Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is becoming increasingly important for small to medium (SME) businesses to improve their business performance.
Why SME's Benefit from ERP
For a long time ERP software was too big and expensive for small to medium (SME) businesses. However small to medium (SME) businesses face the same pressures as larger businesses, only with fewer resources.
Since the late 1990's there has been a gradual increase in ERP systems designed for small to medium as well as large businesses. Over this time Development-X in New Zealand has been a leading developer of ERP software in this space.
Small to medium businesses are now adopting ERP systems in increasing numbers as they realise the benefits and competitive edge ERP systems can provide to improve their business performance.
Problem of Disparate Systems
One of the major problems found in small to large businesses is that many tasks are achieved manually or done with separate, spreadsheets, or unconnected software packages. This results in duplication of effort with an increased potential for errors, as well as a disjointed and delayed visibility of the whole picture. At best, you will find out what went wrong a day after it is too late to do anything about it.
Small to medium businesses have always had only two software alternatives – invest in a mid-range or high-end ERP software system, or operate with a generic accounting software system and control operational functions manually. Most mid-range and high-end ERP software systems do a great job for big companies, but for smaller companies they are too costly. Most generic accounting software systems do a great job on the financial side, but fail to adequately address bottom-line operational issues such as planning, purchasing, job costing and inventory control.
An Affordable ERP System
Ostendo Operations ERP bridges the gap between these two alternatives by offering you a low risk, practical solution that meets the requirements of the vast majority of small to large businesses. Ostendo Operations is an affordable ERP and Mobiltiy system that has equivalent functionality of other much more expensive ERP systems.
Implementing Ostendo Operations can provide significant cost savings and improved efficiencies in inventory control, productivity performance and control of costs. Implementing Ostendo Operations ERP requires an initial cost in money and time, but this will be repaid many times over.