How Effectively Can I Run a Business With ERP Software?

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Apr, 21, 2021 09:04

When it is time for a person to decide whether they should install an ERP system for the business, it can be an overwhelming decision. The tension of taking such a decision can be 100 times greater if a business is installing major software for the first time in their system. A business may ignore the idea of installing an ERP system, thinking that the business may still keep on its work without an ERP. Still, the implementation of such software would bring up positive changes for the business. Some benefits provided by the ERP systems like Microsoft Dynamics 365 to the businesses are:-

Competitive Advantage 

A business may have thought that installing an ERP system requires a huge investment. Still, they are not well aware that the investment can give out some unexpected great results. Also, not investing in such software may even result in some loss to the competitors. One side of the business chooses to carry on with its businesses using its traditional methods. 

The other side dares to take a leap and seek technological solutions for their business. With the installation of an ERP system in the business, the users can automatically see the changes. These changes are in several departments of the business organization. The ERP system helps a business stay ahead of its competition. Moreover, helps the organization avoid costly losses, which strategic mistakes by the organization could have caused.

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Strategy Making

The use of ERP systems can help to improve the strategy formulating power of any business organization. The ERP systems create several reports. The quarterly, half-yearly, or the annual reports of the system generated give out a better outlook to the business users. A better outlook to the business users helps them formulate different strategies accordingly. ERP analytics helps to meet the changing customer demands, reduce the losses incurred to the lowest point. Moreover, it also increases the profits earned to the highest point and manages the staff’s working. 

It also helps guide the users through the insights and visibility into each department. The same for all the business processes, thus help an organization to take fast and accurate business decisions. The users also get access to the performance metrics, such as the sales data and sales marginThis helps the business organizations remain aligned to their goals and take necessary internal decisions if needed for the business’s benefit.

Collaboration between the Departments

Probably no business organization is interested in running their business in a messed up manner. In many cases, each department is found functioning separately from the other with zero coordination and collaboration. Collaboration between departments is probably the most crucial and the most necessary part of the business. Especially when the business projects often involve more than just one department.

As the data entered into the business’s ERP system is always centralized and consistent, it removes all the hindrances regarding collaboration. It also removes the problems that used to come between the departments not working together and sharing information. It also helps in collaborating whenever it is needed. The biggest problem of communication gap and lack of information is removed with the help of the ERP system.

The ERP systems also include almost every aspect of a business and naturally encourage collaborative, interdepartmental efforts. Another advantage of the ERP system is that it updates on a real-time basis, so no matter if anyone is using the ERP system in the morning, afternoon, or from any remote location, the opportunity to communicate, share information and use data is always ready and accurate.

Cut down of Extra costs.

The ERP system looks forward to helping business organizations in some unexpected ways. It helps by reducing the company’s overall operational cost. It replaces the manual and time–consuming processes with automated and streamlined business processes. Also with real-time business information being continuously updated. 

With the increase in worker productivity, the ERP systems for business organizations help to minimize labor expenses. It also enhances precision by lowering the error rate, which automatically reduces the frequent losses. The special advantage provided by the ERP systems is that the business can now easily track manage inventory accurately and efficiently integrate all the production and planning processes, eliminating the entire excess inventory and warehousing costs.


Adopting new and advanced methods can be difficult and challenging. Still, once a business gets its hands set on the new technology, the business organization should be ready to earn huge profits within no time. The ERP system has worked over the years with the business organization of all scaled and has helped businesses excel at every scale.

EPCGroup has guided many organizations with strategical ERP system implementation in their organization. The benefits of automation in the business process has helped save millions of dollar in logistic and daily business operations. EPCGroup is Microsoft Gold Partner and provides ERP Consulting for organizations looking for bringing automation into their daily business. Check out the Microsoft Dynamics ERP pricing for consideration.

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You can also check out the details of all Microsoft Dynamics ERP products and Modules .

About the Author

Errin O'Connor

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud efforts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.

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