Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an obviously popular tool companies use to
Myth #1: “The purpose of ERP is for improved operations”
Although it is true that some of the strongest reasons supply chain companies get an ERP solution is to maintain a more accurate record of inventory, assist with
Another important purpose of ERP is to drive results in areas like interdepartmental communication/collaboration, sales, external operations as well as internal operations. The results it produces is so important because no matter how fancy your software is if it isn’t steering your company to success, then it’s not doing its job.
Myth #2: “ERP isn’t affordable for small businesses”
If you grew up with older, bigger siblings chances are you’ve heard things like, “You’re too little”, “You can’t play with my toy. See, it says age 12 and up”. As silly as it sounds, some people think getting an ERP system works the same way. You have to have a minimum of X number of years of data with XX number of users and $X,XXX,XXX,XXX amount of dollars before you can even consider
A prime example of this is a versatile, SMB centered solution called
Some newer small, mid-sized businesses (SMB) don’t have years of accumulated data to put in an ERP system, which is why Acumatica doesn’t require them to. They don't charge for data, so companies can start with or without it.
The real problem for SMBs isn’t that an ERP solution is out of their reach, they just need an ERP that was made for them.
Myth #3: “Most things have to be customized in ERP”
Another item companies should consider when deciding which ERP to implement is how customizable it is. Of course, having the option to further customize your software is great for organizations who have a particular set of needs that most ERP systems don’t have out of the box. This can be especially true for companies that have many governmental regulations such as pharmaceutical companies, and large
When it is necessary, customization should only be used to fine tune certain areas of the software. As irony would have it, not only does ERP not require heavy customization but heavy customization performed incorrectly can actually cause your ERP to not function properly.
Clients First is an expert at implementing Acumatica,