ERP for Start Up
Selecting an ERP for start-up is crucial as you would need a business solution that can provide you with 360 degrees view of your business that is crucial for growing the business.
Few key factors to consider when selecting an ERP for start-up are functionality, scalability and flexibility as the ERP solution of choice needs to be able to grow with your business and adapt as it goes along.
While start-ups can be new and cutting edge, they will likely have to implement their own ERP system like any other business.
ERP systems are still the most reliable vehicle for displaying a single, unified view of the business. ERP solutions over five years old can have limitations such as limited storage, limited visibility, and limited flexibility. As a new business with a view of accelerated growth, ERP solutions that are easy to use, adaptable and scale-able are the best choice.
One solution for the modern ERP system is from SAP. SAP serves businesses in 120 countries and in 24 industries. With 10,000 small and medium enterprise partners internationally, the company doesn’t have far to go for answering customer questions. SAP currently has 88,000 small-and-medium-sized businesses as customers. Also, 80 percent of SAP Business One customers have less than 50 users.
However if an enterprise needs a packaged solution or something more unique, SAP Business One can also get it done. The solution can be deployed on office desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. The software is paid for with a subscription and the licensing is perpetual which means no worries about updating to a new version. The fixed cost means one less expense to worry about.
SAP’s ERP systems are scale-able and can support a small business with 10 employees and can accommodate more than 1,000 users. With 24-hour, 7-day per week service and seven customer support centers around the globe, you can always get the help you need to grow your business.
Overall, when selecting an ERP for your start-up go with a scale-able solution, such as one from SAP. Use an ERP that has perpetual licensing with regular updates, and has local partners with experience in the small-and-medium-sized business space. Finally, make sure you avoid running a business with an antiquated ERP solution.
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SAP Business One is an affordable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software designed for small to midsize businesses. As a business management solution, SAP B1 streamlines business processes, provides real-time information, and help boost overall business performance. The solution covers finance, sales, customer relationship, purchasing, procurement, inventory and manufacturing in one centralised system, enabling accurate and precise information retrieval that assist in reporting, forecasting and analysis.