What is an ERP system?

Everything you need to know about Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning

An ERP system is a software suite that connects departments and operational processes throughout a business. It optimises, streamlines and enhances business operations through automated processes.  

Enterprise Resource Planning encompasses every department, from human resources and customer relationship management to sales order processing and manufacturing. 

Integrating your systems throughout the business provides a holistic view of all your operations. Better visibility allows you to make intelligent, data-driven decisions to improve your business processes.  

Learn more about our ERP solutions in more detail. 

ERP Modules

ERP Modules

Business-centric modules to meet the needs of every department

Due to its modular nature, businesses only need to invest in the modules they require. 

At Triangle, we offer an extensive range of ERP modules, and we can also tailor our modules to meet unique and precise requirements. So your software does what you need it to do. 

Mosaic's most popular ERP modules:

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) • Human Resources • Sales and Marketing • Sales Order Processing • Finance • Purchasing • Supply Chain Management • Inventory • Manufacturing

Who can use ERP systems?

Bespoke modules for every industry

As we progress through the era of digital transformation, ERP software has become increasingly accessible. And, due to the modular and scalable nature of ERP systems, they can be utilised by a vast range of industries, and businesses of all sizes. We’ve listed some examples below. 

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What is Cloud-Based ERP?

Access ERP systems over the internet

Cloud ERP systems are one of the most common types of implementation. It’s a software as a service solution that is accessible using a web browser - all you need is a desktop with an internet connection. 

With cloud-based systems, your vendor is responsible for managing the software, so you don’t have to rely on your IT department to manage, update and implement the systems. This makes cloud-based ERP an ideal solution for smaller businesses. 

There are alternative ways of implementing ERP systems into your business: on-premise and hybrid. 

On-premise enterprise resource planning

On-premise systems are installed in-house and managed by your business’s IT team. This option is usually selected by large enterprises who have the capacity to constantly update and monitor the system. 

Hybrid ERP systems

These are a combination of on-premise and cloud-based ERP systems. Hybrid systems are a result of pre-existing on-premise ERP software that is integrated with newer cloud-based modules.

The Benefits of ERP Software

Improve Operational Efficiency

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Greater Visibility

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Enhanced Communication

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Increased Flexibility

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Reduced Business Costs

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Improved Productivity

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Customer Satisfaction

1. ERP systems amalgamate data from every department for enterprise-wide accessibility. It provides greater visibility and allows businesses to identify areas to improve and make data-driven decisions.

2. ERP software connects each department through a singular interface. This enhances communication and collaboration between different areas of the business. If employees can easily access the data from other departments, there’s no need to waste time on duplicate data-entry or chasing up the information they need. 

3. Cloud-based systems give businesses the flexibility to access their data from any location - all you need is an internet connection. 

4. Enterprise resource planning reduces costs as businesses can spend less time administrative processes, and automation can minimise manual operations. 

5. Automated processes can also improve employee productivity and efficiency because they have more time to concentrate on other aspects of their job role.

6. Automation improves customer service because operational processes are more streamlined and there are fewer errors.

7. It’s modular and scalable so it can evolve alongside your business. You can add new modules that integrate with your current and future systems. As well as remove modules that are no longer required.

ERP Systems by Triangle

Mosaic is an ERP system developed by Triangle. As each module works independently, businesses need only purchase the software modules that they will benefit them. 

Plus, Mosaic is fully-tailorable so we can create a bespoke software package that works in a way that suits you. It covers sales order processing and so much more. 

Learn more about Mosaic here.

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