What are ERP systems?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are automation systems or software that optimize technology to break business process silos and integrate your processes into one screen. These powerful business management tools can help you collect, store, manage, and interpret data from all your business activities in one place. An ERP customization brings together moving parts of your business into a consolidated dashboard, in turn increasing the efficiency of your business.

How can an ERP customization help you?

You can mould these ERP systems according to your needs to reap the benefits like:

  • Lower operational cost
  • Higher vertical transparency
  • Improved efficiency
  • Reduced human error
  • Better business insights

What will it do for your business?

  • Improved financial operations efficiency and productivity with a single, integrated system to handle all core processes for users anywhere in the world.
  • Timely financial close centralizing management of all period-end close activities to reduce time and resources spent investigating and resolving errors.
  • Ongoing compliance with revenue recognition, tax requirements and financial reporting in accordance with various accounting standards and government regulations.
  • Real-time visibility to see consolidated financial results for any part of the business at a summary level, and all the way down to the underlying transaction details.

Signs you need an ERP customization

  1.   It takes you a large amount of time to document and measure key business activities
  2.   You do not have measurable and quantifiable business insights
  3.   It is hard for you to manage specific business verticals
  4.   You have manual process with large amount of data
  5.   You are spending so much time on running your business that you don’t have time to find new business opportunities

What will it do for your business?

  • Improved financial operations efficiency and productivity with a single, integrated system to handle all core processes for users anywhere in the world.
  • Timely financial close centralizing management of all period-end close activities to reduce time and resources spent investigating and resolving errors.
  • Ongoing compliance with revenue recognition, tax requirements and financial reporting in accordance with various accounting standards and government regulations.
  • Real-time visibility to see consolidated financial results for any part of the business at a summary level, and all the way down to the underlying transaction details.

Signs you need an ERP customization

  1.   It takes you a large amount of time to document and measure key business activities
  2.   You do not have measurable and quantifiable business insights
  3.   It is hard for you to manage specific business verticals
  4.   You have manual process with large amount of data
  5.   You are spending so much time on running your business that you don’t have time to find new business opportunities

Preparing for an ERP customization

  • Review your business processes – It’s important to relook your processes to ensure that you will get the most out of your ERP software.Identify current software being used – Look at the other software that your company is using and identify the roles that you would want to use from those software so you can make a seamless transition or integration.
    Identify the reporting that is crucial to your business – Determine which reports you are currently using and that ones that you will require.Identify the users of your ERP system – Chart out the users who will be using the ERP system and classify them by name and job function. These roles should be defined as per their business processes and the job roles.
    Filter out redundant data – Get rid of products and data that is no longer manufactured, previous vendor records and old customer data.

Common ERP implementation failures

Implementing ERP can be a drastic change for any company, which is why choosing the right ERP partner is imperative.

    1. Absence of strategic management planning – When an organization decides to get an ERP customization, the first step is having a clear strategic roadmap and a goal that needs to be met. Having a clear goal implies characterizing the money related advantages, essential business forms, and due dates in advance. Which is why having a robust strategic management planning process is key to avoid any implementation failures.
    2. Over-customization– More often than not, customizations can be the main risk area in an ERP implementation. Which is why a tremendous amount of customization can often break the ERP system causing multiple ERP performance issues.
    3. Absence of experienced project managers – Over the years, it has been made clear that activities that require in-depth software expertise, usually require experienced project managers.The project manager should be a functioning head pushing for expertise, transparency, responsibility, and conclusiveness.
    4. Absence of framework testing One of the key results of a successful ERP implementation is robust testing. Testing helps in checking whether the framework meets your business needs and creates the yield you need. Reducing the testing may leave multiple ERP defects undiscovered.

Preparing for an ERP customization

  • Review your business processes – It’s important to relook your processes to ensure that you will get the most out of your ERP software.Identify current software being used – Look at the other software that your company is using and identify the roles that you would want to use from those software so you can make a seamless transition or integration.
    Identify the reporting that is crucial to your business – Determine which reports you are currently using and that ones that you will require.Identify the users of your ERP system – Chart out the users who will be using the ERP system and classify them by name and job function. These roles should be defined as per their business processes and the job roles.
    Filter out redundant data – Get rid of products and data that is no longer manufactured, previous vendor records and old customer data.

Common ERP implementation failures

Implementing ERP can be a drastic change for any company, which is why choosing the right ERP partner is imperative.

    1. Absence of strategic management planning – When an organization decides to get an ERP customization, the first step is having a clear strategic roadmap and a goal that needs to be met. Having a clear goal implies characterizing the money related advantages, essential business forms, and due dates in advance. Which is why having a robust strategic management planning process is key to avoid any implementation failures.
    2. Over-customization– More often than not, customizations can be the main risk area in an ERP implementation. Which is why a tremendous amount of customization can often break the ERP system causing multiple ERP performance issues.
    3. Absence of experienced project managers – Over the years, it has been made clear that activities that require in-depth software expertise, usually require experienced project managers.The project manager should be a functioning head pushing for expertise, transparency, responsibility, and conclusiveness.
    4. Absence of framework testing One of the key results of a successful ERP implementation is robust testing. Testing helps in checking whether the framework meets your business needs and creates the yield you need. Reducing the testing may leave multiple ERP defects undiscovered.

How can Bista help

We use agile methodology to provide a consolidated service throughout the various phases of development of an enterprise solution.

  1. Understanding your business processes and conducting an analysis – We first conduct a thorough business analysis of your current processes and understand where the gaps are.
  2. 2. Penning down all your pain-points and requirements – We then understand your unique needs and pain points to re-engineer processes.
  3. Designing a robust architecture – We tailor the software according to your business needs
  4. Developing a powerful tailored tool – We develop the product, conduct through tests to enable end-to-end product implementation
  5. 5. Training your employees – We then conduct trainings across your business to help the users familiarize themselves with the software and its usage

And we don’t just stop at that. We hand-hold you throughout your journey with the software after going live. We stand by you for all version upgrades, support and migration services.

ERP software we specialize in

Odoo ERP
Acumatica ERP
meat erp

How can Bista help

We use agile methodology to provide a consolidated service throughout the various phases of development of an enterprise solution.

  1. Understanding your business processes and conducting an analysis – We first conduct a thorough business analysis of your current processes and understand where the gaps are.
  2. 2. Penning down all your pain-points and requirements – We then understand your unique needs and pain points to re-engineer processes.
  3. Designing a robust architecture – We tailor the software according to your business needs
  4. Developing a powerful tailored tool – We develop the product, conduct through tests to enable end-to-end product implementation
  5. 5. Training your employees – We then conduct trainings across your business to help the users familiarize themselves with the software and its usage

And we don’t just stop at that. We hand-hold you throughout your journey with the software after going live. We stand by you for all version upgrades, support and migration services.

ERP software we specialize in

Odoo ERP
Acumatica ERP
meat erp

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