10 tasks before and after cloud ERP
Looking for new ways to enhance your business operations and streamline processes? Look no further.
Here’s 10 simple before and after scenarios of cloud ERP implementation, highlighting the significant improvements it can bring to your business. From purchase orders to production planning, we’ll walk you through real-life examples of the impact of cloud technology.
1. Purchase orders:
❌ Before: Purchase orders are created manually using paper or individual spreadsheets, causing delays and potential errors in the procurement process.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP streamlines purchase order creation, enabling team members to generate purchase orders electronically, with automated approval workflows, ensuring timely and accurate procurement.
2. Supplier management:
❌ Before: Supplier information is scattered across various documents or personal records, making it challenging to maintain an up-to-date supplier database.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP centralises supplier management, providing a comprehensive supplier database with contact details, payment terms, and order history, facilitating efficient supplier relationship management.
3. Receiving and goods inspection:
❌ Before: Goods received are manually recorded on paper or spreadsheets, leading to discrepancies and delays in identifying quality issues.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP automates the receiving process, allowing team members to record received goods electronically, perform inspections, and promptly address any quality concerns.
4. Stock replenishment:
❌ Before: Stock replenishment decisions are made based on manual calculations or individual team member's estimations, leading to overstocking or stockouts.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP utilises automated stock replenishment algorithms, considering historical data and demand forecasts, ensuring optimal stock levels and minimising inventory holding costs.
5. Vendor performance tracking:
❌ Before: Tracking vendor performance relies on subjective assessments or anecdotal evidence, making it challenging to evaluate and improve supplier relationships.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP provides vendor performance tracking metrics, such as on-time delivery and product quality, enabling data-driven supplier evaluation and fostering better partnerships.
6. Stock transfers:
❌ Before: Stock transfers between locations or branches involve manual documentation or informal communication, leading to confusion and potential errors.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP facilitates streamlined stock transfers, allowing team members to initiate and track stock transfers digitally, ensuring accurate inventory movements across locations.
7. Price and cost management:
❌ Before: Price and cost management rely on manual tracking or personal spreadsheets, making it difficult to analyse profitability and negotiate favourable terms.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP offers centralised price and cost management, enabling real-time monitoring of prices, costs, and margins, empowering the business to make informed pricing decisions and optimise profitability.
❌ Before: Stocktaking is a manual and time-consuming process, involving physical counts and reconciling with spreadsheets or paper records.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP automates stocktaking through barcode scanning or mobile devices, updating stock levels in real-time, and reducing the time and effort required for accurate inventory counts.
9. Reporting and analytics:
❌ Before: Generating stock and purchasing reports requires manual data extraction and consolidation from multiple sources, leading to delays and potential inaccuracies.
✔️ After: Cloud ERP provides comprehensive reporting and analytics capabilities, offering real-time insights into stock levels, purchasing trends, and supplier performance, facilitating data-driven decision-making and improving operational efficiency.
10. Production planning:
❌ Before: Production planning relies on manual calculations or ad hoc methods, leading to inefficient resource allocation and potential delays.
✔️ After: Cloud MRP automates production planning, considering factors such as demand forecasts, stock levels, and capacity constraints, ensuring optimal production schedules and resource utilisation.
From simplifying purchase orders to optimising production planning, cloud ERP can streamline your operations, eliminate manual errors, and empower you to make data-driven decisions. Take the leap into the world of cloud-based solutions and witness the positive transformation it brings to your organisation.
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