Oftentimes, as companies go through the process of choosing an ERP system, many of the requirements are focused on entering information into the system. Users and decision makers want to see various screens and input forms. Every department wants to know how they will enter data. The questions are focused on changing screen layouts and hiding fields.
Now I am not here to dispute this issue as important when choosing an ERP system. Clearly, users of ERP systems will spend time entering data. However, the reality is that many mainstream ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics GP all allow you to easily enter information , focus on reporting, metrics, and dashboards.