We have constantly seen that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software integrates different departmental processes all into one suite. While it is most commonly used in for-profit businesses, these days, more and more nonprofits or what we know as NGOs are starting to configure ERP software into their organizations.
In this article, we share the benefits that these organizations stand to gain from utilizing business software.
Benefits of Non-Government Organizations utilizing business software
One System for the Whole Organization
ERP software is often comprised of different modules. These include Human Resources, Marketing/Sales, CRM, Finance/Accounting, among others. This implies that you only need one software setup for the entire organization.
This makes it easy on the various individual departments, as they won’t need to buy and maintain their own software setups any longer. It’s also cheaper, too. Also, because ERP software uses modules, you can add or delete them as you need.
By using one software system for the entire organization, you’re automatically improving communication and visibility between all departments – which directly impacts productivity. Workflows between departments will be smoother and quicker, allowing departments to work more efficiently.
You can choose the right software
There are two types of ERP software: cloud-based and traditional. Cloud-based ERP software uses the Internet to access and store files. Traditional ERP software, on the other hand, requires hard drive installation and office configuration. Based on your exact needs, you can choose the type of ERP software that is right for you.
Because all departments are using one software to record their data, it will be much easier to create and report on the status of your fundraising campaigns. Your Board of Directors and other integral nonprofit members can review reports quickly and easily.
Data recorded into your ERP software is safe and secure. And just in case of a server or hard drive crash, you can create and store backups of your data.
All transactions that happen within your software can be tracked, meaning there is a clear trail of what is happening at all times. You can also place restrictions on your data to ensure it stays accurate, consistent, and secure.