Is your Enterprise Resource Planning System a Competitive Advantage or a Corporate Nightmare?
OfficeBooks ensures small and medium-sized businesses have the proper fit in ERP solutions
OTTAWA — While the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the software industry today, it has experienced several project failures, including a recent rollout of Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP system. In light of these setbacks, software development firm OfficeBook Inc. continues to refine its flagship cloud-based ERP solution OfficeBooks and help remove the anxiety and guesswork many small and medium-sized businesses experience when searching for the proper ERP.
ERP systems are revolutionizing the way companies produce goods and services by integrating internal and external management across an entire organization to ensure a swift flow of information. Yet not all ERP systems are created equally.
ERP systems can be very large and complex and require careful planning and execution. How a company implements an ERP system could determine whether it ultimately becomes a competitive advantage or corporate nightmare.
"OfficeBooks removes the what-if factor. The system is straightforward and not weighed down with complexities a smaller business user may not need. It guides the management of small office operations while keeping everyone in the loop and focused on getting things done," commented John Hunter, President and Founder of OfficeBook.
Small Manufacturers’ Business Management Software of Choice
Developed by experts who ran a small ISO 9000 registered high-tech manufacturing facility, OfficeBooks has quickly grown since its launch in late 2011 to become the business management software of choice among new and expanding manufacturers who need assistance with ERP but may not require the scope of a complete ERP software suite.
"Our system uses a simple set of core tools: contact management, sales orders, inventory control, purchasing, work orders, invoicing, file management, invoicing and cash flow," noted Hunter.
The new OfficeBooks interface makes the software even easier to use. The system is versatile, allowing users to upload data — for instance, inventory or contacts — from their own spreadsheets or to enter data as they go. Users can create work orders and purchase orders in just one click, and the system alerts the correct users whenever action items, including work orders, purchase orders, shipments and invoices, come due.
OfficeBooks effectively takes the place of the outdated, often inefficient paper forms still in use by many companies. Businesses that have implemented OfficeBooks report fewer constraints on employees’ time, fewer mistakes, less paper usage and reduced file storage burden. With OfficeBooks, all data is securely stored in the cloud, rather than on individual computers. All key employees can access the right information — precisely when they need it.
OfficeBooks is available for a free, full-featured 30-day trial. After the trial period ends, the cloud-based software is just $49 per month per company, with no additional user fees or licensing fees. To try OfficeBooks and see the new user interface, visit www.officebooks.com .
About OfficeBook Inc.
OfficeBook Inc. began as part of LightMachinery Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-power laser systems and precision optics. In 2008, the company became a standalone entity dedicated to business management software and systems. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, OfficeBook Inc. is led by a core team of manufacturing veterans. The company’s flagship product, OfficeBooks, is the first cloud-based, comprehensive business management solution created for manufacturing businesses. OfficeBook Inc. is dedicated to continual improvement of OfficeBooks; later this year the company plans to add accounting and bookkeeping functionality to the system. Learn more at www.officebooks.com .
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