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Profitable companies are always evaluating ways in which to improve operational costs while meeting customer needs. Enterprise resource planning (or ERP) systems are an increasingly valuable investment for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

 

By streamlining multiple, yet separate systems into an easy-to-use platform, ERPs connect processes to distribute the most critical data and information quickly for analysis and action.

 

This allows organizations to make better overall business decisions, reduce overhead, and raise the bottom line. ERPs can be expensive. Depending on the size of your company and your needs, systems can reach nearly $1 million. Why would you ever invest in something like it?

Simple.

 

The savings of both time and money.

 

Here are the five ways ERP systems give you more time to manage the parts of your business that matter:

1. Cut Operational Costs and Improve Efficiencies

Over 95 percent of businesses report significant operational improvement after ERP implementation. Some of the most common improvements include reducing process time, centralizing data, and increased collaboration across teams.

 

Jobman’s flexible ERPs merge essential processes within your businesses and eliminates the need to separate systems across locations, teams, and departments. Instead, ERPs brings these processes into a single system with the end goal being improved data and information exchanges throughout the business or corporation, no matter how large or small.

More work can be done using automation, which allows you more time to focus on other business processes.

2. Improved Communication and Collaboration Using Data

Once you’ve committed to an ERP, immediate benefits include improved communication and seamless business information exchange. This is facilitated through a better and easier flow of critical data throughout departments. Business transactions are now visible to stakeholders as they occur.

 

 Human-based error is eliminated, and accuracy is sharpened. When communication improves, frustration decreases, further heightening employee and team morale and productivity.

3. Centralizing Business Functions & Decreasing Process Times

You already know that ERPs are designed to be easy-to-use, seamless, and improve communication. ERPs are also intended to standardize, unify, automate, and enhance current business operations from inventory to supply chain management to accounting and customer service.

 

 ERPs also give you analytics and access to dashboards that improve and monitor processes to single out inefficient processes. Workflow analytics will provide you with actionable insights into how to improve everyday operations. Give the feedback to teams, and keep stakeholders in the loop.

4. Inventory & Supply Chain Management

ERPs are valuable in better analyzing your spending and purchases throughout a specific or general timetable so you can more accurately realize your inventory needs. This includes damage, waste, tracking, and evaluation of products no longer critical to current business needs.

 

It may be evident that manufacturing companies, Jobman’s specialty, lead the way in ERP implementation. No matter the company, however, ERP systems uniformly help businesses in any sector, especially if you are interested in better understanding the scope and necessity of your inventory and its processes.

 Perhaps you need help gaining insight into filling, refilling, ordering, or reviewing supply chain needs. 

 

An ERP can help align your current inventory with your customer’s current and future needs and help decrease product shortages, budget for inventory volumes, and address supply chain gaps.

5. Improved Customer Relationship Management

Jobman’s ERP systems also serve as a state-of-the-art CRM. On top of allowing various business processes to be merged into a simple platform, it also allows you to align your CRM database into it, enabling comprehensive insight into customer needs.

 

This unified system of records allows companies to track customer needs and desires, no matter where they are in their purchase journey. It goes as far as helping marketing initiatives, and other customer interactions — everything from a payment receipt or invoice to customer feedback or a phone call, ERPs centralize it all.

Get More From Your Day With Jobman

Find out more about Jobman ERP for manufacturers or contact us with any questions.

 

Using Jobman to ensure your time is spent on the parts of your business that matter can be beneficial for business of any size. This software is designed with manufacturers in mind by experts with years of industry experience, making your workday more enjoyable and helping businesses grow through innovative solutions.