New technologies have undoubtedly changed and are changing the face of business. The digital revolution we are witnessing allows companies to create a significant competitive advantage and is an important development factor, both on the market of large international corporations and among local small and medium enterprises. The implementation of technological innovations translates into changes in company management processes, ways to build a strategy for its functioning, and ultimately – to increase its profits.
Smart – solutions with a trend in business
One of the main business trends is the growing importance of the IT market, which offers innovative tools to achieve diverse business goals: from effective data management, through rational budget management, improving the effectiveness of sales activities, to effective community building around the brand.
Today, no one can imagine a business without mobile devices. Concepts such as data cloud, Big Data or the Internet of Things are becoming more and more popular. The immense popularity of smartphones encourages entrepreneurs to use mobile devices for various types of marketing activities, aimed at both brand image building and direct post-sales activities. Professional mobile solutions dedicated to specific sectors, such as logistics, production or trade, are also becoming more and more popular and are used e.g. in warehouses or in the field by the company’s representatives.
Technologies of mobile devices of the wereable type – designed to be worn on the body or the so-called Internet of Things – are the next smart solutions, bringing a new quality to the business and enriching it with new opportunities. They are accompanied by technologies of data collection in the cloud: private, public and hybrid, related security systems of mobile environments, as well as an increase in popularity of integrated database management systems.
ERP – Effective Implementation of the Plan
ERP (enterprises resource planning) systems are a method of effective management of enterprise resources. Due to the rapidly growing number of information processed by companies, ERP systems are becoming an indispensable element, improving the efficiency of work of employees, facilitating strategy planning and enterprise resource management.
Although statistical data indicate that ERP systems are used by about 1/5 of Polish companies, where the average for the European Union countries is over 30%, this ratio, both on the domestic and foreign markets, is steadily increasing. Why? More and more entrepreneurs see that innovative IT systems are currently one of the main bargaining chip, which determines the competitive advantage.
ERP systems enable faster execution of daily office and administrative duties, deep, multidimensional analysis of collected data and, consequently, creation of customs and effective strategies enabling achievement of measurable objectives. Very often ERP systems enable not only the introduction of changes in data management, but also help to notice possible errors and shortcomings in the existing work organization, and thus – to eliminate unprofitable activities.
Individual solutions for business
Business owners, especially those in growth, fall into the trap of irrational fear of making changes to their business organisation in the hope that by focusing solely on increasing customer satisfaction, they will be able to gain a market advantage over their competitors in the industry. Meanwhile, as important as the level of services provided, is the efficient and effective internal work organization in the company, which is organized by ERP systems. However, before the company decides to implement this system, it is necessary to perform a prior analysis of the company’s structure, organization of its work, as well as development plans and plans.
Other issues to be considered when selecting a system provider include parameters such as the intuitive operation of the program, its flexibility and the ability to integrate with other existing applications. Not without significance is also the possibility of individual adjustment of the program to the company’s structure, as well as the price of the application.
Dedicated EXSO-ERP systems are created by configuring modules into one coherent system, perfectly adapted to the management of resources of a specific company. The customer can also choose to program an individual, proprietary module that perfectly complements the other components. After the introduction of the new program, it is important to explain the rules of its functioning in detail – organize trainings and information meetings for employees. Not only to familiarize the staff with the specificity of the program and the profile of its operation, but also to dispel any doubts and eliminate possible reluctance of employees to implement changes.
The EXSO-ERP system includes 12 modules adjusted to the most important elements of the company’s structure. They are e.g. EXSO BPO, responsible for product management, enabling the collection of information on the product range in one place, or generating information on production costs. EXSO COM is designed for managing contractors – prioritizing data on business partners, creating reports and summaries or recording the history of contacts and the resulting arrangements. EXSO PORTAL Dealer’s Portal facilitates cooperation with a representative.
IT sector – the future of business
It is estimated that in the next few years nearly 3/4 of enterprises plan to increase their budgets for new technologies. Dedicated ERP programs allow for
- effective use of all the information received by the company,
- improving the efficiency of office staff by organizing and automating their work,
- Significant reduction of operating costs of the company,
- possibility of accurate Big Data analysis,
- precise planning of the company’s strategy, which guarantees an increase in the advantage over competitors in the industry.
Implementation of ERP systems on a massive scale seems to be only a matter of time.