Why should a proper Logistics ERP be used instead of spreadsheets like MS Excel?
Midhun Menon P
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Don’t we all love or hate Microsoft Excel? Every one of us has found the tool useful at some point in our careers. Although I have never used Excel to its full potential (does anyone know what it is capable of?), it has done the job for us most of the time. For nearly 25 years, we have been providing solutions to the logistics and transportation industries. We have witnessed the initial fear of using a computer, the Y2K panic, the introduction of financial computation software, and the emergence of a centrally managed ERP solution. The majority of logistics companies that contact us want to upgrade from a spreadsheet-based system. It may seem strange in 2019, but it is true.
As the saying goes, everything has a shelf life. Unfortunately, there is a limit to how much Microsoft Excel or other minimal computation and storage tools can be used for business purposes. It simply does not align with your company’s growth or make your employees’ jobs easier.
Why do spreadsheets fail?
The inability of Excel, or any spreadsheet program, to reconcile various versions and avoid manual errors is one of its worst flaws. There are numerous versions involved, and each employee can submit their version and swap out the current one. Collaboration is put in danger since the system is unable to determine which answer is right. Additionally, it can be challenging to spot fraud or data tampering in such circumstances. With such tools, businesses find it challenging to manage their budgets, future goals, and forecasts. As a result, the majority of them are switching to specialized software. A CNBC analysis found that roughly half of the spreadsheets used by large corporations have material flaws and that close to 90% of them contain inaccuracies. Excel does offer formulas, but are they accurate and user-friendly?
The need for an effective logistics ERP
Let’s take a look at how the scenario affects logistics, transportation, and warehousing companies. The daily operations of an Excel sheet are far too difficult. You have trucks traveling through several countries. You have complex cargos to handle, clients to satisfy, employees to manage, inventory to track, and reports to prepare that’s a lot of work for a poor spreadsheet to handle. Finally, an ERP system enables optimal inventory management, resulting in a more effective overall business management strategy. But that’s not all; not only will you improve your logistics by using various ERP tools such as Sage X3, and SAP B1, but you’ll also save we discussed how logistics ERP is important to the day-to-day operations of a logistics company. Simply put, it makes your office life much easier and faster.
So, if your company wants to move away from the utopian spreadsheet system, please contact us. We can assist you in better managing your operations.
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