Many businesses would more often than not need an ERP system to make things more efficient for the business. However, even with the ERP system, some businesses still tend to slow down. Sometimes the answer to that can be made simple. There are just a few things people need to check for in their ERP system.
- Make sure employees know the Why’s of their actions.
More often than not, employees work on a routine and would obviously affect their work. When new employees come, they are then generally taught what to do, but never why they do it or what effect does this action have towards the whole system. Companies can consider holding an instructor-led training by a consultant. This way, the company can even save on costs.
- Get the latest systems when possible.
Having too many multiple different systems can prove to be inefficient like having too many wires getting tangled. To sort of “untangle” this problem, people may ask their ERP partners or providers if they offer the functionality they are looking for. More often than not, it gets cheaper every year and in case it isn’t, they should still consider getting it. They may be losing more progress keeping the old systems instead of investing on newer ones and getting more progress in the long run.
- Clear out unused reports.
Companies usually request for reports on a certain time basis depending on what is asked. Although keeping reports would be useful for safekeeping, some would be too out of date that no longer have any use. Keeping too many of these obsolete reports may slow down the system.
- Data Archiving
In line with the previous point, anything old but can still be useful should instead be archived. Clearing out the old system data may sometimes significantly increase the speed of the ERP system.