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Does Your Business Need an ERP System?

How do you know when you need an ERP system for your growing business? Are you struggling with disconnected data, lack of mobility, too many spreadsheets, inefficient customer service, and time-consuming processes? For many businesses these problems gradually appear with growth, making it difficult to decide at what point it’s time for a comprehensive ERP system such as Dynamics 365.

If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions, you should consider investing in a software solution that can improve business performance and enable sustainable growth.

Do you have trouble finding the information you need, when you need it?

Staying ahead of the competition and making good business decisions requires insight into every aspect of both finance and operations.

Does determining the profitability of a certain department, project, or item require a scavenger hunt for information and a lot of guesswork to fill in the blanks?

Is tracking expenses and budgeting a painstaking process of waiting for receipts and emails?

If you’re frequently having trouble finding information in a timely manner, it’s time for your business to invest in an ERP software solution that can easily track and aggregate data across departments and tasks.

Are employees chained to the office?

In a fast-paced and mobile business world, it’s a major liability for your workers to be stuck in the office.

Does your workforce need to be on-premises in order to complete daily tasks, view data they need for their jobs, or share information with coworkers or customers?

The reality is that employees and customers alike expect your business to provide top-notch value from anywhere, anytime.

If your employees need to be physically present or call into the office in order to get their job done, this is a good sign you should invest in a mobile-friendly, secure cloud ERP solution. Your ERP software should include features such as mobile time and expense tracking, real-time dashboards viewable from any device, and reliable communication from anywhere in town—or the world.

Trying to grow your business with outdated, impossible-to-read spreadsheets?

If reporting means manually entering data into sprawling spreadsheets, you’re limiting your business’s ability to grow. Not only are manual spreadsheets frustrating and time-consuming to maintain, they make it difficult to quickly access updated data and they’re excessively prone to errors.

With an ERP system, you can automatically consolidate your information into customizable, accurate reports precisely how business leaders and managers want to see their information. Additionally, you can create sleek dashboards and visualization tools to view consolidated business insight in real-time. Making your data easy to digest and understand, in a timely manner, is key to strategy and growth.

Are you switching between different applications just to complete daily tasks?

Sure, there’s an app out there for just about any need you might have. However, if you’re switching between numerous programs and tools just to complete a single task, you’re wasting your time, risking mistakes, and creating information silos that block productivity.

If inefficient processes and too many applications are draining your time and resources, it’s time to upgrade to integrated, scalable ERP software that can handle the complexities of your business from a single platform. You’ll save time, gain insight into your operations and finances, help increase employee effectiveness, and improve customer satisfaction.

Is it time to invest in ERP software?

The first step is to schedule a consultation today with Arbela ERP experts to assess your needs and goals and help you determine if ERP software is a valuable decision for your business. If it is time for your business to start looking, we’ll also be able to provide some insight into which ERP solution might be a good fit for your unique requirements.