Italian SMEs catch up in the adoption of ERP solutions

Italian SMEs Closing the Gap in ERP Adoption

In 2022, the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), conducted by the European Commission, ranks Italy eighteenth out of twenty-seven in terms of digital development, but we are on the rise thanks to the PNRR.

In particular, it is noted that Italy is bridging the gap in digital skills, but, for example, SMEs are still far from a fully integrated approach to management software, and according to data released in June 2023 by the Digital Innovation Observatory in SMEs at the School of Management of the Polytechnic University of Milan, only 40% of SMEs have introduced, or plan to introduce in the near future, an ERP software.

It is undeniable that SMEs still struggle to fully grasp the benefits of adopting management software. While on one hand, the research data from Assosoftware highlights the tangible benefits of using a modern cloud-based management solution, on the other hand, the entry into the market of an ERP platform like So Smart, designed and tailored to the specific needs and characteristics of Italian small businesses, can lead to digital growth for companies that now represent over 95% of the Italian market.

Now, let's see why an ERP tailored to SMEs is needed.

Quick Implementation and Reasonable Costs

The implementation of a cloud-based ERP solution offers the advantage of reduced installation times and affordable costs, essential for SMEs wishing to improve their operational efficiency without excessive initial investments. Thanks to simplified procedures and a flexible structure, companies can start benefiting from the software's functionalities quickly, minimizing the impact on daily operations and maximizing return on investment.

Mid-to-High Range Functionality

The integrated management of crucial business processes such as accounting, human resources management, logistics, and much more allows SMEs to benefit from an unprecedented level of control and visibility over their activities, enabling them to make informed decisions and react promptly to market challenges.

Modularity and Scalability

The modularity and scalability of the ERP allow SMEs to adapt the software to their evolving needs. Companies can start with essential modules and add additional functionalities as they grow and develop. This approach allows SMEs to avoid investing in oversized solutions and adapt the software to their specific needs, ensuring sustainable growth in the long term.

Process Automation

Process automation is essential for improving operational efficiency and reducing manual errors. Automation tools that simplify and optimize business processes reduce manual workload and improve the precision and accuracy of data. This allows SMEs to focus their resources on high-value-added activities and reduce overall operating costs.

Intelligent Data Management

Intelligent data management is essential for making informed decisions and driving business growth. Advanced tools for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing business data allow SMEs to gain a comprehensive overview of their performance and identify opportunities for optimization and improvement. With better data management, SMEs can increase their competitiveness in the market and ensure sustainable growth in the long term.

The main benefits experienced by SMEs in using management solutions

So Smart is the simplest and fastest way to enter the world of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. The solution that helps you automate processes, monitor data in real-time, produce analytical reports, and control compliance. So Smart offers short implementation times at reasonable costs, mid-to-high range functionality, modularity, and scalability, features that allow SMEs to automate processes and manage data intelligently. So Smart is the cloud solution accessible from any browser, but besides your computer, you can also access it from a smartphone or tablet by installing the appropriate app, to monitor and plan your activities at any time and it is 100% Microsoft software.

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