ERP Software for Australian BusinessJim 2® Business Engine: ERP Software for Your Australian Business

Consolidate your business operations with Jim2 Business Engine 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 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. For 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/medium 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, which is what many entry level accounting products report).

There are numerous advantages to the type of reports you can extract from a good ERP system.

Here are some examples:

  • Job costing reports
  • Profitability reports
  • Contract profit
  • Job profit
  • 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 really start to slow down and lose performance. Not to mention that, if two 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.


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