Upgrading or acquiring a new ERP system undeniably takes a lot of time and money, and the selection phase takes up a significant part of that. The enterprise’s ERP system affects, and therefore needs to cater to, the entire business. There is naturally a considerable amount of pressure on the project team to get it right.
The time to upgrade the ERP system is often a trigger for the business to take a fresh look at how things are done. There’s an obvious benefit to taking advantage of the moment, but the costs and effort involved can be a significant deterrent.
The idea of ERP as a one-stop shop with everything you need in a cost-effective seamless solution is an attractive prospect. But does it really provide everything you need? Or are there other systems out there that could be more valuable to your business?