When it comes to scaling your business with Zoho, lots of kinds of businesses have a good trajectory – but, that’s not always the case for manufacturers and distributors. Out of the box, many of Zoho’s apps, even Zoho Books and Inventory, simply don’t stand up to the customization needs of those kinds of businesses, so those companies are forced to either limp along with lackluster procedures and reporting, or pack up and go elsewhere entirely.
But, a proper ERP solution doesn’t have to be outside Zoho at all, in fact. Zoho ERP harnesses all the power of Zoho Creator to do the things that regular Zoho apps don’t do. That is, it takes the best of what’s already there and customizes it to make it even better. Many business owners know exactly what they need their systems to do, but just don’t know how to get them in place. Would you benefit from having an ERP add-on to manage your orders and inventory?
Here are four ways Zoho ERP picks up the slack and helps you take back control of your business.
Zoho ERP’s ability to split purchase orders into multiple sales orders, and to split a single sales order into multiple purchase orders, comes in handy for many manufacturers and distributors. The add-on allows for storing unused line items in their own repositories, and then picking your preferred vendors from a list for any given item. Then, you can send them off to be fulfilled with just a click. Additionally, Zoho ERP fills the gap that Zoho Books leaves open, which is customizing products at the line item level (for freight amounts and the like).
Zoho ERP being built on the Zoho Creator platform means syncing with any back-office software that has an accessible API. From buying inventory to shipping goods, you can track all data across platforms, from start to finish, so you can keep your company moving as smoothly as possible. Among the objects you can integrate: Receipt of goods, purchase orders, and bills. Zoho ERP connects with your Zoho CRM as well, giving enhanced visibility to certain users directly inside the CRM, so you never have to have multiple tabs open.
All the fulfillment data you need are right at your fingertips with Zoho ERP. The system not only tracks inventory on hand, but also the inventory you need to purchase in order to fulfill upcoming orders. Zoho ERP can even take past PO history, along with SO, Quote, and Invoice history, and use that to project future needs for your business, saving valuable time every time you run a report.
Understanding your customer is one of the more important aspects of running a business. Without them, would you even be in business? With data collected from sales orders and invoices, shipping and return information, as well as key customer information and communication tracking, you’ll have a better understanding of how to scale your business to better serve your customers, resulting in more positive results and ROI.
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