Investing in ERP and technology, is a smart investment in the future success of your business. It could be said that to succeed a business must not only keep pace with technology, but also fully embrace the opportunities it can deliver. A business will thrive if it is agile, able to adapt to change. It will also be informed to make accurate strategic decisions if it benefits from ‘ready information’. A business will also be more efficient if many of its processes are automated and precise. Simply put, many companies fail to embrace technology and either stagnate, collapse or get taken over by competitors that have outgrown them.
Read the full version of the following article from our technology partner Greentree.
Cost of Uncertainty
But it’s not just the business cost of not keeping up, there is also a very real financial cost if the technology that is meant to support your business fails to do its job.
So as the pace of technological change is getting faster, the cost of standing still as a risk-averting tactic is potentially getting more expensive. No business can focus on a growth strategy if you can’t get the information you need to make robust decisions. Nor can you act with confidence if you can’t be certain that growing your volume of business activity isn’t going to send your software systems crashing around your ears.
Far too many customers paint a picture of life before Greentree that supports these assertions.
While today the answer of moving to a new technology platform seems obvious, it often takes some significant event or change in the business to force a move. Basically it gets to the point where staying where you are, with the outdated business management systems you’ve got, is a lot more scary and uncertain, than making a change.
Growth through Intelligence
But for those that do embrace change, the benefits are significant. And if you get the mix of technology, business intelligence, operational intelligence and resources right – then you’ve got a very definite opportunity for successful growth.
Greentree ERP can help deliver the benefits of operational intelligence: manual tasks being automated, the freeing up of staff to focus on more important (and stimulating) work, reducing administration costs, and giving management more time to concentrate on growth strategy.
In addition, Greentree’s BI module delivers the information needed to make those critical strategic decisions; where to invest capital, how to identify new markets or disconnect from those that were no longer profitable.
The benefits of embracing technology in this way are widespread.
It is having confidence that your technology is in sync with your economic growth that enables you to not only plan effectively, but to act on those plans. If you’re constantly putting out fires with your existing customers or are one of the many experiencing an IT incident each week, then your growth plans are likely to be on permanent hold.
GT Business and Greentree have worked with countless numbers of customers that have matched technological confidence with business growth. That gives a clear indication to suggest that at the very least we should be part of the conversation for anyone that is looking to ensure their growth plans are in-synch with a technology platform that can support them. Invest in ERP – Invest in Success!
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