Jim 2® Business Engine: ERP Software for Your Australian Business
Consolidate your business operations in the Jim2® Business Engine software package and watch your business reap the benefits
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) refers to a business management solution that integrates most functions of a business, including quoting, planning, manufacturing, sales, and marketing. It also covers activities like stock control, order tracking, customer service, finance and staff. Installed and implemented properly, quality ERP software will earn its keep
in terms of ROI (Return on Investment). Quite often you will recoup the cost of your Small Business ERP
software within the
first 6-12 months.
Workflow lets you and your staff get it right the first time
An ERP system uses a concept called ‘workflow
’. Quite simply, this means 'doing things in the correct order'. Having workflow built into your ERP system is like having a quality control system
. Once you have established the right way to conduct all aspects of your business, you can build these steps (or processes) into the system. Example: With an ERP system like Jim2®
Business Engine, once a job is finished and all stock has been added (stock can be service labour, parts, etc), that job cannot be closed until it is invoiced. Makes sense right? No point doing the job and not getting paid... however this does actually happen – we’ve seen it. ERP is a system for doing business the right way
Using Small Business ERP software saves you money on administration
Administration and other functions within a business often perform the same task over and over again. As a business expands, these tasks also increase. As you can see, there’s a problem here. Simply throwing more staff at this problem is a costly and complicated way to approach this type of issue. You’re probably familiar with the term ‘growing pains’. ERP systems seek to automate as many of these tasks as possible
and relieve this type of business pain.
ERP keeps your administration lean and your costs down
. By changing a manual process into an automated electronic process, an ERP system can save literally hundreds of hours per year in administration. That, in turn, means saving thousands of dollars.
Serial Number Tracking – Control your stock and your jobs
Another big saving ERP can bring your business is in warranty and service tracking. With a system like Jim2®
, you have an impressive search
function (exactly like a Google search) where you can quickly find accurate history on each individual stock item by serial number, to what specific purchase order, supplier and date you received the stock, to whom you sold the stock and when. In fact you can track all components of your product
and the finished product itself very easily.
ERP has proper 'Big Business' REPORTING – essential for any size business
ERP systems let you customise your reports
so you see exactly what you need to. ERP produces reports with data you can rely on
, not just ‘hope that it’s right’. ERP also allows true stock control
and true costing (as opposed to average costing as many entry level accounting products report).
There are numerous advantages of the type of reports you can extract from a good ERP system.
Here are some examples:
- Job Costing Reports
- Profitability Reports
- Project Profit
- Contract Profit
- Job Profit
- Labour Daily Report (which can be used for actual vs. billed labour – see Point 1 above)
- Actual Time Reporting
ERP is flexible and will grow with you
One of the main reasons business owners and managers start looking for alternative business software is purely because of growth. If you’ve ever tried to run a burgeoning enterprise on entry-level software, you’ll know the issues. As a business grows and you start adding staff, entry level accounting systems like MYOB and Quickbooks really start to slow down and lose performance. Not to mention that if 2 people try to access the same record at the same time, data corruption can occur.
After a couple of complete system crashes, most managers are ready to tear their hair out and throw the computer AND the software out the window.
That’s when they should be looking at an ERP system like Jim2® Business Engine.