Are BMS/ERP systems actually needed at all?
Practically, there are no more companies or organizations that do not use computer systems. Some companies have long recognized the difficulties associated with the interoperability and lack of integration of disparate solutions – this causes numerous problems and results in irrational moves such as multiple entry of the same data into different office applications.
Finances – if you are seeing...
- invoicing problems
- payment backlogs
- too many spreadsheets in use
- problems with budgeting
- time-consuming contractor settlements
- troubles with fixed assets management
Logistics – if you are expecting...
- matching stocks to orders
- optimal rotation of goods
- smooth procurement and transportation
- optimal location of goods in warehouses
- efficient procurement
- effective warehouse management
Production – if you are coming across...
- low machinery utilization effectiveness
- the need for frequent changes in production schedules
- problems with updating production documentation,
- unnecessary downtime or overloading of machines
- difficulties in meeting order completion deadlines
- problems with a detailed accounting of production costs
HR – if you have...
- time-consuming recruitment processes
- difficulties in scheduling training
- tedious work time tracking with errors
- untimely payment of salaries
- incomplete employee records.
- lack of defined career paths
- poor set of self-service functions
BMS in numbers
Removing internal barriers to growth and unleashing the creative potential inherent in an organization requires a new quality in management methods and the IT tools that will be not only the foundation of a new opening but also an efficient business driver. The implementation of an EMS / ERP class system provides tangible benefits in any type of organization:
increase in machinery
BMS – what is it actually?
Business Management System (BMS) / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
is a group of advanced and integrated IT systems comprehensively supporting enterprise management processes.
BMS / ERP systems use a common database, introduce order in data and a single source of information, enable automation and robotization of business processes, as well as integration with other business applications for supply chain management (Supply Chain Manaaement – SCM), contacts with customers (Customer Relationship Management – CRM), etc.
- Support for multiple types of production,
- Enhanced quality assurance and quality control methods
- Integration with Machine Execution System (MES) applications
- Advanced production control
- A detailed accounting of production costs and time
- Lean management – elimination of waste
- General ledger and tax accounting
- Extended financial planning and reporting
- Automated customer billing
- Credit policy management
- Payment and cash management
- Advanced discount policy
- Management of cost estimates and bids
- Order management
- Sales funnel and cross-, up-, down-sell management
- Demand management
- Point of sale network support
- Web-based consumer portal
- Bill of materials
- Production flows
- Technological change management
- CAD integration and documentation generation
- Product lifecycle management
- Product costing and configuration
- Project planning and analysis
- Generating project documentation
- Project costing
- Production resource management
- Contract management
- Time and cost management
- Creating forecasts and master production plans
- Intelligent demand planning methods
- Material requirements planning
- Resource planning and management
- Diversified scheduling algorithms
- Integration with Epicor Smart Demand Planner
- Customer contact database management
- Marketing campaign management
- Communication with trading partners
- Lead and prospect management
- Mobile CRM
- Integration with other CRM systems
- Purchasing management
- Supplier relationship management
- Advanced inventory management algorithms
- Handling freight forwarding – domestic and international
- Management of goods shipments and receipts
- Advanced warehouse management methods
To get to know Kinetic’s capabilities in detail, view all its functional areas.
BMS investment benefits
Reduction of company
operating costs - time
and material savings
Increase in efficiency of business
operations - streamlining of business
processes and robotization
Reduction of time to handle
mandatory tasks imposed by the
Increase in quality
of all HR
and recruitment processes
Increase in sales
through extensive pricing
and discounting policy
Effective quality control
of production and service
ERP system expansion
A perfect match to the requirements and needs of a company sometimes requires providing unique functionality. Then the attractiveness of an EMS/ERP system arises from its ability to integrate with modules supporting such processes outside the standard set of ERP modules. In other cases, it is necessary to go far in parameterizing the complete solution and custom-building additional systems, modules and functions to meet the organization’s individual process needs.
Kinetic is ready for instant integration with the following additional modules:
Our team of experts has a wide range of skills in ERP, Epicor Kinetic, Epicor iScala technologies, and complementary systems – expanding management and business process automation capabilities. At the same time, our consultants are specialists in more than just technology; our team includes specialists in manufacturing, logistics, finance, accounting, and controlling.
We have been an Epicor Software partner since 2011 – the largest team of consultants and specialists in Europe. We consistently work with the largest Epicor clients in Europe and worldwide.
Installation and operation
of ERP systems
Correct installation, maintenance, and effective operation of an ERP system can be carried out using a diverse IT infrastructure by a qualified team of experienced consultants. Changes to the functionality, installation of new releases, and control of interoperability with new versions of operating systems require constant supervision and attention.
Kinetic users can choose one of the following system use models:
The entire system and full functionality can be accessed from any device with a web browser.
No additional software installation is required. Both public, hybrid and private cloud can be used. The cloud provider performs all patches and updates.
The system runs on the organization’s in-house servers, the IT department prepares the appropriate infrastructure, operating system updates, license management, data archiving and by itself provides the administration of the entire solution.
The supplier takes full responsibility for the applications, their performance and load, and monitors and fixes any problems and failures. The company can streamline system administration processes and reduce operating costs, thus reducing the total cost of ownership of the ERP system.
The system supplier provides a team of administrators and consultants who, on a full-time secondment basis, maintain, update and develop the ERP system at the client’s site. They formally remain supplier employees, but their working time is fully dedicated to the client.
Methodology of implementation of EMS/ERP systems
Business Management Systems Leader
Maciej has over 20 years of experience in the field of ERP systems – both for the largest companies in the world and for medium-sized enterprises. His knowledge, coming from both software producers and implementation partners, allows him to understand well the needs of customers and translate them into well-prepared ERP system implementation offers. Maciej is an expert in building long-term relationships with clients and building added value together with them. He encourages customers to use cloud solutions that are becoming more and more profitable for each customer.