The key benefits of an ERP system for businesses

An Enterprise Resource Planning, also known as ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning System in Spanish, is a software specially designed to control the flow of information in a company.

Its main objective is to integrate in an efficient and timely manner all the departments that make up the company. Thus obtaining a centralized and general database for the management of information in real time of each department of the company, which is equivalent to a module of the ERP system.

It is generally conformed by the departments of: Purchasing, Sales, Inventory, Logistics, Billing, Accounting, Human Resources (HR) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management). It is a system that allows centralizing the ideal functions for the management and planning of the company's resources.

Uses of an ERP

As mentioned above, the main purpose of an ERP is to support the company in its administrative tasks and decision making, by automating all processes. In this way we can obtain data in real time, optimize Back Office tasks, control the workflow and minimize errors.

It is also the system that gives the company greater control over what it does and makes more efficient use of information. Therefore, it allows predicting problematic situations and thus avoiding complications in the execution of work.

The best ERP applications

We have already talked about ERPs as enterprise resource planning systems to support the operational management of a company. Today, however, ERP software and applications have evolved into the service area. That is, software as a solution and management tool for small and medium-sized companies.

Software as a service refers to the fact that it scaled to " the cloud" and from there we access it for use and implementation. Among them we have:

Holded: is a management software designed for small businesses, it is easy to implement and affordable in cost, which we can access through the cloud. Its purpose is to automate and optimize processes such as billing, accounting, CRM, inventory, projects and human resources of the company. It also allows you to integrate it with your bank, PayPal, Amazon, Dropbox, Shopify, etc.

G Suite: its name describes it. It is a broad and complete suite of applications for companies from Google, designed specifically for companies that require greater storage capacity, higher levels of security and additional integration tools that offer the applications "apps" from Google such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, among others.

Office 360: this tool offers more complete solutions developed for companies with more complex operations for which the use of Microsoft's free tools is no longer sufficient. This is how this broad and complete platform for business management and productivity in "the cloud" was designed. It includes the well-known Office professional plus tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook, applications such as business email, online Exchange messaging and other applications such as web conferencing with desktop sharing, public website and intranet.

MyGestion: is a 100% online software designed for the use of SMEs and Self-Employed, for the management and planning of their business resources. It has two versions, a standard version, which is aimed at the use of any company, as it includes the basic and essential functions that are required such as customer management, contacts and suppliers, storage and inventory, billing, among others. And, the advanced version, which contains advanced invoicing management, expense control, etc. Both versions offer additional modules for warehousing management, point of sale terminal, etc. They also include telephone technical support, online chat and email chat.