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Common Misconceptions of Enterprise Resource Planning

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ERP offers multiple benefits to an organisation, and with a little patience and understanding of the software, it can bring in significant investment benefits to any business.
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ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, which doesn’t really explain what it really does. ERP comprises financial management, sales and purchase management, invoicing tools, project management, warehouse management, HR, and production. However, some companies have misconceptions about this business software solution, a couple are below:

ERP is for large firms only

Many people believe only large companies will benefit from ERP. This is commonly based on not knowing what ERP does. The objective of ERP software is to automate business processes across departments in an organisation and thus eliminate inefficiency caused by silo thinking.

ERP today helps to integrate business processes across your firm, and this works for any company,  irrespective of size.

Implementing ERP is costly and time-consuming

Another common misconception is that most or all ERP software implementations are expensive and can take years to roll out and finish. This was potentially true in the early years of ERP but it is not generally the case now.

ERP is more affordable today because it is being implemented in smaller companies, and vendors are rising to meet their demands. ERP systems are also more reliable, with early issues having been fixed, there is less customisation and improved project management. As a result, implementation can be done in a reasonable time frame and is affordable.

Let us know of other misconception you have of ERP in the comments below.

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Smartsoftware is an international provider of software solutions for the architectural, engineering, construction and professional services industries. Providing everything from project management, financial management, document control and resource planning to time collection and business development, our integrative products offer a total business solution – designed to streamline workforce processes, improve business performance, and maximise resource potential and increase productivity. Follow us on Twitter @smartsoftware_1

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