The Operations Manager’s Guide to Cloud ERP
As an operations manager, you’re responsible for looking at the big picture. Sure, there are plenty of small-scale decisions that feed into that. However, you’re the one with the grand perspective in mind who can take a step back and assess what makes your business tick. Your insight is what helps move the company (and your software solution) into the future.
So where are you headed?
Regardless of your industry, adopting cloud software is a wise foundation for any forward-thinking company. Forbes finds that four out of every 10 large organizations have migrated the majority of their operations to a cloud-based solution, and the intrigue is only higher among SMBs. Everyone loves the possibilities that cloud solutions offer, regardless of the specifics of their business.
It’s no secret that the cloud is also ideal for scaling up your business software solution. With far less data limitations and restrictions in general, it makes it an ideal solution for growing companies. With a scalable solution, you won’t outgrow its functionality like you might with a on-premises ERP solution. Longevity in your software solution spells saved time and money, and a consistency across operations that your employees will thank you for.
So where do you fit in among this cloud-centric business-scape?
There are plenty of ways that you can reinvent your business with a cloud-based solution on your team. Our brand new ebook details all the most important facets of solid cloud-based software, but we’ll give you a quick preview about some topics we’ll cover.
1. Integrations are king
Your business is unique, and your software should reflect that. Integrations offer a more specialized experience to your existing solution, and they can smooth out some of your more challenging processes. Want to seamlessly update your ecommerce channels as your inventory fluctuates? There’s an integration for that. Need the most up-to-date data possible to inform your accounting processes? There’s an integration for that.
2. Get familiar with workflow
Since you’re responsible for keeping your business’ operations moving, establishing a workflow should be of great interest to you. No system is without its flaws, but a well-designed workflow can help close the gaps in your processes that you may not have even known existed. Imagine the best-case-scenario for completing a sale, from start to finish. With a workflow in place, you can map out each step of your processes so it all happens exactly the way you want it, every time.
So what happens next?
Because cloud solutions are designed to be limitless and flexible, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits you can expect when you convert. For an even more in-depth look at how cloud can influence each part of your operations, check out our ebook! It’s chocked full of helpful hints and important questions to ask yourself as you’re evaluating your operations — so don’t miss out!