Anyone familiar with ERP systems and their unique ability to customize your business operation can tell you that there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” approach in the ERP world. As varied as the hairstyles and neckties in business offices across the country, your business has specific needs and data requirements that only a team of skilled software developers can address.
If you’re in the market for ERP implementation, make sure your provider has the ability to rapidly add, subtract and tweak as you go through the process of customization. As the saying goes, “time is money,” and you don’t want to waste yours on on frustratingly slow adaptation. Read on to learn about the role of software developers and how they contribute meaningfully to the modifications, integrations, and applications of ERP within your business.
A smooth process, thanks to skilled software developers
Have you ever been a part of a major software overhaul? Whether as an employee impacted by the change, or as one taking part in creating the change, most changes to software create a bit of chaos and confusion — at least in the beginning. The goal of a good software developer will be to minimize the upset as much as possible.
While ERP implementation does require an eagle-eye for detail and a commitment of time, the ability to customize your data will open new doors for you and your business. And with your own system ready to go, the IT teams and systems administrators housed within your operation will have the ability to assume the majority of needed maintenance. In the long run, this is the goal of software developers; to create a user-friendly, efficient, and cost-effective option for gathering and interpreting data, in the way that makes sense for your business.
Making an ERP system uniquely ‘yours’
Before you can enjoy the magical glow of data harvesting in real time, it’s important to make sure your ERP system is running exactly as it should. Tweaks and adjustments will happen as the process rolls along, through the following three ways:
- Modifications. Once the initial kinks of a new or updated ERP system are worked out, you may begin to identify the exact areas you’d like modified. Perhaps to improve accountability, or to pin down exactly what is happening with your latest ad campaign, software developers will use a variety of programming languages to enable your system to do just what you want it to do.
- Integrations. Once an ERP system is established, additional plug-ins and add-ons can be an exciting use of technology to improve (or create) automation, communication channels, data collection, and so much more.
- New applications. Take a look around at any Starbucks cafe or light rail commuter train. What do you notice about what your fellow coffee drinkers and commuters are doing? Chances are, it involves a mobile application and a smart device. If your company hasn’t yet staked its mobile presence, it’s definitely time to do so. Mobile applications are the way most clients connect and communicate with businesses nowadays. Software developers are busy building countless applications for iOS and Android operating systems, and they’re ready to do the same for you.
With these three customizations in place, your ERP system is now uniquely yours. The development process will ensure that it stays that way, through defining your specific coding requirements, writing and testing with software developers to inspect every line of code and eliminate any flaws or glitches, and completing test runs and final adjustments as needed. This is an exciting time for your company! The final step of the process — implementation — is the moment you’ve been waiting for, the proverbial “finish line”!
Are you ready to get started?
If your business is in need of software developers in Cottonwood Heights Utah, look no further than Premier Computing. We are a local company serving the Wasatch Front, with over 25 years of software development and implementation experience. Our teams have proudly completed over 50 software development projects, and we’re ready to take on yours! Reach out today!