When the global pandemic struck, many companies were knocked sideways and sent reeling. Employees were sent home. Some industries no doubt fared better than others, but the ones who truly did more than survive were those who had SAP Business One implemented. Now that the business landscape has transformed, making the work-from-home (WFH) model more favorable, businesses with SAP Business One can continue to adapt.
How does SAP Business One help with today’s WFH model? Let’s find out.
Current WFH Challenges and Struggles
Switching over to a WFH model and sticking to it can be challenging for everyone involved. The routines that the company had for so long are suddenly disrupted, and people go from interacting with one another face-to-face to awkward Zoom calls. Both management and workers immediately struggled with trust.
At the start of remote work, many businesses, be they big or small, didn’t know how to set goals, measure results, and have staff collaborate without there being some kind of misinterpretation or lack of progress.
Furthermore, a study from Microsoft found that remote workers were overcompensating and getting burned out. They worried that not being seen at the physical office meant their work wouldn’t be valued.
How SAP Business One Promotes Business Continuity
If those challenges resonate with you, then you need to do a couple of things: establish mutual trust, create a structured work environment, and maintain smooth communication. How does SAP help with that?
The ERP system comes with a full range of modules and features that can keep everyone within your company connected. Here’s how:
1. Flexibility and Options
There are dozens of ways SAP Business One is a flexible option for your small or mid-sized business. First off, deployment. You can choose how you would like to implement SAP Business One. If you prefer to have your system launched in-house that is as possible as doing it through a cloud. This makes SAP Business One as accessible at home as it is at the office or warehouse.
You also get options of how you would like to store data. This helps you secure information and share it as needed. SAP Business One also updates on its own, so you rarely—if ever—need an IT team to work on it.
Furthermore, you can choose which department sees what information, tailor the reports to meet their needs, and integrate other applications or plugins to make work easier than ever. SAP Business One is incredibly flexible, making it ideal for businesses that have remote and in-house employees.
2. Analytics and Reporting
SAP Business One has superb analytical capabilities. Aside from automating reports and notifications, you can use that information to guide your employees more successfully. Since SAP Business One does this automatically, you don’t have to wait for certain information to be shared by the administration and make its way through the chain of command. Rather, you can set who sees what and when keeping every employee up-to-date with the most pertinent details.
If you are using a cloud, the comprehensive reports developed by SAP Business One can be saved and shared through the cloud connection. You can also customize the robust dashboard to easily monitor variables and plan out tasks for the day.
Since the workflow system has been recently updated, WFH employees can benefit from the same easy-to-use platform as your in-house staff.
3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Aside from maintaining communication with your employees, keeping your potential and existing customers satisfied is essential. Unfortunately, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased wait times and added difficulties to customer service. With many customer service representatives working from home, they need a way to access customer information safely from home.
That is where SAP Business One comes in. Not only can you use reporting to your advantage, but SAP Business One also has a CRM module. Receive and respond to customer inquiries, assist existing customers on multiple platforms, send notifications about shipping automatically, and much more.
4. Inventory and Sales Management
Some small and mid-sized businesses were hit hard by the pandemic. There were industries that experienced sudden demand for their products, while others lost nearly all their customers overnight. Supply chain management has, therefore, become more important than ever before. Knowing what you have available in stock or what needs to be manufactured and when can save your business from getting negatively impacted during this time.
SAP Business One has several functions that make inventory and sales management more streamlined. You can track orders, sales, production, and more in real-time. Additionally, SAP Business One will report on the metrics you want to track.
Send accounting information to the financial employees. Send logistic information to the warehouses or cross-docking facilities Because everything is reported in real-time, managing finances and planning ahead for ups and downs in supply-and-demand is no longer a guessing game.
For businesses with stock, SAP Business One makes it easy to remotely view your stock levels, expiration dates, and stock movements between warehouses. You don’t have to worry about running out of inventory when you have SAP B1 sending alerts your way.
Looking to Implement SAP Business One?
Your business doesn’t have to struggle to adapt—not when you have SAP Business One. In an all-digital workspace, ERP systems are the ultimate means of communication and management. Your business will remain as efficient and productive as it used to be, so you and your employees can continue with the WFH model and stay safe.
Implement SAP Business One today and embrace WFH with more efficiency. The team at WiSys is here to help your business succeed. Once SAP Business One has been launched, you can continue to rely on our support. Get in touch with us today to learn more.