How can SMEs benefit from an ERP system?
Thanks to the automation and a uniform data basis, data no longer have to be transferred to other systems in order to be processed. A predefined workflow in the ERP system ensures the quickest and most efficient way for this.
All necessary data are available exactly where they are needed – in the right form and at the right time. This ensures smooth processes and gives the management a valuable basis for well-founded decisions.
The predefined workflows in the ERP system are based on best practices. Companies can benefit from these findings by implementing a software solution.
An ERP system automatically avoids a number of typical errors. This includes inconsistent and redundant data entry, incorrect invoices, and unclear reports.
Welche Vorteile bringt ein ERP-System dem Mittelstand?
Easier project control:
By staying on top of all relevant milestones and using a wide range of communication options, you can successfully close your projects.
Better connected teams:
The common data basis improves teamwork, even beyond country borders and time zones.
The system automatically creates financial statements and annual reports on the basis of continuously generated figures and key performance indicators.
As redundant work is eliminated and process steps become closely interconnected, typical time sinks disappear.
An ERP system helps you save costs in various respects: it cuts down superfluous storage costs, reduces administrative tasks and clears areas previously used for archiving and documentation for a more productive use.
Which ERP System to Implement?
When it comes to the selection of an ERP system, you first have to face a confusing choice of providers and systems. This choice becomes clearer when you compare the solutions offered to your own requirements.
SMEs have special requirements regarding the scope of services, functions and ERP processes. Furthermore, the ERP system should be appropriate regarding the size, organization and structure of your company, and meet your requirements regarding functions and processes. Almost all ERP systems can be customized to fulfill each thinkable task. However, such customizations are no child's play and often involve risks with regard to additional efforts, costs or updates.
By choosing an ERP system that was developed especially for SMEs, in contrast, you benefit from proven solutions that can be quickly implemented in your company. This is particularly beneficial if the solution is tailored to your industry.
What Are the Benefits of an Industry-Specific ERP System?
- Each industry has particularities which are reflected in special business processes.
- SMEs often use these special processes to create unique selling points in their business.
- An industry-specific ERP system, which fulfills these tasks out of the box, is in a clear advantage here.
- Best practices which have been proven very useful in your industry are already featured in such an ERP system. This increases the level of practical use and reduces the effort for the implementation of the system.
Herwig Süncksen, Head of Development at FTCAP
The proALPHA ERP Cloud
There are many reasons for installing an ERP system in your own data center on your premises. And there are just as many reasons to use an ERP system from the cloud.
We therefore offer both. ERP from the cloud is interesting as it allows you to quickly connect another office or to reduce the effort for implementation, maintenance and operation. For maximum security, we run your cloud ERP system on high-performance hardware in redundantly backed-up high-security data centers in Germany. A constellation recommended by IT security experts, also with regard to data privacy and the GDPR.
What About Data Protection in ERP Systems?
Since the GDPR has confronted companies with numerous requirements, the sensitivity for data protection has greatly increased. An ERP system offers advantages here, because a single secure database replaces uncoordinated data collection at different locations.
The provider of the ERP system should be able to provide proof that all data protection requirements have been met. This applies to both on-premises software and cloud software.
proALPHA develops its software in Germany, the country where the provisions of the GDPR and data protection are implemented most rigidly. You can count on us that we also implement any future provisions in a timely manner.
Your ERP system, our consultants
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Industry-Specific ERP Solutions for SMEs
proALPHA offers fully integrated, comprehensive ERP solutions for small and mid-sized enterprises that are already tailored to the needs of various industries.