This article was published on: 4/09/20 4:41 PM
Top 6 robust ERP software tools to work from home effectively
Workplaces everywhere are implementing and expanding programs to help their employees work remotely. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicting that Covid 19 effects could carry onto to 2021, it’s likely that remote work will remain a trend for the year to come as countries try to flatten the curve of exposure. In light of a possible new status quo, here are 6 essential tools for working from home to make the change easier for manufacturing companies to run their organisation smoothly.
The idea of operating your business online and transitioning your employees to remote work can seem daunting. With any upheaval of the traditional on-site work experience, there is a learning curve and transition period that can be perplexing to managers. While it is necessary to address these concerns and note the challenges faced, it is also important to acknowledge that online businesses and remote work are here to stay.
By creating a remote work policy at your company, you will be communicating to your existing employees that their personal productivity and happiness is a priority. When you retain and hire skilled, innovative employees with your comprehensive remote work policy, you’ll be inadvertently building a more diverse and inclusive workforce with lower overheads. To be successful in your market, it is critical to have an insight of what your customers need. In this increasingly tech savvy modern workforce, those needs often include an expectation that your product or services are available online. If you are waiting for the day your customers tell you that they want you to move online, you’ve already lost them. In addition to retaining your existing customers, expanding your visibility by moving online guarantees that you will reach new potential ones.
Thus, it is proven that in order to sustain this market, moving online is the only option.
A best fit ERP software which is robust, comprehensive, agile and homegrown is the one solution that solves all your requirements. Expand ERP is India’s best fit ERP software for the mid sized manufacturers in export and retail industry. We have been empowering several growth-seeking companies over the past 15 years with trust and loyalty. Expand ERP software offers an array of features along with ready integrations to help you run your company with one single software system.
In this article we will be citing 6 best tools that you would require to work from home and operate your business completely online:
Whatsapp integration – WhatsApp is NOW integrated with your ERP !
With the advancement of technology each day, the newest trend in ERP software is the WhatsApp integration with ERP. Effective communication is a crucial aspect of every business. In the work environment, it creates unity, sharing of feedback, improved customer relations, employee engagement and enhanced innovation. However, in the daily grind, communication often gets missed. Users might forget to communicate important aspects among each other or customers. They may not send invoices after selling goods, or purchase orders after placing an order or might not inform others to complete their tasks once they have completed their own. This affects the business process in several ways – payment collection gets delayed, because ledgers didn’t get sent when customers asked for them, purchase orders may have not been received on time etc. Revenues get affected, operations and transactions get stagnant resulting in mayhem in management.This scenario can be totally avoided by the implementation of WhatsApp integrated to your ERP business software.
It is undeniably the quickest and most widely used communication tool in the Indian business market. Now, the integration of ERP – the ultimate business automation software integrated with the quickest communication App together will create magic.
The way it works:-
Step1: Through a downloadable connector, a whatsApp activation mechanism should be set.
Step 2: Once activated, a QR Code scanner will open up in your ERP desktop.
Step 3: The QR Code can be scanned using WhatsApp on your phone.
Step 4: This will allow you to use WhatsApp to send messages and documents directly from your ERP
5 innovative mobile Apps –
The good news is even our best fit ERP software is available on your mobile phone now.A legacy system fails to offer you the accessibility, the reach or even the collaboration that a mobile-enabled ERP provides. It is a solution that is created uniquely for mobile accessibility in terms of data dissection.
An ERP software in your pocket is not just an innovation but an absolute necessity. Manufacturing businesses today require an intelligent and responsive mobile ERP solution to respond and resolve any issue to sustain competition and be easily reachable. This would further aid your entire supply chain to adapt instantly to sidestep any obstacles or adapt to potential requirements.
Mobile Apps that are available for Expand ERP licensed users are:
- Remote HR on your mobile – Register attendance and many more HR activities through Expand HR App.
- Systematic Warehouse Management with Expand WMS- Track your Inventory with WMS integrated with Expand ERP Android App available at our Playstore.
- Online Lead generation with Expand Sales – A multi-feature ERP application for Expand users managing business on-the-go.
- Remote Task Management with Expand Service – Manage your to-do-list and miscellaneous tasks from a single multi feature App.
- Document management with Expand File Attachment – Affix all important documents with Expand File Attachment integrated in Android mobile App
Lead Management –
It is imperative to manage leads and sales of your business diligently for ultimate growth and ROI. Without customers there is no business and without business an organisation is dead, no matter how organised or good the product is. Taking control of your sales process, reaching out to leads at the right time and converting them into actual opportunities by staying focused on your best deals will ensure an edge above in the competitive market. To add to your efficiency an intuitive Sales and Lead management ERP software like Expand ERP software helps you sell smarter.
Leads Management module of Expand ERP software allows you to monitor and optimize every interaction. Not only does an automated sales management system provide easy tracking of information, it also automates repetitive tasks so that efficiency and productivity can be significantly improved.
Third party marketplace integrations –
Expand ERP is fully integrated with ecommerce systems such as Magento, Shopify, eBay, Amazon. Future-ready solutions packed with features offer customers modern, practical and convenient solutions. From real-time inventory information, personalized service, and multiple self-service options, to compatibility with different platforms and devices, the solution has all that it takes to offer a truly omnichannel experience. Highly secure payment gateways, advanced back end workflows, and a whole range of tools help customize modules for superior results.
Information flow becomes easier in your organisation with integration tools. Technology is not just the enabler of new experiences in the digital era, but a bridge of seamless integrations that enhance customer experience. Retailers earlier relied on multiple channels of engagement with customers that worked independently of each other. Typically, brands that were available online as well as in-store treated each channel as separate. Online purchases of a product could only be dealt through online interactions, while in-store purchases had nothing to do with online interactions. This multichannel engagement deprived customers of the advantage of dealing with a brand that was available in different channels.
Warehouse automation software of Expand ERP comes with pre-integrated shipment partners. You can choose the desired logistics partner and assign the delivery of orders. There is no need for more hunting for shipment partners, negotiations and following up. With one click you can assign the order shipment and track it.
As we all know that the shipping and logistics industry is one of the largest growing industries in the world & over 90% of transportation and trade is carried via shipping and logistics. Without shipping and logistics, import & export of bulk goods & amenities across the world would not be possible.
For managing all these processes, the company needs a robust and a scalable solution which will give the company a single view of all their processes and prepare reports according to what the management wants. Customized reports, seamless processes and actionable data helping make strategic decisions on the go is what the management should look at while getting a business solution. Expand ERP has partnered with Blue dart and Shiprocket for the logistics and shipment to make it easier for your export company to deliver products hasslefree.
Easy Payment Gateway –
Like all modern online marketplaces for eCommerce business, Expand ERPs shopping cart is readily integrated with payment gateways like Paytm and Cashfree for easy payments and reliable money transactions. By partnering with third party integrations, it makes it easier for you and your customers to carry out monetary transactions with ease and faster.
Moving your business online is a concentrated effort that is well worth the time and energy. Taking the essential steps to move to remote-friendly operations will actually help your business grow and thrive, improve communication at your company, and show opportunities for growth that may have been hidden in the day-to-day. You may find that taking these steps will get you closer to your goals than ever before. So it’s time you gifted your business with this magic tool and watch it grow like never before. Ask for a free trial period at… +91 9007026542