Whether you’re considering purchasing a company-wide information system (ERP), migrating from an existing system to something new, or just need to get more data out of your current IT solution, we can help. Since understanding what’s happening is a key part of making good decisions, ensuring that you’re getting the right data in an easy to understand format is mission critical.
Whether your accounting is in QuickBooks or an integrated system such as Microsoft Dynamics or SAP, the ability to quickly access the data you need in an understandable format is crucial. Your system should offer the ability to compare budget vs. actuals, year-on-year sales, and to monitor other key financial indicators such as inventory levels and days sales outstanding, so that you can keep an eye on the factors that help your business succeed.
Order processing systems
Although IT is often seen as a finance issue, many other mission-critical activities can (or should) benefit from standardization and automation. Order processing systems, which track client orders from PO through delivery, can increase efficiency and accuracy at high volumes. Bar code tracking for finished products can also facilitate inventory and ensure quality controls, such as the physical separation of non-conforming products.
Tracking the production process can also become important, particularly in industries like medical or automotive, where product component traceability is required. Understanding which batches of raw materials are contained in which finished products is also important in the case of a recall due to production error. Production data regarding waste and efficiency (of both materials and time) can also be used to improve processes and, thereby, profitability.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system integrates these (and often other) functions into a single system. The decision to consolidate all of your data in one place seems logical, but can become very disruptive to day-to-day operations if not well-planned and taken in phases. It’s crucial to ensure that the benefits of a fully integrated system outweigh the difficulties of implementation, and that the data and processes to be included are already well-defined.
Venture Advisors has worked on the gamut of systems issues, from transfers between accounting systems, to custom system development, to multi-year, multi-site ERP implementation. Unlike other IT consultants, we don’t have a product to sell, or a vested interest in one product over another. We simply want to make sure that all your technology gives you reliable results without constant intervention.
Because the technology should work for you, not the other way around. Contact us today for a free consultation!