Fresh out of Accounting 101 and into my first office job, there are a lot of things I didn’t anticipate needing to know in the business world. Preparing for meetings and familiarizing myself with the many different accounting software available had completely slipped past my ideal “Accountant To Do List.” Networking is also a simple but crucial part of the job that may seem obvious, yet I was not prepared for it. How else am I going to get clients in the door? What are the different accounting software available on the market and which one will work best for my client? What exactly is an ERP? What is a CRM? Walking out of the classroom and into the real world of business had opened my eyes to questions I had never thought to answer.
Throughout these past few months, I have learned that an ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning which can be used by small up to large sized businesses. An ERP system helps maintain organization of information for team members within a business. I continuously use CRM, Customer Relationship Manager, in my day to day work activities. This has proved to be extremely helpful in maintaining organization and shared data of pertinent customer information. I am increasingly familiarizing myself with Sage 50 and Sage 300 ERP. I am very grateful for this opportunity to get a taste of a true business setting.
By Stephanie Piller, Administrative Assistant
WAC Solution Partners Midwest