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How Cloud ERP Minimizes Business Risk

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Written by Laura Schomaker

August 13, 2021

Risk mitigation in business is always a top priority at any business. Whether you are a local shop or a retail manufacturer, you always want to limit your exposure. Of course, since anything from human error to a severe winter storm can expose a business to risk, it can seem a tall order. Besides its many benefits — including time saving and cost reduction — ERP makes risk mitigation easier for businesses via automation, compliance enhancements, and more. Let’s talk about how you can minimize risk with ERP.  


ERP Minimizes Compliance Violations 

For businesses in certain industries, mismanagement of compliance issues is one of the biggest business risks they can face. ERP helps mitigate risk in terms of compliance by providing: 

  • Monitoring of data related to compliance 
  • Automation of processes related to compliance 
  • Alerts that signal non-compliant events 

By integrating ERP into in-house compliance practices, you can eliminate human error and monitor compliance to neutralize issues before they become serious business risks.  


ERP Unifies Data 

 Bad data means poor decision making. When you are making ill-informed decisions for your business, you are exposing it to risk. ERP allows you to view all your data through a single pane of glass and creates a single source for data across your business. All departments are working with the same data, and you are driving truly informed decisions that can mitigate business risk. Plus, you get more consensuses from one department to the next, ensuring an integrated approach to business success.  


ERP Enhances Predictive Analytics 

 Part of risk management is forecasting what’s coming. This is particularly high stakes for businesses in seasonal spaces, manufacturing, etc. For one, the unified data in ERP makes analytics more precise. Additionally, AI and machine learning in ERP can help in parsing big data, and big data results with more advanced analytics and forecasting, giving you a better view of the future — including its potential risks.


ERP Streamlines Your Supply Chain 

For any business dependent on a complex supply chain, ERP gives you much clearer insight into supply and its pitfalls. Disruptions in the supply chain can mean disaster for a business in retail or manufacturing, for example. ERP mitigates those risks by monitoring and assessing supplier performance and production schedules. With ERP in place, you are far less likely to face a significant disruption and can even streamline coordination between your business and your partners.  


Automate Reorders and Manual Tasks 

 Human error can cause a small ripple… or it can expose your business to significant risk. By automating manual processes, reorders, etc., ERP eliminates much of the human error that can happen daily. Everything from inventory management to sales transactions can be perfected and streamlined, ensuring that a minor error doesn’t snowball into a big one.  

These are just some ways you can minimize risk with ERP. What other ways have you seen ERP excel in risk mitigation at your company? Let us know all about it below. If you want to explore ERP implementation options available to help enhance risk mitigation at your business, contact us today.  

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