So we have come to the very end of 2020 and we are back with another WP ERP year in review. And evidently enough this year was nothing short of events surrounded by successes, challenges, lessons, and more for your favorite ERP solution- WP ERP. We all know how severely almost every sector of businesses have been hit due to the global pandemic caused by the deadly virus Covid-19 throughout the whole year of 2020.
But the team of WP ERP, along with its mother company weDevs even in this crisis stayed focused and tried its best to make sure & provide a solution to the struggling businesses and companies around the world with utmost flexibility & affordability.
To be honest for people from a business perspective, the path was never easy in 2020. Many of the businesses got completely shut down within a few months and in some cases in weeks.
Companies and many individual business people have gone bankrupt & come to the road in a matter of a few months with liabilities going overhead due to the huge loss that most of them had to suffer during this sudden pandemic.
But it is also true that this year was not only about its prosperity but also about how it overcame the challenges of pandemic learning key lessons from it. So let’s quickly review the whole year and how it has turned out for WP ERP and its team so far.
Summing Up WP ERP in 2020 At a Glance
The sole purpose of WP ERP was always to empower businesses and organizations that need support in their essential business management departments providing the best in the business solution for it. And thankfully even in these crunch times in the whole year of 2020, WP ERP was able to stand tall and ensure the best service for its users.
But even in this bad time, WP ERP, keeping its business goal intact tried to stay beside businesses and companies around the world. And so which is why it has seen fabulous growth even in such bad conditions of business everywhere.
As a team, we have reached some great milestones and made excellent progress to grow bigger than before even in the year of the global pandemic. And its number talks for itself.
Over the years till 2020, the active installations of WP ERP has raised up to 10,000, average ratings have touched an impressive feat of 4.5* out of 5 with a lifetime download of over 333,972.
How The Year 2020 Started for WP ERP
After a very successful and productive year of 2019, we were able to keep the same momentum going in the first couple of months till the pandemic hit the world in full swing from February 2020. Everyone was worried about the initial consequences and how it is going to affect the overall performance of WP ERP over that year. Luckily the team of WP ERP was motivated. And they kept on developing & releasing the features and updates just like previous years.
Just like 2019, 2020 also started off by seeing many excellent features, bug fixes, regular updates without any halt of any sort. And there were speculations that the sudden pandemic hitting the world could very well bring a severe pause in our business but fortunately enough, it didn’t happen, and all thanks to our dedicated team that worked day-night to keep the same energy going even during the peak of Covid-19 pandemic.
Here is a small presentation on how WP ERP has ended the year 2019 to step into 2020.
WP ERP in 2020: Making It Purposeful During A Global Pandemic
After the Covid-19 outbreak in the whole world, people and businesses were getting more encouraged to stay at home and work online. Even our team of WP ERP at weDevs were ordered to work from home. As more companies were required to work remotely, therefore they needed to manage their employees and team from home. This is when WP ERP’s HR module came in real handy. We at weDevs, managed our team of 80+ employees using this very employee management solution.
Whether you are working from home or office, teams are required to handle a number of office & employee-related activities. And in this global pandemic, WP ERP’s HR module has kept all the office actions going smoothly. The solution has made working from home purposeful for us and the people using it all over the world. And here are the things that were managed and dealt with efficiently for the teams working remotely.
- Remote employee attendance management
- Complete leave management
- Asset management
- Recruiting new employees remotely
- Training new employees
- Detailed status and employee reports
- Documents, files & folder management
- Payroll management
Not just the HR module of WP ERP, even the CRM & Accounting module of WP ERP enabled us and the users around the world to ensure complete customer and the management of their accounts in this pandemic period. With most people staying home in this epidemic, online e-commerce businesses made a fortune out of it.
Many business owners have shifted their mode of business into online selling through a single-seller e-commerce site or multi-vendor marketplace. This is why they need to integrate a solid CRM with e-commerce to manage their huge numbers of in-coming customers ordering online in this pandemic.
And WP ERP CRM being integrated with e-commerce has created the opportunity for the sellers to help contrive customers during this whole challenging period of COVID-19 outbreak worldwide.
On top of that, an integrated solution, the WP Project manager has made the remote project management of teams around the world easier and more engaging than ever. During this unfortunate epidemic situation, we wanted to help small business owners. People who were forced to manage their projects and individual/group task from home.
So we offered WP Project Manager Pro absolutely free for 3 months to everyone. With its premium plan, users were able to enjoy essential features & key functionalities like Kanban Board, Gantt Chart, Time Tracker, Sub Task, Team Discussion, Sprint Task, Recurring Task, Milestone, Interactive Calendar, Slack Integration, Invoice, etc.
WP ERP in 2020: Features Added & Issues Solved
There were 20 new free version releases in the year 2020 for WP ERP. It included more than 63 new features & updates, 73+ small & major bug fixes & issues solved along with 20+ tweaks and enhancements.
And when it comes to the premium version of WP ERP in 2020, then the number stands to something like this:
Features Added/Number of new features: 17+ Features
Issues solved: 30 (Pro & extension combined)
New releases: 16 (Pro & extension combined)
You can check the complete changelog of new updates, fixes, enhancements & tweaks based on each new free version release in 2020 from here.
WP ERP: Looking Ahead to a More Progressive 2021
The year 2020 was full of challenges, hardships, and lessons learned. This year has taught our team how to face-off a global challenge like the COVID-19 outbreak and come out as a winner in the business world. Even after so many difficulties this year, our team hasn’t stepped back. And our solution has grown to a larger number & achieved numerous notable milestones. On many occasions, it has even surpassed the year 2019.
And now in the year 2021, we will be looking forward to making WP ERP a client-centric solution. Something that makes the life of our customers easier. People have already suggested a number of cool and useful features to add to the solution. So, in 2021, each of the three modules of WP ERP i.e. CRM, HR Manager & Accounting, will be given equal importance in adding features & updates that clients have requested us.
And here are the individual plans that the team of WP ERP will look to fulfill in the year 2021.
WP ERP CRM in 2021
The CRM module of WP ERP will look to include features that would streamline the whole solution providing smoother customer relationship management for all its users. Something that will enable them to follow up & easily track queries from subscribers, leads, potential customers etc.
Moreover, the features will look to improve the smart contact management from the client’s side helping them manage the user’s life state better. The communication process with clients to be improved with its integrated mailing system. Keeping track of calls, meetings, emails, SMS among customers and representatives will be much easier. Advanced contact filtering along with tasks assigning to CRM agents will be done much quicker.
WP ERP HR Management in 2021
The sole intention will be to provide a much easier employee management solution for the users. This web-based online HR system will ensure a better functional remote working option. It will contain much-improved privacy controls as well as a centralized medium to store unlimited data.
Employee, designation, department, reporting, and leave management will get resolved much more professionally. Evaluating the performance of employees will be easily manageable. And the recruiting process would get much seamless than ever with payroll option r. Along with that, there are plans for adding new features in all the key attributes and settings of the modules.
WP ERP Accounting in 2021
The Accounting module of WP ERP has been added with a number of useful features in 2020. And it has a plan that will keep on getting new features and updates in the year 2021 too.
The payment method will get further enhanced. And it will have sales transactions that will be flexible enough to accommodate and calculate the sales data better. The option of invoicing and receiving payments will get more improved. So that the users get to make or receive payments much faster. Inventory management will see a better reporting process for products purchase, sales, and overall inventory stock. Lastly, the tax calculation system, as well as expense transaction tracking, will get to be handled much easier than ever before.
Apart from these three core modules, the project management solution, WP Project Manager will be loaded with many innovative features. And it will come in handy for every project management need.
Here’s Hoping for a Prosperous & COVID-19 Free 2021
Let’s be brutally honest here, the year 2020 was not a normal year and definitely not the kind of year that anyone has wished for. In a single year, we have lost the lives of millions of people due to the deadly virus named COVID-19. From a business perspective, it was a disastrous year for many small to large organizations. Even though as humans, this year has taught us how to survive and overcome the worst of circumstances. But this is definitely not the kind of year we would ever want or need.
So let’s hope the year 2021 begins with good news like more people are getting cured and people are being vaccinated in a quick time to beat the virus after all. Right at this moment, there’s nothing more we need or want than a prosperous & COVID 19 free world by 2021.
And from our place, we would like to thank each one of the users who have stayed by our side with full support and patience even at a year like this. The success that we had with WP ERP in 2020 wouldn’t be possible without the immense faith of our valued customers. And we hope it will remain the same throughout the year 2021 as well. As we promise to serve our customers and valued users even better than all our previous years.
Lastly, all we want to say is that we need a normal world, where ordinary people can make it big in the business world. And our WP ERP wants to stay as the ultimate companion in that journey with everyone. Let’s end this year’s review cheering to that for now. Here we are signing off from the team of WP ERP, hoping for a healthy & disease-free world for all of us in 2021.