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Many small and medium-sized businesses in Vancouver would greatly benefit from implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, but do not have a complete picture of its features, capabilities, or even its purpose. On the other hand, some of Vancouver’s most forward-thinking businesses are well aware of the advantages associated with ERP software – but don’t know the best method for implementing this advanced technology. Flexxus can guide businesses of all sizes through the process of preparation, customization and implementation of ERP software.

Determining Your Specific Needs 

The best way for Vancouver’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to integrate ERP software or an ERP “suite” into their business, is first to determine their needs. This means a comprehensive evaluation of current business processes across all areas including manufacturing, supply chain, finances and accounting, data entry, CRM and marketing, etc.

Once it is determined what processes work (or on the contrary, what is obsolete/outgrown), what changes can be made to business processes and where adaptation can considerably enhance efficiency, you can start to develop an implementation plan or strategy.

Once it is determined what processes work (or on the contrary, what is obsolete/outgrown), what changes can be made to business processes and where adaptation can considerably enhance efficiency, you can start to develop an implementation plan or strategy.

For example, you might discover that certain areas of your business are utilizing completely different processes or even technologies for entering and storing vital company data, translating into countless hours of time and introducing a margin for error. This is highly inefficient and not conducive to easy, accurate and accessible data – a common complaint among SMEs. By utilizing an integrated software that allows multiple departments to access data and work concurrently with standardized data via a single, user-friendly and customizable system productivity, accuracy and efficiencyare infinitely improved. As well, silo mentality is decreased or eliminated, creating a more interconnected and collaborative business.

Implementation and Integration

There are various avenues for Vancouver businesses to implement or integrate ERP systems into their business models and processes – but this is where software supplier experts can lead the complex operation of implementation.

Although some believe the implementation process to be the most time-consuming and intricate stage of ERP, this is rarely the case. Business process evaluation, need determination and preparation are easily more demanding, labour-intensive and drawn-out. This is mainly because many Vancouver businesses without ERP software have longstanding experience with various other methods and applications. These processes are deeply embedded into their business processes and moving to an ERP suite is, admittedly, a huge change. This is especially true with regard to company personnel, as it requires many members of staff to alter their way of doing things – often after years of developing systems and mastering certain technologies and practices.

While change can be difficult, the rewards and end result are worth this lengthy transition process, and a well-structured ERP system will undoubtedly make for a much smoother transition.

Customization is a big part of ERP, as every business is unique and therefore requires custom solutions. Your unique business goals can be easily met with the help of a reputable ERP software company like Flexxus. We can construct a detailed and individual plan for your ERP system so that functionality is improved and subsequently, so is your bottom line.

Vancouver is home to some of the most recognizable brands, all of whom are aiming to streamline and optimize business efficiency through the latest technologies and methodologies. With Flexxus, your ERP implementation is led by highly specialized professionals within the ERP industry, allowing you to focus your efforts where they matter most – growing your business. Contact us to learn more.

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