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Why You Should Extend Your ERP System with Novacura Flow

There are some things ERP systems don’t do well: user-friendliness, for example. It’s not the ERP’s fault: they were designed to be strong, not agile.
Just like you wouldn’t expect an 18-wheeler to win Formula 1, you wouldn’t expect your ERP to adapt to your every need. 
But sometimes you might want (or need) your ERP to do a little more. Every business is different, and we all have our unique processes. If your business was exactly like everyone else's, you wouldn’t be in business for long. So, instead of fighting against the things that make your business unique, we want you to embrace them. That’s why we created Novacura Flow: to help your business be as productive as possible, without making compromises to adapt to your ERP
We recently asked some of our customers why they chose Novacura Flow. Here’s what they had to say:

Novacura makes our ERP more user friendly”

Our customers have told us that Novacura Flow is so easy to use that even the most technology-averse people can use it. Why? Because of our user-friendly interface. 
ERP systems aren’t exactly known for their user-friendliness. And for workers in the field or on the shop floor—the ones who don’t work in front of a computer all day—digital skills aren’t always at the top of the list. But as technology changes, we need information faster than ever. You can’t wait for daily or weekly reports anymore: you need real-time data, which means you need constant updates from the floor and/or the field. This means data entry and digital skills are soon going to be critical for all your workers.
The key to user adoption is to give them a system that’s easy to use and understand, even for people who are resistant to new technology. Something that works on different devices (especially mobile devices) and makes data entry as simple as possible. This is how many customers use Novacura Flow: to streamline and simplify data entry into their ERP. When tools are easy to use, people are more productive. It's a basic fact.

“We can preserve our critical processes”

Many ERPs limit what you can do so that your business stays compliant with regulations and best practices. Being compliant with best practices is important. But your business is unique, and the one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t help you be more productive or competitive. Your business needs to be able to adapt quickly to changes in the market, and if your ERP is restraining your processes, it takes much longer to adapt to change
Novacura Flow gives you control over your critical processes, allowing you to make quick changes when you need to. It also helps you manage complex, multi-tier processes, including processes that require data from multiple systems

It helps us keep pace with technology”

Industry 4.0 is here: are you ready? Because your competitors are, and they’re taking full advantage of new technology. So, if you want to stay competitive, you’re probably going to have to do the same. 
But you don’t need the newest, latest ERP in order to be ready for Industry 4.0: you just need a way to integrate your systems, add new elements where needed, and optimize your processes to adapt to the changing landscape
Want to incorporate IoT devices on the shop floor? Novacura Flow can help you do that, with tools to manage mobile devices, augmented reality, and automation (among other things)
Want to make your own, custom business applications? You can do that with Novacura Flow Studio. 
Novacura Flow gives you the flexibility to adapt and change workflows whenever you need to, and deploy those changes in hours (as opposed to days, weeks or even months if you’re using an ERP alone)
To help your business work the way YOU want it to work. 

That’s the why. Want to see how we do it?

One example is Sherwin-Williams, who used Novacura Flow to digitalize their warehouse processes
Need help with your next ERP implementation? Download a copy of our free guide, Why ERP Implementations Fail.

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