For pharmacies, this problem is particularly acute, because they sell a commodity that has relatively small shelf life. When choosing the ERP-system in the recent past, the customer had two traditional choices: buy ready-made program with too much common functionality, or order individual development. And the first and second track has its own advantages and disadvantages. Buying ready-made program, you will immediately get a working product. However, it is possible that such a program according to their functional capacity is not fully comply with the requirements of your business.
When ordering individual ERP-system, you get a chance to buy a product that you will be completely satisfied. However, it should be ready for that the development of such a program and debugging it will take at least 6-12 months. Also, consider the regular completion, and this – the additional costs and constant dependence on the performer. But there is a third, much more effective approach to the selection of ERP. Today's market offers a wide range of Ukrainian networker-tech industry solutions (TOR) for the automation of accounting and retailers. TOR are the result of four decades of the evolution of management and information technology.
The most important property TOR – their industry focus, include all peculiarities of that branch of business automation that they designed, which allows to implement a solution, as satisfying the needs of each customer. In addition to the functional characteristics of the industry solution, it is very important when buying is its support and maintenance. Support – ensuring that "sustainability" TOR for an extended period of use, for example, changes due to changes in legislation etc. Maintenance – the presence of firm-supplier TOP specialists who are ready to come to your pharmacy 'on the first call "to deal with operational issues. Many managers who have not previously encountered with automation retailers underestimate these factors. Practice shows that the company can not be automated and consistently high quality work without the proper maintenance program. Functional technological capabilities of industry solutions (TOP) 'ASTOR: Pharmacy 4.5 POS', 'ASTOR: Pharmacy 4.5' and 'ASTOR: Pharmacist "by the leading network integrator," ASTOR-Ukraine "to meet all the requirements listed above. With rich experience in the development and implementation of systems for retailers, the company has embodied them in the most advanced achievements in the practice of inventory management. Key benefits of technology-industry Solutions "ASTOR-Ukraine" – high flexibility and short implementation time solutions and guaranteed customer support postpuskovoe (if required modules are easily added and appended). As already mentioned, one of the most significant trend today is the rapid development of pharmacy chains and independent pharmacies fewer. It is obvious that not only the full development, but also the very existence of the pharmacy chain is now possible without use of the TOR. And most popular are solutions that centrally, but at the same time flexibility to manage product range, marketing programs and pricing policies across pharmacy network.