Is your Data safe on the Cloud?

Is your Data safe on the Cloud?
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This article was published on: 3/07/20 4:08 PM

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Is your Data safe on the Cloud?

“Sure an ERP system is great, but is my data safe on the cloud?”

– a common worry for most  ERP users.

ERP solutions market is changing through the dynamics created by new technologies and devices

What is Cloud?

It is an ERP Software that is hosted online on a cloud computing platform. Cloud servers are located in data centres globally.

How does it work?

A technology called ‘virtualisation’ allows for the creation of a simulated, ‘virtual’ computer that behaves as if it was a physical computer with its own hardware. These virtual machines are sandboxed from one another so that they don’t interact with each other at all. Even if individual servers go down, cloud servers are always online.

Due to common misconceptions and myths about cloud storage some companies remain hesitant to move forward into the future.

The cloud enables greater transparency and accessibility, rapid deployment of the software across the company and seamless scaling of business functions to meet market changes. There have been a number of high profile attacks on company data in the past. These stories are bound to make some hesitant about transiting to the cloud.

Here  are some of the top buyer misconceptions when it comes to cloud ERP system:

 

  1. Cloud data is more prone to attack: An ERP vendor has more expertise on data security than the average enterprise engaging its services. The physical location of the server, be it on company premises or within a cloud provider’s data center, has little relevance on the server’s potential vulnerability. The data’s security relies less on the physical location of the server and more on the security measures implemented by the center. Companies with on premise ERP have the added responsibility of maintaining its server’s security and maintenance. The generally superior to that of the average enterprise. Thus purely in terms of data security, the cloud system is the better option for most small and medium sized enterprises.
  1. Data Residency Control: Many countries have regulations that restrict personal or sensitive data to be exported or stored in a different country. Companies that fear that their data and records may be outsourced without their consent can rest easy knowing that there are legislative restrictions to prevent that. By choosing a reputable and reliable ERP vendor who is transparent about the internal and external policies governing the relationship, the firms can be assured that their data is in reliable hands and rest easy.

 

  1. Rival firms with the same vendor can hack and sabotage: A persistent but unfounded concern is that a cloud based system that houses the data of multiple firms is inherently more susceptible to data hacks, leaks and attacks. In a cloud system, firms share a pool of network and storage resources, which brings about this fear, because in the business world, sharing is not about caring. Firms can be assured that the cloud providers segment and secure the servers and resources in such a way that essentially each company’s data is in their own private space, completely detached and inaccessible for others.

 

  1. No Cloud, No Worries!: A firm that has not opted for a cloud ERP system may smugly assume that it is safer. “My data is not stored on the cloud, it is stored on my own computer. I am completely safe!” But if the computers are connected to the internet, the firm is already on the cloud. Given that most, if not all, companies are connected to the internet, no company is perfectly safe from attacks and data theft.

 

  1. Data security is the sole responsibility of the Cloud Provider: The cloud ERP vendor does manage the network security and associated tasks for the firm. However, to rely solely on the vendor for all aspects of data security is a massive folly. Internal data management and confidentiality policies, password policies, employee accessibility, user management and security training of employees are equally, if not more, important when it comes to maintaining data integrity and safety.

 

There are several reasons to choose a cloud based solution for your business needs. Lower costs, greater accessibility and flexibility are some of the many reasons that firms are increasingly opting for cloud-based ERP. The common myths and misconceptions regarding data security on the cloud are more fiction than fact. Enterprises looking for a suitable ERP system can be rest assured that the cloud options are safe.

Main service models of cloud computing 

  1.  Infrastructure-as-a-Service – eg – Digital Ocean, Google compute Engine,     Openstack
  2. Paas – Platform -as-a Service -eg – Heroku, Microsoft Azure
  3. SaaS – Software-as-a Service -eg – Salesforce, Mailchimp, Slack

Types of Cloud Deployment –

  • Private Cloud – dedicated to one organisation
  • Public Cloud – server run by external vendors and shared by multi organisations.
  • Hybrid Cloud – combine private and public servers and includes on premise legacy servers.
  • Multi Cloud – using multiple public clouds,the organisation rents virtual servers and services.

Expand ERP – the best fit ERP cloud software in India for manufacturers promises to protect your valuable data with Expand SureShield.

  • Multiple Location Storage – Data is on the cloud, stored in multiple locations ensuring maximum safety.
  • Stored on trusted technology platform (Microsoft Azure, SQL Server)
  • 99.99% uptime (uptime is the amount of time the service is online available and operational)
  • SSL(encrypted) Data Transmission- Similar technology as Net Banking and thus extremely secure.
  • Private Database – each user has the private database and not shared one as in open source ERP.

Expand ERP is India’s best-fit cloud ERP system for fast growing businesses like yours. It empowers the mid sized manufacturers in the export and retail industry with real-time visibility and complete control over their business for faster expansion by simplifying complex business processes. 

With over 15 years of extensive R&D and market testing, we have developed a software that seamlessly fits into Indian Business. We are the OEM of this solution. Further, specific fitment through customization and integration are made for the company’s unique needs. All measures are taken to fit seamlessly into the existing business processes to deliver the maximum benefit of our solution.

Expand ERP cloud software drives maximum growth and ROI to your business.

To know more about Expand ERP and how it will transform your business operations please allow us to arrange for the best fitment test and product walkthrough by our BizTech Expert.

Expand ERP Software – the best fit ERP Company in India recommends best practices for your Finance Team

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This article was published on: 29/06/20 2:28 PM

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Expand ERP Software – the best fit ERP Company in India recommends best practices for your Finance Team

We believe as Warren Buffet has rightly said; “ It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” It has taken us over 15 years of market experience to build the trust of our several patrons. It is our mission to keep up to our promises and strive endlessly to satisfy our customers. Therefore, even at the most trying times Expand ERP – the best fit ERP company in India has successfully delivered satisfied services to customers.

We at Expand ERP realise that our customers and patrons depend on us and the services we provide now at these unprecedented times more than ever. We are committed to continuing to support their core Finance, HR, and People systems under any circumstances. The crisis will pass, and when it does, we want to ensure that our customers come out stronger and more resilient to counter all challenges that may crop up as obstacles in their business.

In order to continue to provide practical support and guidance, we have curated this document as a manual with guidelines to follow for remote Accounts and finance teams using Expand ERP cloud software– the best fit ERP software provider.

Administrative practices:

  • Enable email notifications – email notifications in the system are required to pertain actions of the user’s role at the company. (i.e.For any approval in any module should not be delayed and ensured via email notifications.)
  • Define hierarchy within the organization – communicate within all departments and leaders should be clear and accurate to avoid disruption. Knowing who your Admin is will avoid password reset delays and ensure necessary approvals are ready to go.
  • Set delegates for purchase approvals – This way, when a user who is vital to the approval process is out of the office, they can go to their Preferences, turn on their delegation, and their approvals will then route to the configured delegate approver.  
  • IP settings done right – If using IP filtering, you should ensure the IP addresses or IP range for each user is set within the company’s security settings. This will prevent log-in errors relating to IP mismatch. 
  • Keep the company message board updated  – An Admin can update any news internally via posts in the software which can be accessed by all users.

General suggestions:-

  • Cross-train users and ensure a back-up –  In Case of absence of someone  for an extended period of time, within an organization, we will see a sudden influx of cases because a user who performs a crucial task is out unexpectedly.This can be avoided with a backup.
  • In addition to cross-training, documentation of all processes and actions of each user performance should be maintained for future reference for emergency needs. This often results in contacting support with a multitude of training related inquiries, and the ERP support team will recommend training.

Product Managers advise –

  • Consider adding an AP -automation partner to the equation so you can electronically inbound invoices. The integrations to receive payment may be handy to get more payments electronically .Integrated banks and payment gateways with your ERP software allows easy money transactions inbound as well as outbound.
  • Expand ERP Systems Integration has the AR Accelerator add-in for customers that have a lockbox at their bank already. This is an excellent time to consider setting one up, if you don’t have one. A lockbox service can eliminate having to collect receipts at a central location, as well as eliminate the need to handle mail for internal staff.
  • Bank feeds provide an electronic option or to import a clearing file.
  • Spend Management can be an option if you haven’t implemented electronic approvals in spending processes (AP, PO, EE) or general ledger. This would be an excellent time to implement  spend management.
  • The concept of a ‘Resources’ dashboard may be helpful – examples to include: urls for different types of documents around processes, or forms, or other types of information to help staff members locate resources.
  • How are you sharing information internally from your finance to other departments in your business? This is an optimal time to use dashboards and the report scheduler for paperless data delivery. The report scheduler supports delivery via PDF or Excel.
  • Encouraging going paperless is even more important with this pandemic. Research the tools that will help your team go paperless. It will reduce the amount of production/interaction with contaminated tangible items.Expand ERP cloud software provides the facility to store all data on cloud platforms resulting in zero hard copy.

Virtual (work from home ) tips:

 

  • Keep your cameras on during your virtual team meetings.
  • Talking and interacting with your coworkers helps you feel engaged and included. 
  • Talking with turning on the cameras will bring new perspectives and spark new ideas.
  • Use an instant messaging platform to keep your status updated, allowing you to maintain visibility when you are available.
  • Arrange a monthly Townhall for all team member’s mandatory participation for mutual sharing of appraisals, grievances and news updates of the organisation.
  • Maintain a Gantt Chart for all team members to feed in their pending work and work in progress and work done shared with all.

Expand is India’s best-fit ERP software on cloud for the Retailers & Exporters in midsized manufacturing business

It drives business efficiency with ease by perfectly fitting into the existing business process and effectively automating most complex processes. With Expand ERP one can manage his entire business completely online.

Further, to deliver the maximum benefit of our solution, we do Direct Implementation. With our completely in-house Anytime Support & Remote Assist, our experts will make the digital transformation of your organization hassle free.

We hope you find this guide helpful! We recognize that the present times are a bit uncertain but our Team Expanders are  here to support you in any way we can. If you have additional questions or comments, please reach out to us at:

TOP 5 REASONS TO SHOW THAT YOUR DATA IS SAFE IN THE CLOUD

TOP 5 REASONS TO SHOW THAT YOUR DATA IS SAFE IN THE CLOUD
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This article was published on: 12/06/20 1:27 PM

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TOP 5 REASONS TO SHOW THAT YOUR DATA IS SAFE IN THE CLOUD

“Digital freedom stops where that of users begins… Nowadays, digital evolution must no longer be offered to a customer in trade-off between privacy and security. Privacy is not for sale, it’s a valuable asset to protect.”

― Stephane Nappo

Sure an ERP Software System is great, but is my data safe in the cloud?

This is a common FAQ asked by ERP buyers while contemplating on moving to the cloud.

 

Due to common misconceptions, and with wide spread myths about cloud storage some companies remain hesitant to move forward into the future.

 

The cloud enables greater transparency and accessibility, rapid deployment of the software across the company and seamless scaling of business functions to meet market changes. There have been a number of high profile attacks on company data in the past year, a case in point being Sony. These stories are bound to make some hesitant about switching to the cloud.

These are the top buyer misconceptions and the myths busted related to cloud ERP system:

  1. Cloud data is more prone to attack: An ERP software vendor has more expertise on data security than the average enterprise engaging its services. The physical location of the server, be it on company premises or within a cloud provider’s data center, has little relevance on the server’s potential vulnerability. The data’s security relies less on the physical location of the server and more on the security measures implemented by the center. Companies with on premise ERP have the added responsibility of maintaining its server’s security and maintenance. They are generally superior to that of the average enterprise. Thus purely in terms of data security, the cloud system is the better option for most small and medium sized enterprises.
  2. Data Residency Control: Many countries have regulations that restrict personal or sensitive data to be exported or stored in a different country. Companies that fear that their data and records may be outsourced without their consent can rest east knowing that there are legislative restrictions to prevent that. By choosing a reputable and reliable ERP software vendor who is transparent about the internal and external policies governing the relationship, the firms can be assured that their data is in reliable hands and rest easy.
  3. Rival firms with the same vendor can hack and sabotage: A persistent but unfounded concern is that a cloud based system that houses the data of multiple firms is inherently more susceptible to data hacks, leaks and attacks. In a cloud system, firms share a pool of network and storage resources, which brings about this fear, because in the business world, sharing is not about caring. Firms can be assured that the cloud providers segment and secure the servers and resources in such a way that essentially each company’s data is in their own private space, completely detached and inaccessible for others.
  4. No Cloud, No Worries!: A firm that has not opted for a cloud ERP system may smugly assume that it is safer. “My data is not stored on the cloud, it is stored on my own computer. I am completely safe!” But if the computers are connected to the internet, the firm is already on the cloud. Given that most, if not all, companies are connected to the internet, no company is perfectly safe from attacks and data theft.
  5. Data security is the sole responsibility of the Cloud Provider: The cloud ERP software vendor does manage the network security and associated tasks for the firm. However, to rely solely on the vendor for all aspects of data security is a massive folly. Internal data management and confidentiality policies, password policies, employee accessibility, user management and security training of employees are equally, if not more, important when it comes to maintaining data integrity and safety.

There are several reasons to choose a cloud based solution for your business needs. Lower costs, greater accessibility and flexibility are some of the many reasons that firms are increasingly opting for cloud-based ERP. The common myths and misconceptions regarding data security on the cloud are more fiction than fact. Enterprises looking for a suitable ERP system can be rest assured that the cloud options are safe.

Cloud ERP – The magic tool you cannot function without!

With the increase in globalisation, the demand for Cloud ERP has increased. Manufacturers in foreign trade have realised the indispensability of ERP system in order to survive in the competition. With Cloud ERP software ,manufacturers can integrate all operations from multiple locations in a unified process. According to IDC  Statistics, data resourceful industries invest heavily on the Cloud ERP. This clarifies that manufacturers and exporters globally use the Cloud to store, process and retrieve data from several locations.

 

Another survey states that the manufacturing sector leads cloud adoption with a staggering 45% adoption rate. IOT and Cloud have penetrated widely across the sector to process real-time data. Even in automation productivity demands overarching connectivity in the enterprise. This can only be solved by Cloud integration creating a seamless workflow.

 

Undoubtedly, the Cloud computing platform enables several solutions and opens up the flow of work for plenty of such bottlenecks.

The right fit will make all the difference

Every industry and every business is different. For successful implementation and operation of an ERP one needs to find the right fit for the business. The right ERP vendor who is the perfect fit for manufacturers and exporters are those who can integrate various aspects of business on the cloud. With over 15 years of R&D and market testing Expand ERP uniquely designed to cater to the manufacturers, exporters & Omni-channel retailers.

Expand Sure Shield ensures:

  • Multiple location Storage – Data is on cloud, stored in multiple location ensuring maximum safety.
  • Stored on trusted technology platform (Microsoft Azure, SDL Server)
  • 99.99% uptime (the cloud never sleeps)
  • SSL Encrypted Data Transmission – Similar technology as Net banking and thus extremely secure.
  • Private Database – each user has the private database and not a shared one as in open source ERP.

Expand ERP is India’s best-fit ERP on cloud for the Retailers & Exporters in midsized manufacturing business. It drives business efficiency with ease by perfectly fitting into the existing business process and effectively automating most complex processes, unlike many such ‘one size fits all ERPs’ which doesn’t give desired results to specific businesses. With Expand ERP one can manage his entire business completely online. To derive more details call… 09007026542

How to Find the Best Fit Cloud ERP Software for Handicraft and Furniture Industry

How to Find the Best Fit Cloud ERP Software for Handicraft and Furniture Industry
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This article was published on: 18/05/20 10:44 AM

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Does your Handicraft manufacturing firm suffer from mismanagement? Do you feel that the number of employees working in your company makes it difficult to run any management scheme? Is it getting difficult for you to manage finished products? Are you afraid that most of your assigned tasks are seldom completed? Do the accounting numbers haunt you? Does the fear of running out of inventory forces you to overstock?

If these challenges are looming in your mind, it is high time you take proactive measures to curb them and find an immediate solution to sustain your dream company from drowning. Our best cloud ERP software to help and provide real life solutions which will eliminate all managerial issues which are plaguing your business and make it more profitable. Once you identify the ERP Software that perfectly suits the unique needs of your organisation half your problems will be eliminated.

One of our patrons Mr. Jain of Indian Handicrafts is a futuristic entrepreneur and embraces change with time. He has adopted the transition to digitisation and automation of his manufacturing business long before as he realised that the future of doing business is to manage it online.

According to his testimonial:

“ Expand ERP Cloud software has become a saviour during the lockdown. It has helped my company to stay connected with all the team members as we could access our data and plan ahead how to restore the backlog. I strongly recommend all MSMEs to move to the cloud ERP software with immediate action.”

Common Challenges Faced by Handicraft Industries Which can be Solved by an ERP Software

  • Sales- Managing contact numbers and databases of various partners often becomes a chaotic task. Handicraft industry deals with a lot of people, and thus chances are there that contacts of these people are messed up or lost. Since the handicraft industry thrives on the quantity of products produced, it becomes important that these are accurately accounted. Errors are often seen in maintaining a sales-list due to the size of the order. Pricing is another matter of concern. As so many varieties of goods are produced, keeping a tab on price trends is important to maintain consistency.
  • Purchase – Maintaining the request for quotation is a huge problem. While sourcing products from different companies, keeping quotation history becomes important as it allows for better negotiation and comparison. Outsourcing from different sources also calls for shipment tracking, which is absent in most firms. A best fit cloud ERP software can solve the challenges with ease. It maintains a sales order list,records and compares trends in prices of different products and also generates an auto invoice based on data feed.It also maintains history of requested quotes and tracking of incoming shipments.
  • Shift Management – Handicraft industries employ a lot of people. Most of these people work in rotational shifts. Inefficient management of these shifts leads to conflicts and derails the overall work culture. Handicraft industry misses the presence of a system which can manage any given number of employees. An ERP software manages a centralised information data centre relating to shifts updated in the software. It automates shift rotation of employees to eliminate biases resulting in optimisation of work schedule for every employee.
  • Employee & Payroll – As mentioned earlier, the handicraft industry employs so many people that employee management often becomes its Achilles’ heel. The people are considered to be a company’s biggest asset and management of their attend Auto identity card generation to enforce corporate identity dance, leaves, payroll and expenses becomes a challenging task. Auto identity card generation to enforce corporate identity. With a best in class ERP software payroll is generated automatically along with tracking of leave, attendance, performance and recruitment of the workforce.
  • Task Management – A lot of tasks are delegated to employees. Keeping a tab on these tasks is very challenging. There are tasks related to repair, maintenance, order, sales, attendance etc. Keeping the workplace maintained is also important. Tasks pertaining to machinery maintenance, office hygiene, electrical and civil maintenance require vigilance in order to be duly realized. An ERP creates a centralized task schedule and monitoring system. Also a vigilance software controls the workplace and machinery maintenance.
  • Visitors – With a never ending line of people visiting the industry, keeping a checklist becomes highly demanding. Piles of manual registers often get destroyed and the owners seldom have information regarding the same. With an automated process a digital register is maintained for all visitors. Computerised segregation of visitors into suppliers, customers, guests, etc is done for reducing chaos and mismanagement.
  • Inventory- Knowing the quantity of the inventory in the warehouse is important since it allows for streamlining the process of production. Keeping a checklist of incoming items such as raw materials, and outgoing items such as finished products can be a daunting task. Owners often struggle to get this information accurately. A centralised system of managing inventory can curb all these challenges easily. It provides a  real time tracking of supplies and inventories, live update of products going in and out of the warehouse and makes provision for stock forecasting based on trends.
  • Accounting – A handicraft industry employs a number of processes the end product of which are  piles of paperwork relating to payroll, inventory management, sales, order, maintenance and balance sheets which  creates a huge financial challenge. With an ERP software, all finances can be managed from one place and validation of invoices done automatically along with automated follow-ups for payment.
  • Quality Management – The products in the handicraft industry are handmade. If automation is not practiced, looking after the quality of the products becomes difficult especially after the products have reached the warehouse. It is not possible to employ several skilled managers who could oversee the production of all the products. Generation of checkpoints for product checking before it reaches the warehouse can be done with an ERP software. Management will receive notifications in case of faulty products and will also maintain a database of defective products.
  • Information Dissipation – Owners and managers often have to give information to the workforce of the industry. Since there are a lot of employees working under a lot of division, information is seldom dissipated to all and at desired speed. Many of the employees have unheard about their company’s direction and are just concerned about working their shifts. Many of the welfare schemes initiated by the company also fail to reach the employees. The handicraft industry essentially needs the presence of a communication system which can transfer information both horizontally and vertically within the organization. An ERP can provide a Notice board for all employees for effective communication and also a grievance board for complaints of the workforce.

Cloud ERP software can be customised to suit the needs of an individual firm. Therefore all problems relating to the handicraft industry whether generic or specific, can be managed by the effective use of such a  software.

The ERP software can be laden with features to combat specific problems. In addition to all the benefits enlisted, the unique selling proposition of a best-fit cloud ERP software is that all information can be accessed by the user anytime and anywhere. Therefore the owners and the managers need not look at multiple places in order to get relevant information. Cloud based software also increases the speed of decision implementation, thereby further streamlining the process.

Expand ERP is India’s best-fit cloud ERP system for fast growing businesses like yours. It empowers the mid sized manufacturers in the export and retail industry with real-time visibility and complete control over their business for faster expansion by simplifying complex business processes.

With over 15 years of extensive R&D and market testing, we have developed software that seamlessly fits into Indian Business. We are the OEM of this solution. Further, specific fitment through customization and integration are made for the company’s unique needs. All measures are taken to fit seamlessly into the existing business processes to deliver the maximum benefit of our solution. 

 

Expand ERP cloud software drives maximum growth and ROI to your business.

To know more about Expand ERP and how it will transform your business operations please allow us to arrange for the best fitment test and product walkthrough by our BizTech Expert.

How business is performed with ease in a lockdown with a best fit ERP software.

Benefits of implementing Expand ERP
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How Business is Performed with Ease in a Lockdown with a Best fit ERP Software.

A business best ERP software can be an important saviour for your business in the post lockdown scenario. How our software solution supported our patrons to run their business with ease while remaining at home and maintaining social distancing.

“Don’t fear change. Embrace it!”

– Anthony Dangelo

It is easier said than done. We all wake up in the ‘new world created by the pandemic. Everything has changed its perspective overnight. The looming question in our mind is quite inevitably- ‘What will happen to my business?’ The global socio-economic crisis has changed the entire definition of industries, manufacturers and professionals world wide. Each one has and is going to suffer a crisis on its own level.  But, this is something which is not within our control. We can only control what is in our hands. For example, finding innovative and proactive measures to perform effectively with whatever resources we have and reach out to new methods of working.

Technology is the biggest respite. Schools and colleges have taken to online classes using apps like Zoom and educational apps like Extra Marks. Offices are establishing work from home policies and using video calls on Google hangout, Zoom, Duo etc for holding meetings and conferences. Webinars are being conducted by several professionals like talk shows and learning programmes. Cultural activities like dance and art are also being exchanged online. These are various new measures taken to continue the normalcy of life as the virus is here to stay unless and until a certified and proven vaccine is being innovated. And definitely that will take some time.

An ERP software on cloud is one of the greatest boons to organisations, large or MSMEs. Our patrons who have been using the system for a while have shared their first hand experiences with us, how the ERP software has supported them in business during the lockdown period.

“As of now we are using Expand ERP more for purchasing.

Even during this lock down our purchase people were able to contact the farmers with whom contracts were made.. as the contact nos. were available in the ERP and we are in the middle of the harvest season. Also I was able to raise new purchase orders. Also during this lock down it was a good opportunity to discuss customization and was able to navigate through the different modules to deeply study the possibilities.”

 

P.Kumar

Director, Pioneer Chicory

Entrepreneurs like Mr. Kumar are already at an edge compared to others who do not use ERP softwares in their organisation at such a crisis time and can plan ahead for the post COVID 19 period, with real time data and analysis of their business.

Here is a list of reasons how an ERP software helps you to work remotely.

  • Saves costs – As mistaken that an ERP implementation is a costly speculation, from a long term perspective it is arguably unreasonable.
  • Increased productivity – Working remotely with ERP software has proven to increase productivity as employees are dedicating more quality time to analyse and research in depth .
  • Enhanced Communication – ERP system that integrates well with a smartphone or tablet makes it easier for deskless workers to carry out their jobs. It enabled deskless workers to access various information they needed from a single portal. Better correspondence will make collaboration between divisions smoother.
  • Compliance with rules – The technology exists to make it easy for companies to adhere to various regulations set by the government.
  • Streamlined processes – Complexities in businesses can cause bottlenecks, loss of productivity and even delays in accurate information. ERP solutions aid to navigate complex processes, stopping any data re-entry that is occurring, and benefitting production departments, delivery departments and facilitating order completion.

 

An ERP software is intuitive with a finger-friendly interface. It is highly recommended by industry insiders to implement ERP on cloud to succeed in the future market scenario.

During this period of crisis my team has been working closely with our patrons to help them understand their ERP software better and gain more insight of their own business with the data stored in the ERP system.

Expand ERP is India’s best fit ERP software on cloud for midsize manufacturers in the Export and Retail industry. Our best in class software has supported several businesses during this lockdown period.

Benefits of implementing  Expand ERP:

 

  • Our customers have been able to do Financial Book closing, backlog update and a deep analysis of historical data. This will help them plan ahead and measure the pros and cons post lockdown. 
  • In the Agro Industry, products were able to manage procurement from farmers uninterrupted during lockdown.
  • All business organisations could enable work from home while maintaining social distancing due to the cloud platform which enables anytime anywhere facility. Their data could be accessed even during lockdown period through the software.
  • All reports and data related to inventory could be accessed resulting in real time stock count and updates. This helped the companies to know how much inventory they have in stock and what needs to be done ahead.
  • The accounts team could access outstandings and payables and accordingly send messages to clients for payments. An automatic email or SMS is sent by the ERP software as a reminder for payment. This reduced debtors and improved cash flow in the companies.
  • The Expand HR mobile app on Android enabled attendance of employees working remotely without the use of biometrics. An employee can feed in attendance and automatically the ERP fills in the time and location for HR purposes. 
  • The ERP also helps in staying connected with the team members with ease. The whatsapp integration facilitates easy messages exchange so that employees are well informed and included of what is happening in the organisation. This is very essential to keep the morale and spirits high of the team during crisis time. 
  • Online payments are made easier with integrations like Paytm, so no lockdown can stop any payments or financial transactions in the organisation.
  • With our Virtual Distribution Network integrated in the software, manufacturers can easily reach out to the end buyers through their personal marketplace, keeping the distributors in the loop. So distribution of products can be executed online maintaining social distancing.
  • Since all data and information is stored on the software which is on the internet there is very less use of stationery. This makes it environment friendly and reduces the use of paper. Post covid, our environment will need extra care to heal soon.
  • Shipping is made easy with Blue Dart integration. The products can be tracked and delivered to the customers by the shipping company without any hassles.
  • Businesses can revise credit limits centrally to control credit in the market soon after the lockdown reopens to stay relevant.
  • The ERP can immediately suggest alternate material for production based on history data on BOM.
  • The ERP can immediately highlight potential secondary suppliers from historic data if the primary supplier is affected due to supply disruption.

Your business is as unique as you are.

Give it a process automation software that is made to fit seamlessly into your business process.

  • Made in India for India -With over 15 years of extensive R&D and market testing, we have developed a software that seamlessly fits into Indian Business.
  • Ease of Biz -Quick implementation with no business process alteration, no Capex, low customization, less training time due to user-friendly interface.
  • Complete Compatibility – Complete customisation to adapt to the specific business & continuous integration (with Whatsapp, Paytm, Flipkart, Amazon, Shopify etc) with growing needs.  

These are only some of the innumerous ways that Expand ERP cloud software can help your business stay relevant and future-ready to battle this new structure of business. This is the right time to make an instant decision for protecting your dream company from drowning. My experience of over 15 years in this industry has shown a spark in this crisis time, all the more. I truly hope this article will bring value to you and your company. For any queries and feedback please leave a comment below. We will be happy to help you. Please take the business fitment test attached herewith to find your perfect ERP software partner.

 

Vineet Bansal

CEO, Founder, Expand ERP

He has over 15 years of IT and management experience. He brings EXPAND ERP software for Exporters and Manufacturers to manage businesses more efficiently on Cloud.