Eliminating Data Errors with Business Intelligence Software

When a business is first starting out, it can be relatively easy to grasp all the data you have. By simply putting it into a spreadsheet, you can track sales growth, trends, marketing efforts and some other quantifiable information. Typically, a smaller business is only using one or two solutions to manage their business and the data is all right there in front of them. However, as a business grows, so does the amount of data that needs to managed, and usually the number of solutions they are using to run the business. Eventually, all of the data is so spread out that trying to manage it in a spreadsheet becomes a full time job. Business intelligence software fixes that by gathering all the data across every system and displaying it in easy-to-digest graphs and charts.
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How to Choose An ERP Add On

Yes, ERP is supposed to make your life easier and eliminate manual tasks. No, it won’t work perfectly for everyone straight out of the box. For some businesses, you will an ERP add on to get the full automation that you need to truly run your business on auto pilot. This could include anything from managing sales and use tax in the different states you sell to automating all your invoices and accounts receivable processes. This is largely because every business operates differently. If you’re a smaller operation only selling to other businesses locally, you may not need sales tax automation.
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