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5 ways ERP software can help support your business
Tuesday October 24, 2017

ERP systems help businesses become faster, smarter and more agile in increasingly competitive markets.

In this post we are going to break down the key benefits of using an ERP system and look at why having one can help to support you and your business. 

Streamlining process

As a business grows the need for a system that can handle large-scale, and sometimes difficult requirements grows too. When you implement ERP software you introduce the ability to navigate complex processes, prevent data duplication, and improve business processes such as production, order completion and delivery from one, simple to use system. This in turn creates streamlined and efficient processes across your business.

Money saving

Over time ERP software can reduce administrative and operational costs. By amalgamating every process into one system, each member of your team has access to the information they need at the click of a mouse, allowing users to make quicker decisions that prevent costly delays.

Choosing the right ERP solution for your needs is vital to creating fast ROI. Oakley offer two fantastic solutions: Sage 200 and Sage 300.


Because ERP software is largely automated, productivity across all business functions increases. There is no longer the need to manually input data into multiple systems, once the information is in the software it’s at your fingertips for everyone to view and use.

In addition to this, creating in-depth and meaningful reports is simple. With every piece of information stored in one place, it’s simple to run real-time reports from one easy to use interface.

Customer service

Using an ERP solution means employees can access customer information quickly and deal with queries efficiently. Furthermore, with streamlined shipping, customers also receive their products faster - the risk of errors decreases significantly, helping to boost overall customer retention rates.


Silo’s are a detriment to any business. Collaboration between departments is crucial to ensure this does not happen. ERP systems are centralised, meaning that all departments can work together from one synced database.

There are numerous benefits to using ERP software. Choosing the best option for you can be a bit of a minefield. Here at Oakley ERP we work with you to find out which ERP solution will meet your current and future objectives.

Get in touch today to find out more about how Oakley ERP can help your business achieve more.

Written by Oakley ERP at 13:00