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Why use an ERP System?

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, delivered in Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Business Central will tackle these issues and improve the overall operation of your organisation.

Why use an ERP system?

An ERP system will assist with the management and processes of every aspect of your organisation, bringing information from across your business into a central platform where it becomes more meaningful. The processes that an ERP solution can introduce will also allow you to run your operations more efficiently.

An ERP system replaces other disparate and disconnected systems (accounting, production, HR and so on) with a central unified solution where wall staff can work from. Having data all in a single location and in easily consumable formats creates transparency around how a business is really running, allowing for more effective decision making from management.

Organisations can also use an ERP to:

  • Plan all aspects of their operation, from product and service delivery to staff rotas.
  • Increase operational efficiency across each department.
  • Store all sales, customer and case information in a single place, accessible across all devices.
  • Track up-to-the-minute progress and profitability of operations.

Nine out of ten companies using an ERP system say that it has improved some or all of their processes. These efficiencies quickly add up to tangible savings for your business. This is also often supplemented by an uplift in sales. So organisations can see a return higher than their initial investment in just the first year of ownership.

If this has convinced you to try an ERP system for yourself, contact us for a demo.

End-to-end management

An ERP system can help manage the following areas of your operations:

Track all information about enquiries from new and existing customers from start to finish within your ERP. Manage details of potential sales, order enquiries by the level of interest and prioritise those that are ready to buy. Once a sale is agreed, automatically pass details straight to your manufacturing or service teams for the fulfilment, and to accounts for billing.

Improve communication, automate processes, and track the processing of orders with always up-to-date information. Use a Microsoft Dynamics ERP to find production bottlenecks and predict resource shortfall, then make adjustments to improve operations before problems arise.

An ERP system can deliver a real-time overview of your business’ finances wherever you are. From automating daily tasks to generating status reports, an ERP solution can simplify how your business manages its cash flow to support operations and maximise profit.

Supply chain
From a single stock room to a chain of warehouses, keep track of your products and their movements. Get an overview of all activities from a single dashboard and get up-to-the-moment business intelligence on your stock levels.

Human resources
Manage company data and simplify employee management tasks like payroll and talent acquisition. You can also track employee performance and identify HR problems before they arise, improving employee retention.

Use an ERP solution as your business management solution. Discover the most and least profitable areas of your operations, see predicted sales revenues and follow changes in manufacturing and labour costs in real time, allowing you to make decisions that increase overall business profitability.

Benefits of a Dynamics 365 ERP system

An ERP system is the command centre for your business. It needs to be reliable and intuitive: your business can’t afford for it to go wrong.

Microsoft has been offering ERP solutions for almost 20 years. Its various Dynamics iterations have been adopted by hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide and given the trial-by-fire of serving real working businesses. During this time, processes have been streamlined and bugs eliminated. So the Microsoft Dynamics ERP system you adopt today is guaranteed to work for you – because it’s already worked for so many other companies.

Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a fast deployment ERP solution. Find out more about it on our microsite:

Business Central

Choose Akita as your Microsoft Dynamics ERP partner

Akita has strategised, developed and supported ERP solutions for a wide range of businesses and organisations.

  • Based on years of industry experience, our consultants will assess your business needs in line with industry best-practice.
  • We’re a Microsoft partner and can develop Microsoft Dynamics’ functionality that works for your business operations
  • We’ll also integrate any relevant applications and software to maximise the benefits of your ERP.
  • With our ongoing support, you can have day-to-day assistance with improvements and updates. We’ll also dedicate consultancy time to the periodic review of your ERP system and how it can be improved or developed.

To discuss a Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution for your business or arrange a demo, please get in touch.

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