Businesses all around the world are increasing their reliance on ERP programmes as a cost efficient alternative to their current manual procedures or their piecemeal software applications. However, many current ERP programmes suffer from a number of shortcomings which make it especially difficult for the small/mid-size organisations to enjoy the tremendous benefits of ERP.
In the cut-throat, competitive and acquisition-laden world of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), there is one attribute that all system suppliers claim. A claim, which is in danger of being so misused that it becomes meaningless. That is User-Friendly. In this paper I shall investigate what we mean and what we should mean by the term user-friendly and show how the common image can be misguided. I shall also show how at least one modern ERP system is taking the idea of user-friendliness to a higher plane.
A lot of discussion today revolves around the type of Cloud ERP you should be changing to. This type of discussion side-steps a more fundamental question that should be addressed first. This article suggests why you should not be drawn into a discussion of the wrong question. Rather you should keep focussed on what is best for your organisation, not what is best for the IT providers.
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According to Wikipedia’s neatly packaged blurb, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is “a category of business management software, typically a suite of integrated applications, that an organisation can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities.”