Everyone knows that smoking is hazardous to your health. While the benefits of quitting smoking are well established, it is also proven that your body is able to heal itself after kicking the habit. With that said, did you know that relying on manual processes, spreadsheets and dual data entry is just as hazardous to your business’ health? A remarkable fact uncovered by the dedicated scientists at Panorama Consulting Solutions is that your business can repair a lot of damage and inefficiencies by quitting your spreadsheet and QuickBooks habit. Join the ERP club and take your business where it needs to go. Panorama can show you the way.
What Happens After You Quit Smoking Cigarettes?
- 20 Minutes After Quitting: Your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
(Effect of smoking, Mahmud A, Feely J. Hypertension. 2003:41:183)
- 12 Hours After Quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
(US Surgeon General’s Report, 1988, p. 202)
- Two to Three Months After Quitting: Your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
(US Surgeon General’s Report, 1990, pp.193, 194,196, 285, 323)
- One to Nine Months After Quitting: Both coughing and shortness of breath decrease. Cilia start to regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to clean the lungs and reduce the risk of infection.
(US Surgeon General’s Report, 1990, pp. 285-287, 304)
- One Year After Quitting: The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker’s.
(US Surgeon General’s Report, 2010, p. 359)
- Five Years After Quitting: Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder are cut in half. Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker. Stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker after two years.
(IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, Vol. 11. 2007, p 341)
- 10 Years After Quitting: The risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking. The risk of cancer of the larynx and pancreas decreases.
What Happens After an ERP Implementation?
- 20 Minutes After Go Live: Both your heart rate and blood pressure increase due to the disruptive change of an ERP implementation. All the months of preparation and hard work have finally produced a tangible result. Although you know it is a good thing, it is still nerve wracking. You will want to laugh and cry at the same time. Have a friend drive you home.
- 12 Hours After Go Live: Your new ERP system is easily scalable. New functionality and business needs can finally be addressed horizontally and vertically across your organization. Your ERP is a highly personal experience that is uniquely tailored to exceed user expectations.
- Two to Three Months After Go Live: Most of the previous inefficiencies and manual processes are dramatically reduced if not eliminated. ERP users are able to take advantage of automated templates and user defined dashboards allowing various departments to access information effortlessly and in real time.
- One to Nine Months After Go Live: Data quality is dramatically improved by streamlining the processes collecting data. This ultimately results in better and faster business decisions which create a more productive, profitable and happier workplace.
- One Year After Go Live: An ERP system has proven vital in providing clever and proven ways to manage resources. Efficient utilization and reduction of manual processes eliminates delays and reduces the cost of operations. Having the ERP system in control means organizations are able to better comply with ever-changing regulations. Over this first year, the most important and recurring regulatory requirements are built directly into the system.
- Five Years After Go Live: Customer relations, marketing and business intelligence are dramatically improved as a result of improved business processes. Your organization chose the correct ERP system and you have improved procurement, inventory and demand forecasting. The ERP system improved the entirety of the supply chain making it more responsive.
- 10 Years After Go Live: The most powerful argument for ERP systems is that they reduce the complexity of a business and introduce a cleverly designed system of workflows. Almost all of your human resource chain has become more efficient. Efficient workers lead to satisfied customers. Satisfied customers lead to more sales and reliable revenue. Life is good.
Learn more by downloading our white paper, Ten Tips for a Successful ERP Implementation.
Written by Rich Farrell, Manager of Client Services at Panorama Consulting Solutions.