Simple Screens Complex Capability

Posted by Gerry Poe

Simple Screens Bring Complex Capability To a New Level.

Extensive capabilities and resulting complexities inherent in your enterprise software systems, like ERP, ease-of-use, through simplification increases value. If you could reduce what is seen as an enormous tree of possible menu choices, like a Chinese Order Menu, down to only those tasks a person needs to do their job, how would this help you get more out of your ERP software investment?

Working with clients, we are frequently asked to explain the system, reduce clutter and increase clarity. With a menu list numbering in the hundreds, how many menu items do your customer service operators actually need? What about your production planners? Do endless choices lead them into unsecured and risky places? Which access-permissions increase company liabilities and the possibility of data corruption costs?

With risky, costly and dangerous open menus, how can you tame the forest to see the trees? We call this a tailoring your working environment. ERP notoriously has been a place of fear and contention. Because of its scope and breadth, operators are confused and at risk if left to their own devices. Like following a roadmap, we can get from LA to Canada on the I5. When you only want to go to an LA Phil concert, but ended up in Scottsdale, AZ for an outdoor BBQ; “Houston, we have a problem.”

Let’s look at the before and after operator screens:

Tailored out-of-the-box customized screen:

erp tailored screen

Compared to the Typical ERP menu:

ERP main menu

What you see is what the operator gets, or is allowed and authorized; not the whole ERP to view and decide on for the “click-of-the-moment”.

When you want productivity, standardization, simplicity and training definable around job function, not an ERP’s total capabilities, customization tools within SYSPRO help your organization streamline while aligning to operators, groups or department ERP component needs. Their job needs are met, without compromise or complication.

Ease of use transforms complex ERP software into straightforward, understandable and secure workspaces for your users at all levels.

  • What could it mean if your enterprise software were easier to use and understand?
  • How does your ERP software add to your bottom line value?
  • Would ease of use and higher user adoption increase your ERP software utilization?
  • Does ERP enable or hamper your enterprise performance?
  • How does ease-of-use-factor into your ERP decision?

With so many choices in enterprise software, your SYSPRO ERP choice is rock-solid more than ever before; achieving more success through greater simplification. We believe, after 24 years working with SYSPRO, your investment has grown in value, tailored without compromise.

These questions are but a few in the Complete Enterprise (ERP) Self Assessment which includes over 300 questions. You can download the complete ERP self assessment here:

Download the Checklist: The Complete Enterprise  (ERP) Self Assessment


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