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If you’re new to the world of ERP software, welcome!  At Panorama Consulting, we’ve been guiding novice users through the education process and implementation for years.  Our team of independent ERP consultants have backgrounds in both business and technology and have what it takes to guide any novice user, in any industry, with education and implementation every step of the way.  During your time with an ERP consultant, be sure to let him/her know what kinds of benefits you are seeking if you have any in mind.  ERP System benefits and features are bountiful and can be made to fit any need your organization has.

1. What is ERP?

As a novice user, the best definition of ERP (or Enterprise Resource Planning) software

handles management, accounting, human resources, customer relationship management system and more.  An all in one solution, ERP software has evolved a lot over the years just like any technology.  Even if you’re not a complete novice, if you haven’t used it in a while then there’s probably a lot of new information to take in.

2. So, Where to Start?

We have great resources on our website which we encourage you to check out including blog posts, videos, white papers and in-depth research and comparisons about options you may consider.  For example, should you go with a completely customized option or one that is off the shelf or is cloud technology right for your project?   

We also encourage you to consider attending ERP boot camp, held January 24-26 2018 in San Diego, California.  This will give you great insight about options you have, choices available to you, project implementation and more.  We also offer one on one sessions between you and our consultants if you desire a more private setting.

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3. The Benefits of ERP

Overall, as you go through the process of learning more about ERP solutions and then eventually implementing it in your organization you will find that this system will save you both time and money.  Every organization in every industry must appreciate the idea of saving time and money.  After a successful implementation, an ERP solution can save administrative time, with better organize records and invoices.  ERP solutions can also manage inventory and costs for large and small scale manufacturing organizations.  ERP solutions can also help out a busy sales and marketing staff with CRM capabilities.  All of these benefits are in one totally convenient package too, which eliminates the need for multiple programs that don’t communicate.  Check out our 2017 Clash of the Titans report for a comparison of top choices.

4. The Main Benefit of ERP

Truthfully, the main benefit of ERP systems is completely personal.  Possibly, the thing which attracted you to ERP software at the start of your project is not your favorite thing about it towards the end of the project.  Because ERP software offers such a wide array of benefits and features, there’s no one answer of the greatest benefit.  However, if you’re looking for a key functionality within ERP, make sure to let your consultant know that during your initial discovery process.