Learning about ERP for small and medium businesses can be a daunting challenge. There are a number of specialized SMB ERP offerings on the market, as well as many of the larger, more expensive players in the space looking to move into the SMB market. Some of these solutions are incredibly rigid and you’ll find yourself modifying your business to fit the software, rather than being able to modify the software to fit your current business processes. It is important to select both a solution that will actually help improve your business results, as well as an implementation partner that understands how to take you there. ERP software is about expanding your vision, and improving your reactions, not tying up your already-busy resources in many layers of new tasks.
Entry level business software (usually pure financial applications) frequently starts out with more features than a company needs, and your organization will quickly see benefit from expanding into other areas in the application. Over time, additional applications may be developed or purchased to suit the needs of your business. Those applications typically have limited integration options available, and keeping all functionality in sync as new operating systems and MS Office packages get released can become a significant challenge. Due to the limited integration options with these legacy software packages, companies frequently rely on their admin resources to source data from multiple applications, bringing it all together into historical performance reports. The problem with this scenario is the data is very much orientated on history, and does little to showcase current status, or help in predicting future performance.
Chiptech Solutions offers an implementation approach that helps customers improve their business results while they maintain focus on their business objectives, rather than software implementation cycles. We have over 25 years of experience helping organizations improve their technology efficiency, while gaining insight, capability, and a better view of their current and future environments to allow for better strategic planning. We understand the success factors that drive ERP implementations, and have long experience in developing an implementation strategy that will be successful for your business in the long term.
The SouthWare Excellence Series is a modular offering that easily grows with your business. The application modules that fit your needs are customized to fit your current pricing models, inventory systems, service routines and customer interactions. SouthWare provides great flexibility for meeting a number of business functionality objectives, while also providing a great reporting tool set to improve your business visibility, meaning you don’t have to wait until next month’s report is manually compiled to get a view of how your business is performing today. SouthWare is an application that will grow with your business, providing robust scaling & performance, along with a superior web based portal for employee use.