When was the last time you made an investment for your company that tripled the size of your business? How long has it been since you’ve seen a significant reduction in the time that it takes to complete your day-to-day business operations? If you haven’t seen a positive change in company growth or an improvement in your processes in the last 3-5 years from your ERP software, it’s time for things to change.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. If we remain in a state of stagnant growth, yet take no action for a different course, how are things ever going to change for the better?
In the ever evolving world of technology, you can most certainly guarantee that there has been some significant improvement in the devices you use, the programs that run on them, or the speed at which they operate since your last investment. My flip phone from 5 years ago would be a dinosaur compared to today’s latest iPhone 5.
The same rings true for your ERP software.
In the cell phone world, you take an upgrade every 2 years. When your upgrade day is drawing near, you pick out and research 2-3 devices, weigh the options, features, and price, and then make a selection. Each time you do, you are knowingly investing in a faster, leaner, and more capable device to help you achieve your day-to-day operations more efficiently.
American Crane decided to make an investment in a new ERP software system 8 years ago. Since making the change to JOBSCOPE manufacturing ERP software, American Crane has experienced 333% company growth, with only 66% employee growth – growing from a $15M company to a $50M company. Making employees more efficient was a significant factor in allowing such growth to take place. Previously, it was taking 2 weeks for year-end inventory reconciliation. Now, American Crane is able to execute the same process in less than 36 hours.
American Crane knew they had a superior product and a highly skilled workforce, but needed the right ERP software to help them operate more efficiently and nimbly. Ultimately, they chose a system that was able to adapt and grow with their business, to take their company to the next echelon of crane providers. With this new software in place, American Crane secured its largest contract in company history – building the cranes for the new Boeing Dreamliner manufacturing facility in Charleston, SC.
When was the last time you made an upgrade your ERP software? Has it been over 3-5 years? Are you stuck with old flip phone functionality? Sign up to view a demo of JOBSCOPE manufacturing ERP software and find out. There are several new features and functionality available that are sure to increase your productivity and benefit your bottom line. You can even run several ERP software modules (CRM, Reporting, Inspections, etc.) right from your smartphone.