ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, a fancy name for your business software solution. ERP comprises financial management, sales and purchase management, invoicing tools, project management, warehouse management, HR, and production. Often we hear people mention reasons why they will not implement ERP software. Below you find a list of the 5 most-heard misconceptions.
- I am too small to implement ERP software
This is one of those misconceptions we hear a lot; organisations feel they are not large enough to actually start working with an ERP system. And yes, when looking at the long list of possibilities as described above, this might seem the case. But who says you need to implement it all? Have you ever thought about the costs and risks you create by doing your financial administration in Excel? How much time do you spend on entering and checking this data? And how easy is it to generate your VAT report from an Excel spreadsheet? What about those additional costs from your accountant as they need to enter all the data in their system. We have seen some great looking Excel sheets in the past, but why would you? Check out many of the online tools available to you today.
- ERP software is expensive
We won’t lie to you about this...yes ERP software can be expensive, but not if you do it right. OneBizz gives you access to ERP software, sales & marketing (CRM) and all Office tools you can think of for only €4,99 a day. And we already offer a light user for only €1,99 a day. And the best part? You can enter them as operating expenditure, so no extra hassle with depreciation of your investment.
- ERP implementations are difficult
As my mother always says”It is as difficult as you want it to be”. That is also the case with the implementation of ERP. OneBizz uses roles to implement the software in your organisation which will limit the implementation time from weeks to days. After years and years of experience we found that 95% of the organisations work in similar ways so the roles used in the implementations are based on the principle.
- Our processes are too complicated to place in an ERP system
The question should always be; are you led by your processes or do you lead your processes? In many growing organisations we notice that they have not always adopted their processes to the new size of the business. Entering the data in the CRM tool, the ordering tool, the invoicing system as well as the outstanding item, might have worked when you received 10 orders a week, but now at 20 orders a day, you will need to speed up things and avoid any redundancy. So do not look whether a current process can be inserted into your system, but see whether this system can provide you with the desired outcome.
- We can only move to a new system at the end of our fiscal year
We will not deny that the end of a fiscal year is a great time for you to move to another system. As you can also take this time to clean up the customer, supplier and article database, enter the opening balance and get on with the work. However this should not be a showstopper for you. We can import the data from another system into your new system, do the necessary checks and then you can continue growing your business.