March 16, 2017
ERP… AKA Enterprise Resource Planning or Accounting Software or Business Management Software.
ERP is a shared database software that serves as the backbone software you use to run your business. Your guy in the warehouse will use ERP to receive pick lists for fulfillment, your customer service reps use your ERP system to enter orders and track support tickets, accounting uses will use ERP for receivables and payables.
Cloud ERP enables your company's entire ERP system, and all of its modules to run in the cloud for easy access anywhere. So no matter what's happening at headquarters, your ERP system is safely stored offsite. What is the cloud? The cloud refers to hardware and servers that you rent from another company instead of being on site. Click here to learn more about the cloud.
ERP software is a complete business management system made up of a variety of integrating applications. All those individual components talk and share data together through all the departments within your organization.
Compare this to a standalone applications you use to meet individual needs. Quickbooks for accounting, separate software for shipping, another platform for product tracking, outside CRM for leads… getting all of those individual programs to talk can be costly and error prone, leaving you with corrupted data, inaccurate reporting or the need to duplicate work for tracking.
March 16, 2017