Cloud ERP For Small And Midsized Businesses

Most people who study US business trends seem to agree that as each year passes more and more small business owners acknowledge that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will inevitably be part of their operations. Those who develop ERP systems accept that proposition and steadily create business software programs targeted at the entrepreneurs of the next decade. They realize that, as each year passes, they see more medium and large companies transition from first time installations to version upgrades while more and more small enterprises will start to employ ERP. So, in response, the software developers are paying more attention to the small business market segment. Further, software executives acknowledge that they should produce software that is less complex for small businesses to install and use in the shortest time frame.

ERP cloud solutions provide small and medium business (SMB) owners a better way to control the technology component of their business. By installing an ERP system in a cloud environment, a business owner’s anxiety about integration and deployment, time-to-value and cost of ownership can be eliminated. Rather, those business owners will be able to direct their efforts toward business research, strategic planning and creating goals and objectives that will solidify the company as well as generate more net income.

There is a growing consensus that ERP is an efficient vehicle by which many types of ventures can put in place strategies and tactics intended to implement advanced business plans. The utilization of ERP should permit the enterprise to become more agile, resilient and competitive. For small and mid-size organizations, the potential to react promptly is a very useful capability which seems to be increasingly more important as time goes by. When an organization adopts ERP in the cloud, they have the ability to react faster to managing operational capability, which in turn will drive agility and the ability to re-direct resources when new opportunities arise.

For many owners of small and midsized companies, the decision to replace non-integrated accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), inventory/warehouse tracking-control-management, and material requirements planning (MRP) software systems with a single application makes good business sense. Further, an ERP cloud application can provide the means for an enterprise to easily mannage growth. A good example of how an organization can seize an opportunity is by adding users during seasonal peaks. Not only does it allow the business to be more competitive, it also allows business owners to take advantage of the flexible options available with cloud technology.

Of course, the vast majority of smaller enterprises do not have the onsite “tech” people necessary to integrate and maintain the basic ERP software system and a variety of external components. If a relatively small enterprise had to use “in house” tech folks to deal with integration and maintenance of the ERP package, the costs and expenses involved would not justify the costs and expenses involved.

However, with a system such as the SAP Business One ERP, a small or midsized company can utilize a software application which  offers built-in integration to (what was formerly) external packages such as Crystal Reports, software development kits (SDK), data collection units, and more, as well as accessibility from mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.). In addition to the “all-in-one” system of accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), inventory and warehouse tracking-control-management, and material requirements planning (MRP) the SAP B1 ERP system offers, the “out of the box integration features” can produced greater opportunities for enterprise-wide improvements and return on investment (ROI) justifications.


Cornerstone Consulting is a SAP Partner Providing Software Support and IT Services to Small and Midsized Businesses

Why do so many small and midsized businesses trust Cornerstone to boost the overall performance of their entire organizations and provide them with all means necessary for out-performing their competitors with ease? Simply stated, our level of experience is unparalleled. Since 1983 Cornerstone Consulting has been providing state-of-the-art business software systems, as well as related technical support, to small and midsized manufacturing and wholesale distribution enterprises. With the expertise of Cornerstone’s highly-skilled programming staff and SAP’s ERP system for small and midsized businesses, SAP Business One, your enterprise can run better than ever before.

Cornerstone Consulting’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • SAP Business One ERP
  • E-commerce Application
  • Mobile Apps
  • Analytics
  • Internet
  • Databases
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software as a Service (Saas)
  • Web Design and Development
  • Custom Programming

We can show you how your small or medium enterprise (SME) can not only run better but also out-maneuver, and out-perform the competition.  For your SAP Business One Review, contact Cornerstone Consulting at 813-321-1300 today!

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