Let’s face it. The anonymous company gift exchange doesn’t ever seem to work out quite as well as you hoped. Somehow Fred from the warehouse ends up with the spa gift card, while Patty from HR pretends like she loves her awesome new paperweight.
This year, give your team the gift they really want: the software they need to do their jobs.
And, what kind of software could possibly fit the bill better than a new ERP system? It’s the one type of enterprise software that really does have something for every person, in every department of your business.
So this holiday season, do your employees and your company bottomline a favor. Invest in software that improves efficiency, facilitates communication, and provides the insights you need to make data-driven business decisions. (And, while you’re at it, just say no to fish ties, more coffee mugs, and 1 year subscriptions to the Jelly of the Month Club!)
Instead, check out our gift list of 27 ERP software features for everyone in your office.
The CFO: A report writer with data visualization tools to share financials with investors
The Controller: A cash management application to plan liquidity and optimize interest earning positions
Accounts: Document management features to associate invoices with corresponding accounts payable entries
The Billing Clerk: Automatic overdue invoice reminders based on configurable business logic
The Budgeting Analyst: Integration of budgeting and accounting to allow for up-to-date variance reporting
:gift: The Sales Ace: Mobile apps that provide the ability to check stock levels before promising items to customers
:gift: The Sales Manager: Forecasting tools that use past data to create more accurate predictions about future sales
:gift: Sales Support: Document conversion capabilities that easily turn quotes into orders and orders into invoices
The Buyer: Vendor comparison analytics to gauge factors like average lead time when selecting suppliers
The Shipping Tech: Integration of order software with major shipping providers for better tracking and cost management
The Purchasing Manager: Granular approvals control to make sure requisitions receive the right oversight
The Inventory Clerk: Cycle count features to check stock counts more efficiently with statistical sampling
The Warehouse Supervisor: RFID functionality to track the precise location of every inventory item in the warehouse
The Benefits Coordinator: An employee self-service portal for the benefits administrator overrun with inquiries about available health insurance options
The HR Director: A centralized and easy-to-manage database for maintaining all employee records
The Payroll Administrator: Automated calculation of overtime, commission, and other variable compensation methods
The Quality Director: Statistical process controls to track improvements on minimizing defect rates
The Plant Manager: Machine scheduling management tools to minimize downtime and reduce cycle times
The Engineer: A bill of materials to communicate materials and assembly instructions to the production floor
The Equipment Manager: Computerized maintenance management software to track which machines are due for repair
The Machine Operator: Integrated change order management to make sure that work orders and production instructions are always up-to-date
The Social Media Coordinator: A lead management tool to turn engaged social followers into repeat customers
The Digital Marketing Manager: BI analytics that merge lead costs with revenue results to gauge the value of traffic sources
The Marketing VP: Visual dashboards tracking marketing expenditures across channels and against budgets
The Network Administrator: Cloud hosting options so there’s one less business application to run on internal servers
The eCommerce Manager: API tools to transfer sales from the website shopping cart application to the ERP system
:gift: The CIO: Two-factor authentication to protect system access and encryption of sensitive company data