Running a regional or global business can be a challenge, to put it lightly. You simply can’t be everywhere at once or travel to each location often enough to see, first-hand, how each location is functioning. The next best thing to cloning yourself is to implement a single, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can deliver data for each location directly to your desktop.
Since you can’t be everywhere at once, you need a business management solution that can bring locational information to you. Many regional and global businesses are turning to a more robust ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics® AX, that offers an easy, efficient, and affordable way to stay on top of multiple locations. Whether you have several offices, stores, or warehouses, you can deploy the same ERP solution at each location, strengthening communication and collaboration. Individual locations can maintain separate financial general ledgers and transactions, and you can connect that data with a corporate-wide general ledger. By connecting each of your business locations, you will be able to see how each location is functioning and how their activities affect the corporation as a whole.
With Microsoft Dynamics AX, all of your critical business data and details can be found on your RoleTailored dashboard, on your computer screen. If you are a sales director, for example, you can monitor sales by individual, location, region, as well as overall sales, in real time. Financial managers can track departmental or corporate budgets and can compare proposed budgets against actual spending. Procurement or inventory managers can also keep an eye on product and inventory levels at each location, as well as have overall figures. They can use their real-time data to get closer to that target of having just enough inventory to satisfy demand without overbuying or risking stock-outs. Integrating all of your teams with a single, comprehensive business management solution drives an economy of scale that can’t be matched by specialty software or spreadsheets.
You can’t be everywhere at once, but your software can and it can deliver to you the data you need to efficiently manage multiple business locations. In addition, Microsoft Dynamics AX can streamline multi-country currency and regulatory requirements if your operations expand into high growth areas, such as Brazil, China, and India. Contact Kraft Enterprise Systems for more information about using a robust ERP solution to manage multiple locations with speed and efficiency.
By Kraft Enterprise Systems, LLC, a Microsoft ERP Partner out of Tennessee