Published on: August 25, 2014
in: Company News
Growing companies need to have an effective and innovative business software solution in place to streamline and automate time-consuming tasks and processes. While relying on old or outdated software in times of growth may seem like the cost-conscious thing to do, outdated software solutions actually increase your operating costs because they drain your efficiency and productivity. While every company is different and has its own unique set of challenges, most companies will face at least some of the following problems due to outdated or inefficient software:
- Data inconsistencies
- High overhead costs
- Inefficient scheduling of resources
- Slow production cycles
- Uncontrolled purchasing procedures
- Inefficient materials management
- Decreasing customer loyalty
- Delayed financial tracking and analysis
Over time, experiencing any of these problems can negatively impact your bottom line. If you are currently experiencing any of the above problems, your company can benefit from investing in Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage Accpac). Sage 300 ERP helps growing businesses define best practices, optimize activities and regain control over your processes. By streamlining operations and automating business processes, Sage 300 ERP improves the accuracy of information and accelerates data flow, helping free up the staff to focus on more complex issues that require personalized attention. As a result, productivity is dramatically increased and operating and overhead costs are dramatically reduced.
Improve Visibility into Business Processes
Through a common repository, Sage 300 organizes the data essential to the business. It provides visibility to all the systems and processes and integrates them so all employees have access to the information they need, when they need it, to do their jobs more efficiently.
Storing company information in one common database makes it easier to manage and share information among key individuals within the company. Employees often use their own spreadsheets and databases to perform their jobs and, as a result, the other people in the organization find it difficult to obtain the information they need in a format they can use. By providing companies with a single, unifying system, Sage 300 ERP creates a common “language” throughout the company that simplifies communication and makes it easier to understand and share important information.
The Key to Streamlining Operations
Business processes and activities have become increasingly complex, requiring multiple teams and divisions to operate as a single, cohesive unit. Without ERP software, creating that kind of cross-departmental coordination and workflow execution can be very challenging. Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage Accpac) helps companies streamline their business processes in the following ways:
- Eliminating data entry errors
Once data has been entered into the system, Sage 300 automatically updates the data throughout the entire system, ensuring that employees have access to the most up-to-date information with the click of a button.
- Enhancing workflow
Sage 300 helps companies improve efficiency by providing a way to standardize work sequences throughout all processes.
- Providing consistent directions
Companies with employees who have easy access to work documentation see production errors go down and quality go up. Sage 300 ERP gives employees the ability to document work steps and processes so other employees know how to perform the work on a consistent basis.
- Collaborating with suppliers, customers and remote employees
The web-native platform of ERP software gives businesses the ability to connect with their business partners. Each member of your staff can log on to the solution wherever they are located. Certain partners can also gain remote access to certain function around the clock.
- Working with multiple languages and business rules
For companies who operate globally, Sage 300 ERP gives them the ability to document directions in multiple languages and adapt procedures to local practices.
Effective ERP software is crucial to a company’s success because of its ability to manage the business across all departments in real time. Burdensome, error-prone, labor-intensive manual processes can consume both time and money. To be profitable and competitive, businesses must streamline operations across all departments, including automating critical, yet routine, activities as much as possible.
Contact us today to discover how Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage Accpac) can help your company improve its profitability and productivity.