The concept of ERP it has become very popular in the corporate industry. The acronym in English means Enterprise Resource Planning, that is, Enterprise Resource Planning.
Therefore, the ERP consists of a Business Management System, which grants easy, acclimatized and secure access to the data of a given enterprise, assisting in the internal processes of organization and storage of strategic information.
In this way, the ERP works as an integrated management software, for the control and sharing of data, facilitating the workflow between the areas of a business. In other words, it is a unifying technology that operates as an information centralizer.
Increasingly widespread around the world, ERP has grown widely in recent years.
Data from the Panorama Mercado ERP survey show that 44% of the 4.576 companies participating in the study invested in improving their management systems.
Therefore, there is no longer any way to manage a company, whether large or small printing for books, without having ERP software at hand.
How does ERP work?
In general, ERP works in three basic steps: filling in data; logical processing; and storage.
The main objective of the system is to organize the entire volume of information about the company, because of this, it is able to integrate several departments, including:
- Financial control;
- Employee management;
- Customer management;
- Supply control;
- Logistic distribution.
In practice, we can visualize the service of large format digital printing, for example. The ERP is able to control the costs involved with this activity, the profit, as well as information related to the customer and shipping of the printed product.
This makes it easier to have total control and management of the processes involved in the service, in addition to being able to moderate all individuals involved in production, including suppliers, employees and customers.
Normally, the ERP system has two modules: the departmental view and the segment view.
In the first, there are the accounting, financial, purchasing, billing and inventory modules, with the function of keeping the processes of each department within the same screen, facilitating observation and control.
The segment view assesses the particularity of each of the processes.
After all, a maintenance of generators, for example, has different needs than a health enterprise.
With this, it is possible to direct the efforts of each activity, taking into account the specificities of management in the different areas.
It is worth mentioning that one of the sectors that benefited the most from ERP was marketing, as the system allows to create a highly segmented and specific campaign, according to the profile of customers.
What are the advantages of the ERP system?
For this reason, more and more Brazilian enterprises are looking for solutions that involve process management.
Therefore, customized ERP software, such as those created to group information about 3D set design, appear on the market, offering even more benefits.
Among them, the following stand out:
1 - Modernization of the company
The processes inherent to the business, including the production of reports, issuance of invoices (invoices), logistical control, cash flow and campaign results are obtained in an automated manner.
This means that the ERP system is one of the most efficient automation tools on the market, being able to offer standardized documents, in a fast, dynamic and modern way.
2 - Reduction of errors
Most of the failures in companies occur due to human errors, especially when it comes to the production and generation of reports, data storage and process management.
Thus, as it is fully automated, the ERP system reduces the number of inaccuracies, avoiding rework, as well as increasing costs involved in production.
3 - Data storage security
ERP is a reference in information security, through tools for machine learning and artificial intelligence, which keeps all data encrypted.
That is, all information is inaccessible to any unauthorized person, in a process made by encryption protocols, which make the data impossible to be viewed, without an access key.
With this, it is possible to offer greater security to customers, which contributes to a good relationship with the public and, consequently, stands out before the competition.
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