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ERP Consulting Tips: Maximize your Sage EM and Sage 300cloud Systems

Published on: Apr 12, 2017

Sage 300If you’re working with an ERP consulting firm such as IWI Consulting Group, you have access to some of the best minds in the ERP world. Your consultants want the best for you and they want your Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) or Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) system to become an integral part of your business. In order for you to really gain the maximum benefit from your ERP consulting project, these tips will help you use your system in new and innovative ways.

Build and Refine Strategic Plans

Data found in Sage ERP can be used to build, refine, and support your company’s short and long-term strategic plans. Be sure that the software chosen for your company scales with your growth and enables you to add functions and modules, as required. Sage-based software is ideal for long-term growth. There are many modules—such as HRMS, CRM, and more—that can be added to build out a bigger, better system over time.

Create Data Policies

The information derived from your ERP system is only as accurate as the data inputted into the system itself. Data policies and guidelines help set standards and expectations for how and who can enter data into the system. Choose someone on your team to become the data captain to monitor and maintain data policies and “police” the use of the system. The cleaner the data inputted into the system, the more accurate your reports will be

Workflows and Process Maps

Standard workflows and process maps take the guesswork out of procedures and enable institutional knowledge to be transferred with ease. Training, implementation, and use of Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3), Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) and other systems are easier when the information, process, and procedures are written down. Such documents can be shared quickly and easily with anyone within the company for faster onboarding, training, and orientation. They can also enhance accountability, ensuring that everyone knows who is responsible for which portion of a process.

Provide Employee Training

Don’t just send your employees into their new Sage ERP system without adequate training. Make time for training, and ensure that everyone knows how important it is to attend training. The more training you invest in, the better the use of the system, since employees will understand the many features and functions at their disposal.

Measure Return on Investment (ROI)

Once your new Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) or Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) system is in place, it’s time to assess the ROI. Identify areas where you were able to save money, time, or gain information from the system that helped you improve job functions, processes, or other aspects of your business. ROI is more than the direct return on investment. Indirect returns, such as time saved, errors avoided, and other benefits may also be included in your ROI calculations if desired.

Features of Sage ERP Software

A new ERP system such as Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) or Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) offers many features. Accounting and financial management, sales and customer management, purchasing management, business intelligent, and more are all available. If you’ve been using another package to manage your business, you’ll be amazed at what Sage ERP offers.

IWI Consulting Group: ERP Consulting and More

At IWI Consulting Group, we provide businesses and nonprofit organizations with robust ERP packages such as Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3) and Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300). With these ERP systems, you can gain business insights, manage your business more effectively, and improve efficiencies. For more information, visit IWI Consulting Group.