More and more companies are integrating their sales channels by including an online sales portal. It is of vital importance that when selecting an ERP Management System that it allows for full integration with e-commerce platforms. You do not want to invest in a system and later discover that it cannot offer e-commerce functionality.
Enapps ERP is compatible with major platforms such as-
The illustration below gives a general overview of how a Magento e-Commerce platform interacts with the Enapps ERP framework.
The majority of ERP implementations do not come with Human Resources functionality and many HR managers within SME businesses currently use a paper or excel based process. Most HR managers would like an integrated HR system within their ERP implementation. They are, however, not enthused about deploying a standalone HR package along with all of the overheads that this entails, such as training users and maintaining yet another system.
Enapps ERP is delivered with a ‘simple to use’ and functional Human Resources module encompassing employee records, expenses & holidays. Since company employees are its main users, this module requires little or no training and for obvious reasons, there is no data duplication.
Additionally, Enapps HR data can also be used for a variety of purposes within the ERP system. For instance, manufacturing planning could reference HR holidays to plan for the resource allocations; project based business could reference holidays & expenses so time and material based tasks connected to a project could be charged directly to a client.
Moreover, we have added a fixed asset register which can be utilised to keep a record of all fixed assets and issue reminders on items such as routine equipment maintenance and car servicing. Due to the specific company nature of this functionality, it tends to be customised for each client.
Below is a short demo of some of these HR functions.
Integrated Document Management System
It is only when certain people are away or simply cannot be contacted, that you realise how important it is to have the historic Quotation/Sales Order/Opportunity/Project documentation all available in one place. Due to this requirement, we have functionality which allows you to ‘drag-and-drop’ any file to a ‘mini explorer’ type interface directly into the ERP. A default hierarchy can be built which allows you to attach drawings, PDF’s, Spreadsheets or PowerPoint files, so anyone viewing client information has the very latest data available at the click of a button.
Our customers asked us for an easy way to see their clients within a certain distance on a map, so they could easily plan visits around the same area. Now, by simply putting in City or the search radius in miles after a postcode (MK18:5) you can now see where local contacts are situated in a Google style map. This allows you to easily plan routes or to simply get a visual representation of where and what type of businesses you have as clients or prospects.
Enapps Timesheet Functionality
Depending upon your business you may require timesheet functionality integrated within your ERP implementation. This functionality is generally used for:
- Tracking the amount of time that employees spend on external jobs which can then be invoiced to the client.
- Keeping track of work which is done out of hours and so attracting a different hourly rate.
- Tracking general employee time and attendance.
From our experience, each client works very differently where Timesheet functionality is concerned, so we tend to carry out a level of customisation within this area for each client.
There is often a requirement to integrate the Enapps ERP system to other applications, anything from your company bank to a supplier of an EDI system (like couriers or an e-mail marketing system). Enapps have completed many different system integrations for our clients and due to the highly flexible, modular and open nature of our ERP framework, we can write a solid integration quickly and cost effectively. Integrations can either be direct links to another provider’s API, or developed with a generic file type like a CSV or XML import/export function.
The Enapps Dashboarding system is a flexible and intuitive graphical information system which summarises the specific business critical information for each company discipline. It is important to realise that each item within the dashboard is not just a graphical representation of the data, since you also have the ability to ‘click through’ to the detailed data which drives the graphical representation. Multiple Dashboards can be customised into specific layouts to visually display any mixture of rich system data (depending upon the operator access rights). Dashboards are usually setup when implementing the system and used as the operator’s login screen, so they can immediately see what they need to action as soon as they login to the system. As things change, they can also be easily customised by each operator to display exactly what is required.
Key Performance Indicators or KPI’s can be used to great effect by measuring values that demonstrate how effectively key business objectives are being met. They can be setup at a Company, Team or Personal level and are automatically tracked within the Enapps Business Management System. Any system metric within the system can be utilised as part of a KPI and they can be customised via a powerful SQL query to deliver the exact requirement.
KPI’s are not just for Sales targets, here are some example KPI’s to give you a flavour:
- Track the number of outbound phone calls or customer visits
- Set and track any number or type of Sales Targets
- Track employee sickness and attendance
- Set and track the number of new client meetings over any given period
KPI’s are initially setup as part of the implementation and the specific KPI’s for your business will depend on your industry and which part of the business you are looking to track.
We also have a KPI analysis feature which can analyse the historic performance of any KPI over a period of time.
Click on the picture below for a short video introduction of Enapps KPI’s: