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Seidor Africa - 9 Steps to take to successfully implement an integrated business management system
What are your business goals and objectives? An important question in the move from accounting to an ERP system Knowing where you want to go is a key step in finding the right business management system to get you there. Running a changing business can feel like a juggling act. During the early days, you can keep up with the basic paperwork and reports using an accounting system and still find time to manage staff and client relationships well. However,
Moving from accounting software to an ERP (integrated business management system) is a considerable expense for any SME and the cost versus value equation is one that any business owner will prioritise when making the decision. As each business has specific needs and requirements as well as costs they are carrying due to inefficiencies, the first priority is to get expert advice from a business partner who takes the time to listen and understand your business needs. Their experience will
It is vital to understand how many users you need to run an effective ERP system as this will determine how your system is set up as well as the capital and running costs of this investment in the digital transformation of your business. Modern business management solutions for small to medium-sized businesses Globalisation and rapid advances in technology have made it possible for small business professionals to travel further to find and service new customers. The competition is
Real-time business reporting is essential for survival in the digital age. If you still don’t have an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in place, generating reports can be extremely time consuming and tedious. In the past, manual reporting, with the inevitability of human error, meant that many businesses wasted precious time and money generating inaccurate reports. Of course, today with the transition to an integrated business management system, or ERP system, businesses of all sizes can generate up-to-the-minute reports with
In the world of COVID-19 with Seidor Africa
The world is facing a level of crisis that we have not seen for generations. Countries are in lockdown and individuals, businesses and governments are learning to adapt daily to changing circumstances. It’s impossible to predict the long-term effects of COVID-19 but worldwide people are feeling the effects, and businesses and economies are wondering about the long-term impact. Planning for South Africa’s lockdown had to happen rapidly and many critical decisions, with far reaching repercussions, had to be made really
It’s Not Too Late To Adapt! Zambia’s lockdown, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has radically highlighted that SMEs need access to accurate information and robust systems. The impact of the pandemic on SME’s has already had far reaching implications and many sectors have found that they are not prepared for remote working. While businesses offering essential services are allowed to have teams operating on site during lockdown, this doesn’t mean that non-essential businesses need to halt all
SAP Business One
The transportation and logistics industry in Africa is one of the most challenging business environments to operate in. Constantly evolving, African transport and logistics are driven to change not only by increased competition and obligatory adherence to changing regulatory requirements but also by the opening of borders and the erosion of trade barriers. Requiring continuous monitoring and attention, businesses in this industry are increasingly benefiting from the impact of digital transformation as it continues to drive change and greater returns.
It’s no secret that transport in Zambia can be a challenge to doing business – but using well-designed software can help to cut costs and journey times, and boost profitability of transport businesses. Zambia’s transport costs are notoriously high, accounting for up to 60% of the cost of some commodities. There are several reasons for this: high fuel prices, long waits at border control points, bad driving habits and poor vehicle maintenance all contribute to the cost. Understanding the true cost of your transportation business