Granted, when the discussion turns to finding solutions to specific business processes the knee-jerk response might well be the let’s-create-another-app mantra.
In the past, such tactics served as a bona fide approach, one that tapped the creativity within IT to deliver yet another customized application as an add-on to existing programs. Overlooked, of course, was the fact that this ‘solution’ also meant that IT spent more time maintain the network, providing updates for their creations.
In short, more time was spent furthering the incompatibilities associated with isolated programs. Furthermore, employees still lacked real-time connectivity to data sitting in a zillion different files and programs.
And that’s why Forbes columnist, Eric Savitz, sees the need for business to embrace today’s ERP systems:
“...traditional/generic ERP with its heavy requirement for customization and consultants is going the way of the mainframe computer, but purpose-built ERP that meets the specific business requirements of a particular industry will be more important than ever in the coming years. This is especially true with the shift to a more services-based, knowledge economy, where connecting information across the enterprise with people’s brainpower is becoming more important than physical assets.”
It’s the shift away from these ‘physical assets---building out the network by adding more servers, purchasing more legacy programs---that is not needed with cloud-based ERP platforms. What’s more, ‘subscription’ to SaaS software hosted by a provider remedy’s a business’s demand to “automate” more efficiently and cost-effectively.
NetSuite ERP is the world’s largest cloud ERP vendor
A single data-base software, like NetSuite, is designed to provide businesses with powerful management and financial tools. What’s more, its cloud-based features enable users mobile access to their business social media networks.
Moreover, and because the platform is not shackled by the limitations of desktop PCs, users operate in a more collaborative environment, thanks to software capabilities that are not “locked behind the firewall.”
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