:: ERP's ambition is to integrate all corporate departments and functions across the enterprise onto a single computer application that can serve each department’s particular needs. It is an ambitious undertaking. Many have tried and many have failed. However, the integrated approach to information sharing and providing a “single view” to the business has tremendous advantages and payback.
:: To do ERP right, the way you currently do business will need to change and the way people do their jobs must change also. Change is never easy.
Why do ERP? There are many reasons why companies need to undertake ERP.
:: Integrate financial information — ERP creates a single version of a company’s finances that cannot be questioned because everyone is using the same system. The CFO down to the Warehouse manager are all viewing the same information.
:: Integrate customer order information — When order information is in one system, rather than scattered among many different systems that can't communicate with one another, companies can keep track of orders more easily, and coordinate manufacturing, inventory and shipping among many different locations at the same time.
:: Speed up the manufacturing process — Standardizing manufacturing processes and using a single, integrated system can save time, increase productivity and reduce head count and improve product quality.
:: Reduce inventory — ERP helps the manufacturing process flow more smoothly and it improves visibility of the order status inside the company. This can lead to reduced inventories, better production planning, reduced warehouse space requirements and improved delivery to customers.
:: Standardize other information and reports — Standardization reduces cost…period.
:: Infotek has the expertise to help companies ask and answer the hard questions when it comes to ERP decisions…”How do I know if I’m selecting the right ERP Software?”. “Which area of my company do I start with first?”. “What changes will be the least disruptive and give the fastest ROI?” What are risks that I may not be aware of?”
:: ERP is a major initiative….Infotek can help you make the right decisions the first time.