When is the right time to purchase ERP software?

With ERP software, we integrate the administrative processes of the business (accounting, purchases and sales, inventories, salaries, etc.) into a single platform, automate workflows and centralize the information derived from them. This improves the management of a company in different ways, since it provides a real-time view of business operations (greater control), simplifies processes, optimizes collaboration between teams, increases data security and provides high-precision reports. What are the consequences? The elimination of cost overruns, operational redundancies and information silos. Hence the need to implement this tool at the right time.

When is the right time to acquire ERP software?

There is no strict rule about when to adopt one of the different types of ERP that we find in the market. However, there are several signs that allow us to deduce the need and act in time:

The company exceeded a certain number of workers.

Some indicators about the moment to implement the tool talk about doing it when the business has more than 10 workers, because a payroll of that size is a sign that it already executes a significant amount of processes that need to be integrated for greater control. The solution in this regard is ERP. Chile, having a large preponderance of small companies with payrolls between 10 and 49 workers, is a country where most businesses should think about implementing this tool.

We spend a lot of money on software integration

The company is likely to start relying on multiple software integrations to access data across departments. This can be costly, time consuming and indicative that we need an ERP system to manage all areas of the business from one place.

Data cannot be easily organized

The use of independent systems results in redundant, outdated, fragmented information that is difficult to access and transfer between departments. It is very likely that this type of resource delays workflows and affects decision making, a process that, by the way, takes 36% less time in small companies that have an ERP system, according to figures compiled by Finances Online.

Departments can't work together

Information silos and the independent work of individual departments make it difficult to establish a collaborative work environment. This is a clear sign that we need one of the many different types of ERP to centralize data from all business areas and encourage communication between them and teamwork.

Customers are not completely satisfied

If we get to the point where customer data is spread across different applications, sales teams start to have problems in meeting customer needs in a timely manner.

There are inefficiencies in current processes

Lack of automation reduces business productivity and forces you to invest time and resources that could be spent on more profitable tasks for the company, thus decreasing profitability. These are some indicators that we need an ERP. However, the ideal is not to reach these moments and, previously, to make an analysis of the processes, needs and business objectives of the company, in order to determine the need to implement the tool or not. In any case, Defontana ERP Chile, has plans tailored to small, medium and large companies, facilitating the implementation according to the specific needs of each business at a given time. In addition, we advise you with all the analysis for the implementation and subsequent start-up. Contact us.