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What is an ERP system?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. An ERP system automates and connects business processes within an organization. But what exactly is ERP and what does it do? What are the benefits? And can I link it to my website or web shop? You will find out in this article.

Wat is ERP

What is ERP?

The acronym “ERP” stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, and it is designed to connect the various departments within a company, such as finance, HR, inventory management, manufacturing and logistics. ERP systems are thus software solutions used to streamline and automate business processes. By connecting different departments together, companies can optimize their operational processes, increase productivity and improve efficiency. Available data from different business departments are stored in a central database. As a result, they are always available and insightful.

An ERP system consists of several modules designed to support specific business processes. These modules can be customized to a company’s specific needs. They can be used to perform all kinds of tasks, such as managing customer relationships, tracking inventory levels and processing financial transactions.

There are several providers of ERP systems such as Navision, Exact Online, Odoo, Microsoft Dynamics and Lightspeed.

Advantages of an ERP-system

  • Automatization
    One of the main advantages of an ERP system is its ability to automate business processes. This means that the system can perform tasks that are normally done manually, such as tracking inventory levels and processing invoices. This not only reduces the workload for employees, but also reduces the likelihood of errors and possible delays. In other words, work can be done more efficiently.

  • Sharing information through a central database
    Instead of different departments working separately, an ERP system can share information between different departments, creating a holistic view of the company. This can help identify areas that need to be optimized and can help make better decisions.

  • Better customer service
    ERP systems provide a 360-degree view of customer information, enabling companies to better understand their customers’ needs and provide better customer service. The system can track information about customers, such as order history and preferences. This information can then be used to offer personalized experiences, resulting in a better customer experience.

  • Cost efficient
    An ERP system can help reduce costs and increase profitability. By streamlining and automating business processes, a company can operate more efficiently and reduce costs. This can lead to increased profitability and can give the company a significant competitive advantage.

  • Safety
    Centralizing all company data through an ERP system makes it easier to secure it in one place instead of several separate places.

  • Efficient reporting
    Through an ERP system, business processes and data are continuously monitored, analyzed and evaluated in real-time. Reports can be requested at any time and this enables managers to quickly gain insight into their company’s performance. Thus, any problems or bottlenecks can be addressed efficiently.

  • Scalable
    ERP systems are designed to grow with the business. This means companies can start with a basic implementation and expand it as the company grows and changes.

Connecting ERP system to website or web shop

Many companies choose to link their website or web shop to their ERP system. This saves time when updating the web shop and processing orders. An ERP web shop automatically retrieves all data from the ERP system and links all order data back to the ERP.

So an ERP connection brings a lot of benefits:

  • Linking products with e.g. item number, EAN code, …
  • Real-time prices
  • Real-time stock management
  • Management of discounts and special offers
  • Easy handling of orders
  • Efficient invoicing

We connect your ERP system

We create smooth connections to the following ERP systems:

  • Exact Online
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Navision
  • SoftTouch
  • Cultuurwijze
  • Lightspeed
  • Odoo

Would you like to know more about connecting a web shop / website with an ERP system? Contact us, we are happy to help you.

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