“Organisations often choose to implement a system of ERP applications when they want to standardize processes and streamline functionality across many varying departments within an organisation or enterprise.”
1. An ERP system is generally a term used to describe;
A set of applications (apps) that unify database input (data) that
is used for:
.. as well as multiple other business functions across a wide array
of business units.
What is ERP?
2. “Organisations often choose to implement a system of ERP applications
when they want to standardize processes and streamline functionality
across many varying departments within an organisation or enterprise.”
ERP systems enable the flow of information and combines Sales,
Purchasing, Financials, Resources, People and Processes into one central
Using an ERP system means departments are connected in real-time,
which encourages informed decision-making and increases efficiency at
3. Many Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) businesses
today are looking to grow and thrive in the digital age but don’t
have the technology infrastructure and business know how to
Implementing an ERP solution can introduce efficiency savings,
reduce overheads and support business growth.
So, what are the challenges that using an ERP system solve?
Challenges solved using an ERP System
4. Challenge - Standalone systems that don’t share vital information.
Having multiple business solutions means that business
organisations aren’t joined up, and completing simple tasks often
takes longer than expected. Vital information is lost or delayed
and in business, time is money. Multiple systems are also more
open to fraudulent activities.
Using an ERP system eliminates this challenge, streamlining and
tightening processes and allowing your staff to maximise
productivity with authorised information at their fingertips.
As they say knowledge is power and your business users are
empowered with the right business tools.
5. Challenge - You struggle to consolidate data from across the
Trying to report on business performance can be difficult when
information is stored in multiple locations. Having an ERP means
you can easily extract and report on one version of the truth in
A well developed ERP will allow users to import and export data
safely and securely into the most widely use analyses tools like
Microsoft Excel. Everybody knows how to use Excel !!
6. Challenge - Your employee resource is stretched
Using an ERP system means your teams can maximise their time
in the most effective way without having to spend large amounts
of time navigating systems and extracting data.
A well-designed ERP will present information to the user in a
logical, non-overwhelming way and make sure work time is used
7. Challenge - You need access to information when you’re away from
Modern businesses require employees to have instant access to
systems while on the move.
Using a Cloud-based ERP solution means you have access to your
business data anywhere, anytime.
A well designed ERP will allow business a scalable growth path
from on-premises to Hybrid-Cloud data access.
8. Challenge - Inconsistent processes and procedures
Clearly defined processes and procedures are difficult to
implement when there is no common solution across the
ERP implementation is a facilitator of culture change, business
process reengineering and can provide a robust framework for
the future of the organisation.
An ERP designed with entrepreneurial design qualities is the way
to go. An ERP solution provider must also be an enabler in
improving systems, processes and procedure in your business
and ultimately in your clients business.
9. For business owners looking to save costs and improve
profitability, implementing new software might not seem like the
obvious thing to do.
It is know that, reimagining your business processes can lead to
many benefits that affect the whole business and reap benefits
tangible and intangible.
Benefits of using a modern ERP System
10. Benefits - Saves time and money
Reduce the cost of multiple systems by paying one monthly
subscription fee for your ERP system.
An ERP that offers a free version, allow you to evaluate a
solution and its provider at your own time, pace and business
Cutting down on multiple or high support fees to a modern ERP
solution provider is a good start.
11. Benefits - Brings the business together
Access all business information with one log in, uniting all data
from across the organisation.
An ERP allows you to consolidate, improve training, and
harmonise efficiency in your business.
12. Benefits - Increase productivity and time saving
Reduce manual processing of information and maximise
productivity by using one, central system for all business activity.
Time saved in one area is utilised to good use in other areas of
13. Benefits - Improved Analytics
Get a better understanding of your business activity and
performance with real-time reporting.
An ERP that allows all its key data to be analysed by 3rd party
tools like Microsoft Excel is a plus. Everybody knows how to use
14. Benefits - Access anytime, anywhere
With a Cloud-based ERP system, organisations can benefit from
instant access to their data.
It’s no longer necessary to be in the office to run your business.
15. Questions on ERP
Isn’t an ERP system just finance and accounting?
The simple answer is no. A well designed ERP systems will
have financial and operational data functionality at its core.
A true ERP system combines information from across the
entire organisation and allow the rapid development of new
features and business requirements.
16. When is the right time to update our ERP system?
There is never a right time, if you are thinking about it, start
doing it. Register and download our fee version.
Businesses adopt ERP to support their growth, to
standardise procedures after a merger, acquisition, or for
ERP introduces efficiency improvements, many businesses
also adopt ERP as a cost reduction method. Some introduce
ERP to cut down fraud.
Questions on ERP
17. We don’t know exactly what we need. Can you help us
understand our requirements?
ERPSirius staff have a wealth of experience in providing
solutions to the private, public, and third sectors.
Talk to us about your needs and see were we can help. We
offer a free ERP to help you visualise and feel where your
business can go with a modern ERP.
We offer a complete end-to-end consultancy, training and
project management service that ensures we are able to
deliver the system your business needs.
Questions on ERP
18. How is an ERP different from a MRP?
The ERPSirius has build in MRP (Materials Requirements
Planning) into its Inventory Management System
specifically for the manufacturing sector.
MRP calculates the components and materials needed to
manufacture a product and control production and
Questions on ERP
19. How long does it take to implement an ERP system?
Implementation times will vary depending on the
complexity and modules to be used, the number of
users, the training required, and the level of
engagement from the customer.
Get in touch with us and send us your requirement and
we will build a project plan for you.
Questions on ERP