At the front: what is an ERP system anyway? The term ERP refers to the company-wide control of machines, materials, time and capital. The abbreviation stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and closes the complete cycle in a company from the customer inquiry or product idea to the final profit and loss statement.
Yes, but which ERP system?
SAP (https://Blogs.sap.com) is one of the best ERP systems out there. It quickly becomes clear that the question of the relevance of ERP software is unnecessary, even for very small companies. It remains to be seen which solution is preferred. Certainly many companies rely on conventional software programs such as Excel or Word to write tax-correct and visually appealing orders and invoices. However, these programs only close the gap to incoming payments, checking open items and dunning with a very high programming effort.
An integrated solution
Modern, profitable ERP solutions for corporate management can do much more. They create transparency from customer enquiries to customer and supplier management, goods purchasing, production and personnel planning, production, delivery and invoicing. At the push of a button, profitability and any weak points in production or calculation can be put on paper.
Companies can quickly and easily keep track of the capital employed and gain an insight into ROI (Return on Investment). While the annual report of the tax consultant deals with the figures of the past year, entrepreneurs receive daily updated figures and can still actively intervene in ongoing processes.
Benefit right from the start
HELIUM V prospects are asking themselves whether it is worth investing in an end-to-end ERP system, especially when setting up a new company or reorganizing existing ones. Over the years, we at HELIUM V have found that it can be a decisive competitive advantage for young entrepreneurs in particular to deal intensively with the most important key figures from an ERP software right from the start. They provide information on the growth required to repay financing, contribute to transparency towards co-owners or investors, and help control medium- to long-term corporate planning.
Simplify processes – save time
- A fully integrated ERP system can also simplify existing processes and save resources. Think of a web shop whose orders arrive by e-mail and are not directly connected to the ERP system.
- How annoying if customers receive confirmation of the purchased item at the other end, but it is not available in the desired time and must first be produced.
- With software solutions from HELIUM V, customers can rely on a comprehensive portfolio of options and industry solutions that can be adapted to their individual needs.
- ERP systems help start-ups to get off the ground and ensure entrepreneurial vision in already established companies.