There is a new way of doing things, and it is not limited to a physical server, it is in the cloud. Cloud software, or SAAS (software-as-a-service) is becoming more popular by the day. It is forcing client-server architecture and PC based software providers to change their strategy. If your business has not yet changed your software strategy then it might be time to do so. The old client-server based programs are fast subsiding and the new platform is "Cloud".
Cloud is just a term for servers you do not know or care to know about, which your browser essentially access and then…connection established! What you basically have is a software system that works on any device, anywhere, as long as you are connected (mostly) to the internet. It eliminates the need to have a computer with proprietary software. It is like you “imaginary friend”, you can use it whenever you feel like it.
Cloud: Are you on it? Make every effort to take your business onto the cloud, the sooner the better. One of our business services are cloud development and consulting. We use Xero accounting as our base and then supplement our vertical solution with a few of our own or one of the 400+ add-on modules. People love it and it really makes life so much easier, especially for the small to medium businesses.
For our corporate clients we still offer a server based ERP system called Sage Evolution, but we then enable those servers to be accessible from anywhere…so it can be called a cloud based system. Many of our new ERP add-on modules are also developed to work on the cloud and then integrate back into a proprietary ERP system.
Here is the take away point: even large ERP systems are changing to be cloud friendly. Sage Evolution has developed a CRM system that is cloud based. This cloud based CRM systems replaced the old CRM systems because of mobility. ERP systems and proprietary software solutions like your old email clients like Outlook and office suites like Microsoft Word will soon be phase out, and there will be cloud based options. The cloud makes data transparent (to those who need to see it), accessible, secure, easy to use, fast, non-intrusive, no-backups required, and error free.
Have you ever wanted all your discounts to show on documents like PO, GRV or INV, and QUOTES?
Sage Evolution is programmed not to show line discounts (#1) in your document footer but rather only a global document (#2) discount.
This can be confusing to a client when you said you gave them discount (#1) yet it shows as a zero at the bottom of the invoice.
We solved this problem, as you can see below. Whatever discount method you use (line, document or both) we can show it.
Contact us if you think this is something that applies to your business.
When you purchase Pastel Evolution you have various options as to which add-on modules you would like to acquire or add. Some or most of these modules would be developed by Sage, some might be developed by recognized 3rd Party developers, and others might be a “custom” job.
Some add-on modules might come from India, some from Australia and others from South Africa. These add-on modules would have a specific purpose and would normally work in a very specific way. To use these modules you will have to transform or adapt your business processes to fit in.
For most of these modules that method would be fine, but for others your business policy might be so different that there is just NO way to fit or bend or change any policy to fit into the specified software business process. A point in case could be the requisition approvals process. Some businesses need this process to cater for approval levels; other again depends on the amount of budget available, while other might require a combination of levels, budgets, and project ownership.
Some of my clients for example requested all of the above plus a mobile module they can consequently use to approve a request anytime, and anywhere. The point I want to make is that many users see Evolution as a drop box solution that will only work in a specific ways. That is only half the truth because the Microsoft back-end and integration possibilities makes this ERP system a system to be reckoned with.
When harnessing the full internal, integration, and expanding capabilities of Sage Evolution…it is now wonder other software vendors like SAP business one and Syspro often fall in line to compete.
Now here is the winning recipe for a complete Mid-size company Sage Evolution triumph. To set your business apart, to grow, make money and leave a legacy, do this:
1. Use Sage Evolution (if you do not already)
2. Look for opportunities to optimize business processes
3. Use standard Evolution add-on modules where applicable
4. Let us develop your own Evolution modules where you see a better fit
5. Integrate with other on premise or online SAAS software
6. Optimize the software, reports and
7. Continue to train your employees…empower them
All the above might however sound like a great idea but unpractical in execution.
That is where we come in.
We can advise you on Evolution, the standard add-on modules, development, BIC reports and report writing as well as on-site training.
Our products, software, and services make your processes scalable and this will make your business grow and ultimately make more money.
Phone us today and make things happen.
Sage Evolution is remarkable software that combines the power of ERP with simplicity. Sage Evolution now distributed under their new name provides all businesses with the core functionality of a financial package that is second to none. Sage Evolution can be expanded horizontally to include modules that ease daily administrative tasks, or vertically for various industries like manufacturing, services, distribution, retail, and engineering.
Additional to the standard Sage Evolution horizontal and vertical modules additional power can be added by incorporating an Excel based reporting solution known as business intelligence or Sage Evolution BIC. BIC reports can be designed to such an extent that the most difficult reporting requirements are handled effortlessly and becomes an integral part of your business. We have found that most of our clients use their custom designed reports on a daily basis which they claim gives them a massive competitive advantage.
If you are still not convinced that Sage Evolution is the right solution for your business, consider the fact that it can easily grow with your user count to a maximum of 200 users and easily incorporate new modules to cater for new business requirements. Sage Evolution is also backed up by South Africa's most trusted and established software company and will still be supported for a very long time which should give you peace of mind.
Sage Evolution is built on top of the most stable and versatile database engine in the industry known as Microsoft SQL Server. Microsoft's SQL Server again explodes the possibilities of incorporating or integrating other systems and or databases. By using other Microsoft technologies like Visual studio, SQL Server management studio, SQL Server integration services, SQL Server reporting services, etc., we can assist your business to build a software solution that competes with the most expensive ERP systems at a fraction of the cost.
The power is truly in your hands. Bank on Sage Evolution, it is build on Microsoft, now contact us.