Exact examines ERP innovations for SMEs

How small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can think big with new approaches to enterprise resource planning
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Oct. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Delft, 25th October, 2012 – Exact Group B.V., a leading global supplier of business software, has published a new white paper examining the latest innovations in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Modular ERP and utility pricing are making it much easier for SMEs to implement the functions they need to support cross-border operations. Crucially, they can grow their ERP platform in line with their business or local market requirement.

Entitled ‘How small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can think big with ERP’, the white paper provides practical examples based on real-world implementations of how ERP can improve global insight, accommodate cultural diversity and enable organisations to strike the right balance between the need to standardise and the need to meet local requirements.

Exact’s ERP solution uses a modular architecture and web services to create a hyperlinked cross-border ERP backbone providing SMEs with an integrated view of their business in a single, company-wide system. Exact has also introduced a monthly subscription like those employed under the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to offer a flexible alternative to the rigid user licensing agreements associated with the largest ERP players.

“At a time of economic uncertainty and heightened volatility, the ability to control operations and balance risk across different areas has never been more critical,” says Wiegert de Vos, Marketing Director at Exact. “However, the cost, complexity and time required to implement ERP has meant that, up until recently, it has remained beyond the reach of most SMEs. This is changing, with Exact’s modular architecture and utility pricing model making ERP much more accessible and practical for smaller organisations.”

Under Exact’s utility pricing model, the cost of the licence and ongoing maintenance are aggregated into a recurring monthly fee. There is no minimum contract period and upgrades can be implemented on a pay-as-you-go basis. Combined with Exact’s modular platform, this approach allows SMEs to start with a sub-set of ERP functionality and add new features as their business grows. Exact ERP includes standardised features and ‘out-of-the-box’ support for multiple languages and legislations, which can be ready to use in each locality within days or weeks.

“Today’s modular ERP solutions offer powerful functionality at an attractive price point, with the flexibility to scale both up and down as necessary for an extremely efficient, low-cost and rapid ERP implementation,” de Vos continues. “In the past, even the largest organisations have struggled to successfully implement ERP and realise the expected business benefits. However, smaller firms need no longer be afraid to think big with ERP.”

To download a free copy of Exact’s new white paper, please visit http://www.exact-software.co.uk/think-big        


Exact. And it all comes together.

Exact is a leading global supplier of business software. Since the beginning in 1984 the focus has shifted from supporting financial processes to developing a complete ERP offering for small and medium enterprises. Innovative solutions like Exact Globe Next, Exact Synergy Enterprise and Exact Online support over 100,000 customers – local and international companies – with the daily management of their business.

Exact develops industry-specific on premise and SaaS solutions for manufacturing, wholesale & distribution, professional services, small business and accountancy. Exact is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands and has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. The company’s revenues in 2011 amounted to €215.6 million.

For further information about Exact visit www.exact.com (http://www.exact.com/undefined/)

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