5 signs your business needs custom ERP software development

  • Higher flexibility and scalability: When it’s time to integrate new technologies or make updates to internal processes, you can do so without having to overhaul the entire ERP system.
  • Streamlined workflows: By leveraging AI-enabled ERP software, you can automate manual, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks — such as order creation and invoicing.

Limited access to business data

As your business sells more products, expands its customer base, extends its sales and marketing reach, and integrates new technologies and processes, you’ll inevitably develop a growing pile of diverse data — including everything from customer contact information, to product or service descriptions, to internal performance metrics. The key here is to centralize essential business data in a fast, intuitive platform — rather than keeping it siloed in disparate applications, where it’s much less useful.

Disparate systems and software between departments

Disconnected business technologies create inefficiencies that inhibit communication and collaboration between internal and external teams. For instance, when a customer purchases a product on an eCommerce website, multiple actions in multiple systems must be triggered to process that order. The payment gateway needs to charge the customer’s credit card, the warehouse management system (WMS) needs to locate the item, the inventory management system needs to update its stock, and the order management software (OMS) needs to send email notifications to the customer, and so on.

Inefficient processes in finance and accounting

Maintaining accurate financial information is a critical element of ERP. But older, standardized systems may not have all the features and functionality necessary to scale alongside your growing business. As a result, you’ll have to put significant time and effort into processing invoices, monitoring project budgets, and keeping track of corporate assets.

Problems with inventory management

Back-end inventory management failures create serious problems for the front-end customer experience. Let’s say a product goes out of stock, but that information is not communicated on the eCommerce site where the product is sold. Say a customer selects the item, proceeds to checkout, then later finds out that the product is not available. Now, the customer has to either wait longer than expected for delivery, or your accounting department has to deal with processing a refund.

A lack of technical support

From a developer’s perspective, legacy ERP systems are less flexible than custom solutions. In most cases, every system component must be written in the same programming language, which means you can only hire developers that are proficient in that language. Otherwise, you’ll have to train every new IT person on how to manage your existing ERP modules.

Getting started with custom ERP software development

By effectively designing, developing, testing, launching, and managing a custom ERP solution for your business, you can streamline workflows, reduce operational costs, promote stronger collaboration between departments, and get the most out of your business’ data.

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A digital solutions partner with a data-driven approach that empowers companies at the intersection of UX design, development, & business.