March 9, 2022 – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a strategy for growing your service-based businesses.
The traditional way of operating a service-based business often results in a complex entity. For example, processes such as scheduling, time management, managing stock, and accounts each create their own data streams and data stores. The data may not flow freely from one division to another. In addition, each process usually requires a lot of manual steps.
Consequently, when the company starts to expand, the inefficiency caused by separate data stores and manual operations can reduce profitability. As a result, the slowest performing division can hinder your business’s rate of growth.
One solution that allows service-based businesses to emerge from this traditional way of operating is to integrate processes onto one single software platform that allows the free flow of data and clear data communication between divisions.
By implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, you can bring this transformation about over time. Your business will no longer be a conglomerate of individual, separate business units. That is to say, you will be able to run your business on a single, centralised software platform.
The business becomes efficient, cost effective, and competitive. And, consequently, you will greatly improve your customer’s experience.
Here at MCS we have been focusing on developing customised ERP InTegrated Solutions to meet the needs of all types of businesses.
The implementation of an ERP system is a project that takes place in precise steps. Each step involves close collaboration between key stakeholders in your company and the ERP provider. For our MCS customers, the first step on the road to this solution is a Business Process Review (BPR).
MCS has already implemented ERP software in service-based businesses that offer maintenance and repair services and solutions to their customers.
These companies experienced difficulties analysing and monitoring engineer schedules, stock movement, and profit and loss of specific jobs; invoicing engineers for time spent on jobs; and manually checking of the status of each stage of a job using spreadsheets.
With an ERP Solution each stage of a service job has real-time visibility and flexibility for rescheduling, stock adjustments, and a clear view of its current status. The status of a scheduled call, parts required, and labour costs can be viewed in real time, thus ensuring the capacity to maintain efficiency for each project.
Written by Sarah O’Connell
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