Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is defined as a system that weaves together management information (both internal and external) across an entire organization. This includes finances, accounting, manufacturing, sales, service, customer relationship management, distribution, and any other sectors of a company. Essentially, ERP should power, connect, and facilitate everything an organization does—simultaneously.
A few questions that you should be able to satisfactorily answer about your current business management software include:
- Is our ERP software transforming our business?
- Are our business practices standardized throughout our company, and is that standardization supported by our business technology?
- Is our data informing and empowering our staff?
If you can’t easily answer the above questions, then your ERP software simply isn’t accomplishing what it should. Technology should act as a catalyst, a unifier, a pathway toward a goal. When your business software isn’t accomplishing those ends, then your organization simply isn’t achieving what it could.
Contact SSi Consulting when you’d like to talk more about what effective ERP can do for your organization. It is our business to employ, leverage, and optimize ERP solutions. We look forward to showing you the power.
By Bill Aiton, SSi Consulting, a