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How ERP Makes Compliance Easier

Written by Laura Schomaker

July 22, 2021

ERP comes with a variety of benefits from your accountant’s perspective, but have you considered what ERP can do for compliance? For businesses in many spaces, including healthcare and finance, compliance is of vital importance. ERP can make compliance easier in ways you might not realize. How can you ensure greater compliance with ERP? Here are five ways.  

ERP Reduces Errors 

Foremost, ERP automates. With automation, manual entry in many accounting processes is eliminated. By sidestepping manual entry, ERP gives you significantly fewer errors. Fewer errors mean you are that much closer to guaranteeing you fully comply. It’s that simple.  

ERP Provides a Unified and Transparent View of Transactions 

Until ERP, many businesses were left in a confused mess, thanks to complex billing and variations in workflows from one department to the next. What ERP did was provide consistency across the board and a unified view of all transactions and processes. There’s no better way to stay in compliance than having an unobstructed view of transactions and daily workflows and better bookkeeping at a business.  

An ERP System Makes Audits Easier 

Compliance audits are always high stakes for businesses. ERP also simplifies audits and makes your business office a much saner place come end-of-year. With centralized audit logs and the ability to track a file’s life cycle, you can sail through a compliance audit with an ERP system in place.  

Industry-focused ERP Addresses Specific Compliance Needs 

Certain industries have very specific needs for compliance. The good news is that there are ERP solutions out there that cater to specific industries and their demands. By implementing the right ERP for your sector, you can access industry-specific tools that address compliance demands for your space.  

ERP Enhances Security  

One of the most significant advantages you get in terms of compliance with ERP is the level of security you get with it. A top priority in compliance is often ensuring that you limit access to key files or data. ERP allows you to track file life cycles, set specific user permissions, and gives you enhanced security for users working remotely on IoT devices.  

When compliance is on the line, you want to make sure that you are leveraging solutions that ensure you are in lockstep with rules and regulations. With the right ERP solution, you can do just that. If you have stories of your own about how ERP has made compliance easier for you, let us know in the comments below! 

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