items that are becoming obsolete and reduce the chance for stocking up on items you may not be able to sell.
The faster you can access key metrics, the faster you can use data to your competitive advantage. Contact OTT, Inc. for more information about using ERP to gain the control and insight you need to take your business in the right direction.
By OTT, Inc.