6 Reasons to Implement a new ERP System

Author: Vincent Bull in: Business Solutions

6 Reasons to Implement a new ERP System

November 22, 2022

In can be difficult to understand the various benefits that an ERP offers. With a rather high barrier to entry even considering adding an ERP can launch concerns.

As you know, there is a multitude of vendors and systems available. Knowing which one can best help your firm can add to the confusion, since there are many vendors that specialize in a single industry or sector. There are systems that can do everything well but it may not work for your firm because it’s a medical ERP for your automotive parts manufactory. Another issue that arises are specialty packages that do one thing really well and leave the rest to outside parties, like an ERP that helps with planning and scheduling but can’t handle inventory management or shipping.

After almost a decade of helping manufactories move to a more productive ERP system that helps with everything from quote-to-cash, here are the 6 reasons for you to look into implementing OnRamp ERP:

Lower Costs

The first item to consider when it comes to adding any new item to your firm is often the cost. This is never as simple as just the sticker price, of course. You also need to consider how much it costs to implement, run, and maintain.

When it comes to an ERP system, this is a floating cost, based on the size of your firm, the number of users, and the software you are implementing. This is the average based on the size of the firm and will vary based on the number of users and other metrics. When compared to the competition, OnRamp lowers your operating costs both for your firm and your ERP software.

Less Systems

When you are shopping for a new ERP system, look for a system that can cover all your business units and processes, from quote-to-cash. This means that newer ERP systems should include elements that will make some of your other software packages redundant. For example, OnRamp ERP replaces your current ERP, Inventory Management Software, Quality Management Software, MES, MRP, DCP, Forecasting tool, QuickBooks, and many more.

With OnRamp ERP, you can save by decreasing the amount of software licenses and training packages that you have to purchase for your firm.

More People, Less Work

Every software package will have a varied user base; from intermittent to power users. This is no different with ERP systems. Studies show that, on average, around 1 in 4 staff at a firm actually use their ERP system.  The truth is that a good ERP should be able to touch all your business units so that all your staff can have the benefits of software and automation. OnRamp ERP goes beyond the 25%.

We have worked with our customers to create screens and modules that can positively impact all your processes. With over a decade of development under our belt, OnRamp ERP has implemented features such as:

  • Bar code scanners to help your warehouse staff improve accuracy and efficiency
  • Quality management screens to help your QA team
  • Online work order updating for your operators
  • Shop monitors that feed live data from your work centers to reports and dashboards
  • And more…

This means that with OnRamp ERP, more staff use your system and need to do less work each to accomplish the same tasks with more accuracy.

Faster Implementation

Concerns over the time and added stress from implementing something as all-encompassing as an all-in-one ERP system are one of the biggest roadblocks that most firms have to overcome. It’s never the right time to pull staff for training and learn new ways of doing things. And with the implementation being such a crucial part of ensuring ERP success, it can make sense that many a decision-maker have chosen to leave the selection and adoption process for “later”. Delaying this implementation is costing you by decreasing your productivity when compared to your competition.

OnRamp Solutions has the theory and the practice in fast and successful implementations. Our implementation team has multiple decades of combined experience in implementing OnRamp ERP at our clients. And with most of our new business coming from referrals, you can be sure our product has improved the business of our partners.

Less IT

Gone are the days of massive servers, thin clients, IT management software, and other budget bloating technology. Cloud-based apps can do wonders for your IT budget. A new cloud-based ERP system is no different. Current cloud services mean that you can have:

  • Everything online
  • Always available
  • Managed by a big tech conglomerate that pays top dollar for top talent
  • Bank-level security

All this while being charged pennies.

But perhaps the idea of paying for something you can’t personally physically control makes you worried. Where is this data? Where are the servers? What happens if there is a power outage in Walla Walla Washington? Will it affect you? Can your business go on when the whims of someone you’ve never met decides to ruin your week?

OnRamp ERP can do both. It can be hands-off, but it is a simple enough package that our requirements won’t blow up that IT budget. And by needing less software packages, you can be sure that the IT line item won’t grow much any time soon. To summarize: OnRamp ERP gives you the choice of a cloud-based solution or self-hosted at a reasonable price.

More Competitive

As mentioned above, and in other articles, Industry 4.0 is here and one of the key components for any new millennium manufactory is a state-of-the-art ERP. An ERP helps your firm improve efficiency and productivity. This, in turn, improves your competitive edge. Already, all the largest firms have adopted an ERP. Very quickly, the SME’s in your sector will start filling that gap. So, staying competitive is no longer a question of even needing an ERP, but rather a question of how soon before you start losing business without one.

Some of the benefits that a better ERP can bring you include:

  • More flexible production
  • Faster response time
  • Integrated systems
  • Faster planning time
  • More connected business units

OnRamp works with its clients to further their success. We are always looking for ways to grow organically with you to improve your operations with new features and technology.


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  • Vincent Bull

    Vincent Bull is the current VP of Sales and Marketing at On-Ramp Solutions Inc. On-Ramp provides comprehensive, flexible fully integrated ERP, MES software solutions to manufacturing and services based companies. He is seasoned in the interaction between software solutions and pairing that with helping human resources improve their abilities to increase their production capacity. Vincent has a passion as well for sports such as basketball and has long been a supporter of such initiatives as The Guelph Board of Approved Basketball Officials. He also has volunteered at Special Olympics Ontario, for a host of different sporting events. Vince is a graduate of Georgian College in Ontario, holding a degree in Computer Programming.

  • Paul Henriques

    Paul Henriques is the current Manager for the Documentation and Training team at OnRamp Solutions Inc. Paul has over 15 years of experience in writing training material and documentation for various software companies. Having had to learn OnRamp ERP to better document it’s features and write training material; Paul is constantly stunned by the amount of thought that goes into each feature and the capabilities that are within the program, with features for all the various business units of a manufactory. Paul spends most of his free time keeping up to date on all the latest news and best practices for the manufacturing sector. Paul’s favorite manufacturing quote: “There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.” – Henry Ford

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