First of all: Who has to publish a CSR report (Corporate Social Responsibility) at all? Affected are companies with
Producing a CSR report can be very time-consuming. For this reason, many companies tackle this job only once a year missing therefore the opportunity of a permanent sustainability monitoring and the chance to derive important operational or strategic decisions from it.
Most companies are already collecting all data necessary for their CSR report. But without an integrated ERP solution, the data usually has to be compiled from many different sources. This is usually very time-consuming, error-prone, and cannot be automated. In addition, producing a CSR report does not mean to list lots of raw data in a paper but to put them into context and interpret them for future action.
Companies working with an integrated ERP solution have already consolidated all data about products, customers, and suppliers in an integrated software solution. This data can be easily extended with CSR-relevant key figures. The data is available in real-time and can be graphically evaluated, for example, via Microsoft PowerBI. In fact, you could produce your entire CSR report in PowerBI at the push of a button or even publish it on the Internet or send it regularly by e-mail to your stakeholders.