We have already been accustomed to coming up with new legislative changes every year and beginning of the year. Neither the 2018 end disappointed us and came up with important legislative changes. Two of them were the minimal wage differentiated and the granting of tax incentives to construction companies.
A new Socrate Payroll was just launched and is already available to our customers. This new version contains a series of upgrades and new features and the most important ones are:
Implementing an ERP system is an expensive initiative, both in terms of time and money, and its benefits are seen in time and only if implementation is done correctly. Panorama Consulting, however, announces that 1 out of 5 implementation projects are subject to failure.
ERP systems are continually evolving. For the next year, we have already identified some trends that redefine the framework for using ERP systems. If you do not yet use an ERP system then you should consider these trends and determine how they might address the needs of your company.
Let's just be honest, we're all busy every day and we're pulling hard to solve all the tasks in our daily agenda, but we're not always as productive. In the sales area, recurring tasks can make you waste valuable time and sales opportunities. Even for sales managers time spent tracking the team, monitoring the smooth running of activities and the entire sales process is a very long time consuming.
Even if the global trend is to adopt cloud solutions, there are still companies who want to implement ERP on-premise solutions or are undecided about choosing cloud vs. on premise.
The main differences come from how they are installed, but also from the price. On-premise ERP systems are installed on client servers and require the presence of an IT department. Customisations typically require specialised resources and are time consuming and costly. Updates are made against the cost and should be done carefully so as not to override special customisations and settings made previously.
For cloud solutions, you do not need hardware, and users access the software in a web browser, and updates are done automatically. Cloud applications are easy to improve over time, but on-premise systems are prone to remain on older versions for a longer period of time because they are more difficult to update.
The difference between pricing models demonstrates that SocrateERP's cloud version has a lower start-up cost than the on-premise version.
Companies use key phrases such as "Win a customer, not a sale" or "Our client, our master", but how do they translate it into the actual customer approach? How do you satisfy your customers so you can get the highest retention rate? The price is no longer the decisive factor in choosing a product or service.
Construction companies have one of the most increased process complexity due to the segmentation of their activity, to working simultaneously on multiple sites, and to the use of multiple profit centers.
In the case of running concurrent projects, it is most often that the actual costs are different from one project to another, even if the initial calculations showed a similarly planned cost. How do you figure out where a problem has occurred, where to intervene, and what needs to be corrected?
A McKinsey analysis shows that the construction and engineering industry is increasingly interested in the use of technology, and the use of software solutions will in the future turn the way in which the construction projects are planned, designed and executed.
According to a survey led by Oracle, to which more than 400 IT leaders responded, more than 76% said they planned to switch from ERP to ERP in the cloud if they have not already begun.
Why such a move? We quickly figure it from the answers of those who participated in the survey.