Advantages of Web based ERP system

Web based ERP software is an ERP system that runs on a web server and the user requires a web-browser to work on it. A web based ERP software has to be hosted on a reliable web server so that the application is secure and always ready for use. A web based ERP system also requires lesser in house IT infrastructure as compared to a client server system.

A web based ERP software has to be developed based on a three-tier design and the system should have a light weight user interface to minimize the data transfer during each cycle. The presentation layer should include all the web forms and the business layer contains all the business logic of all the modules of the web based ERP software. The data layer includes the sql server database.

Web based ERP has many benefits compared with a client server system. This is the reason why many companies are now opting for web based ERP system as compared to a client server system. The requirement of server management software and associated licensing is eliminated in a web-based ERP. The most important advantage of a web based ERP software is it can be used from anywhere and anytime.

For example, data such as sales orders can be entered from any location. By having a web based ERP solution, the need for IT staff to maintain an in house ERP infrastructure is eliminated to a large extent. Training the staff on a web based ERP software is much easier as any computer with an internet connection at any location can be used for conducting training sessions.

Web-based ERP permits organizations, especially SMEs who have limited infrastructure, to conduct its entire business though this medium. An effective web based ERP automates all internal functions of an organization to ensure that benefits of e-commerce are delivered to the entire organization.

As all the operations are performed through online, a lot of time can be saved by using a web based ERP software and also all dealings and transactions becomes transparent.

There is no doubt web-based ERP solution will surely do a lot of good for SMEs in their business process. It is the easiest and cheapest way they can find in extending their presence in the widely spread global market.

Right time to implement ERP software

ERP Software Implementation

Recently, due to the economic slowdown, there was little concern whether investment in the ERP by companies may decrease and the number of implementation will drastically come down. But it has been proved that these are speculations without any ground and during the last year growth of ERP software implementation have gone up tremendously and companies have realized that their decision to go with ERP has brought them a good return on investment (ROI).

Though reasons to implement ERP system might vary depend on companies, there are some common reasons for many companies to implement an ERP system at this time.

The primary reason is a slower economy that affords companies the opportunity to use their resources and implement the ERP system software successfully.

The second reason is that many ERP software vendors are aggressively pricing their solutions in response to a slowing economy situation; clients are now able to procure an ERP solution at a lower cost than in years past.

And the third reason is that some clients are continuing to grow despite, or as a result of, the current economy, and these companies are investing in enterprise software that can help them scale for growth.

Whatever the reason may be, what we would like to emphasis is that implementation of an ERP system will definitely will improve business performance. Companies also must take initiative to replace an old ERP or legacy system to increase efficiency and to standardize global business operations.

Choosing the right software is not the only criteria while implementing an ERP solution. You also must make it sure that ERP enables measurable improvements to your business. In choosing an ERP software package and planning for the overall project, executives need to make decisions based on objective, unbiased information rather than gut feel.

Companies must be well prepared before going for an ERP software implementation and must embark on a thorough ERP vendor assessment and selection process.

Companies must also know before making a decision to implement an ERP system that what the company want to accomplish by taking on this challenge. ERP implementation should be carried out only after a study of impact of pros and cons that could bring to the company in its business process and return on investment.

Success of an ERP modules will also depend on how it has been used. Proper training to the staff is very important when it comes success of an ERP system. In addition to training to employees to use the ERP system efficiently, executives should use the process of defining ERP business requirements as an opportunity to improve current operations, efficiency and effectiveness. The last thing a company should do is implement software to automate the same flawed business processes.

Many companies implement ERP to automate their business process and this is where they fall flat. As mentioned above companies must study the scope of the ERP system they implement well before implementation and must make use of all its operational methods and utilization properly to achieve a positive result along with automated operational methods.

Is your ERP system ripe for replacement?

What is the need of ERP software? Some may ask. The answer is not simple. Though we must understand that today there are lots of midsize companies face challenges specific to their industries. Businesses that make consumer product goods are concerned about regulations and reporting requirements, while public-sector organizations are worried about maintaining customer loyalty. Also, manufacturers are concerned about the commoditization of their products. A robust ERP package can help address these issues, as well.

Though some companies have already implemented an ERP there are still many who don’t have any of these systems. At the same time, it is also to be noted that many ERP implementations in the midmarket are quite mature and ripe for replacement.

Many midmarket companies must now also choose an ERP system on which to standardize after multiple systems were installed, perhaps through mergers, across the enterprise. Although it’s not necessary, midsize companies seem to prefer consolidating their business-management applications in one ERP package, at least in part to cut down on integration headaches.

Vendors are aggressively vying for customers, launching new ERP solutions designed to meet needs particular to the midmarket and pricing them to meet a midmarket company’s budget. To further entice midmarket customers, vendors are also developing vertical solutions that target certain industries, such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, fleet management and construction, with built-in functionality that cuts down on customization.

In an effort to simplify the notoriously difficult implementation process, vendors are also developing ERP systems that can be delivered in ways friendly to organizations with limited IT resources. Web-based ERP solution has become an ideal system for many of these mid-sized organizations as it is very cost-effective with easy implementation process.

There are some companies that may try to develop its own ERP system in-house. Since designing and implementing ERP systems is not the business of most companies, the systems developed by the team will never equal in quality, scope, functionality, or technology with those created by software firms. These software firms or ERP package vendors can produce sophisticated packages and provide their clients with products that allow them to maintain a focus on their own chief activities, thus improving revenues, profits and shareholder returns.

Thus, it always better to buy ERP packages ERP systems are getting better, bigger and have more features. Also, people who are specialized in developing such types of tools have developed them. Most of the tools would be customized to suit your needs. So unless and until your project or organization has a need that cannot be fulfilled by the available tools, it is better to buy the tools rather than make them.

Make your business process more efficient

Make your business process more efficient

Organizations must realize that after the implementation of an effective ERP system all of its process becomes more efficient. ERP system will help all the major decision making including retaining a client. However, the organization that plans to implement an ERP system must be well prepare to integrate the system effectively.

Organizations are advised to seek the help of an external consultant to find out how suitable is the organization when it comes to working with an ERP system. The external consultants are capable of evaluating and they identify the effective needs of the moment.

It is a good idea if the decision about an ERP project could be carried out by a team of professionals from both internal and external for a more adequate design. This is because the main aim is not just about purchasing software, but to order all the pieces to match with it. In most cases some internal processes need to be redesigned before implementing an ERP. In addition to this, software is often modified to fit the ERP according to the enterprise objectives and activities. The combination must be as perfect as possible.

In spite of its benefits one of the most important factor to be remembered is that ERP is not a just another software application in your organization. The system involves every internal process and must be preceded by a reevaluation of every section together with its functions. It is also important to note that an ERP will not change the management functioning on its own. You must keep in mind that it is an important and decisive tool, but in order to obtain a correct development you will have to decide carefully who is going to command it, as well as the way in which the data will be saved and how information will flow.

Just implementing an ERP solution alone won’t help the organization make any success. Though the effectiveness of an ERP system could be measured by the improvement in the ROI, the goal of measurement is not to measure; rather, it is to improve performance and processes are the point at which this can be best accomplished.

A well-performed ERP system can be maintained till about 15-20 years. In the later stages the package will have old architecture. It will become very difficult to make changes in the program code without inflicting hazardous damage to the system’s stability. It is possible to give older systems a ‘facelift’ with modern tools. Though those ‘facelift’ can extend the life cycle of the package for some years, they will certainly speed up the appearance of the useless codes.

If your ERP system is under-performing, it is better to go for an overhaul of the system. There are numerous efficient ERP systems available in the market. Do the right evaluation as per your requirement and implement a suitable ERP system that could take your business success to new heights. As the saying goes – “It is better late than never”.

ERP benefits the midmarket businesses

Businesses all around the world are increasing their reliance on ERP systems as a cost efficient alternative to their software applications. However, high cost involved in deployment of this marvelous technology prevents the small/mid size organizations enjoy the tremendous benefits of ERP. Since the introduction of an affordable, low-cost ERP from eresource ERP, many of the midmarket organizations also started to administer their businesses effectively using this latest technology.

An ERP package should provide an organization with a solid foundation, incorporating all of the fundamental aspects of running a business. Expectations run high when an organization deploys an ERP package – if the solution is a good fit for the company, the company stands to gain tremendous cost savings and service improvements across the enterprise.

Manual processes are automated, production scheduling is more efficiently managed and inventory is more accurately assessed. Also, business performance can be measured in a much more holistic fashion than ever before. This gives executives real-time visibility into all business processes, enabling them to make better strategic decisions. In short, with the right ERP package, a midmarket company can compete more aggressively in global markets.

According to a survey an ERP implementation can reduce costs in three primary categories: inventory costs, manufacturing operating costs and administrative costs. The survey’s best-in-class respondents reported a 21 percent decrease in inventory costs, a 17 percent decrease in manufacturing operating costs and a 16 percent decrease in administrative costs. The average respondents’ reductions were 11 percent, 8 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Because an ERP solution has its fingers in all aspects of running a business, its benefits are myriad and go beyond tangible cost reductions. It can improve an organization’s customer service and response time when solving issues. It can solve issues of interoperability among multiple manufacturing locations. It can standardize and accelerate manufacturing processes in all of a company’s manufacturing sites.

It can streamline a manufacturer’s order-fulfillment processes. It can facilitate connecting with ‘partners’ and ‘suppliers’ enterprise systems. ERP can even help an organization maintain compliance with government regulations, from hiring practices to environmental laws.

Case studies done on specific ERP implementations reveal a variety of different business-specific benefits. One of the case studies revealed that by replacing legacy systems with an integrated ERP package, one travel-accessories manufacturer reduced its inventory levels by 30 percent, reduced its warehouse space requirements by 38 percent, improved its month-end close process by five days, reduced its DSO (Days Sales Outstanding) by 44 percent and increased sales by 100 percent without hiring new employees.

Set targets, Establish Budget and Make It Happen

Set targets and Budget Before ERP Implementation

  • Phased approach: It is important to break as ERP project down to manageable pieces by setting up pilot programs and short-term milestones. Depending on the IT experience, some organizations choose the easiest piece as the pilot project, while others may implement a mission-critical application first. The pilot project can both demonstrate the benefits of ERP and help gain hands-on ERP implementation experience.
  • Data conversion: Second generation ERP systems use relational database management systems (RDMBS) to store enterprise data. If large amounts of data are stored in other database systems or in different data formats, data conversion is a daunting task, which is often underestimated in ERP implementation. A two-hour data conversion task could be turned into a two-month effort as a result of the DBA group’s lack of technical experience and the management’s incompetence or ignorance.
  • Organization commitments: The involvement of ERP implementation goes far beyond the IT department to many other functional departments. The commitment and smooth coordination from all parties is the key to the success of ERP project. The commitments come from the understanding of how ERP can benefit each functional department. For example, if the warehouse staff is not completely sold on the benefits of the inventory control module, they may not input the kind of usage data that is essential to the project’s success.
  • Create partnership between your software vendor and your stakeholders: While this concept may seem obvious, it has been found that the vendor-client relationship is often contentious and sometimes outright hostile. This fact is particularly true if the organization is severely divided regarding the choice of vendor software. As problems arise during implementation, and they will arise, the blame game often begins. Before long, the project evolves into a standoff with neither vendor nor client willing to admit fault. A third-party project director or manager is often the best solution for this dilemma. This person can usually serve as an objective mediator to bring the parties together, finding solutions, rather than allowing the project to slow down to a crawl.
  • Sell, sell, and continue to sell the ERP to your stakeholders: Implementing ERP systems are extremely complex and take months or even years, to implement it. If your stakeholders understand the long-term benefits of the system, they are much more willing to accept any perceived temporary steps backward.
  • Build and leverage process expertise: Process focus is if anything, more important after going live since the company now has an even greater core of process expertise. Successful companies fully capitalize on this expertise and the power of ERP-enabled process. One way is by sending process experts from the implementation team back into the organization, or by having some serve at centers of excellence, some as key process performers and some as business managers. Successful companies never forget the point of the integrated enterprise – that it is not about ERP so much as it is about people involved in ERP-enabled processes.
  • Adequately resource your project: Ensure that replacements are in place to release key team participants. The people who do the daily work of running functional departments are the same people who will be essential to implementing an ERP system. No surprise. The people with the most knowledge will be needed for the majority of the project. Priorities will conflict between the demands of the office and demands of the project. The most effective solution we have seen is hiring or contracting with additional resources to serve as back-fill for key office personnel. Admittedly a new resource cannot do everything that an experienced resource normally does; however, the replacement can handle routine work and coordinate with the experienced person for critical decision.
  • Define metrics and manage them: ERP systems are capable of producing dramatic productivity improvements if successfully implemented and properly operated. But expecting ERP to perform miracles will be asking for trouble. The management and employees should be made aware of the benefit so that there are no over expectations. If ERP is touted as a panacea, then there will be dissatisfaction and disappointment about it, which can lead to failure of the system.
  • Communicate and manage expectations at go-live: Many stakeholders in the organization expect the ERP to be an ‘everything for everybody’ solution. Even in the best-case scenario, this is rarely true. And inevitably, some functionality must often be re-scheduled into a post “go-live” phase. All of this combined could crate disillusionment with the new system. If the project teams are struggling to meet deadlines, they may have to make decisions on the functionality that needs to be delayed in order to meet the original “go-live” date and avoid delays. These decisions must be communicated and “sold” in the stakeholders to ensure expectations are effectively managed. The organization needs to know what will be in place at “go-live” and when they can expect the additional functionality.

A competitive ERP system for industries in Coimbatore

A competitive ERP system for industries in Coimbatore

Serving a wide range of industrial segments: Our manufacturing ERP product, eresource Xcel, that is being designed to match with all kind of business process of manufacturing companies going to be a big assistance for companies in Coimbatore. With the implementation of eresource Xcel ERP system in manufacturing companies, every function of these companies will become quick, flawless and transparent. The system is made to suit industries like Engineering, Manufacturing, Textile and Food Processing that have huge presence in Coimbatore.

All these industries in Coimbatore need quick exchange of critical information between various sections, branches and locations that will enable the managers and other decision makers to act promptly and timely. This timely action can help companies achieve steady growth. Once implemented, eresource ERP system will support you every step of the way in your business functions.

Being one of the most trusted ERP solution provider in India and in many other overseas countries, eresource ERP system has the appropriate architecture, customization features, installation procedures, and level of complexity.

Deep understanding of industry best-practice

Our professionals work closely with your company IT heads to ensure that you have the correct suite of integrated applications to suit your needs and budget. eresource ERP system helps to identify and plan the enterprise-wide resources you need to best serve your customers. With a deep understanding of industry best practice, our professionals can guide you to procure and help you go for right modules and customization wherever required. Our cost-effective system could bring a tremendous changes and growth in your business in a short span of period.

eresource, one of the most widely accepted ERP solution in India has many clients in Tamil Nadu that includes Coimbatore. Having our registered office in Mumbai, we have a branch office in Chennai. Our wide range of enterprise solutions includes various exclusive ERP product for many industry verticals CRM Software and HRMS. We also serve the logistic industry with our unique ERP solution known as eresource 3GL, which a very popular among transportation companies. Our services are customized to suit the preferences of our customers and enable optimum efficiency and performance. eresource product is also famous for its affordable prices and quick implementation process.

For more information on all our ERP products, please calls us now or write to us.

eresource ERP 360 – an Enterprise Solution that can take you to new business heights

eresource ERP 360 – an Enterprise Solution that can take you to new business heights

eresource ERP, one of India’s leading and award-winning Enterprise solutions is a web-based business software that is designed to benefit the entire workforce in your organization to work together smoothly and efficiently with one integrated system. eresource offers both Off The Shelf and industry-specific customisable applications to meet the exact requirement of customers’ business process and terminology. You can request for a LIVE DEMO of this economical, powerful and easily implementable web-based ERP system and feel how this application can be helpful to your organization.

eresource, a ERP 360 system provides a lot of working freedom to organizations. Many major organizations as well as as small and medium companies are in our clients’ list. These companies have implemented eresource ERP system as a cost effective alternative to their manual procedures or their piecemeal software applications.

Under-performed legacy system and cost-factor involving the customization of existing outdated ERP systems in many companies are making the business process a time consuming exercise and, in many cases, impractical.

Keeping with our practice of moving ahead with the changing technology environment, eresource applications are getting updated on on regular intervals. Our aim to provide industry-specific ERP system for every Industrial verticals are getting fulfilled with introduction of eresource Xcel, eresource nfra, eresource Life Science, eresource e-Trade, eresource 3GL and eresource WMS etc. We have also recently developed exclusive system for Accounts and Finance, HRMS, PMS and Excise etc. that are the products that have been placed under our Off The Shelf option.

All our systems have been incorporated with triggers, alerts and workflow procedures that ensures operational efficiency for any business. Being a web-based ERP system, implementation is not a cucumbersome process like in many other ERP packages. All customer-specific functionality has been included in the system effectively. Although eresource ERP systems have been developed in keeping with the Small and Medium Enterprises in mind many large-scale organizations in India and in Middle Eastern countries are opting for eresource today.

The prime reason why eresource is concentrating more on SMEs is that the SME segments are the ignored sector by the large players in the ERP market. However this attitude of big ERP players towards SME segment has helped ERP firms like eresource Infotech realise the need of an economical and reliable ERP system for this sector. And the result is the birth of one of the most flexible and affordable ERP software in India — that is eresource.

It must be admitted that developing such a package was not easy. As everyone knows that meshing the specific needs of thousands of customers into a single coherent package was not that easy. But eresource’s top quality expert to sift through this mature package, incorporating a massive volume of functionality processes as required by the customer. Being a web-based ERP solution, eresource has simplified the implementation process and it brings efficient operational methods and return on investment (ROI).

In spite of its benefits one of the most important factor to be remembered is that ERP is not a just another software application in your organization. The system involves every internal process and must be preceded by a reevaluation of every section together with its functions. It is also important to note that the ERP system will not change the management functioning on its own. You must keep in mind that it is an important and decisive tool, but in order to obtain a correct development you will have to decide carefully who is going to command it, as well as the way in which the data will be saved and how information will flow.

Just implementing an ERP system alone won’t help the organization make any success. Though the effectiveness of an ERP system could be measured by the improvement in the ROI, the goal of measurement is not to measure; rather, it is to improve performance and processes are the point at which this can be best accomplished.

A well-performed ERP system can be maintained till about 15-20 years. In the later stages the package will have old architecture. It will become very difficult to make changes in the program code without inflicting hazardous damage to the system’s stability. It is possible to give older systems a ‘facelift’ with modern tools.

Though those ‘facelift’ can extend the life cycle of the package for some years, they will certainly speed up the appearance of the useless codes. If your ERP system is under-performing, it is better to go for an overhaul of the system. Do the right evaluation as per your requirement and implement a suitable ERP system that could take your business success to new heights. As the saying goes – It is better late than never.