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RamBase December 2, 2020 2 min read

How to use Cloud ERP as an enabler for Business Continuity

For many companies across all industries, 2020 has been a year of unimaginable change, with the need for innovation and rapid decision making to maintain business continuity. Business Management Software is a tried and tested approach to enable business continuity and in times of crisis, never more so does it play such a vital role in enabling a business to survive.  

The global pandemic has highlighted a greater awareness of how important an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System has been to steer a business through challenging times. However, for many businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a lack of effective ‘disaster planning’. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the immediate priority for companies was to determine how to stay open for business, while accounting for the health and safety of its employees. The next priority was to ensure that workers who could work from home, could remain productive whilst doing so.

Many companies found workable cloud solutions for specific functions, for example, holding virtual meetings via video conferencing, or operating remote call centers for customer service.  But Cloud ERP is so much more than this.  There is growing interest in Cloud ERP because it extends the ability of the business to function effectively from beyond the four walls of a traditional bricks and mortar operation.

Accessible anywhere” functionality of Cloud ERP is proving to be vital.

When it comes to business continuity and disaster recovery, companies with legacy, disparate systems will experience many challenges as they try to adapt to new operational models, leading to process inefficiencies, limited access to information and poor data quality.  There is often an over reliance on using spreadsheets, which is further amplified by the reduction of ‘ad-hoc’ in-person communication, which would have previously been a way – albeit inefficient way – to fill in the gaps.

The old adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” applies in many situations, but companies are now realizing that Cloud ERP is something they must do, no matter what, to ensure business continuity and arm their business to survive the unexpected…. rather that wishing “if only…”

RamBase Cloud ERP

RamBase Cloud ERP is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that manages core business functions including Finance, Sales & Distribution, Manufacturing, Rental and Service as one complete, fully integrated system to streamline processes and information across the entire organization.

As a Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud platform, it integrates with existing systems, web sites, machines, and units as required, to deliver the right information, to the right person, at the right time, anywhere.

Unlike other ERP systems, RamBase has pre-configured “out of the box” industry specific functionality to enable best practice business processes, with minimal external consulting costs.  RamBase is easy to use and ensures cost effective, rapid implementation in weeks not months, delivering faster time to value.

To find out more, read about our different industry solutions or contact RamBase for a free, no obligation demo.