Ways to increase the effectiveness of SAP ERP system
- Understand why
Gaining an understanding of why you need SAP for your business and the purpose it is going to fulfill for you is essential. Any ERP is typically designed to handle the management of materials, inventory control, supply chain, purchasing, finance, and accounting. So, you must be able to clearly define the way you are using SAP ERP system. The answers will facilitate the growth of your business and help you beat competition using SAP. Make it mandatory to derive the goals you can achieve with SAP ERP.
• Optimize your SAP
In order to transform your business using ERP, you must make time to streamline and change the processes it supports. Look at how you can handle each of the aspects handled by the ERP. For instance, understanding how you can optimize your inventory with an endless aisle can help. Optimize your SAP based on the needs of different departments to maintain a free flow of the process across the organization. Work towards achieving a common ground with all the departments to organize the workflows. Organized workflows reduce the turnaround time for many business processes.
• Improvise continuously
Continuously updating and adjusting the ERP in alignment with the business goals can be useful. It is not a stagnant process and needs updates on a regular basis. Have an annual budget and review plan in place. By updating your ERP software on regular basis, you can gain insights into the business processes. You can leverage the ERP to its full potential with little improvisations.
• Maximize value with a custom dashboard
Customize your SAP based on the users in different functional areas. Make an analysis of which tools will cater to which teams. This will enable you to provide only those features and tools to those respective teams. For example, the production team will need a different set of tools when compared to the accounting team. Create custom dashboards to address the needs of individual teams. All the teams can use the same system but should have interface personalized to serve them. If the SAP interface is customized for users, providing the most relevant information, the right information reaches the right people. Now, align it with custom reports and you can leverage this data to set actionable business goals.
• Integration for automation
Lastly, you can make your SAP ERP effective by integrating it with your e-commerce platform, Machines, Websites, Mobile Apps. There are many challenges SAP B1 integration can address for you. Integration helps in the seamless mapping of data across systems. You can address the following aspects for your e-store with the help of integration.
SAP Business One helps you to streamline processes, act on timely information, and drive profitable growth It captures all critical business information for immediate access and use company wide.