You need more than just accounting software

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been around for a while; yet there is still the understanding that they share the same features as accounting systems. Further to that understanding, many companies believe that if their books are in order there is no need for an ERP solution.

 

But, Dennis Marketos, Managing Director of Bluekey Software Solutions, the SAP Business One ERP solution specialists and most successful SAP Business One Partner in Africa, says that even though accounting is core to all businesses, it is not what differentiates it from competitors or makes them superior.

 

“Without systems and business functions that are integrated, accounting software only offers reactive reporting and insights. But, there are so many other factors, besides what happened in the past, that influence the future and direction of your business.”

 

“Accounting software is not able to help you to do product forecasts, reduce stock handling and optimise stock levels, keep goods flowing or improve stock management. Nor will it allow you to set up business rules that prevent stock from being sold or shipped at the wrong price or to customers who owe you more than 90 days; or ensure that managers are alerted to operational exceptions.”

 

Marketos believes that ERP solutions are becoming a competitive necessity for companies of all sizes.

 

“We were impressed from day one” says Tienie Jordaan, Financial Director, Coopers Environmental Science, “whereas I previously had to spend hours compiling spreadsheets to reflect sales budgets versus actuals—fifteen spreadsheets per month—all I now have to do now is click one botton and the reports and required insights are delivered.”

 

SAP Business One is an integrated, affordable, easy-to-use enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers businesses more than just an accounting system and is designed specifically for small and midsize businesses (SME’s). It enables you to manage by exception and focus on growing your business with up to date business insights and intelligence so you can better service your customers and be a more profitable business. Read more

 

“SAP Business One is far more cost effective than we were led to believe. It has surprisingly low on-going costs. It was cheaper than the competitors and far easier to implement,”  concludes Thomas Sage, Financial Director of Interlogix.

 

About Bluekey

Bluekey Software Solutions specialises in making SME’s best-run businesses through the sales, implementation, and support of SAP Business One throughout Africa. Bluekey is headquartered in Johannesburg and has branches in Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Bluekey is Africa’s largest and most awarded SAP Business One partner, a SAP-certified Gold Partner and SAP Business One partner of the year 7 years in a row (2005-2011), and SAP EMEA Pinnacle Award winner.

For more information about Bluekey Software Solutions contact:

Craig Johnston | 021 685 7000 | cj@bluekey.co.za

 

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