Getting the most out of your ERP: four lessons from Hart Sport

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Hart Sport’s IT system was struggling to keep up with the company’s rapid growth.

With four warehouses in Australia and New Zealand and over 25,000 customers, it needed an integrated supply chain system, and it needed it fast.

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Getting the most out of your ERP: four lessons from Hart Sport

  1. 1. Getting the most out of your ERP: four lessons from Hart Sport Hart Sport’s IT system was struggling to keep up with the company’s rapid growth. With four warehouses in Australia and New Zealand and over 25,000 customers, it needed an integrated supply chain system, and it needed it fast.
  2. 2. Before you talk to any ERP vendor, get a good idea of what your business needs. This might be improved integration of different departments across the business, getting a crystal clear snapshot of your inventory or consolidating your accounts across countries and currencies. Hart Sport had the following three goals: 1. A warehousing and inventory system with stock visibility across multiple sites 2. An automated supply chain system to improve delivery speed and accuracy 3. A financial management system integrated across all areas of the business and able to inform decision-making Lesson 1: Identify key goals for your new ERP to achieve
  3. 3. There’s no point investing in an ERP system, if it won’t work with your current processes. Choose an ERP vendor that will take the time to understand your business and create a bespoke solution. Pronto designed a system for Hart Sport which was based on the Pronto Xi Warehouse Management, Distribution, Financials, Alert Intelligence and CRM modules and allowed for future growth and expansion. Lesson 2: Choose an ERP system that’s right for your business
  4. 4. A new ERP may take a little while to get used to, but should quickly start to let you work in different and more efficient ways. Just eight weeks after the transition to the new platform, Hart Sport noticed a significant boost in productivity. In fact, they’ve gone from processing about 100 orders a day to as many as 400, all with fewer dispatch staff. The supply chain system is also integrated with Hart Sport’s logistics carriers’ systems, allowing customers to track the entire process online. Lesson 3: Take advantage of new opportunities
  5. 5. Hopefully this has helped highlight some key criteria to take into account when considering a new ERP solution. You can download the full case study here. Pronto cater every solution to our clients individual needs. Talk to us today about a solution that's right for you. Talk to Pronto about kickstarting your ERP solution today

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