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Five Barriers to Growth and How to Solve Them

Jul 19, 2019 11:55:41 AM

Business managers today face a variety of complex challenges. From keeping up with the day-to-day regulations and processes, customer data, and visibility of operations to make optimal business decisions, these barriers can get in the way of growing an organization. 

To overcome these barriers, businesses need to be organized and have the necessary tools to succeed. Here are five ways to crush the obstacles that could be hindering your growth:

    1.  Finding Your Next Customer

Acquiring new clientele is critical for any business wanting to expand, but retaining them is even more vital in accelerating profitable growth. If you have weak or messy customer data, your business will be unable to communicate current data effectively, especially if it is strewn across multiple spreadsheets and one-note financial systems. The organization of customer data, along with revenue and other data in a unified system, is key to finding and retaining your next customer.

  1. Increase Profits

Increasing volume and speed are the fundamentals of garnering higher profits. Unfortunately, though, if your accounting system is limited in functionality and cannot accommodate growth, you will not be able to see the issues and shortcomings at hand. So, as you’re scaling the business, be mindful of managing finances, revenue, procurement, and inventory in a flexible and accommodating system that will allow you to stay ahead of the competition, seize new opportunities and be as efficient as possible.

  1. Cash Flow Visibility

When struggling with effectively analyzing business performance, it becomes problematic to measure what’s working and what is not. Consolidated views and up-to-the-minute reporting can mean the difference between thriving and barely surviving. If a potential investor wants visibility into both in-quarter activity and performance versus expectations, it’s essential to present transparent, real-time performance data to analyze and compare. In this case, providing a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute reporting program will transform your data into productive business assets.

  1. Tackling Regulations

Attempting to stay current on the latest business processes and regulations can be cumbersome. Tax laws and compliance, year-end audits, reporting, and other government regulations overburden the finance team, especially when multiple applications do not integrate with each other. This creates disorganization of information that ultimately slows down progression and advancement. ORACLE® NetSuite® ERP software seamlessly flows the data and incorporates regulations for all departments into a unified cloud-based suite.

  1. Building A Winning Team

Many businesses in today’s landscape are missing the functionality of the human resources in their internal systems, resulting in barriers because of an increase in manual processes. When employee management functions are kept separate from the rest of the business organization, the valuable workforce factor is detached from the process. Add a unified human resources tool into your core infrastructure to equip your workforce with full visibility into all aspects of the business.

Operating a business presents unique and complex challenges. With ERP software, you can enhance the organization and flow of information, while achieving a definite competitive advantage. Look for ways to continually grow and scale at the quickest of speeds by keeping all of your data working together efficiently.

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Written by neo3