Nobody wants another pandemic to strike before one understands the consequences of lagging behind in technology. Logistics companies that do not move their operations to the cloud can suffer a jolt when disaster strikes. If your business is still running on scores of paperwork when the world is going paperless, it is time to look towards the cloud.
The complex logistics world needs to be streamlined, and in cloud-based ERP solutions lies the answer. In case you are still thinking to yourself, “My solution does pretty much everything,” read on to know what you may be missing.
No More Missed Updates
In the logistics industry, goods must go through several steps before reaching the customer. This involves registering and obtaining clearances from international and national regulatory bodies. An ERP ensures that data exchange with the customs, other agencies, partners, and customers happens seamlessly.
Bill of lading, proof of delivery, and other clearances can be completed from a single system.
No Repetitive Entries and Subsequent Errors
Most errors in logistics cost dearly. Incorrect weight or product classification entered causes fines and pads costs. Such mistakes associated with typing and entering data manually can be avoided with ERP software. Once the master data is prepared, the system eliminates the need for typing.
Data Security and Integrity
Cloud-based ERP systems are one of the most secure solutions currently available. Backup of backups created in multiple locations ensures data security even in case of disasters. Comprehensive ERP solutions give a provision to handle data integrity. For example, a maker-checker-approval is available to have a second-level check on a particular process or sub-process.
Time-Saving Templates and Reports
ERP solutions empower users to create template reports as per ad-hoc needs and save these templates for future use. Dashboards offer a graphical view of the performance of various functions. Pre-defined reports include jobs completed, the performance of different modes of shipping, port performances, shipper-wise reports, and a lot more.
Faster Quotations Lead to Customer Satisfaction
Data available via the cloud makes it easier to respond to queries for quotations from customers. ERP solutions like Logi-Sys can integrate a customer portal where customers can book their shipments, submit documents and track their shipments. When customers receive timely updates via email they are likely to stay loyal and this helps win clients’ confidence.
Traditional solutions running on older hardware are prone to security issues such as data breaches. Making the switch to a cloud-based ERP solution is a move to be made sooner rather than later.