ERP? What is that, exactly? ERP is something that many food companies may already use or be aware of, but of course not everyone. Hence a short explanation from us as an ERP partner. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system automates and connects all business processes within an organization. And this means one central database, understanding all the data, and only one version of the truth. Sounds good, doesn't it? Obviously, no organization is the same, and different industries therefore need different ERP systems.
To start with the main advantage: With the implementation of an ERP system, all business processes within your organization will be improved and streamlined. All processes now live in one system, no more separate systems that have to communicate with each other. In other words, one version of the truth.
A common problem when using multiple systems (or as we like to call it "island automation") is that data often needs to be manually taken from one system to another. And of course (too many) mistakes are made in this process. Since ERP is one software system, manually transferring data is no longer necessary. No more chance for human error!
Once the ERP system is implemented, many daily activities are automated. This obviously means that you can work much more efficiently. Daily activities take less time and effort. Working more efficiently in the office and the production floor it is then.
Now that all departments have insight into the entire system, and not just in their 'part' of it, each department gets a better feel for the complete picture. More insight also means that making decisions is a faster and easier process. Getting input from across the organization to make good decisions isn’t a necessity anymore, since you always have the information you need up to date right in front of you.
Since all business processes are now streamlined, data generation and usage has also become a lot easier. Microsoft's Power BI tool really lets you get to work with the data from your ERP system. You can perfectly visually display and monitor your company's presentations.
Because you now have one system, the security of your system also becomes a lot more manageable. It's actually very simple: Securing one place is just easier than multiple places. An ERP system in the cloud is often even safer than an on-premise version with the latest technologies, firewalls etc. In addition, you share the responsibility of securing your system with the Cloud Service Provider.
Are you looking for the right software partner for your company? Then you are looking for a real specialist in your industry. It makes sense, because one industry is not the same as the other. Are you a food company? Then you have come to the right place with Foodware 365 for the implementation of a new ERP platform. As a specialist in the food industry, we understand the challenges that your food niche faces and we make sure to take those into account.
The implementation of an ERP system is not something that should be underestimated or taken lightly. It takes effort, money, time and perhaps most importantly (and most difficult): The whole organization has to be on board, a thorough adoption process is therefore crucial to the success of an ERP implementation. The professionals of Foodware 365 will be happy to help you with this.