What is ERP?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a business management solution that brings together all of your process operations. By fully automating your financial processes, streamlining your supply chain and managing your operations, you can improve efficiency and encourage growth, whatever the size of your business.

ERP is nothing new in the world of business technology but it’s surprising just how few business people really understand what it is, how it works and the benefits it can bring to their business.


Small and midsized business (SMB) owners may feel that they are not ready for ERP yet, but Microsoft have been helping more and more SMBs think big. The right ERP system can bring together the once disparate processes of financial management, production, supply chain, human resources, sales & marketing, project management, and powerful reporting (business intelligence) to help reduce costs and increase efficiency.

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  • The Benefits of ERP

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    Process

    Reduces inefficiencies in business processes

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    Planning

    Allows effective planning and allocation of resources and management

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    Cost

    Reduces cost of overheads

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    Visualisation

    Provides a 360° view of clients’ activity

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    Reporting

    Brings together islands of information into one system

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    Productivity

    Increases productivity by reducing duplication of work and dead time

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    Collaboration

    Increase the share of information across the business.

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    Strategy

    Allows full visibility of performance against the overall strategic plan

    Core ERP system Features

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    ERP Manufacturing

    Material Requirements Planning (MRP), engineering, scheduling, graphical planning, project and process management, capacity and quality management.


    Supply chain management

    Purchasing and procurement, inventory control, order entry, planning, goods in and out, goods inspection, claims processing.

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    Customer relationship management

    Customer services, opportunity management, sales forecasting, lead generation, marketing and e-marketing.


    Financial management

    Core financial processes including general ledger, cash book, fixed assets, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

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    Human resources

    Payroll, staffing and recruitment, training, time and attendance monitoring.


    Project management

    Time and expense management, costing, billing and invoicing, and activity monitoring.


    Business Intelligence

    Business analysis, management reporting, business and resource planning.

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