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Have a look at some of the ERP Blog posts we have published about accounting and ERP software in South Africa and globally. 
This is where we share news, tips, and useful insights that could change your business for the good.
  • Those at the start of their accounting journey are at the level of CFO 1.0. This is the traditional model of the Chief Financial Officer, who would keep track of cash flow and financial planning as we

  • Businesses face many external challenges such as increased competition for funding, economic shifts creating more or less demand for products/services, and shifts in compliance with changing governmen

  • Your payroll may have been simple to manage back when your business was tiny. The humble beginnings when it was just you as the manager of everything, your son did the sales plus deliveries, and your

  • We can all agree that times have changed. Change is inevitable. What differentiates a successful business from the rest is how well they adapt to the change. Top challenges such as hiring and retainin

  • How businesses respond today during times of crisis is determines how they will move forward in the future. Even in times of uncertainty, the more prepared you are, the quicker your recovery will be t

  • It takes 2 to 5 people about a week to close the books in most businesses. It results in delays when accessing vital information to guide the business' direction. Simply saving a manually updated spre

  • The C-suite no longer needs convincing that we are in the age of all things digital. Be it sales or the delivery channels. It was only a matter of time that we got to where we currently are. The pande

  • Managing suppliers, acquiring goods, and shipping them to customers is a scramble on its own. Compounding that with inefficiencies of disparate systems and error-prone manual entries is a recipe for d

  • Remote work requires more than just ensuring your team has access to a laptop and wifi at home. It means substituting all your in-person processes with digital solutions. HR departments are overwhelme

  • We'd all love to avoid those awkward calls to clients following up on payments. It's a delicate balance between maintaining great customer relations and ensuring that they are prompted to settle their

  • Convenience is not a luxury but a necessity. As the pace of business continues to increase, you can no longer afford to waste time doing manual repetitive tasks. When your business was smaller, it may

  • Since we're in the age of the POPI Act, the saying has changed. From "The customer is always right," to make sure "the customer's information is always right." Sensitive times are ahead, so it is key

  • Inventory management ensures that you have the right items at the right place when you need them. For product-reliant companies, inventory control can make or break efficiency, customer satisfaction,

  • Still wasting valuable time doing financial budgeting on spreadsheets? It's 2021, to achieve your business goals, you need a financial budgeting and planning system that is effective, collaborative, a

  • What's more important, a rearview mirror or a windscreen? It depends on where you're going and what you're trying to see. The same applies to your accounting system. Not only do you need line of sight

  • How do you know you need a more robust solution? In this guide, we discuss signs that your accounting system is limiting you.

  • How do you know you need a more robust solution? In this guide, we discuss signs that your accounting system is limiting you.

  • By taking advantage of enterprise solutions that consolidate your data into one centralized platform, you avoid the challenges that go hand-in-hand with disparate systems. In this guide, we discuss th

  • Let's be honest. Nobody enjoys staring at excel spreadsheets and manually capturing data for days on end. Taking a static approach to a dynamic process is inefficient. You are constantly transacting,

  • The role of the plant manager is multi-dimensional. Efficiently managing people, equipment, and materials is crucial in ensuring you get your finished goods in the customer's hands. Having the correct

  • Are you still monitoring your business sales activities manually on a spreadsheet? What view do you have of your sales funnels? How do you manage follow-ups, communications, and support cases? If thes

  • A business is only as good as the systems it uses to run its operations. At some point, having multiple licenses for disparate software systems not only becomes expensive but also limits the organizat

  • Could you imagine doing groceries without a shopping list? You might miss a few items, and it's a lot harder to track whether you have everything you need. A bill of materials is like your recipe and

  • The world can no longer afford to carry any more waste. Ecofriendly is no longer just a buzzword but a moral obligation. Regardless of the industry you serve, a serial number and lot tracking system t

  • Not all distribution management systems are made equal. At face value, it may seem like most distribution management systems are the same. However, it's not about what the system can do, but rather ab

  • Job costing & process costing. What is the difference? Four elements differentiate the two. The uniqueness of the product, the size of the job, record keeping, and customer billing. Confused? In this

  • Nobody enjoys doing the same thing over and over again. Not only is it boring, but it also wastes too much time. There are two key benefits of automating routine manual processes. Firstly, you free up

  • Forecasts. Using insights from what happened yesterday to make predictions that guide the decisions made for tomorrow. The quality of those decisions is dependent on the quality of the data you rely o

  • It makes no difference whether you call it stock or inventory. However, it is key to understand the different types of stock/inventory. As well as the difference between inventory management and inven

  • So, you've had the feeling that you may have outgrown your current accounting system and are looking to change to a more capable solution? Whether it's due to the need to track multiple business units

  • What do you spend most of your time doing? Compiling your reports or interrogating them? Without the correct systems in place, you might find yourself working in your business instead of working on yo

  • A call comes in from a prospective customer who then speaks to your sales staff about a promotion they saw. The sales team loads the customer onto a CRM system. When it's time to send a quote, they th

  • How is your business keeping up with the "new normal"? Between the need for systems that allow your team to work remotely and shifting business models, collaboration lies at the heart of improving you

  • Several common financial management challenges are overcome through Enterprise Resource Planning systems. A solution that offers a full range of accounting functions like general ledger, accounts paya

  • The first step to creating and managing a robust fixed assets register is by investing in a complete fixed asset management system. By eliminating manually managed spreadsheets, you reduce the risk of

  • For businesses to survive in the modern digital ecosystem, customer-centricity is crucial. Nothing weighs down your customer service more than order processes that take too long for the increasingly i

  • Do you spend a lot of time compiling and formatting reports? Retrospective reports are for damage control. The purpose of reporting is to allow you to make smarter, more proactive decisions. This requ

  • How does your month-end close look? Do you find yourself scrambling to balance the books at the last minute while trying to compile timesheets, assess the progress of projects, and issue invoices manu

  • Getting things done is great. But, getting things done in a manner that your customers, staff, and management will enjoy is priceless. By prioritizing return on experience (ROX), you can eliminate def

  • Transportation and logistics have always been the backbone of many businesses, regardless of the industry within which you operate. Whether it's transporting inventory to and from your warehouses or m

  • Every rand you save through your purchasing system goes directly to your company's bottom line. Through accurate demand forecasting, better supplier discounts, and group-level purchasing, ERP software

  • One of the first systems many small businesses invest in is accounting software. We generally start off conducting other operational tasks such as inventory management and customer relations manually.

  • Optimizing your cash flow allows you to eliminate late payment issues, decreasing margins, and taking on loans to cover monthly expenses. A cash management system empowers you with a complete understa

  • The quicker you convert the inventory in your warehouse into accessible cash, the better. Optimizing inventory enables you to improve your inventory turnover without compromising stock availability. I

  • Cut out the guesswork and avoid the risk of turning customers back due to stock-outs. As a modern supply chain professional, it is crucial to leverage the power of digital tools to guide you in creati

  • Is your business operating at its highest potential? ERP software offers the ability to combine historical and current data to bring forward a clear picture of your organization's financial health, pr

  • A key indicator of how well your company's operations are performing is the Return on Assets(ROA). In delivering consistent profitability, it is crucial to track your ROA and continuously strive to im

  • What is a business without profit? The primary objective for businesses of any size is profitability. ERP solutions provide you with a full view of your business financials, allowing you to spot oppor

  • Getting that email from a customer requesting changes to the scope or direction of a project can be stressful. Many a time, change requests affect the project timeline and budget. Some changes may eve

  • As your business grows, so do your accounting requirements. It may be easy to realize that you have outgrown manually tracking your business' finances on Excel. It's a little harder to accept that you

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