Creative writing and your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software data are two things you have possibly never thought of in the same breath before. The process of storing and using this data versus creative writing may seem like two different worlds. However, when you take a closer look at each side, you find unusual parallels that make many similarities come to light, providing applicable structure for the setting up and use of both. Let’s take a closer look at these two areas and see what light they can shed on each other.
Any author or writer who says they did not have any idea or concept in mind before they started writing their masterpiece is either lying or not a good author. It takes serious scheduling and preparation of various ideas and concepts to make them all come together to make a great piece. Similarly, in using an ERP, you need to thoroughly review your data and resolve what should go where, with the intent of being able to make it uniform and easy to come together.
In the literary world, there are just about endless words, phrases, and subjects you can write about. It is important you use the proper ones at the right time. In fact, Mark Twain saw this as so important he said, The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ties the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. In your ERP, tracking the right data and having it stored in the proper place can be the difference between finishing a job and failing a job. For example, without being able to track inventory, you could run out of the materials required for the jobs you have taken on.
The one thing that is certain in any fictitious work, there are many drafts and many revisions. Writers tend to be perfectionists and editors may even take that up a notch as well. There is always reviews and room for improvement. as well, when using an ERP, you need to be flexible in entering in data and making sure it updates properly. Parts such as job tracking, inventory, and ecommerce can have changes that needed to be updated live to properly inform other parts of the solution so that the proper steps can be taken to contain change.
Once a writer has completed their work, a final review by others is generally humdrum. You gather opinions, ideas, and evaluations on the quality of the work. This is as critical as any stage to raise awareness, garner praise, and decisive acclaim. Getting to be available is the final step from there. The same could be said of what you produce with your ERP. The final product is what the customer gets and will ultimately determine if it was a success, as your business is dependent on getting their business.