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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Are you wondering, “what does ERP stand for?” ERP is an abbreviation for Enterprise Resource Planning. When talking about a computer system, it refers to a program linked to a central database.  Its goal is to simplify business processes, such as inventory/order handling, accounting, HR and project management, and improve communication among departments.

ERP business solutions give users a detailed view of what’s happening inside a business. Real time reports answer questions like:

  • How much are we product are we making?
  • How much inventory do we have?
  • How many orders are awaiting shipment?

Most ERP business solutions are modular, meaning that there is a section (module) that contains all the functions for each department. For example, finance, HR or manufacturing. In the past, most workers would only be given access to the module that matched their role.  But, with today’s modern, cloud ERPs there’s been a shift towards giving users access to the whole system for improved communication and teamwork.

Signs Your Business Needs an ERP

Important data is stored in several places, making it hard to find the information you need.

You are having trouble keeping up with demand even though you’ve added staff.

You are constantly reentering data into various systems.

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Your current data gives an incomplete picture of the business.

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You are using historical reports to make decisions, instead of real time information.

ERP Buying is Easy if You Do It Smart!

With this easy to follow ERP buying guide, you’ll go from “I don’t know where to begin” to “I found the ERP for me.”

We sell and support these popular ERP business solutions for SMBs.

Acumatica Cloud-Based ERP

Born in the cloud, Acumatica is a unique cloud and browser based ERP solution designed specifically to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses (SMB). This one of a kind business management software solution works with all the most popular browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari). And, offers a variety of purchase options including a SaaS subscription, on premise (traditional) or hosted.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP

Automate and streamline your business’ finances with this full featured software. Its robust abilities include financial management, distribution, project accounting, HR management, manufacturing, business analytics and field service management. This popular ERP can be installed on your own server, a combination of both. And, if your business has unique needs, our experienced consultants can customize Dynamics GP for you.

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Our Latest ERP Buying Advice

How to Choose Between SaaS and Perpetual ERP Licenses

How to Choose Between SaaS and Perpetual ERP Licenses

There are two types of ERP licenses: SaaS and perpetual. Users pay for SaaS licenses on a subscription basis and the vendor hosts the software with automatic updates and lower upfront costs. Perpetual license users pay for the software upfront, giving them greater control over updates and the potential for lower long-term costs. Which is right for you?

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ERP Software Pricing Models Explained

ERP Software Pricing Models Explained

Many factors influence the pricing of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, including company size, level of customization, functional requirements, implementation costs, maintenance and support costs, and the ERP vendor. Vendors can price ERP software through various models, such as perpetual licensing, subscription-based, usage-based, or tiered pricing. Companies must evaluate these pricing models to determine which is best.

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Why is ERP So Expensive? Top Costs to Consider.

Why is ERP So Expensive? Top Costs to Consider.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are often implemented by growing businesses to automate manual processes, but they can be expensive. The direct costs associated with ERP systems include software costs, consulting costs, data migration costs, training costs, and customization and integration costs. With so many things to consider, how can you stay on budget? Consider these expert tips.

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Not Sure Which ERP Solution is Right For Your Organization?

With over 30 years’ experience helping small and medium-sized businesses make the most of their accounting/business management systems, Intelligent Technologies can help you explore your ERP options, document your challenges, choose, and implement the right ERP solution for your business.