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There has been some discussion in recent months over whether Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is still a high priority software package for businesses. Whilst ERP, in its most traditional sense, could be seeing a fall in popularity, the newer software on the market offers extreme flexibility and streamlining for professional services companies, making it a vital and valuable tool.
Many companies continue to work with a variety of programs and software to get all of their data. Whilst one system is utilised in HR, another is provided for the web design team, and yet another for product development. This is very time consuming, inefficient, and allows for human error to creep in; these are all factors that could lead to costly financial accidents.
Whilst many staff members might rigidly want to stay with the programs that they know and love, it is vital for executive officers to take change and implement ERP software. This brings all programming under one umbrella and allows for swift and efficient staff training. It also means that an increase in company collaboration can be seen, with documents and data shared across a business so that all parities have access to it. This can be particularly important in back office departments, where logistics and inventory can become as streamlined as the customers service and marketing aspects of a firm.
Overall, though the ERP model is changing to an online-hosted platform, the capabilities of such software are still in high demand. For those wanting to maximise business, ERP should be a number one priority.
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