You’re always hearing that you need an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, but what does that really mean? Find out what integration is, which functions can be integrated and why it helps your business grow.
Integrating your ERP system is in essence joining functions within departments to functions of other departments to make your business processes go more smoothly. This is accomplished by using interactive modules that allow specific departments to carry out their own functions while having access to the information they need from other departments to absolute those functions.
At first it force sound like you’re trying to encroach on the different responsibilities of each department, but really, it’s all about increased communication. Your friendship is a synergistic entity; the departments must all take care of their own functions while still meeting the needs of the entire company. To do that, each department must be able to communicate with other relevant departments or outside entities to get the job done. Integration provides that announcement through increased access to information with linked modules. Here are a few examples:
Before ERP solutions, people relied on one-on-one (and often, face-to-face) communication that obligatory time and a concerted effort. But now, access to information through various ERP modules creates a seamless flow of information tailored to both individual- and department-level needs. Let’s look at some of the types of ERP modules and functions that can be integrated into one system:
Integrated ERP systems provide increased access to information and announcement throughout your organization. With cloud-based solutions, integrated ERP can remove the distance between multiple locations and keep data flowing as if everyone were in the equivalent room. Many cloud-based options also include additional mobility by providing apps for smartphones and tablets so your people can access information on the go.
Integrating functions provide a plethora of other benefits, including:
If you’ve been wondering how you could take your organization to the next level, an integrated ERP system might be the answer. Give your personnel the access and increased communication they need to perform at optimum levels any time and anywhere with integrated ERP.