ERP on Cloud

What is Cloud ERP Software ?
What is Cloud ERP Software ?

96% of Fortune 500 companies are using Cloud computing.

Cloud ERP is the new normal in 2020!

Cloud ERP is Software as a Service that allows users to access Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software over the Internet.

Expand ERP is a time-tested business automation software software solution for the fast-growing manufacturers and exporters. For the last 15 years there had been extensive R&D and market testing to make the solution robust and perfect for the manufacturers and exporters.

Expand ERP is a comprehensive scalable, customisable cloud ERP software for the fast growing businesses. It empowers the manufacturers with real-time visibility and complete control over their business for faster expansion.

Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud?

 

It is solely because cloud computing enhances efficiency, competency, speed and cost-effectiveness which results in the company’s growth. 96% of Fortune 500 companies have at least one cloud offering and a goal to deliver 80% of it’s workloads in the cloud in the near future. Businesses can harness the power of data to connect with each customer throughout the entire customer relationship period. Also finding the right software vendor is also essential for an impactful implementation of Cloud ERP. It’s just a matter of leveraging the right technology to help you get there.

 

“The hybrid cloud strategy has enabled an agile environment that helps us to respond to new demands and opportunities very quickly.’ – Alice Keung, Economical Insurance.

 

Hybrid cloud computing is a mixed link between on-premise infrastructure,private cloud user and public cloud user and a third party user by allowing data flow  between them.

The future of cloud is Hybrid

Advancements and progress in the cloud computing industry move at a pace that can hardly be predicted or kept at par with. Cloud infrastructure – public, hosted private and on-premises is increasingly less siloed, allowing workloads to be more portable and data streams more mobile.

2020 will be witnessing several dominating trends that will shape the future of hybrid cloud. Fast paced cloud industry are developing and will characterise the new trend market.

 

T.It has emerged as the preferred implementation model that will drive the progress of the cloud industry.

77% of enterprise global infrastructure decision makers that are planning, implementing or upgrading cloud technology say that they are in a hybrid cloud environment.

6  Indispensable Cloud Computing trends to watch in 2020!

  1. Seamless consistency in hybrid cloud – In the following year hybrid cloud space will be seen with new innovations. Organisations will be able to enjoy seamless and consistent hybrid experiences.
  2. Hybrid Multi Cloud in demand – Companies are taking advantage of the flexibility to move mission – critical business applications to the environment – public or private or on-premise. Hybrid multi cloud has an inevitable approximate 9000 Crore Rs. market opportunity and nearly 80% of IT decision makers see it in their future. 
  3. ‘Security” is the most crucial attribute – 60% of the IT decision makers mark security control as the most essential attribute of cloud computing. Tools will be created  that can uncover security insights and respond to incidents faster through dashboards that help centralize operations.
  4. Edge computing gains greater relevance- computations are performed as close as possible to the sources and sinks of data and content, Combination capabilities of hybrid cloud and edge computing brings a great value proposition for organizations, wherein hybrid cloud ecosystem can be used to aggregate most relevant data and back-end functions, while edge can support processing and real-time analytics.
  5. Containers will be the core of an effective  hybrid cloud – It provides consistency regardless a workload is deployed on – premise or on cloud.Containers help organisations to maximise business value by simplifying deployment and management processes.
  6. Kubernetes will become more consumable with proliferation of open tools – Till last year organisations turned to open source tools to modernise their infrastructure but in 2020, they will be adopting the hybrid multicloud.To stay at par with cut throat competition,companies will resort to tools that can rapidly deploy applications such as containers and Kubernetes.

The future trends play a pivotal role in today’s evolving market trends and requirements. ERP features for manufacturing SME’s must be able to connect devices, departments,  partners, suppliers and your loyal customers in one versatile database. AT powered ERP for transportation or other manufacturing industries will do a lot more than simply track every aspect of your business. It will take your business to the next level and actually provide recommendations for improving and optimising at every level, becoming the real brains behind the operation.

EXPAND ERP Cloud  based software is fully equipped for the digital new age.

We do it differently.

100% Cloud-Based ERP Solution

With automatic regular backups on Cloud and masking feature your data is secured with us for a lifetime.

Deep Understanding of your business

A ready to fit solution with deep industry knowledge which can be further customized as per your business needs.

Mobility

Warehousing, Sales force, HR, GPS tracking, we provide solutions for every possible process of your business. Expand ERP Mobile App enables you to now manage your entire business on the move.Mobile apps are undeniably the most quickest and efficient way to respond to real time changes in production. Having instant mobile access on the shop floor makes it possible for the users to deal with live problems instantly, reducing wasted resources and materials.Supervisors can also access product availability or change work data on the spot to eradicate a problem in its tracks. With Expand ERP mobile based app you can achieve all this in real time.

Personalise Consultation

Expand ERP is the preferred business automation solution provider for 15 years to various industries. We provide personalised attention and automation that is best fit for your business.

Expand ERP has completed 15 glorious years in building trust and faith of our patrons. We have successfully partnered with many businesses in Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur and in other cities. With the advent of a new year we have new aspirations, new dreams and fresh focuses. We will maintain our goal to spread the latest trend in technology to as many organisations we can reach out to. Our team will focus relentlessly to spread awareness and touch the lives of business owners and help them reach their goals. If your goal as an entrepreneur is to achieve great  heights for your company, Expand ERP Cloud based software is your ultimate route to the peak. Please leave a comment below for more enquiries and information.
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Manage your business supply chain with erp

Supply Chain Management System

Manage your Business Supply Chain with ERP

“Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.”

– Li Keqiang

All about Supply Chain Management:

 

Understanding the need-

 

Supply Chain Management or SCM is crucial for everyday activities in every organisation whether small or large. It is the organised flow of processing of supply chain to maximise customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. It deals with the movement and stocking of supplies needed to manufacture a product as well as inventory management and keeping track of finished goods. In today’s times, SCM includes the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to realise market and economic value, as well as giving a firm the competitive advantage over their business rivals.

Automating SCM with Enterprise Resource Planning software:

 

In the current hyper-competitive business scenario, handling SCM the traditional way is mere backwardness. In the new automated business processing era, the system is expected to work with visibility, focus and agility to bring an overall enhancement in the organisational operations. An ERP software can bring all these features to action automatically in less time. It can integrate and refine forecasting, create sales and operations plans, promptly respond to demand changes, and supports the core functions essential to runa supply chain business effectively.

The Prerequisites of SCM:

 

SCM streamlines everything from product flow to unexpected natural disasters. An organisation can diagnose problems and disruptions effectively through a sound SCM. It also plays a pivotal role in transferring goods quickly and efficiently to its destination. It reduces Purchasing and Production cost to a great extent. It improves customer service by delivering the correct quantity and quality of products on time. After sales services can also be tracked efficiently.

How does ERP affect SCM?

 

ERP software has eased the process of manufacturing industry, as it streamlines all the processes. To begin with, customer order fulfillment to inventory control, ERP system is a one stop solution for all tracking needs.

If you are part of an industry that requires SCM, with the following parameters you will be able to reap the benefits of ERP software system.

For a successful ERP implementation you will require:

 

  1. A defined flowchart that categorises what each section of the company does and how the data or instruction will flow from each department.
  2. Appropriate training for all managers and employees is essential to make sure all plans are executed efficiently.
  3. A clear understanding of the Return on Investment for both long term and short term is crucial.
  4. The company’s resources need to be aligned to ensure successful deployment and continued implementation.

ERP benefits on SCM:

 

Expand ERP provides a solution which improves supply chain operations. It empowers clarity in vision, focus, agility and control over all the business processes, thereby enhancing your performance goals.Some of the proven benefits are:

 

  1. Tracking of Inventory – To avoid over stocking or shortage, it is advisable to keep track of inventory. With the advanced ERP this process can be made simpler without wasting any time.The user will be notified whenever inventory level goes down so that orders can be placed timely.
  2. Clarity in data insight – The efficiency of a supply chain can be graded by the accuracy of the data received. With our ERP system, real- time data can be achieved related to stock inventory resulting in less errors and greater revenues. The software also allows users to access reports 24×7 for a better insight into operations.
  3. Integrates various business operations – Expand ERP software helps to streamline and automate all the business processes in a supply chain-HR, Finance,management, sales etc on one single system. This reduces manual paperwork and enhances the visibility of data through all the departments.
  4. Improves process accuracy by standardisation – ERP builds uniformity across teams in single and multiple locations to enhance the competency of the overall system, improving the accuracy of the processing and team work,reducing errors and miscommunications.
  5. Unified, transparent view – With Expand cloud ERP solution, you can be assured of  a unified, transparent view of every section of supply chain operations. It provides accurate, relevant and real-time information about shipments and warehousing. This will enhance the clear communication between the employees at the store and the warehouse with accurate information.
  6. Inventory Management – Organised management of stock decreases cost and increases the profit of any business. With Expand ERP features, real-time visibility of exact inventory level is enabled. This results in optimum operations and reduced overhead costs.
  7. Improves Speed – ERP system is a unified source for all necessary data, so the tools provide transparency and efficiently  allocates resources including material, staff and machines, from the initial stages itself. This results in easy coordination and on-time delivery across the supply chain.
  8. Makes return of orders easy – If you have a logistics company, supply chain processes dealing with returned goods and back order processing, can be made simpler with Expand ERP solution. An up to date return management system can help businesses to reduce waste and bring consistency in the backorder processing.
  9. Generates less operational costs – With intelligent ERP systems like Expand ERP, you are made aware of the costs at all stages of a supply chain. More realistic cost projections can be generated by harnessing the demand and supply flow chart. This reduces the uncontrollable additional expenses and brings in effective cost management in your business processing.

How are we Different?

100% Cloud-Based ERP Solution

With automatic regular backups on Cloud and masking feature your data is secured with us for a lifetime.

Deep Understanding of your business

A ready to fit solution with deep industry knowledge which can be further customized as per your business needs.

Mobility

Warehousing, Sales force, HR, GPS tracking, we provide solutions for every possible process of your business. Expand ERP Mobile App enables you to now manage your entire business on the move.

Personalise Consultation

Expand ERP is the preferred business automation solution provider for 15 years to various industries. We provide personalised attention and automation that is best fit for your export business.

Other Expand Advantages:

 

15 years of building trust

With over 15 years of R&D and extensive Market Testing we have developed the best in class ERP software for your specific business needs. With our cutting-edge technology, we have been partnering many manufacturers and exporters over past years in their process automation.

Expand Freedom Pricing

 

Expand Freedom Pricing has been created keeping your needs in mind. Our attractive pricing module gives absolute freedom to the fast growing manufacturers and exporters to take the decision of digital transition of their organisation with ease. 

  1. Subscription based concept: Prices starting from INR 3300/- subscriber/month
    Freedom from all fringe costs.Subscription includes update, upgrade, service, remote support (phone support,ticket support,and screen share support), R&D and remote implementation.It also covers cloud service ,auto backup of data, data encryption all managed for you.
  2. Concurrent User Advantage:
    Freedom of unlimited named user in multiple departments and amp; locations.All users in your organisation will have their own login credentials at no extra cost.
  3. Freedom from Capex and Infrastructure investment so that you are at minimum risk exposure. Even for customisation it is billed only after customer satisfaction.
  4. Freedom from any upfront cost.
  5. Easy Pay- Freedom to choose from Annual (special pricing available) or quarterly subscription fee module on the first year.
  6. Pay as you use Privilege: Freedom to pay as per your usage from the second year onwards.
  7. Freedom to choose Implementation options (on-line/on-ground) and customisations as per your specific need and pay accordingly.

Expand SureSmile

 

For a smooth and seamless digital transition of your organization we have our best in class hassle-free support ready for your help always.

 

  1. Anytime Support- 24hrsX12months in house Customer service team.
  2. Zero Waiting- Online support request booking through Ticket System- users can directly put support request online and it is assigned to respective team.
  3. Remote Assist- users can share the screen with the support person for any support required.
  4. Onsite Support- our team will visit the customers site for any support related activity.
  5. Expand User Training and external Certification.
  6. Train the Trainer Program- Expand encourages train the trainer program where expand Biztech Experts trains one or more users and they can further train other users, this helps in building in-house expert on ERP at client site).
  7. Online Help Document & FAQs for ready usage.

Expand SureShield

 

Enjoy 100% data security and grow your business to the next level with ease and complete peace of mind.

 

  1. Multiple Location Storage- Data is on cloud, stored in multiple locations ensuring maximum safety.
  2. Stored on trusted technology platform (Microsoft Azure, SQL Server).
  3. 99.9% up-time (up-time is the amount of time the service is online available and operational).
  4. SSL (encrypted) Data Transmission- Similar technology as Net Banking and thus extremely secure.
  5. Private Database- each user has the private database and not a shared one as in open source ERP.

“ If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”         

Peter. F. Drucker

Expand ERP offers a more effective way to manage procurement and supply of the goods, services and other resources across the chain of supply. From handling manufacturing and warehouse resources to transporting management and execution processes Expand ERP takes control of all your supply chain elements. To validate the impact of ERP on Supply Chain Management embrace Expand ERP – a world class, home grown, Indian make software for your unique needs. Contact us for more information and book a demo to see how our competent consultants take full control of your SCM.

ERP for Manufacturing Industry

erp for manufacturing industry

ERP – THE BEST WAY TO REDEFINE THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY!

KNOW HOW?

Way back in the olden days, business data and records were maintained in complex spreadsheets and files and voluminous folders. When businesses grew in scale, such antiquated systems also got obsolete. They were replaced by ERP systems which were more than just organising and scheduling modules for manufacturing enterprises. They combined the virtues of business planning and management, production scheduling, inventory control, customer relationship management and alignment of partners in the supply chain. The manufacturing sector is piled with competition and susceptible to an ever-changing market ecosystem. To remain at the top of the game, manufacturers need ERP systems that can be deployed and maintained off-site, are comprehensible, scalable, customizable, cost-effective and easy to use. Every industry has their own specific needs and processes. The ERP solution provider needs to understand the business well to define the scope of the software. Expand ERP has over 15 years of extensive R&D and market testing to make the solution robust and perfect, exactly for your specific business need.

According to an ERP Software Market Report published by Allied Market Research report, the global market is expected to garner $41.69 billion by 2020.

Still contemplating about adopting Cloud based ERP for your manufacturing industry?

Here’s why your manufacturing unit needs a modern ERP system:

From conception and design through to manufacturing and delivery, ERP is built to handle the complex needs of manufacturers that use engineering in the design and build of their products. ERP gives you complete visibility into your software processes to help integrate engineering activities, streamline operations, improve efficiencies, manage complexities and grow.

  1. Cost-effective:

    ERP software makes quality management easier. Quality of the product is assured with ERP, which reduces the number of finished goods that are discarded. You gain real-time business visibility with analytics and reporting. The predictive defect analysis made available with artificial intelligence provides deep, timely insights into all aspects of your business. This limits wastage, reduces cost and increases the profit margin for a manufacturer. As the old saying goes, money saved is money earned.
  2. Streamlines Processing:

    Manufacturing operations which otherwise seem complex and redundant, are automated by an ERP system and streamlined across departments. Users can navigate complex processes easily in less time. The result is improved efficiency and cost.
  3. Maintaining Accuracy in Inventory:

    An ERP solution can track your entire inventory in real-time, which makes every transaction and business activity extremely transparent. Shop floor advisors can cross check the quantity of each product. Having accurate inventory or stock list provides products and services that deliver immediate value to clients.
  4. Agility saves Time:

    ERP offers to extend productivity, security and access to information to mobile workers plus partners and customers, working anywhere, anytime on any device. Decision makers compare the system generated reports on regular intervals to analyze the varied market demands and capitalize on customers purchase trends.
  5. Profound Analytics:

    All the departments of a manufacturing business are unified and synchronized in a modern ERP solution. Consolidated reports can be generated using the same system resulting in accuracy in analysis and precise forecasting. For example, an Accountant who can readily access charts and reports can make decisions based on real values and figures.
  6. Optimize Supply chain:

    Fast growing businesses need strategies to boost productivity, improve quality and reduce costs. Supply chain management (SCM) in an ERP system smoothens the planning and execution of activities in the business. This monitors the supply of raw materials to meet the demands of the finished goods.

To Conclude:

Cloud ERP solution is a huge revolution in the manufacturing industry. Most business owners have either already implemented ERP or are in the process of implementing it. So why should you lag behind in this competitive market?

Upgrading to Expand ERP will give your business an added edge for optimum returns on investment. As a solution that is 100 % focused on the needs of manufacturers and distributors, Expand ERP functionality includes primary and alternate BOMS and routing, Material Resource Planning, Masters Production Scheduling, Shop floor execution, scheduling Workbench, Inventory and Warehouse Management and Quality assurance.

Focus on finding a solution that aids you to achieve these benefits. If you’re considering implementing a manufacturing ERP solution contact us to help you develop a digital strategy to meet your business needs.

Our cloud solution offers a comprehensive suite of application without the costly hardware requirements. With Expand ERP you are sure to reap all the benefits of a hosted cloud environment.

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5 interesting facts to adopt Cloud ERP

5 interesting facts to adopt Cloud ERP

How to benefit from Cloud ERP?

“Water has memory”….and Cloud stores the memory.

Cloud! …sounds quirky?

Cloud is the data warehouse for multiple users over the internet, without directly managing or physically maintaining external servers. In technical terms, Cloud Computing is a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data in place of a local server. The most commonly used cloud providers are Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Most ambitious companies rely on ERP systems to help integrate and organize data that is spread across each of its independent departments. Traditional ERP solutions are often housed within a company’s own server infrastructure and require updating and servicing to stay updated. Cloud ERP, as the name suggests, is based in the cloud, like SaaS (Software as a Service.) Unlike traditional ERP software, Cloud-based ERP relies on the cloud rather than proprietary server infrastructure to help companies share information across departments. Cloud ERP software integrates some or all of the essential functions to run a business, e.g. accounting, inventory and order management, human resources, customer relationship management (CRM), etc. – into one complete ERP system.

Transiting from On-Premise to the Cloud

The term “moving to cloud” also refers to an organization moving from a traditional CAPEX model (own the dedicated hardware and depreciate it over a period of time) to the OPEX model (use a shared cloud infrastructure and pay as one uses it).

Patrons claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of on infrastructure.

The benefits of Cloud ERP are many. Essentially, an on-premise ERP system lives on company’s own servers and is customized according to its needs. It’s a system built for a single client and is typically maintained by the ERP vendor or partners with updates delivered maybe once or twice a year. On the contrary, public cloud ERP systems are standardized to meet the needs of a multitude of clients, though all the data are separated and secure, the application and intelligence layers are shared.

 5 BENEFITS of Cloud ERP :

  1. Cloud ERP is typically more affordable. It eliminates the expense of buying computer hardware and software. In cloud, there is no need to buy hardware.
  2. Updates are sent to everyone at once, which delivers a competitive advantage. You’re not left waiting around for a vendor to update your custom ERP system. This ensures vast amount of computing resources can be provisioned instantaneously.
  3. Thirdly, Scalability is a huge advantage as it is easy to scale up your cloud capacity as per the need of the hour.
  4. Accessibility of data anywhere with internet accessibility makes business process smarter and quicker.
  5. Security– with Cloud your data is stored in a centralized secure location which is encrypted in highly secured systems. Shifting to the cloud also often requires changes to a company’s internal workings — changes that often turn out to be enormously beneficial.

Looking for a secure and reliable Cloud-based ERP Solution?

Your search ends here.

With Expand ERP cloud-based solution, you are free to manage your business anywhere or on any device that is connected to the web. All cloud-based servers are protected with software and hardware firewalls, in addition to 2048 –bit SSL certificates for secure HTTPS transports. Seventy four percent of IT executives and CIO’s have cited cloud computing security as the top challenge preventing their adoption of the cloud services model. But with us your data security is our highest concern. Safety comes First. With our Sure Shield promise, we help you overcome such security threats with our 100% assurance of data security.


We at Expand ERP train your team and provide a robust ready FAQ for our software and 24×7 support.

Still not made the right move to Cloud?

Given the fundamental benefits of cloud computing to businesses, it is no wonder that it is revolutionizing the industry, and is expected to grow further in the coming years. Hence, 93% organizations now use cloud-based IT services, 90% businesses plan to increase their cloud spending. Cloud computing allows businesses to ensure efficient collaboration across business locations and departments and effective sharing of information across third parties and contractors.

Some commonly sought after queries before moving to
Cloud computing are:

  1. What is the reason for the high demand in Cloud adoption?
    Over the years, the cost effectiveness of Cloud ERP was the most attractive benefit for changing business processing. The monthly subscription based payment module added to the leverage along with the elimination of managing software applications and investments in servers and external hardware. Besides, it also enhanced responsiveness, agility and promptness to act resulting in growth of business. It enables the users to access real-time information from various aspects of the business and utilize the data to make better decisions.
  2. What are the considerations for choosing between On Premise and Cloud ERP?
    The need for the deployment of new technologies in business is on a high. How and when to be transitioned is personalized to cater to the needs of the business for the optimum returns on revenue. A growing trend among organizations with on premise ERP is to start their cloud journey by adding specific cloud products (such as eCommerce or analytics) as satellites or complements to their core systems. extend? How will they enable you to achieve your growth goals?

Scalability is another unique characteristics of cloud ERP software. Being scalable, ERP can handle various business tasks irrespective of the size of the organisation. Technological advancements can bring new features and tools to make the ERP system more scalable and robust. From the aspects of convenience and cost-effectiveness, periodic upgrades of the ERP software are way better than replacing existing ERP systems. You can readily integrate the latest features and improve performance by updating the ERP version. It also contributes to bringing automation and digitalization to the business.

3. Is my business suitable for Cloud ERP?
Predominantly, business owners are often wondering whether digital transmission is apt for their organization or not. All kinds of organizations of every type, size and industry can use the cloud for variety of uses, such as data backup, disaster management, email, virtual desktops, software development and testing and customer –facing web applications. For example, healthcare companies use the cloud to develop more customized treatments for patients. Financial services companies are using the cloud to power real-time fraud detection and prevention.
It is necessary to choose the right ERP vendor who empowers rather than restricts. The key considerations should be Do the ERP solutions fit your business? Are they easy to use, deploy, and No matter how or when you choose to move your ERP solutions to the cloud, partnering with a reliable ERP vendor is crucial to adapt in the digital world.

At EXPAND ERP, we understand how important choosing the right ERP cloud service provider is for you. Our model-driven Innovation Platform promptly and efficiently helps to integrate all your business operations. With over 15 years of extensive R&D and market testing our home grown Expand ERP effectively takes care of all your business process needs. Expand ERP is a comprehensive, scalable, customizable, cloud-based ERP solution for fast growing manufacturers and exporters. We are the direct developers and implementers of the software and there is no third-party involvement. Thus, we ensure complete peace of mind as your business starts a smooth and hassle-free digital transition journey with us. To know more about Expand ERP or to book a demo call

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Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Expand ERP cloud provides you the best in its class ERP software to streamline your procure-to-sale processes. Expand ERP consists of Purchase Management, Sales and Billing Management, Customer Management, Vendor Management, Product Management, Financial Reporting, Account Management, Statutory Compliance and Inventory Management. Purchase Management automates key transactions and provides approval workflows. Sales and Billing Management helps you to eliminate bottlenecks and streamline your enterprise processes from sales quote to fulfillment, and timely invoicing to payment all in one ERP software. Customer Management helps to achieve short order cycle times, fast delivery, custom configurations, timely service, accurate invoices and hence a better Enterprise resource planning (ERP).

Vendor Management enables to efficiently manage supplier and vendor data to gain a competitive edge traditional ERP software. Product Management promotes integration and data exchange among all business users who interact with products. Financial Reporting empowers the finance department to record, organize, maintain and analyze data captured from all functional systems included in ERP. Account Management gives you a financial consolidation and reporting application which enables flexible, accurate and rapid reporting than traditional ERP software. Expand ERP Financials, a module within the ERP ensures that you make your tax submissions to the Indian government within statutory compliance’s.

Expand ERP offers a complete set of Inventory management that helps move inventory to the right place, time and cost all through one ERP solution. Expand ERP gives you an in-depth, real-time view into key supplier, inventory and shop floor performance indicators for better Enterprise resource planning (ERP).

When you add up these advantages, the value of Expand ERP is clear. With Expand ERP solution, employees have access to accurate information that enables them to make better enterprise decisions faster. ERP software also helps to eliminate redundant enterprise processes, lowering the overall business cost.

Because every company is unique, there’s no single indicator that says, “You need ERP now!” However, the companies that would benefit most from ERP software often face problems and frustrations.

How to achieve ERP benfits?

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How to achieve ERP benfits?

While selecting an ERP system, companies may see about unlimited possibilities in terms of improvements in their businesses. However, somewhere along, many ERP systems do not reach the expectations and the company suffers.
In experiences, aligning of organizations is not a priority for companies during selecting a software. Moreover, companies are very desperate to find a new ERP system fast so that it addresses their pain points and they lose sight of their business goals.
Staying focused on benefits realization is not easy. Therefore we’ve found many strategies which will help companies realize significant benefits from their ERP projects. These strategies are most effective when implemented before or during the selection process.
  • Understand Your Current Status – You can realize many business benefits by knowing your pain points in your current system.
  • Outline Expected Benefits and ROI – When embarking on ERP projects with clients, we typically help them clarify their overall business goals, so they can determine how ERP software can support these goals. This leads to a discussion about business benefits.
  • Ensure Organizational Alignment – Your company needs clearly defined business goals along with project goals.In addition to this they also need an understanding of how they tie together. Everyone, especially executives in the company needs this understanding.
  • Develop A Realistic Project Plan – Unrealistic expectations often is one of the main causes of low benefits realization and ERP failure.
  • Focus On Change Management – You cannot realise business benefits if the end-users are not ready to use the new ERP software.
  • Think Twice About Changing Your Goals – While changing the ERP system all processes, like customization or scope adjustment must be viewed. Also keeping in mind your project goals is necessary.
  • Continually Measure Benefits Realisation – Identify gaps between projected and actual benefits throughout the project. This helps managers to understand what they are doing well and how they can improve.
  • Continually Improve – If the company is including, focusing on business process management as a part of your ERP projects, you should understand the importance of continuous improvement.

Some more ways by which an ERP system can help our industry grow :

  • They are flexible in terms of user interface. This ensures better support throughout industrial operations.
  • They can easily integrate with all our application and business management tools. This provides a single platform for all our operations.
  • It effectively manages project planning, scheduling, inter department communication, etc. This optimizes all our industrial processes.
  • It provides us with detailed project and market analytics for better sales performances.
  • It manages various currency, foreign policies and compliance and finances with ease.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.

Mark Twain

5 Unexpected Things To Expect Before ERP Implementation: Can Selecting Right Vendor Help?

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5 Unexpected Things To Expect Before ERP Implementation: Can Selecting Right Vendor Help?

Remember, a good ERP system ‘ideally’ should have an impact on every part of your business. Here we are talking about an ‘ideal’ condition. Reality can be far from ‘ideal’. With countless ERP softwares available in the market, it becomes almost impossible to select the right ERP solution which fits your organization. When you are a first time buyer, the choice becomes more difficult as you can face a number of challenges. Identifying these challenges in the planning stage can solve a lot of problems; the primary being selecting the right vendor.

Do not be confused with too many options

As a business owner, it is crucial to establish, define and understand the unique business processes of the company. If required, prepare a list of questions for the ERP vendor. You not only need the right software, but also the right vendor. Remember, when it comes to ERP solution, it’s not a one-size fits all situation. For example, if you are in the manufacturing or export industry, you will need a reliable ERP software like Expand ERP. With an expert ERP solution like ExpandERP, you will be promised end-to-end solutions which will fulfill the specific requirements of your business

Enquire about the technology specifications of the ERP solution

While selecting the right ERP, think of the technology that the ERP solution is using. Ask whether the ERP solution is turnkey or will be customized as per the organization’s business processes. If the ERP solution is scalable, will it be able to adapt to the growing users or increases in data? Ask about the speed of the product and how it will impact the end user. Another major concern of the organization is whether there will be possible support for multi-company or multi-site environments if the company wants to work on multiple operations. Now, this is where ExpandERP is different from other ERP solutions; as it is hosted on cloud it helps to quickly migrate legacy systems and implement most advanced technology features across different processes and departments effortlessly.

Think about data quality control

Two of the most common data challenges that a company faces while implementing a new ERP system is replacing legacy data and think about a process to consolidate separate solutions. A business should decide on the kind of data which needs to be collected for business processes and operations. This will be closely followed by the clearance of any duplicate or inaccurate data which was part of the previous system.
An expert vendor like eDominar will help you to guide you through the entire process and map the migration of the newly refined data to the new file format. It is absolutely crucial that all data is balanced prior to going live. Remember that the data integrity of the new system can either make or break the implementation of ERP. With ExpandERP, there is absolutely no requirement for in-house IT infrastructure or upgrades. You need not worry about data backup of security.

Talk about the true expenses of the ERP solution

Before you select the vendor or sign a contract, you need to determine the rough estimate of ROI. As a business owner you are likely to evaluate the cost of the ERP platform and whether it is okay to pay that amount, considering the functionalities it will offer. Also, many organizations have the concern whether the charges will be one-time or if they will be recurring. In case, it is the latter, you need to figure out whether or not the organization can afford that amount. You also need to find out about the annual maintenance charges.

Once you evaluate all these expenses, do a quick review about the ROI; your investment should not be more than the projected returns. The Expand team takes care of any user query over remote desktop and phone support at zero expense. As it is a cloud ERP, there will be automatic statutory updates. New reporting changes and new features will get rolled out instantaneously at zero cost.

Will the ERP solution adapt to the business?

A successful ERP implementation depends on the users and their willingness to adapt to new processes and systems. The best way to manage ERP is from top down. It is essential that managers and executives are integrated to the system, so that employees can follow them.

Check out edominer and Cloud ERP Software for one of the effective ERP solutions for your business.

5 Key Features Of An ERP Software For Exporters

5 Key Features Of An ERP Software For Exporters

Export businesses are highly competitive and multifaceted which makes it obvious to have an integrated application suite that the company can use to connect with its diverse active departments with real-time data sharing. Hence, ERP software for exporters is in immense demand throughout the world.

 
Companies incorporate ERP software into their business module for many good reasons such as- Accounting, stock control, HR activities, data sharing, business planning, market analysis and to name a few. By implementing ERP software in the process many businesses reduce production cost, save time and reduce manual efforts.
 
 
However, before a business decides to implement the software there are several other features that need to count, often depending on the specific requirements the company wants to improve.
 
Compliant to export regulations:
ERP software is meant to manage, collect, store and interpret data from different activities including product planning, marketing, sales, inventory management and to name a few. The application for exporters create documents compliant to export regulations. It is a very smooth and streamlined application proposed to expedite paper works.
 
Accounting management:
The right ERP software for exporters is combined with accounting mechanism that helps the business track, record and consolidate all their operational information into a centralized system. It also manages data in a way that you can take deeper look into it to analyse future finance prospect.
 
Customer Relationship Management:
Integrated and streamlined CRM helps to store and collect customer information in a central database. This means there’s a single point of data storage having all information of supplier, vendors and customer information that any authorized department can track and edit. While choosing right CRM for your exporting business, make sure it offers-
 
=> Timely reminders of your prospective activities on leads and sales
=> BI dashboard that analyse sales performance and count conversions
=> Targeted group to help you run email campaigns

 

The best part of ERP software is that it controls end-to-end business process with streamlining accurate information throughout the channels.
 
Enhanced mobility:
Mobility in everything is what calls the smart age. Mobility in ERP software means accessing application on the go through smartphones, not only in the workplace but from anywhere in the globe. Gone are the days of strolling around workstation to enter product information. ERP alone can take care of the inventory management along with other production procedures.
 
Procurement management system:
It is designed to allow a company to automate the purchasing process and maintain the inventory of goods. This software can generate purchase orders, market values, execute online order placements, online payment clearance and match invoice with the materials received. While deploying this system ensure it offers-
 
 

=> Define reminder levels and re-order levels for each product
=> Notify preferred supplier suggestions based on each product
=> Auto-generate purchase enquiry, purchase quote and order management

Procurement management system helps create streamlined administration throughout the departments.

 
Using ERP Software for exporters makes the entire business process more organized and improve the efficiency of operations. If you’re also from the same industry and looking for a smart business process, ERP software is the solution for you.

Take a Look on How ERP is Transforming the Indian Business Scenarios

Take a Look on How ERP is Transforming the Indian Business Scenarios

ERP software providers in India are witnessing rapid growth across the Indian market. A number of industries such as pharmaceuticals, steel, automotive, manufacturing firms, oil, textiles etc have already implemented ERP system for dominating production and development inefficiency. The growth has un-curtained the traditional business conduction, integrated ERP system not only optimizes the resources utilization but also delivers real-time data on demand.

Through surveys, it was captured that about 60% SME’s in India adopted ERP based solutions. This significant augment in the penetration level in this SME sector ascribed to the establishment of low cost ERP system that caters localization based on country and accessibility of technical talents and functions.
Did Indian market go with the ERP flow?
In the initial period, the Indian market was quite hesitant to integrate ERP into their company system in fear of building complexities, despite the fact that Cloud ERP Software has so much to offer. The companies’ intrigued with concept started implementing at back office; the way ERP came to use is undoubtedly fascinating. The companies were in dilemma with transforming their business activities because of crumpled illustration of the product and other possibilities the companies had to consider looking at the online market scope.
Time has changed and India is changing the IT scenarios globally. Besides, the significant IT players continue to endeavour market growth, ERP became the integral part for the companies to deliver commitments.
Present business scenarios with integrated ERP solution-
Companies remain thankful to the ERP developers as it helped them to streamline business activities. Today ERP is much more advanced where the focus lies in emergency market situations. However, the SME’s segment has transformed into the most optimistic connecting for ERP mechanism.
ERP’s multiple modules helped the SME’s to maintain budgetary requirements, this helped in smooth administration processes, be it stock, human resource, updated item cycle or merchandising shipments. Significant financial development of Indian market relies on companies to actualize and incorporate ERP. For organization waiting for a convinced cost-effective solution, it’s not too late to understand the benefit to cost proportion that an ERP can deliver to business needs.
Benefits of ERP to look at, when thinking of business expansion-
 
=> Responsive to market changes
=> Minimize cost
=> Enhance productivity
=> Increase efficiency
=> Better accessibility to document
=> Minimize inventory cost
=> Global outreach
=> Simplified planning
=> Enhance customer satisfaction
=> Apt usages of resources
In short, if you look for business automation ExpandERP is the solution, erp software providers in India deliver Customized ERP Software to cater specific business need. Over the years, cloud based ERP systems are about to witness a higher adaption. Simultaneously, the cloud-based commerce will be floated with scepticism in regards to data security and subscription cost for the small players. The way businesses are utilizing ERP it implies that the companies can now withstand the worldwide online commercial rivalry.

Know How ERP and CRM Are Different Yet So Important for Businesses

Know How ERP and CRM Are Different Yet So Important for Businesses


In India, usage of CRM and ERP solution is soaring high and for good reasons. CRM and ERP are usually separate but, so connected that CRM cannot work alone effectively without constant update from ERP- from placing orders, sales and logistics to deliveries.  While CRM manages company interactions, ERP Software Company in India offers an integrated administrative application system.

Let’s dig deeper to know where these two are similar and where not-
What is ERP? 
ERP is designed for business administration. It aims at consolidating business data that can be accessible for main operations across the enterprise. It’s a one-off integrated software package that facilitates business process management with real-time update to all concerned departments. For an instance, if a product is out of stock hence the shipment is cancelled, then the status would be sent through the channels to the concerned parties authorized to access the data. This allows departments to regenerate new plan for the issues before it actually makes things difficult within the organization.  ERP offers smooth method for streamlining business process.
What is CRM?
It is a storage database that keeps all the information of related to interaction with customers. CRM process includes categorization customer interactions, collecting and sharing data. CRM method is highly standardized which can be easily shared throughout the network. This smart system can be used by different office executives to create sales projections, representatives can use this to monitor contacts with clients and verify them by sending to shipping clerks. The main focus of CRM is to provide comprehensive customer data that can be used to create plan for client retention and sales improvement.
CRM or ERP: Which one do businesses need the most?
A business may need both the systems but it depends majorly on the integrities involved into the mode of operation. Nowadays, even a small business relies upon CRM system for better and accurate data collection. This is much more clutter-free and easy than collecting data from papers and numerous emails.
ERP is an important business essential that helps streamline business processes. Many large to even small scale industries are relying on ERP Software Company in India as well as abroad to gain better control of their businesses.  Having a single cloud platform integrated with CRM and ERP provides unified view that you can keep control over it from anywhere anytime.
The last note:
When you expect enhanced business growth there must be two things you need to obtain- one is more sales and second is fewer expense. Incorporating ERP and CRM let you enjoy both of them with ease. While CRM brings more clear data on customer interactions and more revenue insights, ERP system keeps the overall operation cost low.

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