Companies are struggling to get better business value from their ERP software packages what a lot of companies are doing is extending the functionality of their in house systems meaning that business processes have to be standardised across the enterprise with the problem with this is the companies customers do not appreciate being put in to boxes and are taking their business elsewhere where they get the service that suits their own needs ,the on demand world and rigid inflexible ERP systems just do not work together.
Aberdeen key points to consider
• Balance aligning business processes to software capabilities against aligning
software capabilities to business processes to maximize benefit and allow your
business to evolve.
• Consolidation decisions must weigh carefully the business value brought to the
• Resist replacement strategies that simply duplicate business processes currently
• Don’t fall into the trap of believing an ERP implementation is ever completely
• Increase collaboration between Information Technology (IT) and Line of Business
staff in order to gain the most business value within time and budget constraints.
“In implementing enterprise applications
many organizations neglect to assess the
technology platform, only to discover-after
the fact-that the hardware and networking
infrastructure is insufficient to support the