The concept of ERP has evolved from a tool for managing materials to a solution for managing every area of your business.
However, today ERP doesn’t encompass what growing businesses need. When a customer adopts ERP, they often struggle to get support or find fixes for bugs. Similarly, it can take years for a business to generate an ROI on a traditional ERP solution. Plus, these solutions are difficult to adapt.
Today, business management software accomplishes more than what ERP is capable of. Whether based in the cloud or on premise, it streamlines business processes and improves collaboration for organisations operating in multiple countries or that collaborate across the supply chain.
The right business management software solves the problems typically associated with ERP, such as being difficult and expensive to implement and use. It also supports multiple languages, currencies, companies, sites, and legislations, and enables individual divisions or countries to follow business rules while sharing information.
Unlike ERP, business management software is intuitive, affordable, and adapts with your business. It helps you and your management team focus on growing your business and not on maintaining expensive ERP software.
For example, consider a manager of a major retailer. They may want to scale up their solution as Christmas approaches and add additional users based in the company's warehouses. In the New Year, the manager can scale down their business management software, and remove users. He or she can do this without spending hours on admin or technical business processes.