Why Choose an Integrated Solution Like WoodPro InSight?



WoodPro Software Inc. offers WoodPro InSight, a truly integrated (one vendor) enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for companies in the Lumber and Building Materials Industry. With an integrated solution you can get a detailed, consistent and more accurate picture of what is going on in terms of your business operations, customers and vendors. It provides accurate and real time views of costs, transactions, and value added activities. Risks, opportunities, customer buying patterns, and supplier effectiveness, etc. can be identified quickly.

While rolled up information from non-integrated solutions and spreadsheets may show inventory movements, expenditures, revenues and other commitments, it is important to be able to drill down into the figures. This will give you the full context of the information, as it is readily accessible throughout the organization in real time.



Modules in the WoodPro InSight ERP System Are Tightly Integrated


Below are some benefits of an integrated system and some concerns regarding integration of multiple applications:

Benefits of a Truly Integrated System

- Decreases the number of steps in business processes, as common data needs to be captured only once and less time is spent on capturing and
  validating new data
- Reduces number of errors as main database is updated directly, and it does not have to be transferred via points of integration
- Requires less maintenance
- Improves inter-branch, location & departmental communication
- Reduces IT, administrative and service delivery costs
- Improves working procedures and data accessibility
- Makes it easier to redefine job specifications as there is consistent user interface for learning new processes and
- Lowers costs because maintenance of two separate systems is not needed


Concerns With the Integration of Multiple Applications

- Ongoing upkeep of the points of integration and data fields as the products change over time
- New releases and updates that show up intermittently may negatively affect the ability to plan strategically
- Cumulative costs of user training and retraining on multiple interfaces
- Incompatibilities in workflow and internal communications techniques across multiple products
- No 360 degree real-time view of data
- Inconsistent data
- Bug fixes, unplanned upgrades, unsuspected incompatibilities can lead to production delays
- Potential delayed or protracted time to Return on Investment (ROI)
- Unpredictable Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over time