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For many companies, deploying an enterprise management system (ERP) is one of the most important if not the most important project undertaken by the management team.
As our president, Mr. Benoit Gagnon, points out, “the systems are more and more complete, the technology is evolving but the company remains at the heart of our concerns.”
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A successful ERP implementation will positively impact your company’s growth, foster togetherness, accelerated processes and results to reach your optimal performance KPIs.
ERP brings people together, turns business concerns into new opportunities, ideas into realizations and ultimately realigns your company to reach new heights.
Some of you reading this post probably don’t realize it, but an integrated ERP is an integral part of a business’ core, everyday function. We’ve been there for our clients when they made a new acquisition and needed to upgrade to a more performing and integrated ERP system. We were there when one of our clients faced labour shortages and struggled to meet deadlines of its booming business and implemented an ERP system that streamlined processes eliminating the need for additional labour, provided real time updates on order changes accessible on all platforms. We were there to advise one of our clients when they needed a system that was integrated “on-premise” with cloud capabilities, that was scalable and able to grow as the business’ operations grew. A lot of booming companies today, rely on an integrated ERP system to be their right hand when going up against their industry’s top competition. In fact, just have a look at how to conduct your daily communications/transactions with your clients, suppliers and colleagues…
But what do you when ERP implantations don’t go as planned? What can you do to avoid the most common ERP implementation mistakes that lead to failed ERP implementations?
Resistance to change
Underestimated impact on the organisation as a whole
Often times, the clients will expect for the integration team to replicate the same processes they currently have in place with the new ERP system to be implemented. This is the first sign of a mis-communication between the integrator and the client. They must demonstrate to the client how the selected ERP solution with meat their growing business needs.
Availibility of staff affected to this project
Avoid modifying the proposed ERP system
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Creating a team responsible for managing innovation within the company to gather feedback and criticism from users, customers and partners can lead to inestimable benefits. In order to optimize performance, profitability and productivity, the team will propose and develop solutions to analyze and respond to growing company pains. Companies that incorporate the importance and necessity of innovation remain more competitive and will ensure their survival.
But how can businesses cultivate this source of wealth?
1. A competitive and positive spirit
Organizing a friendly corporate competition such as an innovation awards ceremony. Participants organize themselves to work in teams or solo to produce a prototype to answer a certain problem while respecting the principles and directives established by the Innovation Team.
2. Counting on customers
The inclusion of customers in the enterprise innovation campaign is essential to adapting its’ processes and to remain at the forefront and to better meet their expectations. The voice of the customers becomes more and more important. By allowing customers to share their ideas, comments, the innovation management team will be inspired to create new products and processes tailored to meet these demands.
3. Dull processes
Declining demand / sales, rising complaints and loss of time and money, labor shortages are just some examples of business innovation needs indicators, but outdated processes and systems are the most apparent. Process innovation can meet a variety of business needs in one single implementation.
4. Skip the hierarchy when it comes time to innovation
Companies that encourage team members to express a need or innovative idea, regardless of their position or tasks, foster a sense of belonging and encourage team spirit. In search of ideas for innovation, all the ideas are good and your CEO will thank you for your contribution.
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Cybersecurity is one of the first concerns of e-commerce. Without proper regulations put in place, online retailers expose themselves and their customers to the risk of fraud.
From small and medium-sized businesses to large companies, all can suffer significant damage to brand reputation and customer experience when transaction security is compromised.
The extent of the damage is felt in the number of clients affected, the width of the operation, the hours spent on recovery, the financial losses, and more.
Having the right tools in place will minimize and prevent the threat of fraud and instill customer confidence.
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1. Safer transactions with the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) feature.
2. An enhanced search function for the mobile inventory app that provides search results that best match the searched keywords. This produces more specific results for the staff, which allows them to sell more inventory and faster.
To learn more about how the LS Retail software can help you meet your expectations as a retailer, contact us at email@example.com.
You will get a personalized session focused on LS Retail, we will present the technical side with a practical approachto meet your business needs. We will answer your questions about the latest retail trends and introduce an innovative technology.
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These are just a few examples of improvements to the LS Retail family to optimize the retail processes. Find out how to stay ahead of these changes and stay ahead of your biggest competitor with the LS Retail methodology.
It is an ERP solution that can be deployed either on premise, cloud or hybrid (cloud and on premise), designed to meet the growing needs of your company, and implemented by ERA Consulting Group.
Contact us to get a free simulation and see your processes optimized in the Microsoft Dynamics LS Retail application at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking here.
Are you seeing a drastic drop in consumer engagement with your brand and products? Would you like to join the ranks of Amazon and Apple products in customer loyalty and engagement?
As we continue to evolve in a multi-channel world, customers will increasingly shape and dominate our business processes as they can buy from anywhere and at any time and are looking for a more personalized experience that match their preferences.
How can an integrated ERP solution provide the emotional experience your customer is searching for?
An integrated system with intuitive, functional, scalable capabilities can help you personalize the customer experience with the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Some retailers are already joining the bandwagon and adopting new ways of doing business using fully integrated ERP systems providing them with new ways of acquiring products, customer retention, upsell opportunities and more.
2. How are you meeting customer expectations in the purchase life cycle?
Are you manually forecasting inventory replenishment orders using Excel sheets, or manually inputting products in the POS system under the miscellaneous tab? On your website, is the quantity of products available updated in real-time as the items are being checked out and purchased?
How can an integrated ERP solution connect customers with real time with up to date inventory and package delivery updates?
Thanks to unified multi-platform capabilities, consumers can see real-time, up to date inventory across all channels. Redesigning the store’s physical layout and design can revamp the look and feel of the physical store but upgrading the backbone of the business resources management system and processes will provide a ripple effect in the company’s performance as a whole.
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These are just a few of the growing consumer trends changing the business process landscape. Discover how to stay ahead of these changes and remain ahead of your top competitor with NetSuite’s SuiteSuccess methodology.
It is a fully integrated ERP cloud solution fit to match your growing business needs implemented by ERA Consulting Group.
Contact us for free simulation of your processes optimized in NetSuite’s SuiteSuccess at email@example.com.
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