How does your organization handle change? No matter how we handle it, no matter how we wish it would go away, change happens. Just when you think everything is going according to plan, you get a new competitor, or a different regulation is passed, or your customer demands a new product. In fact, change is necessary in order to grow revenue and profitability. This makes managing change well critical to your company’s success. Integrated Sage 100 mobile technology can make the task of managing change a little easier.
Integrated Sage 100 mobile technology can help you manage change.
Your warehouse management and enterprise software should help you manage change rather than impede change. A big part of that response is whether your system can quickly adapt to change and even help you adjust easily. Technology should provide you with the flexibility and adaptability you need to respond to rapid change in global trade and competition. Your systems should allow you to do business without geographic or functional constraints while being more efficient and reducing costs.
6 key qualities that systems must have to support change:
- Flexible implementation:
Businesses need to be far more flexible in responding to changing environments. Fast response to customer needs and changing market demand are all essential to effective operations and business success. Autonomous production and operations units might be scattered geographically, but working within one common system.
Your warehouse management and enterprise software need to support changes in strategies, regulations, and market dynamics. They should be easily configured with modules and updated regularly. They should offer multiple deployment options including mobility that can be rapidly implemented in order to meet the fast-paced changes in the marketplace.
- Efficient and automated processes:
Manufacturing and warehousing businesses need to streamline operations for growth. Configured correctly, an ERP can lower administrative, operating, and inventory costs. Your system needs to accommodate new technology geared toward process efficiency. It needs to support end-to-end business processes from order to billing. It will help you maintain control even as you distribute processes and decision-making and eliminate overhead.
- Real-time analysis of information:
Businesses need real-time access to information that enables decision-making. A quality warehouse management system should allow you to respond quickly to unexpected situations whether those are internal or external. It should process data in a timely manner to control operations, make decisions and communicate. With data in the right hands, the business can be flatter and more agile.
The problem that arises in an information-rich marketplace, is that managers are bombarded with data continually. Instead of being burdened with too much of the wrong kind of information, they need data that is specific to the tasks they perform and the decisions they make.
- Collaborative processes:
Companies need to implement collaborative processes across departments, suppliers, and customers. In order to effectively and rapidly react to change, functional silos need to be eliminated. Success and failure in one function affects activities in other functions. Sage software enables cross-functional collaboration using common data and processes. Integrated with Scanco Sage 100 mobile applications, it facilitates communication by being easy to use and accessible anywhere, anytime.
- Coordinated global operations:
Even small businesses need to support global operations whether it is international sales or outsourced productions. Your warehouse management system integrated with your ERP should enhance communication, promote collaboration, distribute information, and facilitate e-commerce supporting multiple geographies, languages, and currencies. With the right ERP, you can reduce the costs and complexity of doing business globally.
- Strong customer relationship management:
Your warehousing operations need to become customer-centric. Your business isn’t the only one that is changing rapidly; your customers’ businesses are changing as well. You can’t assume that what works today will work tomorrow. Instead you need to put a system in place to be responsive the changes in customer needs. Scanco Sales and Scanco Service for Sage 100 offer mobile capabilities that help you manage your customer interactions.
In addition to technology, you need the right vendor to support change.
Not only do you need the right technology, but you need the right vendor to support change. Your vendor should offer products and services that will help you continuously innovate and improve in order to compete in a rapidly changing marketplace. Scanco offers the latest in mobile and cloud technology for your warehouse, sales, or field service functions.
Scanco Service is a Sage 100 mobile app that allows your field service team to be fully responsive to the customer. Scanco Warehouse is a warehouse management system for Sage 100 that provides accurate inventory levels, improved ship time and decreased errors. Scanco Sales is a Sage 100 mobile, cloud-based, SaaS package that automates your sales process. If you need a system that will help you take control of a changing environment, contact us today.