8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend

8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend

Author: | Published: 14 Jul 2017

joey_erp_ceo_best_friend.jpgSome CEOs may regard ERP as just a business management tool that keeps things running in the background. However, today’s more savvy CEOs are fast recognizing ERP’s ability to significantly transform their businesses and add exponential value and earnings. Here are some of the reasons CEOs are turning to ERP to innovate:


ERP means greater and more efficient controls. This ensures the entire organization has accurate and real-time information, and assists management to maintain a firm grip on operations.


Every CEO needs a consolidated and comprehensive quick and easy reference of where their business is currently standing with drill-down capabilities. ERP provides critical information fast and effortlessly. Stats such as weekly sales, employee performance, and inventory levels are all examples of items quickly available, showing real-time growth or changes in the business.


What CEO doesn’t want immediate and accurate information available around the clock? When sharing information to groups like management, shareholders, boards of directors, ERP provides easy access to all information, making fielding even the most advanced questions simple.


ERP delivers a single source of truth and a clear view of exactly what is going on in the business. This is vital for any CEO implementing changes, regardless of the circumstance. When integrated with CRM, the ERP-CRM capability gives a 360-degree view of the business.


ERP gives a single integrated view of the business and provides transparency across all departments. This means consistency and coherence in all operations, and assists in faster decisions in response to challenges, opportunities and market trends.

Cash Flow

ERP greatly improves efficiencies, specifically in areas of the business like supply chain management, inventory control and forecasting. Access to this information can help free up vital capital that can be better used elsewhere to fast-track growth.

Customer Experience

A happy customer is a loyal customer. ERP streamlines your business, resulting in improved service levels, accelerated response times, and ultimately a more satisfied customer base.


The real-time information ERP provides increases an organization’s capability. This can mean scaling operations up or down in response to demand, making it easier to plan and ensure the business performs as efficiently as possible.

ERP is a toolset that goes beyond management – it helps everyone in their individual roles and day-to-day operations.  A well implemented ERP system will provide benefits that can support overall goals and objectives in running a business.

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Comments (3)

  • nadema abdul ahmed Reply

    I am most impressed with the new SLC process

    July 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Daryl Ahrens Reply

    With global competition in Manufacturing driving product prices lower, companies must continually improve their Operating Efficiency while being nimble enough to respond to changing Market/Customer needs. Without a reliable and current source of internal information easily accessible to the CEO, how can the proper decisions be made with full confidence? I imagine a robust ERP system would be a required tool for every successful CEO, especially in a competitive marketplace.

    July 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm
  • Nityananda Rao Reply

    Very well written Sir.

    Today many CEO’s consider the ERP expenses as a COST rather than an “Investment for future”. Till CEO’s realise that the ERP and its vendors best interest is to support them, it might be a Herculean task.

    Recently I started observing many CEOs, don’t want to go for a complete ERP, but to adopt a part of it. What you think about this?


    February 3, 2018 at 10:08 am

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