In part two of our series, Paul Rogers examines some of the solutions available to IT level staff in the wholesale & distribution industry and how the right solution can streamline the whole organization. Find out more about identifying these pain points with part one of this series.
For the IT department, the benefits of an integrated business management system are numerous. There’s no longer any need to integrate multiple systems, and cumbersome, time-consuming customizations are no longer required either. With a single, centralized solution in place, it’s much easier for not only IT to gain full visibility over the entire organization, but the business as a whole, with just one version of the truth available across all departments and business functions.
The new levels of control afforded to the IT team make a real difference too. In-built change logs tell you when an object is created or updated by a user, with an additional authorization module increasing control further still. This, in turn, makes compliance much less of a headache. The option to deploy such solutions in the cloud means it’s left to software vendors to manage systems, security and compliance, freeing up the in-house team to focus on more value-adding activities.
That’s not to say that one size fits all though. There are solutions available that are built to address the specific needs of the wholesale and distribution sector. It’s vital that you work with a partner who has experience of both the industry and the software to help find a solution that’s the perfect fit for your business.
By implementing the right business management solution, you will free up the time, money and resource for your IT team to dedicate to ensuring your business invests in the right technology at the right time. In our new digital economy, technology really is a key differentiator but it’s important to get your own house in order first. Make sure you stand your IT department in good stead to steer your technology investments in the right direction for today and tomorrow.
For more information on how Sapphire can help your Wholesale and Distribution business turn its IT capability into a real competitive advantage, contact us at Sapphire Systems.
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