It’s almost over. In just under three months, another year will be in the books. How has your shop fared this year? Have you met – or even exceeded – your goals? Or has it been more of the same? Have you barely met customer quality and deadline demands? Have you struggled to move product through your process in an efficient manner? By the end of the year, will you be in the black? Or the red?
Make next year when you turn it all around. We’ve written numerous times about how either E2 SHOP or E2 MFG can help you:
- Streamline your process
- Create estimates that are accurate
- Improve your quality and consistency
- Be more productive
- Boost your bottom line
For example, see how Bhurjee Industries used E2 MFG to increase their business during a recession. Or see how Endeavor Precision used E2 SHOP to get the certifications they needed to bring in more customers.
ERP software is the tool you need to implement the changes you want to see in your shop. It eliminates redundant work and gives you full transparency into your shop’s processes. It also facilitates communication between your team members so they can be more collaborative and productive. In short, it’s exactly what you need to make next year your best year yet.
Here’s the thing, though….if you want to open up 2019 with a bang, you can’t wait until the first of the year to purchase your software. You’ll need to install it, implement it, train your team, and transfer data. That takes time. If you wait until January 1st to start that process, you may not even get the full benefit of the software until after the first quarter. If you want to fully maximize the benefits of machine shop software by the beginning of the new year, you need to start the software search process today.
Start the year off right.
As mentioned, implementing a new software system takes time. You’ll need to get buy-in from your team and possibly organize a committee to oversee implementation. You’ll have to install the system and get all of your important data transferred over to the new platform. And, perhaps most importantly, you’ll need to train your team on how to use the software, so it’s used to its fullest capabilities right out of the box.
The good news is that there’s still time to do all of that before the end of the year. Our implementation teams can get you up and running with either E2 SHOP or E2 MFG in less than 90 days.
If the list of things that you have to do sounds intimidating, don’t worry. We’re there to walk you through every step of the process and make sure that you come out of the gates fast.
Use that leftover budget.
Did you have big expansion plans that just didn’t happen this year? Maybe you didn’t get a deal you were planning on? Or maybe you just didn’t have time to see the project through?
As a result, maybe some of your budget has gone unused. Yes, there’s nothing saying you have to spend up to your budget. However, what if you could use that unspent budget and invest it in something that will boost your bottom line next year?
That’s exactly what you can do with ERP software. If you’re under budget at this point in the year, think about how you could leverage that budget space to set yourself up for a great 2019. New software just may be the answer.
Lock-in end of year tax deductions.
You probably know better than anyone how important it is to find deductions at the end of the year. You only have a few short months left to get your taxable income down and reduce your tax liability when April rolls around.
One great way to do that is to invest in ERP software. As long as you get it implemented by the end of the year, you can deduct the expense on your 2018 tax return. That gives you a system to improve profitability next year plus a nice tax incentive for this year.
If you’ve been considering new software for your shop, now is the perfect time to ramp up your search and pull the trigger. Our team is ready to help you get your software implemented and running at full speed by the time the calendar turns over. Contact us today to learn more about how E2 SHOP or E2 MFG can benefit your shop’s bottom line.