Modern business owners are in need of automating the whole workflow of their companies. That is why they think of developing and implementing smart software solutions that will optimize the work processes and make the company more productive and profitable. ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is one of the business intelligence tools that make the company more automated, modern, and efficient. Usually, it includes all the necessary features for performing BI accurately – sales, HR, accounting, inventory management, and many other tools. According to the Statista, the worldwide revenue from ERP implmenetation has increased since 2016. We would like to bring to your attention to the diagram below to see more data about ERPs distribution.
We would like to discuss one more ERP brand or a ready-made solution Cetec and define its differentiation from custom ERP development.
What is Cetec?
Cetec is a cloud-based ERP solution that is available for medium and large-sized business companies. Its main aim is to manage the work processes of manufacturing. This ready-made system includes Business Intelligence or management tools like CRM, sales, inventory, documents, scheduling, and other additions that help to optimize the company’s workflow. Cetec ERP also allows users to manage their procurement processes, convert requests for quotation (RFQs) to purchase orders, create lists of materials, and more.
CRM is an inevitable tool for all companies that keep in touch with their customers every day. As we have already mentioned, it manages sales and responds to customers, schedules meetings or calls, saves communication history and generates sales reports that can be done by customer or product. Cetec is not a free solution, it is available for a monthly subscription that you can make vie email, phone number, or other resources.
As we have already said Cetec has a wide range of business management tools that help to make the work of the company more productive and efficient.
Cetec pros & cons
Cetec is a ready-made ERP solution that has a quite big number of advantages for your business. However, this system can be profitable for your company as well as damages if it doesn’t fit your enterprise for 100%.
We would like to bring to your attention the most common strong and weak sides of the Cetec solution according to the reviews from users who had experience with Cetec.
- Taking into account other alternative ready-made ERPs, Cetec is considered to be affordable by prices
- The interface is practical and rather simple in use
- Cetec includes all-in-one business intelligence tools
- Cetec supports a mobile version so you can easily have access to the workflow from any device and any place
- Cetec supports Data Analytics so you don’t need to implement this feature separately
- Cetec can fit different business industries as the range of features is a kind of basic
- The integration of Cetec with the existing apps in your workflow can be difficult
- As Cetec is cloud-base, the work speed of Cetec is slow
- Poor repost customization
- A limited accounting management tool that can fit only small enterprises
Cetec subscription pricing
Initially, Cetec ERP provides a free trial period to defi9ne if this system and its features are enough for your company and can help with workflow automating and managing with no damages brought. The basic price is $40 for one user of the system per month. The cost also depends on the range of features you need and the size of your company.
Nevertheless, a ready-made solution will never fit your company perfectly. Every business industry and enterprise in particular and has its own needs and goals. That is why a ready-made solution can not meet all your demands. Of course, Cetec could cover and manage some work processes and make your company more efficient but this is all temporary. We would like to bring your attention to the development of your own custom ERP solution that will have all features and options particularly for a perfect match with your company.
What is Custom ERP Software?
When you feel that your company needs a digital transformation, it is crucial to define the main goals you want to reach with software integration. Business owners want to make the workflows of their companies automate, optimized, and with no errors. As you may have guessed, custom ERP is a perfect software solution for the digitalization of your business. It can be created particularly to the requirements of your company and help you reach crucial business goals.
Custom ERP includes a wide range of features that can be performed exactly to your company’s needs. Among the common features of custom ERP integration are:
- It is a scalable and flexible solution
- It includes BI tools like HR, finances, inventory management
- It provides CRM and sales management tool
Benefits of custom ERP
ERP implementation the quite a challenging process as it has to be successfully integrated with the existing systems of your company. You also have to spend some time training your employees on how to use this system in the workflow to avoid errors and misunderstandings. Along with these temporary complexities, custom ERP has a lot of benefits that can make your company’s work processes more productive. Among the main benefits are:
Custom report generation
This feature is available due to the single database that gathers all company data in one place and shows real-time information. Users also have access to this data from any device and location.
Improved customer service
All data about the customers and their requests are recorded and kept in the database. ERP helps to avoid mistakes and mix-ups of important information. It also provides quick responses to customers and accurate order-making.
ERP is the solution that suits different sizes of companies. Custom software is always flexible and can change and widen as the company grows. You can add more users, projects, access levels, enlarge the database, improve security ad many other needed options.
Custom ERP manages all work processes like inventory, expenses, sales, HR, etc. As this system also provides analytics, you can always track the workflow and change the payrolls, quantity of equipment, track all payments, and invoices.
ERP optimizes the processes of all departments and some tasks are done automatically. Ir reduces the overload of employees and also helps to avoid mistakes in documents, payments, or reports.
Our expertise in ERP development
On our account, there are many cases where business companies needed ERP implementation. We developed an individual and unique software solution for each of them considering the requirements of their companies. That is why we have a rich experience in creating and implementing ERP in work processes to optimize and automate them.
Our main task, in this case, was to develop and implementing a complex ERP for the aircraft selling company. The initial version of the website was inefficient and couldn’t raise the company’s productivity. The main functions added are the availability of easily search for the required model of aircraft, checking the current price and other details about the chosen object, and the ability able to check the differentiation between the different models of aircraft. Implementing ERP increased the productivity level of the company and makes the order-making more accurate and easier.
According to the recent statistics, aerospace and defense industries adopt ERP more often that other industries. From 2014 to 2020 the number has increased on 8.86%.
We developed and implemented a custom ERP system in the Highrise Expediters company. This company provides a real estate service that helps to eliminate the problems and complaints between tenants and property owners. The company needed to integrate a single database for all data, provide notifications for tenants about payments or new violations, add Google analytics, and make the online payments available. All these issues were solved by implementing a custom ERP that helps to manage the company workflow and raises its productivity.
Custom ERP estimation
Our chief technical officer Evgen created an MVP estimation of the development of a custom ERP system. The total cost can differ from this estimation as it depends on the range of functions it will contain.
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As you see, implementing an ERP solution is obligatory for modern business companies. It helps you keep up to date with new technologies, optimize the work of your company, and make it more profitable. The last question is – which one to choose? It is not a secret that custom solutions are always the best variant for all business owners. If you feel that your company needs a digital transformation, we recommend you to contact our Business Analyst to define the weak sides of your company and turn them into strong ones.