|By Karen Miranda||
|May 11, 2014 02:00 PM EDT||
With budgets shrinking and sales targets growing with every passing year, it is becoming more important than ever to implement quality ERP software solutions in order to cut costs and streamline your business practices. Whether you're a business owner, a technology officer, or a marketing executive, now is the time to look into ERP solutions if you haven't done so already. Make sure to keep these four aspects of the software in mind when making your decision:
Not Traditional Software
The first thing to keep in mind regarding ERP software solutions is that these programs are not truly software. Rather, seeing as it is 2014, most software is now really cloud-based. So any fears you may have of implementing software on a firm-wide basis in years past are probably misplaced. Nowadays, you likely don't need to install anything, nor do you need to have a staff of IT guys hanging around the office or pay the costs associated with doing so. Rather, you just need to simply run a web application and add the appropriate number of users. Software solutions have never been easier to use.
Automated and Streamlined
Along these same lines, ERP solutions are now much easier to use than they have ever been before. There is nothing to install, and setting up the applications means that you'll be able to access and update your data anytime, anywhere. This means that your sales reps can update their contact information while they're on the road, and your customer service reps can update service tickets at any time of the day or night. This will make your entire business more client-focused, while improving staff efficiency by reducing the amount of time that is spent dealing with administrative problems.
Perhaps the most significant thing to consider when looking at potential ERP software solutions is that the greatest strength on offer is its multifunctional nature. You can use ERP software solutions for many different aspects of your business. One of the most popular ways that the software is used is to help sales representatives keep track of their contacts and manage all their accounts. However, it can also be used to manage contacts within the company, to help customer service reps track their work, and so on and so forth. In essence, ERP software solutions can be used for any type of work that requires tracking complicated information in a wide variety of ways.
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