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5 Signs a Job Shop Needs New Accounting and ERP Software

Effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) is important to all manufacturers, but may be even more so for job shops. Your business is unique, and the unpredictable, on-demand operational pace can put a huge strain on staffing and financial resources. And, if you’re managing your job shop business with Excel spreadsheets, homegrown software or a basic accounting system, you may be doing yourself and your company a disservice.Jobshop-11.jpg

Many of our customers ask us, “How do you know when it's time to upgrade to a more robust accounting or ERP solution?” Recognizing the signs isn't always easy, so here are 5 questions to ask yourself:

  1. Do you struggle getting the inventory visibility you need to ensure that demand can be satisfied?
  2. Are you entering the same information into several different systems or spreadsheet?
  3. Are your quotes and cost estimates inaccurate and taking too much time to generate?
  4. Do you have difficulty getting the job costing information needed to make timely decisions?
  5. Are you concerned about the ability of your existing financial/accounting system will fit your future business needs?

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, then you may be ready to step-up to new ERP software that can handle your business needs now and into the future.

There's never been a better time to move to Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Contact us today and discover how we've helped companies like yours improve performance from the job shop floor to the bottom line.

John Grant

John Grant

John Grant is a Senior Application Consultant at Innovia Consulting and has been a lead consultant for over 20 BC/NAV implementations and 30 upgrades. He has an extensive background in manufacturing and has helped customers large and small optimize their operations while implementing Lean principles. He is a sought-after instructor for manufacturing functions in BC/NAV and has presented to hundreds at user group events and other conferences, including at Community Summit. Today, he instructs on manufacturing as part of the Innovia Workshops training course series.

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