What used to be only a luxury afforded by large corporations and big businesses, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has become a much more viable and valuable option for businesses of all sizes. In fact, choosing an ERP solution from the start can actually create a much more efficient environment for businesses to grow and thrive.
Brittenford Systems, a trusted provider of support, training, and implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, and cloud based ERP solutions would like to share with you 4 Big Reasons Why Small Companies Should Adopt an ERP Solution from the ERP software blog.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Companies have much more flexibility in regards to the ways they can utilize and access their ERP system. Software as a Service is a software delivery model that allows companies to purchase and use ERP software on a monthly subscription basis. This model allows users to access their system via the internet, eliminating the need for On-Premise servers and in-house IT professionals. Since the company hasn’t invested heavily in the project, they can easily jump ship at any time if they determine the costs aren’t worth it.
Value and Affordability
On-Premise ERP solutions can require costly investments to implement and maintain. However, now that Software as a Service is an option, typical investment costs like IT personnel and infrastructure can be avoided. Data is hosted in the cloud, hardware and IT maintenance responsibilities are put in the hands of the service provider, and costs are brought down.
Getting up and running quickly is critical for the well-being of small businesses implementing an ERP system. Furthermore, quick and painless user adoption is a must for businesses that want to keep training costs down. Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed on a platform that is easy to implement, and bolsters a very intuitive interface that looks and acts like commonly-used Microsoft Office products. Users can quickly learn the functionality needed to utilize the software without having to go through months of training.
Customization and Expansion as Needed
ERP solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics GP are designed with modern, open technology, built with the concept of customization and add-on applications in mind. Interfaces, roles, and processes can easily be tailored to a business, cutting down costs on customization time. Starter and Extended packages allow companies to save money by purchasing a package that meets their bare minimum of requirements without the added costs of unnecessary functionality. A wide range of functionality can be added to Microsoft Dynamics GP by integrating it with relevant third party applications. This allows companies to pick and choose the functionality they require and build a custom system of solutions at an affordable price.
For more information, please visit our Microsoft Dynamics GP page.