Baseplan: Custom built ERP solutions 'made to fit'

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- 29 Jan 2015 ( #703 )
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In a recent survey conducted by Software Advice (2013), it was discovered that participants who use custom built ERP solutions specifically designed for their industry are 72% more likely to meet User requirements, as opposed to generic solutions that were difficult to adapt to specific User requirements.

Baseplan Software Pty Ltd provides equipment and rental management software, as a single, fully-integrated ERP solution, specifically designed to meet the needs of the industry. Baseplan offers a system that is scalable, tightly integrated and module-based, to offer a customised solution tailored to the requirements of your forklift business.

When you start to find that your business processes are changing to adapt to your system restrictions, then you have most likely hit a road block caused by a system that is not robust enough to grow with the demands of your business. When this occurs, there are two options. The first is to continue down the path of reactive process-change, likely resulting in poor business-practices, inefficiencies and lost sales. The alternative is to source a flexible solution that meets business demands and integrates all system processes, efficiently.

An ERP solution is designed to provide accurate process-control; allowing streamlining of processes through single-point data storage and retrieval. Providing a business with this type of solution will ensure greater value to its customers. A fully-integrated ERP solution, equips businesses with tools to effectively build proactive relationships, provide increased customer service, maintain and monitor equipment and offer superior sales support. Essentially, it becomes the lifeblood of developing a business' efficiencies.

Baseplan is a complete service-provider for market-leading ERP solutions. As the industry develops, Baseplan continues to provide its clients with world-class technologies that harnesses the importance of asset management, computerised stock monitoring and equipment maintenance solutions. Already Baseplan services a growing number of material handling businesses including Linde, Lencrow, NTP Forklifts, Adaptalift Hyster and Hystandard (Yale), to name a few.

"Baseplan really has improved the data quality throughout our organisation", recalls the former CFO of Linde Material Handling, Georg Bommers. "That data quality and availability has allowed our executives to make better, more informed decisions and has helped to improve the performance of Linde generally."

When searching for an ERP solution to meet growing business needs, it is important to know that the solution will meet the requirements, providing flexible solutions that will meet the needs of your growing business. Upgrading your ERP should never be seen as an expense, but rather an investment designed to drive value back to your business.

Baseplan Enterprise provides capabilities allowing businesses to drive increased value to their Customers. Through the provision of increased visibility into business processes, monitoring and reporting, Baseplan users are able to effectively deliver products and services, while maintaining superior after-sales support to their Customers.

Using a single ERP solution has some obvious advantages, however, there are many additional advantages that businesses tend to overlook when considering the return-on-investment of a new ERP solution. Key advantages can include - reduced staff training costs as users become familiar with functionalities of a single system, data integrity is maintained as duplications/errors are reduced, complete Customer-interaction visibility allowing any user to continue account management and a single ERP vendor means one source of support.
"In the completeness of the package you see its efficiency", states Bommers. "We don't have a separate asset management system hanging off it. We don't have separate software systems for stock inventory, spare parts ordering, equipment rental or service. It is all tightly integrated - everything we need."

Implementation of an ERP solution that has not been tailored to specific business needs, can end up feeling like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. More often than not, all that has been implemented is a reactive process environment, particularly if pre-sales business studies and ongoing post-sales support is not offered by experienced, industry specialists. Having an industry specific designed ERP means that the user experience is more intuitive and the software becomes easier to use.

"You start to use the product and you forget about the pain you went with on your previous software to achieve something which just happens so easily in Baseplan", states Hystandard's Financial Controller, Harry Koffke. "We've had employees come on board and we haven't had a chance to do any formal Baseplan training - just a bit in-house, but it is a very intuitive, friendly program for users to quickly get in there, start to use it and become productive within the company."

Whether providing the solution on-site or in the cloud, Baseplan Enterprise functionality is tailored to the relevant needs of your business. Industry-experienced consultants, support teams and staff are available to ensure you maximise system functionalities to their potential.

With real-time equipment management and total cost of ownership (TCO), from field solutions to rental management, Baseplan Enterprise provides complete business connection with maximum levels of process-control and business intelligence, ensuring clients are always a step ahead of their competition.

To discuss your ERP needs, or find out more information about Baseplan, visit us at The Rental Show in New Orleans (Stand 9305) or email us today.

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