Bob is the proud owner of a building material distribution company that has been in business for over 30 years. Bob’s key to success has always been his employees, who have helped developed highly effective business processes that have given Bob a reputation for superior customer service, on-time delivery, and excellent products.
Unfortunately for Bob, relying too heavily on key employees and attempting to solve problems by simply adding more people often leads to this reality:
Headcount Limits Profitability
Bob’s dependence on people is starting to erode his profit margins as key employees retire, taking their highly-customized processes with them. Hiring new staff, training them, and rebuilding accounting systems is taking its toll on Bob’s business, and he’s not sure how he’s going to improve sales without also increasing headcount and operating costs.
Bob needs to make big changes – but how do you make big changes without having to make big changes?
Cut Overhead Costs with an ERP System
ContractERP was able to show Bob how he can grow profits without growing headcount. By implementing an ERP solution, many time-consuming and repetitive tasks are automated, so project managers and key employees can take on more work without sacrificing effectiveness. Learning to use an ERP system is easy for seasoned and new employees alike, so Bob doesn’t have to worry as much about bringing new hires up to speed. And since ContractERP eliminates the need for endless spreadsheets on multiple platforms, Bob also saw a reduction in redundancies and costly errors.
Even better, implementing an ERP system was less costly and less disruptive than the last time Bob had to hire a new project manager.
Improve Speed and Accuracy
ERP (enterprise resource planning) software from ContractERP is specifically designed to fill the needs of distributors and manufacturers of building materials, such as door, hardware and fenestration. Rather than being a one-size-fits-all solution, ContractERP focuses on improving the often complex tasks involved in this highly specialized industry.
ContractERP improved and streamlined Bob’s current processes—he didn’t have to implement an entirely new way of doing business. ERP benefited Bob’s business with:
- Automated project management
- In-depth inventory tracking
- Process billing
- Increased visibility into project, contract, and inventory detail
Bob was able to achieve all this without also overwhelming his employees. By improving speed and accuracy, ContractERP allows employees to take on more tasks, without sacrificing Bob’s reputation for excellent customer service and speedy fulfillment. Since Bob’s company was getting more done with less, he soon saw an increase in sales without an increase in costs—which equaled higher profit margins than he’d seen in 30 years of business.
Work Small, Win Big
You’ve heard the old adage, “With big risk comes big reward.” ContractERP software flips this on its head—we give you: “Work Small, Win Big.”
With ContractERP, you can work small and simultaneously grow profit margins. You’re still relying on your key employees; you’re still investing in people. ContractERP doesn’t change that. The key difference is that you’re giving them the tools they need to increase productivity and expand workload without sacrificing customer service, delivery times, and quality products. That’s the power of our ERP software.