Connect the Dots for Greater Efficiency It is not unusual for businesses to utilize several specialty software solutions such as point of sale (POS) systems along with their accounting, and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. While each individual solution is necessary, it creates the need for redundant data entry, which comes with a risk for data errors. You can connect these systems, and improve efficiency, with Sage 100 ERP. There are a lot of powerful business management solutions available today and most of them can be of tremendous help to businesses. Bar coding systems can track real-time inventory from the warehouse to the customer, sales and accounting solutions can track purchase orders and POS data, and CRM solutions can organize and track customer data. Separately, each of these solutions can provide control and insight to those specific business areas. However, it can be difficult to put that information together. Your teams may shift reports from one department to another, which can facilitate the need to enter data into other business solutions. For example, inventory may provide financial figures to accounting to enter into financial reports for officers and shareholders. Re-entering data takes time, reducing productivity, and increases the chances for mistakes when repeatedly keying in data. As a result, managers could be making important business decisions based on old, inaccurate data. You can connect your business processes by implementing a comprehensive, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution such as Sage 100 ERP. This powerful business solution can be the foundation that you need for all of your critical business processes. You can connect purchase orders, sales orders and work orders; bill of materials and inventory; accounting processes and bank reconciliations, human resources and payroll; bar-code solutions and e-commerce systems; and use built-in business intelligence tools to grow your business. An integrated solution offers a quick and accurate way to share data between departments and with the key managers and officers, without the delay from having to manually combine and re-key data from separate systems. With all of your data at your fingertips, you can make the swift business decisions you need to drive growth with the confidence that you have current, accurate data. You may need a handful of business solutions but you don’t need the hassle of managing them separately. Contact DWD Technology Group for more information about Sage 100 ERP, and how you can get greater control and insight throughout your business by connecting the dots.