Odoo ERP Will Help Grow Your Business
Company growth is the utmost goal for any business when starting out. For some, this happens slowly and over a long period of time, whilst others may experience rapid growth early on their business journey.
With this growth comes added business complexities that most introductory systems and the manual process cannot handle. Without clear processes and business software in place, over time this growth can be adverse to company health which may lead to manpower burnout and lost sales as the company struggles to keep up with demand.
This is where Odoo ERP comes into play.
Automates processes across departments
Odoo ERP as a whole is designed as an all-in-one solution to manage business processes across multiple departments. Information is stored in a single database which eliminates the need for integration of multiple standalone solutions. As a business grows, higher transaction volume means more sales orders to process, more inventory to pick, pack and ship and more customer accounts to manage. This can often leave employees stuck managing multiple disparate systems, which means they’re no longer able to focus on the core of the business and selling product. Odoo ERP provides functionality to manage these processes from within one system, without the need to hire and train additional staff.
Enables integration with multiple sales channels
Business growth is often a result of the addition of multiple sales channels. Perhaps you’ve set up an eCommerce site or have started to sell product through marketplaces such as ZoomTanzania. Maybe you’ve landed an account with a large big-box retailer who requires that you communicate order information through EDI, or maybe you have decided to start selling product through an outside sales team or at Shops. Either way, with Odoo ERP, each additional sales channel that you add and the associated tools and applications can be easily integrated into your existing system. This means that inventory and sales information is synced and operates across all sales channels. No need to find a new solution every time you want to add a new sales channel.
Allows businesses to easily scale
It is inevitable that as a business grows, processes will change. Odoo ERP is designed to scale with the company growth, It also provides functionality that can either be installed from its Apps list or added on down the road. If you want to open another warehouse location or start selling to other regions, this right solution will provide advanced functionality for managing these processes. Things like warehouse transfers, stock control, multi-company and landed cost tracking allows you to sell more product to more customers, without the need to hire additional staff to manually manage spreadsheets of information.
Once you’ve made the decision to implement ERP software as part of your strategy for managing company growth, it is important to keep in mind several factors:
⦁ Implementations don’t happen overnight. We will schedule implementations around available resources and therefore if there is a particular time-frame that would be best, it is important to keep it in mind. Even though it can be difficult to dedicate the time on finding and implementing a solution when you’re busy dealing with rapid growth, it is better to do things right than fast, as ERP will be able to grow with your company for years to come.
⦁ Understanding Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) - Phrase that captures the idea that there are other costs in a software acquisition besides the initial purchase price. Annual maintenance fees, licensing fees, expected upgrade frequencies, special consulting services, and hardware costs, of which these are a few (not all of the additional costs) that accumulate over the life of a software purchase.
⦁ You don’t need all the bells and whistles up front – even basic software functionality will allow you to save time and automate processes out-of-the-box. Select an ERP that allows you to add functionality as your business continues to grow.
Singo Africa Limited is here to ensure everything goes well and your investments in automation bring positive and very stunning results toward your company growth. We assure you Odoo ERP considering the aforementioned factors and much more than that. Choose wisely and start realizing the fruits of your decision by growing your business with Odoo.