The Oakley ERP Blog

How businesses can use ERP systems to gain a competitive advantage
Wednesday May 2, 2018

How businesses can use ERP systems to gain a competitive advantage The race for business success is a road filled with both rewards and potential pitfalls. Constantly striving for improvement is the backbone of business and commerce, but whether we can achieve that is often down to the tools at our disposal.

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The Benefits of ERP Software in the Insurance Sector
Wednesday May 2, 2018

The Benefits of ERP Software in the Insurance Sector The insurance industry in general is a paper heavy environment. Countless administration tasks, forms and contracts mean data accumulation can easily reach breaking point, fast. An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is a solution designed specifically for making these tasks (and many more) as efficient as possible. If you work within the insurance sector and feel you need a system that can help you streamline your processes, then read the following benefits of implementing an ERP system in the insurance sector.

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Is it time to spring clean your ERP System?
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Is it time to spring clean your ERP System? An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is a vital piece of software that helps businesses streamline their processes and remain ahead of the curve against competitors. You may already have an ERP system implemented within your organisation but are starting to question the effectiveness of your current set up. Costs may be running higher than anticipated, your competitors are gaining ground on your business or the system is incapable of managing the needs of your expanding organisation. Whatever the reasoning it's always a good idea to reassess your systems and their effectiveness to find out what isn't working for you and your business. Here are five reasons you should be considering replacing or upgrading your current ERP system:

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Which Sage solution is the best fit for your business?
Thursday April 5, 2018

Which Sage solution is the best fit for your business? Whatever your job role, whatever your industry, Sage offers ERP solutions to fit all business needs. Whether it's collating customer data through a CRM, tracking and processing sales orders, or analysing key financial metrics, Sage has the tools to streamline your business processes.

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Top 5 benefits to expect from your ERP system
Thursday March 15, 2018

Top 5 benefits to expect from your ERP system Businesses have many driving factors in deciding whether to implement a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, often sharing the same wish lists and requirements with other organisations. Streamlining business processes, increasing revenue and driving forward growth against market competitors are key targets to attain.

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Why the Manufacturing industry needs ERP systems
Thursday February 1, 2018

Why the Manufacturing industry needs ERP systems The manufacturing industry is a hugely competitive market, and it’s continuing to grow year after year. One of the ways that organisations have been able to keep up with the changing landscape is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).

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Maximise your business growth in 2018 and beyond with ERP software
Monday December 18, 2017

Maximise your business growth in 2018 and beyond with ERP software Most business owners and entrepreneurs will find themselves analysing their progress in the run-up to Christmas. Organisations typically use the festive period to assess their performance from the last 12 months. It’s a time for reflection and assessing your wins and losses, but it’s also a time to look forward and plan for 2018.

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How ERP systems come into their own at Christmas
Monday December 18, 2017

How ERP systems come into their own at Christmas Christmas can strike either joy or apprehension into the hearts of business owners. Many rely on this time of year to generate their highest volumes of sales, so they will look forward to this short yet important period of high activity. However, managing this huge increase in orders and completing the sales cycle quickly and efficiently remains a challenge for many companies (even those who think they already have an efficient data management system in place).

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5 ways ERP software can help support your business
Tuesday October 24, 2017

5 ways ERP software can help support your business In this post we are going to break down the key benefits of using an ERP system and look at why having one can help to support you and your business

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What is the difference between CRM and ERP and when do you need them?
Tuesday October 24, 2017

What is the difference between CRM and ERP and when do you need them? For small businesses, both CRM and ERP systems share many similar aspects, often leading to confusion when weighing up both options. In this post we look at the pros and cons of both to help you decide which is the right choice for your business.

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What Can ERP Software Do for Your Small Business?
Monday August 21, 2017

What Can ERP Software Do for Your Small Business? ERP software isn’t just for big companies – it can work wonders for the smallest of enterprises too.

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Is ERP Software Worth the Investment?
Monday August 21, 2017

Is ERP Software Worth the Investment? ERP software is a big investment, there’s no denying it. But its effect on the fortunes of businesses can’t be denied.

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Empower your Business and Staff with Data
Monday July 31, 2017

Empower your Business and Staff with Data   Data is one of the most powerful tools for a modern business to gain a competitive advantage. Is your business ready for the data revolution?

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How ERP Software Can Help Run your Subscription Business
Monday July 24, 2017

How ERP Software Can Help Run your Subscription Business Subscription-based businesses are growing at a huge rate. The latest ERP software is similarly having to change to keep up and handle this new kind of demand.

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When regulations rule the sector – How can ERP Software support the FMD?
Wednesday May 10, 2017

When regulations rule the sector – How can ERP Software support the FMD? We are now only two years away from the FMD (Falsified Medical Directive) coming into force in the UK. In the US, in accordance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) the deadline is November 2017. This means that all manufactures of drugs are required to mark packs with a product identifier, serial number, lot number and date of expiration.

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Oakley ERP – Offering Enterprise Resource Planning software to growing businesses across the UK.
Thursday April 27, 2017

Here at Oakley ERP, our primary aim is to help growing businesses from all industries to streamline their business processes, increase productivity, and with this, increase profitability. This all seems very simple when written in a sentence, but how difficult is it to achieve these objectives?

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Is the Pharmaceutical industry ready for the new FMD and GS1 regulations?
Wednesday March 15, 2017

Is the Pharmaceutical industry ready for the new FMD and GS1 regulations? The new NHS Procurement Strategy mandates the use of GS1 standards and states that every supplier of every pharmaceutical product (and all other products and services that supply goods to the NHS) must comply.

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What is a Sage Business Partner?
Thursday March 9, 2017

What is a Sage Business Partner? There is an abundance of things to consider when running and managing a business, and occasionally we could benefit from the support and expertise of someone trusted to undertake the behind-the-scenes tasks to ensure the seamless execution of your day-to-day growth.

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Sage 50 versus Sage 200
Friday February 3, 2017

Sage 50 versus Sage 200 Upgrading your accounting software can seem like a daunting task and one that for many of us is often at the bottom of the to-do-list. However, for businesses to grow their software must constantly evolve to support the increase in activity and help streamline your processes.

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Busting the ERP Software myths
Tuesday January 10, 2017

Busting the ERP Software myths All too often when we speak to businesses about using ERP Software we hear the same objections; “Oh our business isn’t big enough for software like that” or “Software with that level of functionality is very expensive!” Both statements are in fact, in most cases, myths. That’s why we have put together this blog post to help bust some of these very common ERP Software legends.

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