ERP technology encompasses a broad range of software products and solutions, all of which are designed to make it easier for businesses to share information among employees and departments who need access to it. In most ERP software applications, data is maintained in a central database that is updated in real time and can be seen by all employees who have access. This ensures that all departments are working with the same data and eliminates the need for maintaining separate records that may have discrepancies. These are just some of the ways ERP software can help improve your business.
ERP software is a vital tool for planning and creating new products. The assistance rendered by ERP applications begins at the earliest level of product planning when it offers assistance organizing and managing customer expectations that will later go in to the creating of a product that you can be sure is marketable.
ERP software is also useful at the manufacturing level. It helps factories and manufacturing plants meet best practice requirements so employees work safely and efficiently. It also makes tracking what products are produced and which are most efficient to make easy.
Delivery and Product Orders
In the modern retail world, fast delivery and prompt response to customer orders is essential. With ERP software, all necessary departments can track orders in real time and easily respond to customer questions or issues. When prompt and accurate delivery means managing an order between several different departments, ERP software makes it easy to keep everyone on the same page.
ERP software is also useful for your business’ marketing and sales team. Since effective selling is often a collaborative effort, ERP products allow multiple employees to work on the same product. The software tracks changes and allows ideas that turned out to be dead ends to be reverted easily. Additionally, all team members can see the most recent version of he project without hunting through confusing email chains.
ERP software is the ideal tool for managing inventory. It allows users to see at a glance what products they have in stock and which they are running low on. In addition, it makes running sales metrics easy by tracking what products are selling and which are just sitting on the shelf.
Finally, ERP software can be used to keep track of financials. It is especially useful when multiple departments need to see the same financial documents without the hassle of keeping separate records.
Whatever your business needs and however you need to get organized, there are ERP software solutions by TGI that can help you and your business grow.…
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The following are five ways in which you can improve your work-from-home (WFH) experience to make things a heck of a lot sweeter!
- Know Your Company’s Policies– Working from home is one thing, but actually getting the work done is another. Obviously, if your boss trusts you enough to work from home, then he or she trusts you enough to know that you are reliable and will follow the usual business ethics to make sure that your work is done in a timely manner and in the way in which it was originally specified to you to be done. The last thing that you want to do is ruin that balance of trust with your employer, so always make sure that you go above and beyond to do your best.
- Maintain Some Semblance of a Schedule– Just because you have the luxury of working from the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep up a regular work schedule. I’m not saying that you have to work a strict 9-5 schedule; but at the same time, you don’t really want to be working in a few hours here, a couple of minutes there and then the rest of your hours in the middle of the night. Keeping a rough schedule helps to keep you organized, and it also keeps your body trained to get work done during a certain time frame. Plus- it allows you to better set your schedule for doing other things such as, I don’t know, having a social life for starters!
- Cut Out the Distractions- For me, this boils down to one of two things: my cell phone or Facebook. Whatever it is for you, get rid of it (at least while you are working). For instance, when I am hard at work, my cell phone is usually turned off or is turned to silent and placed in another room. As for the social networking sites, I usually have a schedule in front of me on one screen and my tasked work on another, which leaves very little wiggle room for social networking sites. In between work breaks, I will try to check my cell phone or relieve some of the work monotony by checking out the latest social media stuff.
- Take Breaks and Get Out- I have a tendency to work for long blocks of time, which is not good for several reasons; the main one being that when I eventually peel myself out of my chair, my back is killing me and I suddenly realize that I’m starving. Some of the tendency for those of us who work from home is to shut ourselves indoor all day until we finish every last drop of work. You don’t have to do this! Breaking up your work day is a great way to stay fresh and on point so that work doesn’t begin to drag you down. Get out and go for a walk or head to the gym or meet up with a friend for lunch and then come back to your work. Schedule breaks for yourself!
- Protect Your Computer- If you work from home, then you will no doubt want to invest in a secured internet connection to protect your wireless network. Also, make sure that you back up whatever files you are working on just in case the power goes out or there is inclement weather.
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When it comes to building a strong brand, there’s much more to think about than simply creating a logo and a slogan. Your brand isn’t just represented by the visual side of things; it’s also a whole picture of what your customers see when they think about your business, the products and services that you sell, and the type of values that you hold to. One of the biggest mistakes that business owners make when building their brand is failing to create a ‘human’ side for it, that both existing and potential customers can connect with and relate to. We’ve got some top tips to help you create a more human side for your brand.
Tip #1. Engage with Customers:
One of the main things that you’ll need to do to build a strong human brand is seriously get down to business when it comes to engaging with your customers. Today, customers don’t just want to be bombarded with information that tells them how great a product or service is; they also want to know that their favorite brands understand them, their likes and dislikes, what makes them tick, and even the problems that they face in their daily lives. One of the best ways to engage with your customers and show them that you care about much more than just their money is via social media. Here, you can talk to individual customers and share surveys and polls to find out more about them and discuss the issues that mean the most.
Tip #2. Have Strong Values:
A fancy logo and beautiful color scheme will not get you very far if your brand doesn’t uphold a strong set of values that are in line with that of their target audience. Some examples of strong, respectable values include saving money for customers and providing them with advice and solutions for various issues that they face, or even striving to support and fundraise for causes and charities that are close to your customers’ hearts. But, bear in mind that it’s not just important to have and display these values; they should be at the core of everything that your company does which will influence the customers. You can get help with this from a professional branding agency.
Tip #3. Provide Advice and Information:
A good way to look at a strong brand is as if it were a ‘friend’ of the customer; somebody who they know they can turn to when they need help with any industry-related problems or questions. Do this by creating a business blog that is regularly updated with posts, videos, images and infographics, and more that your customers can use to find real-life solutions to the issues that they face. But, don’t just share the knowledge – ask your customers for feedback so that you can determine if what you are doing is working well. Don’t forget to have a strong active presence online, so that a representative is always there to offer individual help and advice to customers who come forward with a question.
Did these tips help? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.…
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