Gone are the days when eCommerce meant simply setting up a website as a virtual billboard; presenting static information about your business's brick-and-mortar existence. Today, an eCommerce-optimized presence on the Internet is a billboard and also a welcome mat, a catalog, a shopping cart, a payment processing system, a merchandise returns authorizer, and an assessor of customer satisfaction. Companies truly interested in succeeding on-line must merge all of these purposes into what feels like a robust but seamless experience for visitors to the 'storefront'. Behind the scenes, integration means that fulfillment of secured orders will be completed quickly and effectively, including allocation, picking, packing, shipping, billing, and collection.
Here at Bennett/Porter, experience has taught us that businesses recognizing the necessity of Enterprise Resource Planning system software are also clear-eyed enough to understand that ERP implementations can be incredibly challenging events for even the most organized company. The most forward-thinking ones frequently take this understanding into the realm of action by asking a couple essential questions. Who is best-suited to do the heavy lifting? Who can make the process a smooth and successful endeavor? The answer is: the project champion.
Only 30% of small and mid-sized businesses are employing a ‘progressive’ technology strategy. However, those businesses that were able to ‘figure it out’ reaped the rewards—fueling growth, streamlining business processes, controlling costs, and more. Does your business match the characteristics of a progressive business?
How does your business technology stack up to your competitor’s? Are their systems integrated? Do they use systems with modern order entry techniques (online)? Can they promise and meet delivery dates? Do you know how much you should be spending on technology compared to your competition?
It’s been said that good leaders are good readers. How do you position yourself for success in leadership without learning from those who have gone before you?
Are you ready to take your business to the next level? In a quickly changing market, you need technology that supports your business goals. In this one-page guide, we share with you the basics of becoming a “smart-up,” going beyond business as usual to brace for growth and position yourself for the next phase—scaling.
We first published this customer success story on Acumatica's blog back in December. Since then, we've been privileged enough to share in the triumphs of even more customers who - like Sierra Pacific Crafts - have worked with us to implement Acumatica ERP so that they might serve their customers better than they ever thought possible.
Sierra Pacific Crafts had a problem familiar to many growing businesses. Their need for information was evolving, but their data control and manipulation tools were stagnant. Ten years ago, this member-owned cooperative that serves over 60 independent stores was operating on divided systems. They managed their financials in Sage Peachtree while tracking thousands of inventory items on a cluster of sophisticated – though increasingly cumbersome – spreadsheets and Access databases.