Why Do You Need an ERP System?


Increase efficiency, streamline processes and promote a culture of collaboration in the organization with Enterprise Resource Planning.

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated application modules (ERP) to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources.
If you’re thinking Finance, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Payroll, Procurement or any other process, an Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP) helps integrate all of the above and much more.
The specific reasons companies invest in ERP solutions vary, but typically, process standardisation and automation leading to cost reductions and productivity enhancements top the list. A wide variety of customized ERP solutions and implementation exist in the marketplace. Most offer the same core functionality, while features and specific operations and ERP support differ. An ERP system seeks to streamline business operations by integrating the data and refining the processes required to operate an organization. Many companies that implement an ERP system discover their company has many functional silos. In other words, very little integration exists from one department to the next.
  • ERP Helps Process Automation- Helps manage important tasks on a daily basis across an organization and reduces operating and overhead costs.
  • Less Errors, More Efficiency- Achieves operational efficiency by getting rid of error-prone, manual processes.
  • Better Communication, Higher Productivity- Availability of real-time communication within an organization allows rapid responses and managed coordination.
  • Better Information Management- Automatically processes transactions and generates reports making processes such as accounting more accurate, faster and smoother.
  • Better Performance Management- Empowers organizations to be more receptive to rapidly changing tactics to address new customer requirements as they emerge.
  • Simplified Compliance and Risk Management- Enhanced reliability and accuracy improves overall financial management with less chance for errors.

What are the common modes of Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP deployments?

  •   On-Premise ERP

On-premise enterprise resource planning (on premise ERP) refers to a company’s decision to source ERP software in-house and maintain the ERP at a physical office, rather than ordering the ERP for delivery over the Web or using vendor-supplied, hosted ERP systems.

  •   Cloud ERP

Cloud ERP is a type of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is hosted on a cloud computing platform, rather than on premise within an enterprise's own data centre. Unlike on premise ERP systems, cloud ERP is a type of software as a service (SaaS) that increases accessibility via the internet and enables users to share and transfer data across business departments, as well as externally, in real time.

  •   Hybrid ERP

A hybrid Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP solution gives you the best of both ERP worlds by giving you the ability to tap world-class cloud-based ERP software to supplement your on premise ERP solution. This offers customers customized ERP solutions and implementation that caters to their company requirements.

Industry specific ERP solutions

  •   ERP for Manufacturing

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for manufacturing provides an all-in-one ERP solution for your manufacturing needs. ERP help manufacturers organise production schedules, monitor stock levels, introduce automation into workflows and perform quality checks and controls.

  •   ERP for Cable Manufacturing

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Cable Manufacturing enables the complete cable manufacturing process in addition to automating all the core functions of the organization. ERP for the Cable Manufacturing industry further helps to integrate production with an inbuilt quality control solution at each stage of the cable manufacturing process; including inbound inspection, manufacturing and shipping.

  •   ERP for Distribution

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Distribution offers an ERP solution for small or a large organization with several distribution locations and users. The ERP solution supports the requirements of Ship from Stock, Configure/Kit to Order, Prebuilt Kits and Special Order Distributors for both a single distribution centre (DC) and multiple distribution centre (DC) environment.

  •   ERP for Engineering, Procurement and Construction

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for EPC helps to increase the execution speed and reduce the cost of EPC projects. ERP for EPC helps manage all aspects of EPC Projects from proposal and bidding, commissioning and operation, collaborating with stakeholders across the supply chain; minimizing cost and schedule overruns, control project risks and issues, and so on.

  •   ERP for Human Capital Management

Enterprise Resource Planning for Human Capital Management helps manage, organize, and automate the processes of training, administration, and on boarding by consolidating all workforce processes into a single platform. HR departments can communicate throughout the company quickly and easily to transfer information about new employee hires and existing employee performance.

  •   ERP for Interior Design

Enterprise Resource Planning for Interior Design is an ERP solution is a central data hub that provides visibility across the entire project/business. Modules include Project Management, BI report generation, Financial Management and Accounting, Warehouse Management etc.

  •   ERP for Retail

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Retail assists retail business with functionalities such as inventory management, employee management, purchase and vendor management, store and warehouse management, demand forecasting, returns and exchanges to tracking customer behaviour.

Industry specific ERP solutions

  •   ERP for Manufacturing

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for manufacturing provides an all-in-one ERP solution for your manufacturing needs. ERP help manufacturers organise production schedules, monitor stock levels, introduce automation into workflows and perform quality checks and controls.


We at RheinBrücke, provide ERP program and project management, technical consulting, development services, maintenance and support services as well as ready solutions to clients globally on EPICOR and SAP
RheinBrücke SAP services include:
  • SAP Program and Project Management

  • SAP Value Engineering

  • Audit

  • ABAP Development Support

  • Basis Management Support Services

The Benefits/Business value of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • Efficiency

    An ERP solution eliminates repetitive processes and greatly reduces the need to manually enter information

  • Forecasting

    An ERP integration gives users, and especially managers, the tools they need to create more accurate forecasts.

  • Collaboration

    Centralized Information enables cross-departmental collaboration and eliminates a siloed business environment.

  • Scalability

    A structured ERP system allows for the easy addition of new users and functions to the existing system, making scalability easy.

  • Data Integration

    No more issues with data spread across separate databases; all information in an ERP solution is housed in a single location.

  • Streamlined Processes

    The software automates business operations cross-departmentally, providing accurate, real-time information to everyone utilizing the solution.

  • Mobility

    An advantage of ERP solutions is having access to a centralized database from anywhere you work.

  • Compliance

    Powerful ERP solutions will keep track of regulations within the industry and monitor changes in compliance.

  • Reporting

    With improved reporting capabilities in an ERP solution, the company can respond to complex data requests more easily.

  • Productivity

    By automating redundant processes, users have more time to work on other pressing projects and tasks

  • Security

    An ERP integration will improve the accuracy, consistency, and security of data, with the help of built-in resources and firewalls.

  • Cost Savings

    With one source of accurate, real-time information, ERP software reduces administrative and operations costs.

ERP Implementations for SME’s

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Rapid implementation time, emergence of cloud computing (with pay as you use option), minimum in-house skill set requirements, the possibility to become leaner and efficient, ERP support and maintenance are some of the benefits for SME’s to consider Enterprise Resource Planning as the solution for all their expanding business needs.
Here are some of the questions SME’s ask when considering an ERP solution:
  • At what stage in the business do SME’s require an ERP solution?

  • How do you choose the right ERP software for your business?

  • How to choose the right ERP vendor?

  • What is the ROI on ERP implementations for SME’s?

RheinBrücke aims to be a respected player in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) landscape, and to be the “Go-To-Company” for IT & ERP solutions in Continental Europe. RheinBrücke is an Epicor International Partner of the year twice in the last 3 years and also a platinum partner. We are also one of the few ISV Gold Partner in the world for Epicor because we have developed products on top of Epicor. We are also a SAP COIL Partner.
The importance of ERP systems far outweighs the initial cost, time and effort involved in implementation if you choose the right solution. Talk to our experts for more information on features and functions, implementation goals, and questions. With enough careful research and thoughtful consideration, you’ll find that an ERP software provides all the benefits listed above painting a picture for why ERP is important to a company.

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