Most people don’t realize how much software it takes to run a large business, corporation, or non-profit. Every type of organization with huge inventory, high revenues or employees numbering the thousands needs scalable software to manage different aspects of their operations.
Some people might say that as better, more scalable software has evolved, so have larger corporations, and as corporations have evolved, so has the software to serve them. Here is a brief overview of a few types of programs used by high-volume companies.
Software for Inventory & Supply Chain Management
Believe it or not, some corporations may have inventory worth billions of dollars, distributed across hundreds of locations. How is it possible to keep up with all of it? With software, of course! Cloud-based inventory management and supply-chain software make it much easier to operate a business on this scale.
This type of tool allows a business to reliably forecast, using past trends of orders, how much product to keep in stock ahead of future demands. Thus it helps to simplify and streamline business expenditures for inventory.
HR (Human Resources) Software
Have you ever managed a small business and had trouble keeping track of your employees? Imagine trying to keep records on five hundred of them, or a thousand, or perhaps even as many as ten thousand! This is especially true if you are running the type of business that requires professional licensing of any sort, or if your corporation offers benefits. Human resources programs fill in the gaps for you and track everything from licensing to accrued vacation time, streamlining the entire employee records process.
CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Software
Anyone who has ever chatted with a customer service agent online has unwittingly used a tool of CRM, or Customer Relationship Management programs. These tools allow the organization they serve to keep tabs on customers, respond to service inquiries, and manage customer purchases and requests for returns or service. For companies that sell to other businesses, they make it easier to fulfill orders and take care of their customer agreements.
This list is far from comprehensive, but hopefully, you now have a better grasp of some of the software used by very large businesses. Keep researching, and you will find the tools that are right for your business needs.