As 2018 gets into full swing, you might be thinking about strategies and making plans to move your business forward this year. Will 2018 be the year you implement an ERP solution?

Many of us are likely to have heard the term ERP before – but what does it really mean?

“Enterprise Resource Management” brings together the many disparate systems that exist in a typical business into one integrated system. Order management and processing, inventory management, customer relationship management, accounting, human resources, marketing and more. Integrating all these organisational “silos” into one complete management system with a shared central database can streamline processes across your entire organisation – ensuring that everyone in every department is working from the same information.

The benefits from using a single company-wide management system are numerous – here are our top five reasons to integrate ERP into your organisation in 2018:

1. Real-time information

With an ERP solution, decision making in any department can be conducted with true real-time information that is available throughout the system, and throughout your business. No longer do you have to make decisions based on a whim or with incomplete data. ERP provides you the opportunity to have all the most important and factual information readily available at the touch of a button, and provides management with true business intelligence that can really bring your business to the next level.

2. Total control and customisation

An ERP system is completely flexible and allows for the complete customisation of views and activities at any level. With such power comes greater efficiencies throughout your business’s workflows, and allows individual users to only see what they require at any given time.

3. Managed and controlled costs

ERP systems can calculate and collect costs so you always have an accurate picture of your product cost and margins. You can manage your entire procurement and sales processes and drill-down to documents for historic information. With such information, it is easy to forecast future sales and purchasing strategies and keep track of relevant transactions.

4. Customer service

Ultimately good customer service is one of the best ways to differentiate you from your competitors. A good ERP system will provide you with a fast, efficient and more flexible offering to take to market, making life better not only for your clients but also for your employees.

5. Get all data in one place!

With every department and process connected seamlessly to one central data source, efficiency savings and productivity improvements could transform your business. Processes across your entire organisation can be streamlined when the whole business operates from one ERP system and shares the same data, and the risk of errors inconsistencies is reduced when data isn’t input repeatedly into separate, disparate systems. ERP benefits not only your employees, but also your customers, your suppliers… and your bottom line.

Choose the right ERP software for your organisation – and a partner to realise its potential.

Microsoft’s continued commitment and development of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) has resulted in the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.  NAV 2018 is an end-to-end robust business management solution designed to help organizations achieve greater efficiency, streamline business processes, and empower employees to react quickly to changing business needs with intelligent insights-anywhere and on any device.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Enhanced Financials, along with its core financial management features, give companies a vast array of accounting and financial capabilities for small to medium sized companies.

etaCsolutions are long-established supplier of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solutions, with developers and consultants who are fully certified by Microsoft with decades of experience between them, and are extremely experienced with integrating Dynamics NAV with third party applications.

From full installations to ongoing maintenance - we aim to turn around all projects and development requests in a timely manner. For more complex tasks such as upgrades or new functionality requirements, we will manage the process for you, acting as the central project manager to define the project plan, assign tasks and meet timescales to deliver the development on time and within budget.

Contact us today to find out how an ERP solution can move your business forward in 2018.

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