The wide-scale emergence and adoption of ERP solutions throughout the global business community was, with hindsight, a significant turning point for many of today's organizations. Indeed, users of any ERP application will openly testify that without this application their business would struggle to keep up with the commercial and regulatory forces that surround and govern their day-to-day operations.
Yet, ERP professionals will also readily concede that there are a number of inherent problems with ERP applications. Yes, ERP solutions have delivered greater visibility of critical information like stock levels, order processing, cost centers or distribution schedules, whilst providing the functionality to formalize and process business transactions, but they still remain user-driven, departmentalized in their focus and disconnected from external business events.
Business Process Management Software resolves these problems by transforming static, user-driven ERP applications into powerful solutions that have the capability to automate virtually any business process.
Popular business processes ERP Professionals have automated include:
- Credit Control Procedures
- Provision of Company KPI's
- Monitoring of and Reporting on Stock Levels
- Financial Reports
- Supplier Quotation Requests
- Sales Reports