eresource, the ultimate ERP system for small businesses

ERP for Small Businesses

The Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP solution is affecting business activities in a big manner. Today all major and small organizations are rightly thinking of enhancing their operational methods with ERP system. But the important factor why many small business houses are hesitant to implement this marvelous technology is due to high cost involved in it.

What we are trying to emphasis these organizations are that you need not worry about the big fund required to invest in an ERP infrastructure and other elements such as software right and implementation expenses. With web-based ERP solution you will be opting for the hosted software model which will be software-as-a-service-model.

Going for this option you will be hosting your software on server provided by eresource in our place and we will ensure that you will be able to use the software over the Internet. You will able to access any information related to your business from anywhere at any time using a net connection. Understanding the requirement of small businesses we have designed our solution to suit your needs and budget.

Here we give you a brief description about how your business can benefit with the usage of eresource ERP.

  • Cost-effective: With the manual operations most of your business tasks are getting duplicated and your business is becoming an expensive affair. Once eresource ERP solution is in place, duplication is eliminated. Work becomes faster, and information stored in a central place can be made available to the departments which need it.
  • Centralized controls system: With all the branches/departments/sections using eresource system, it is possible to have tight controls on each process. The systems make users accountable for their delays and take decisions in time to avert cost escalations or schedule delays.
  • Quality control: eresource ERP facilitates you to have quality check level for every process and holds people responsible for it in a transparent manner. This improves your product quality.
  • Wastage control: Our system helps you identify areas which lead to wastage of raw material and labour. You can then take steps to reduce the wastage and bring the project under control.
  • Facilitates management decisions and control: eresource ERP system provides easy and better access to information and data which helps the management get up-to-the-minute information. This facilitates the decision making and brings in better management control across the organization.

Shying away from usage of technology solution won’t do any good for you. As a matter of fact all organizations, even the smallest, have to look at this optimistically. Most ERP system in general and eresource in particular is a business management information system that can contribute a lot of benefits to a growing business process. eresource ERP provides a free demonstration of its technology to anyone who wishes to a look at it. Call us (+91 22 41118000) or write to us today if you still have any doubt. eresource will be at your service anytime and anywhere.

ERP cloud computing, an economical way to manage business process

ERP cloud computing is the most economical way to manage enterprise solution based IT services. No wonder it is gaining more acceptance and popularity day by day.

However, despite many advantages and growth projections, cloud computing method requires careful planning when it is applied with applications like ERP. This is where eresource ERP makes the difference. Unlike many other ERP products in the market today, eresource ERP practiced cloud computing method since its inception. Being a web-based ERP system the base method used with eresource proves this formula.

Organizations that plan to implement an ERP system must understand some important aspects of ERP cloud software that can contribute to their business. The important aspect are the business benefits of ERP cloud computing.

The dynamic provisioning of the cloud computing is that resonates with ERP users. ERP cloud computing methodologies in eresource ERP system enables IT managers simply to click a few menu selections to free up computing power from the cloud whenever manufacturing operations need additional resources. On the other hand, for the on-premise applications, it would take weeks or months required to buy a new server, load it with software and get everything working properly.

eresource cloud ERP facilities provides organizations with a wider area to deploy the solution quicker and can expect a faster ROI. Needless to say it can also help organizations reduce capital expenses. Rather than continually buying new equipment and software, companies can keep a steady and methodological way for expenses.

Small and medium scale industries are the one that could benefit maximum from eresource cloud ERP. As they are in the stage of growing path, unwanted expenses incurring in the way of investment in an exclusive IT departments and the executives to maintain and manage its successful operations will definitely make a hole in their pockets. With the usage of this cloud computing application method they will be able to divert the resource in other areas that could help them grow further.

When an organization plans to implement an ERP they must really must get into a long discussion and have a thorough evaluation of their requirement about the ERP system. eresource consultants are always ready to clear any doubts pertaining to the ERP system in I general or our cloud computing system in particular. A continuous interaction between company executives and our consultants will clear the way to understand our system more closely.

The requirement of companies also varies. There are cases which needs only updates of few modules. In some cases companies may subscribe to a demand-planning module or a production-planning program for an overseas plant rather than going with a full ERP suite. Whatever the cases may be, eresource cloud ERP software will be the best answer.

eresource is an ERP system that allows you to work as you want

ERP for Small/Mid Size Companies

ERP scenario is making rapid changes in India. It was one of the sectors in the software industry that was dominated by the major vendors for a quite a long time. Their dominance coupled with huge monetary investment isolated the small and medium scale industries from enjoying the benefit of an Enterprises Resource Planning system. But with the advent of web-based systems such as eresource ERP, it has become altogether a different story now.

For the mid-sized companies, they have number of options to choose from eresource. What is required at the moment is executives from these mid-sized companies need guidance to help them choose the right option. Companies CEOs and financial managers can be guided thoroughly with comprehensive video demonstrations. eresource sales executives will be available any time for consultation and demonstration to help midsize businesses make wise choices when buying and implementing the ERP system.

Earlier, midsize companies used to buy ERP in two ways directly, from a software vendor or indirectly through a value-added reseller (VAR). It is time to get away with the second choice. The companies can contact eresource directly after the presentation of live demo of eresource ERP functional modules.

Any modification, alteration, deletion and addition can be made as per your requirement. This will make your ERP system works the you want rather than work as the ERP system wants you to, as in most cases.

Many of the case studies reveals that after eresource ERP system was installed, companies could process 25 per cent more orders on a day, that is without any additional staff. Furthermore, the companies were able to reduce inventory by 30 to 35 per cent. It has also helped in big way in dropping customer complaints.

Web-based eresource ERP can speed up business processes, reduce costs, increase selling opportunities, improves quality and customer satisfaction and measure results continuously.

There is no place for a misconception about the support and products updates of eresource ERP. It has proved beyond doubt that eresource can match with any big players in the ERP market with its service support products updates. On the other hand many big vendors in the market do not deal directly with midsized companies and trying to express that their products are exclusively suitable for only the large scale industries.

Needless to say, it is the one of the advantages for the companies when they deal with eresource ERP that they will be in direct contact with our executives and technical support personnel for any kind of assistance. It will enable a quick resolve of any technical or non-technical issues arising out of the system. Our 24×7 hour customer care service makes a different player in this field.

eresource ERP solutions aim to lower total cost of ownership delivered through its web-based erp applications. eresource understands that established processes and an integrated approach to leveraging technology are vital for the growth of any business unit. eresource ERP solution can efficiently handle a company’s core and support business functionalities. It can also make a large difference in improving its ROI (return on investment).

Manufacturers can increase production cycles and reduce raw material

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Manufacturing and distribution companies are mainly depending on manufacturing  ERP software to improve profitability and productivity. eresource ERP has many features that can help these companies reduce expenses and by that way they can get the potential ROI.

Inventory reduction is one of the main features that eresource ERP can provide to the companies. This helps the companies make the right assessment of purchasing. The companies need not stock the products before it is in use as excess stocks can increase wastage and the companies have to make an extra storage space and proper maintenance. eresource ERP system, when implemented, can decide where to store the inventory after completing the process of purchase as the latest data of every department is updated in the system.

Another feature is the easy to view workflow system. With this facility the complete analysis of data can be viewed through automated systems, which helps the management to continue work and to have better plant utilization. eresource ERP system increases production cycles and helps in reducing raw material. This way manufacturing units can schedule tasks easily and effectively. These features in eresource ERP help in reducing raw material inventory. This will also help the expenses on storage of finished goods is reduced.

Automation of the system also has many other benefits such as increased plant utilization, productivity and customer service, and these features in the eresource ERP helps organizations to get the required competitive edge over their competitors.

As everyone will agree that the customer service holds key to success of an organization. When the customer service is improved it helps the products to be delivered to the customers on time. Being a web-based ERP system eresource’s real-time functional facilities help customers in a big way and it also enables the buyers to submit their complaints and problems directly to the manufacturer, if required.

Organizations must take effective and timely decisions to improve business. eresource ERP helps organizations to act in time to overcome any complex matter as everyone in the organization can be interlinked through its real-time online facilities and decision could be made without any delay. eresource ERP system can also define the accounting period in minutes and the management can take decisions based on information which can be fully trusted.

From the case studies we have from our clients, it has been proved beyond doubt that most of them have around twenty five to thirty per cent of reduction in inventory cost after implementation of eresoure ERP system and the cost on manufacturing software has been reduced by twenty to twenty five percent.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

ERP training is essential for successful business operation

ERP implementations bring significant change to the way employees work. However, no ERP implementation can succeed without proper employee training. What is commonly experienced is that though ERP training is an integral part of ERP system deployment, many such training does not bring out an effective result.

Many enterprise system training initiatives erroneously focus on transactional training. Also many ERP training fail to accomplish several key goals, including putting changes in a context that is easily understood by employees, reinforcing changes over time, and providing multiple mechanisms to address different learning styles.

Key elements

Running a business entails much more than merely completing transactions: ERP developers are generally good at creating documentation and training that teaches people how to complete transactions in the system. However, running a business entails much more than merely completing transactions in a system. ERP training courses must deliver knowledge in the context of how employees perform their day-to-day jobs, not simply how to complete the new transactions in a system.

It won’t be that easy to get away with business processes, since they are going to change in the new ERP environment. The employees must be trained thoroughly to understand the new things. It will help them migrate to the new environment. Apart from that, relating to as-is processes helps highlight the most significant changes affecting employees.

Different people learn in different ways, and it often takes repetition and multiple channels to transform understanding and behavior. While most ERP implementations leverage classroom training, a majority of companies deploying a new ERP system fail to leverage cheat sheets, user instructions, Web-based ERP tutorials, hands-on simulations, and other effective learning tools. It is necessary to include a variety of formal and informal training tools to make sure the changes stick.

People who must get ERP training

In an organization, the decision makers need to have sufficient understanding of what is involved in an implementation project so that they appreciate the potential problems and are able to give the commitment and support that is required.

The members of the project team need to get thorough training and skills that will enable them to establish how to best use the functionality for the operation and maintenance phase. Since the members of the project team will become the trainers of other employees in the organization, they must be provided with the skill to able to formulate and deliver a training course.

The users of the ERP system need to have the skill for using the functionality relevant to their roles. They should understand the basic concepts of ERP and also how to perform the day-to-day activities in the ERP system. Others who require training include managers, who should have at least an appreciation of what the system does. Ideally, the project manager should have a good understanding o fall aspects of the system so that he can be effective in dealing with any issues raised.

A select number of people will require more specific technical training so that they can design databases, write scripts, manage users, generate reports and query the database for specific requirements.

The system administrators need to be able to setup the system and then maintain it. They will require knowledge about how to handle system security and deal with technical problems. They will need to develop a level of understanding of the functionality so that, at some stage after implementation when the project team is disbanded, they are able to manage the system smoothly.

Additionally, over the period it can be expected that the ERP tool will evolve to some degree along with the company and projects that it serves. From time to time it may be necessary to conduct additional training sessions to keep everyone abreast of the changes that have been implemented.

eresource academy, the training wing of eresource Infotech Pvt. Ltd. has developed program dedicated to training users in every aspect of the Integrated ERP software system. Its exclusive two-day basic ERP training course gives an opportunity to the users of ERP systems and other IT professionals to get acquainted with ERP software. This course caters to the vocational needs of the students and is concurrent with the software engineering and technology syllabus covered by the major universities.

Embark on eresource ERP and take your business globally

ERP Software for Business Growth

With the implementation of eresource ERP, many companies in India have become technology-driven organizations. What is important is that all these companies had a MRP solution in place before embarking into eresource ERP solution. These companies, however, noticed that their MRP system formed islands of data that inhibited information flow. It was inadequate for the needs of these companies whose businesses were large and complex.

When the plans for re-engineering underwent in these companies the future course of growth also have been taken into consideration. Many of these companies were growing into strategic business units from functional organizations. In some of these companies the decision to implement eresource ERP was the direct fallout of BPR initiative. However, it is not to be forgotten that a large-scale BPR is inevitable for exploiting the capabilities of an ERP package. These organizations have focused implementation of eresource ERP after their restructuring exercise.

It is also important carry out thorough analysis of the ability of applications to meet core business process needs and identifying gaps between core needs and existing application’s features and functionality should b e documented well with alternatives, including estimates of all resources and schedule impacts.

Basically ERP system is a complex application when it comes to the question of handling multiple functions. Many of the ERP packages available in the market were more prone to serving individual functions. Even though some of them served multiple functions they did not always cater to different functions from different category. But it was not the case with eresource ERP. It could not only integrate different functions from different departments but also different function from different industries.

There was time when an ERP solution was an exclusive internal solution of an organization and many people in the organization were not aware of the existence of a technology under their nose or they have lacked the information about functioning. With the advent of Web-based eresource ERP everyone in this organization started realizing the functionalities of an ERP solution also its benefits.

Though there was awareness that ERP system was a web friendly application the advantage has not been fully explored, until eresource made its entry. However other ERP solutions had its own reservations in using internet abundantly. eresource ERP worked on them and hence became totally a web friendly application.

There is also misconception that an ERP system is only for the large organizations. However, that is not correct. We can say with confidence that the Small and medium-sized businesses are the major beneficiaries of ERP system and they are the main force that pushed the ERP growth in India. Inflexibility of earlier ERP systems from SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft pushed the customization drive.

Customers are moving from best-of-breed to a best-for-business approach, implying that they prefer extensions to their existing ERP for applications like planning and optimization, business intelligence and knowledge management. This has resulted in emergence of eresource ERP, an effective web-based ERP package that suits large organizations and SMEs alike. eresource ERP software is an ideal ERP for Business Growth.

ERP System for Process Industry

ERP System for Process Industry

Investing in an ERP System must be taken with some serious thoughts. Once implemented the system must serve the company for years to come. It must also reflect how you do business today yet evolve through subsequent business practice changes.

An ERP system in a process manufacturing company depends on data from every corner of the business such as inventory receipts, quality assurance test results, production records, customer orders, payments from customers, payments for purchases, shipments and invoices, maintenance of equipment and facilities, investments as well as several others heads under taxes. Therefore it is very important that the ERP system must be designed to reflect very need of the company’s business processes.

With the implementation of eresource ERP system for process industry segment, distribution processes become streamlined and the supply chain will be more responsive. Plant executives get an effective ERP system to respond to that demand for shorter response times. Variable customer requirements, reduced inventory levels, ever-changing schedules and shorter production runs also impact plant operations – and necessitate the use of automation to ensure peak efficiency.

Innovations and developments over the past few years in the Information Technology have resulted in a reduction in labor, and the widespread use of process control instruments. These developments have increased information flow between the plant floor and the ERP system. eresource ERP provides required support to your business process a smooth and steady progress. eresource’s web-based ERP system enables the real-time, plant floor information to control information in a manufacturing environment.

In a process industry ERP system, factory floor is always on the focus, specifically on the operator/user who is the most intelligent agent in a manufacturing environment. With eresource ERP system implemented, automatic data capture provides real-time updates to your inventory, improving the speed, ease, and accuracy of data capture. Each operator/user is connected through the ERP system, to everyone else in the plant floor, and to all plant floors within the organization. This operations-centric manufacturing environment-where information is shared within and between plants and planning in real time – is truly the efficient supply chain.

What is most important is that with eresource ERP system all your production process and all other manufacturing process are easily integrated and it enables automatic data collection. When you implement eresource you have an ERP system that is agile, adaptable, and easy to link with everyone in the organization.

More business growth with better data visibility and fewer employees

Business Growth with Fewer Employees

ERP systems became popular with the large and complex companies sought to standardize their business processes and operations across the globe by implementing the system. Until recently, it was only the larger companies that had the resources required to implement such large-scale technologies. With the introduction of web-based eresource ERP system, ERP technology has become effective solution for small-to-midsized companies as well.

It is widely accepted now that the cloud computing is beginning to deliver tangible benefits to organizations. These developments include increased flexibility and agility to business process. Though moving to the cloud computing can bring little more expenses to companies, the benefits these systems could be bring is incomparable, according to IT executives whose organizations have implemented cloud services.

Though in the beginning ERP system has brought interest only to technical managers, later it has been realized that the functioning of an effective ERP system affects business managers of all sorts. ERP is more than just computer software; it’s also a way of transforming and optimizing an entire business. This is why it is necessary to involve business owners and managers in the purchase decision and the implementation of an ERP system.

Success of an ERP also holds importance of involvement of managers in purchase and implementation of the ERP system. In addition, companies should define their future business processes to help select the appropriate ERP software. As the time changing and technology is fasting moving business application also improved a lot as per the requirement of the situation. From traditional legacy system today we are on the way to much advanced cloud computing system like eresource ERP.

It’s important to focus on organizational change management and training activities to ensure that employees understand changes to their jobs resulting from the new software. Showing your back to the latest development in the business world can only push you and your business activities to the corner. What is to be remembered is if you are so cautious in your approach your outing from the field will be imminent that too before you really realizing it.

Web-based eresource ERP implementation can bring changes to the entire operations of your businesses The system now has better visibility of operating data, including order status and financial results. In addition, being a web-based ERP system it can be accessed by company executives and employees worldwide who have Internet access to real-time operating data and can enforce tighter business controls.

Finally, with eresource ERP, improved efficiency will allow the company to more business growth with fewer employees than projected.

eresource, an ERP ideal solution for SMEs

The flexible, affordable and fully scalable, eresource ERP solution for SMEs is the ideal solution for newly emerging and smaller companies, as well as for growth-oriented SME requiring multi-site and multi-currency capabilities.

It is especially well suited to improving the manufacturing processes of engineer-to-order, make-to-order and high-volume make- to-stock manufacturers in the automotive, electronics, capital equipment, and discrete products industries.

Built on excellence

eresource’s cost-effective, web-based ERP solution, combined with eresource’s flexible and affordable pricing structures, provides SME with a technology solution having all of the functionality and benefits of a “big company” ERP system – but with minimal investment and risk.

The eresource ERP for SMEs solution is built on the rich technology heritage and deep industry expertise of eresource Infotech Pvt. Ltd. and has a history of success in the manufacturing sector, providing comprehensive solutions that are used by the world’s leading manufacturing companies.

Implementation is fast and easy, without the need for expensive hardware and high fees for licensing, implementation, upgrades and maintenance. This also helps avoid additional financial burden for SME sector. Once implemented, the result is maximum value with minimal investment and low risk. Eresource ERP offers a powerful ERP Software for manufacturers and a high value proposition for SME who would rather expand resources on building a successful business.

The modules include:

Product Management

  • Costing
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Change
  • Estimating

Manufacturing

  • Work Orders
  • Inventory
  • Master Production Scheduling (MPS)
  • Materials Requirements Planning
  • Physical Inventory
  • Repetitive Manufacturing

Financial/Accounting

  • Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Accounts Receivable (AR)
  • Billing
  • Financial Integration Management (FIM)
  • General Ledger

Customer Management

  • Bid Process Management (BPM)
  • Contract Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Quotes

Supplier Management

  • Supplier Quotes
  • Purchase Orders

Project Management

  • Project Accounting
  • Project Definition
  • Project Resource Planning (PRP)

eresource ERP is an integrated solution that brings together a wide variety of business functions. Below is the functional description.

Financial -general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, asset management, cost tracking and accounting, cash management, budgeting, invoicing, and time and attendance

Sales – pricing, margins, quotations, contracts, and schedules

Procurement – pricing, requisitions, quotations, contracts, schedules, and vendor rating

Planning – item planning, resource planning, demand planning, order planning, and plan analysis

Project – project definition, project estimating, project budgeting, project planning, project progress, project monitoring, and project invoicing

Manufacturing – bill of materials, routing, cost price calculations, manufacturing processes, shop floor control, project control, manufacturing control, tooling requirements, configuration control, and product classification

Quality Management – inspection plans and execution, calibration plans and execution

Warehousing – inventory planning and handling, inventory analysis

Freight Management -freight order control, route planning, loading, rates and invoicing

Service Management– contract management, configuration management, subcontract management, call management, planning, service order management, scheduling, and depot repair

For business flexibility and control implement eresource ERP

Which is the perfect ERP system for you? This must be first question asked yourself before you select an ERP system for your business flexibility. From conventional ERP to Web-based system and Cloud ERP as there are many variant available in the ERP market, selecting the right ERP for you is very important.

Selection of right ERP system for business flexibility depends on a number of criteria. This includes functionality of potential ERP systems relative to your business requirements, cost-factor and your organization’s need. It is also important to consider whether you would like to go for a short-term vs. longer-term costs. Ultimately this decision could be further narrowed down to two main variables: complexity and control.

Large companies with huge number of employees need to control their IT infrastructures because they view business technology as a competitive advantage. These companies are more likely to find that traditional on-premise ERP systems to meet their business needs. With their larger background these types of systems can provide the flexibility and control that these organizations are demanding.

On the other hand, most of the small and mid-sized companies consider the ERP function as a tool to excel in their day-to-day business process. They don’t mind outsourcing by getting the facility from outside their compound wall. For these types of companies, Software as a Service or the Cloud ERP solutions often makes more sense.

Global presence of each company also varies depending on their strength and operations also their supply chain sophistication, diversified products, and customer interfaces that provide competitive advantages over their competitors. Companies with higher levels of complexity and sophistication can consider either on premise or hosted off-site (in the cloud).

It is also a fact that almost every mid-market ERP suite shares several common modules, the differences among solutions tend to be quite granular within these modules. Also, even if different packages offer the same feature – say, sales-order management – it might not be bundled in the same module; some vendors include sales-order management in their CRM suites while others package it in their SCM suites.

What is the taken in to account when evaluating an effective ERP system is that key to an ERP package is tight integration between modules, so that all of the core business modules are related.

As every company is different and has different business needs, so it is important to understand which types of ERP systems will work best in your situation. For more information and comprehensive evaluation of each variant, please write to us or call us today.