Before you start evaluating a new Enterprise Resource Planning solution, it’s important to understand how the process and the platforms have changed. The ERP solutions on the market today have more functions and flexibility than ever, including industry-specific features which means you can get closer to a 100% fit for your business without the need for invasive customization.
However, there is danger in making a decision solely based on your business needs today, because it might not support your needs in the future. We live in disruptive times and the pace of change is accelerating beyond anyone’s expectations. These changes can have a cascading effect on business applications, making agility—the ability to easily innovate and change—equally if not more important than current functionality. To meet those needs you must find the right approach to innovation and the right architecture and platform to support it.