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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 offer many ERP business solutions for small and medium sized businesses.

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 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the next level of intelligent business software. It gives businesses the freedom to adapt, grow, and reinvent themselves. Bring together disconnected ERP and CRM with new productivity focused apps that work as one to help you manage your business. Delight customers, empower employees, simplify operations, and reach your growth goals, all on a modern, flexible cloud platform.

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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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Microsoft Dynamics SL

If your organization is focused on distribution or is project driven, Dynamics SL is a complete ERP/accounting package that can help modernize processes, connect project management and accounting across divisions or locations and deliver actionable insight. Whether you simply need basic finance and distribution capabilities, or you have more advanced needs that include project management, supply chain management, or manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics SL can be tailored to suit your specific needs.

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Our Latest ERP Buying Advice

Justifying Your ERP Project by the Numbers

As a business, your first concern must always be whether investing in an ERP will be worth it in the long term for your bottom line. ERP is an investment that can reap serious dividends for your business. How do the numbers play out, however, and can you justify the cost of ERP?

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What Types of ERP Systems are There?

More and more businesses, from manufacturing to retail, are exploring their options. If you are in the market for a new ERP solution at your business, what are your choices exactly? There are several types of ERP systems available in the market today, each with their own range of benefits. Discover the right one for you.

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What is Hybrid ERP, or a Hybrid ERP Platform?

As the name suggests, a hybrid ERP is a hybrid approach that combines two different versions of ERP: on-premises ERP and cloud-based. This two-tiered approach allows companies to stick with an ERP they know, while enjoying many benefits of the cloud. Learn more about why hybrid ERPs are so popular and whether they are a match for your needs.

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Not Sure Which ERP Solution is Right For Your Organization?

With over 25 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.