What the heck is ERP for SMB? It’s what helps you achieve more!

Researching enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions while running your business can make you feel equal parts overwhelmed and uninformed. We understand, and we’re here to help. Out of context, the words “enterprise resource planning” may not mean much to most people. Here’s what an ERP from Microsoft Dynamics really means: a comprehensive, yet easy to use business management solution that helps companies that are outgrowing their current accounting software achieve their growth ambitions.

Now that you know what it is, let’s focus on what Microsoft Dynamics ERP does. Microsoft Dynamics ERP and the Microsoft cloud go beyond traditional ERP to bring business applications together with the productivity tools you use every day including your calendar, email, data, and documents. The result is a familiar, trusted solution that helps your people do and achieve more. Here’s how:

Streamline your business processes. As your business expands, the day-to-day work involved in keeping it running grows. Stay ahead of the curve by letting your ERP solution take care of the mundane. With automated tools that keep track of demand, inventory, and ordering, any supply chain woes you might have had will go the way of the dodo. Automatically generated reports on your sales figures give you real-time financial insights. With its familiar, simple interface, Microsoft Dynamics ERP helps you take care of mundane operations in a flash, allowing you to focus on what’s next for your business.

Improve your productivity. Thanks to the Microsoft cloud, your business doesn’t have to be tied to your desk any longer. Capitalize on new opportunities as they happen by working across all of your devices, from desktop to mobile. This flexibility means that you’ll be able to forge connections with new customers as you place orders, share data, and create profiles for them on the fly. You’ll also be able to manage every aspect of your business remotely, giving you control and peace of mind when you’re away.

Transform data into insights. Once your ERP system begins taking charge of your data entry, a whole new world of possibilities opens up. Your data can give you insights into everything from overall business performance to the status of your finances and supply chain. Once you can check your inventory and gauge demand at a glance, issues like selling out-of-stock merchandise and production schedule delays become things of the past.

Plan for today, and for tomorrow. Whether you’re just opening up your second location or looking for technology that allows you to compete on the global stage, there’s an ERP system out there for you. If you ask us, the best way to prepare for the future is to choose a scalable solution which lets you start by meeting your current needs and then grows alongside your business.

Save time, money, and worry. Along with new capabilities and a familiar interface, your new ERP can be deployed in the cloud. No longer will you and your team need to be in the office to get the insights you need from your data. The cloud will also help reduce your infrastructure and IT management costs. And with Microsoft Dynamics ERP, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with strong security and privacy controls.

So, what is ERP? It’s the hardworking, dedicated business partner that makes everything about your business more awesome. Check out this video if you’d like a quick recap of what ERP can do for you.