Your Company is Growing – Is it Time to Invest in an ERP System?

Cost control is a high priority issue for small to medium businesses. Everything costs – staff, office space and equipment, inventory of materials or products you may sell – all these are necessary investments for future business success, but can also create negative cash flow and lead to excessive debt.

Enterprise Resource Planing SystemMany business owners are outside their comfort area when it comes to selecting accounting software and business automation systems.  Do we really need it? Is it worth the cost? ERP solutions can become very expensive once you add up the cost of the base product, customizations and add-ons, etc.  How do you begin to select a high quality ERP and determine if and when you will reap a return on your investment?

Start by thinking about your business’s tangible costs. These include what you spend on things like inventory, distribution, IT support and labor.  A good ERP system, like Microsoft Dynamics GP, can help you reduce your tangible costs by improving your operating processes. For example, better purchasing and supply chain management helps you avoid over-ordering and reduces lost inventory.  ERP systems also improve communications among and between employees and managers, which leads to greater productivity. Greater productivity from your work force results in quantifiable savings.  These are just two way that illustrate how using an ERP system can bring visible ROI very quickly.

But implementing an ERP for your business has benefits that are not as immediately obvious.  The insights gleaned from having a consolidated view of all your data allows you to make more timely business decisions. Some of the more intangible benefits may include:

  • Improved customer response time
  • Enormous savings of time and effort for data entry
  • Uniform reporting according to industry standards

Accountnet is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and can help with the whole process of helping you move towards an ERP solution, from planning through implementation.  We work with you to determine your specific needs and select the right products, and then help customize, configure and train your team.  Because MS Dynamics products look and work the same as the familiar Microsoft Office suite, the learning curve is shorter which helps you reap the benefits faster than with other ERP solutions.

Contact us today for a free phone consultation and needs assessment.