Time to Face the Music and Start Using Lean ERP

Remember the good ol’ days when you needed giant speakers attached to a cassette player to create a proportionately huge amount of noise? Now you can do the same thing with a device that’s tinier than a driver license: Apple’s iPod. Smaller is clearly better in this case.

Get What You Need

iPod versus record player, Fishbowl BlogThis also applies to business. You don’t need to buy an ERP that is full of expensive features you don’t need yet. All of those extra features can add up to a heavy cost and, unless you’re careful, it can seriously weigh your business down.

Why bother with that headache? You’re better off using a lean yet powerful enterprise resource planning solution. Instead of getting every software feature known to man, you can start with just the tools you need, like warehouse management, barcoding, accounting and inventory management software. This way, you’re only paying for what you’ll use. As you get bigger, you have the option to add even more features, like customer relationship management (CRM), point of sale (POS), server hosting and other services.

Something Entirely New

This brings us back to the iPod analogy. An iPod lets users download new apps to make it even more useful. The device itself doesn’t change, but it can contain all sorts of new tools that allows people to listen to music, be guided as they drive, read e-books and much more. Each additional app can make it feel like a whole new product. You might even start to wonder what you ever did without it.

A flexible ERP works the same way. The same ERP can work for your business, whether your needs are big or small. And you don’t have to trade it in every few years for a newer model because you can just add more features to it until it seems like a completely new system. Pretty soon it will become an essential part of your business, saving time and money in virtually every part of your operations.

It’s time to face the music and stop using big, clunky ERPs in favor of a lean option. Click the link above to learn more.

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About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.
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