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Sage 100: From ERP to Business Management Software

March 21, 2016

 

What is Business Management Software?

 

Business Management Software provides you with the ability to manage and implement all policies, practices, processes, procedures, and guidelines that are necessary and required for the successful running of your business. Since business management is so diverse, it has the ability to tailor to your specific business operations and allows you to customize and manage your business in a number of different ways. Ways in which an ERP system would be limited to, given it’s only a single tier of business management software.

 

Why the transition from ERP to Business Management?

 

Sage cares about the success of their customers. Their focus is on giving customers the freedom, confidence, and control they need to achieve their business ambitions with the Sage solution that works best for them. Since ERP is just one component of a business management solution, Sage has redefined its software to indicate its refocus on giving customers more. Below we’ve included some examples of the difference to further explain this switch:

  1. ERP’s may result in unnecessary increased costs for small-medium businesses, while business management systems are tailored to fit the needs of small-medium businesses at an affordable cost

  2. Business management software allow for more accessible reporting and simplistic implementation

  3. Business management software gives you more control and flexibility over how it works with your specific business processes

So what does this all mean for you?

 

1. ERP’s may result in unnecessary increased costs for small-medium businesses, while business management systems are tailored to fit the needs of small-medium businesses at an affordable cost

 

Sage has decided to refocus its current ERP software as business management software, as this enables small and medium sized businesses to get the business solutions they need, without the unnecessary costs. A lot of large corporations implement an ERP system as the backbone of their company, resulting in ERP’s costing a good chunk of money, since the ERP manages companies on such a large scale. However, if small or medium businesses were to implement an ERP system, they may be paying for more than their business needs. Sage 100 wants smaller businesses to be able to customize their business needs into a Sage solution that best suits their business. As a result, your business will only be paying for solutions that you actually need. Unlike an ERP where a smaller business would have to tailor itself to fit the solutions provided, business management systems tailor to fit what your business needs fixed. Sage can address a variety of issues your business may be facing fromaving manual data entry and sifting through piles of paperwork to improving efficiency and productivity by eliminating paper with Sage’s Paperless Office module .

 

2. Business management systems allow for more accessible reporting and simplistic implementation

 

Business management software is typically relatively simple to implement and Sage software follows suite with its effortless installation and implementation process. Part of the ease of implementation of Sage for customers comes from Sage’s utilization of its resellers and consultants around the world. By allowing a Sage 100 partner, like ICS, to handle your installation and implementation process you are given someone to help guide you through the process and ensure a successful impleme