ERP made easy to understand with this game

Pick a box, any box, and get a better understanding of ERP instantly. Sounds like a game show, but some concepts are easier to understand through games. ERP is one of those concepts that can get confusing when big terms enter the mix. However, once you break everything down, it’s easier to see why it is an effective tool to improve business processes and operations. So, we’ve broken down some common questions and turned them into virtual cue cards. Turn this into an educational game by trying to guess the correct answer in 30 seconds or less before flipping the cards. So, let’s get into it. Ready, set, go!

The ERP Game

General Questions

What is ERP?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is an integrated software system that runs and helps you manage your core business processes, like services, human resources, sales, and finance.
What is ERP

What types of ERP solutions are there to choose from?

The two main types of ERP systems are cloud-based and on-premise ERP. Cloud-based ERP systems operate in the cloud and are accessible over the internet. This allows it to provide advanced functionality to your business processes, while cutting your hardware and IT maintenance costs. Cloud solutions are subscription-based. On-premise ERP systems use massive hardware and servers that live in a certain place. Businesses using this type of system have full ownership over the system infrastructure but require a budget for an inhouse IT team and maintenance costs. On-premise solutions are license-based. In some cases, you get hybrid cloud ERP, where certain modules run on the cloud and others, on premise.

Why is ERP important for my business?

Think of ERP as your business’s central nervous system. It connects all your important functions, integrates data throughout the organisation, and automates processes. This level of system intelligence makes it easier for you to manage daily operations smoothly, view activity in business functions/applications live and use or share data across your business sectors – all with just one solution.

Business ERP Questions

How does ERP improve my business processes?

ERP solutions are made up of modules and apps that communicate with one another. Each module/app is responsible for a specific area of business, such as finance or sales. However, they all share a database, allowing them to work together to operate without a glitch. The integration between models ensures that all your business processes automatically use the same up-to-date information to keep the business operating consistently.
ERP improving processes
ERP benefits

What benefits can I enjoy with ERP?

- Higher productivity - Faster processes - Simpler business management - Accurate and actionable insights - Improved risk management

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