Even in this decade of automation, there are so many misconceptions about implementing ERP solutions. Thanks to those wrong perceptions, it seems to exist a sort of reluctance among users to adapt to ERP. According to Forrester Research, there are at least 15 myths about ERP solutions, and the most popular ERP myths refer to price, advantages, implementation and beneficiaries of the benefits of using such solutions.
With ERP software, many businesses have become very good at gathering and inputting data. ERP software makes it easy to manage all of an organization’s data using one business software tool rather than multiple separate applications that lack interoperability. This is the strength of ERP, and many businesses have spent a great deal of money on ERP solutions, hoping they would bring forth the end of their worries.
I read an excellent article about influences of business problems over the ERP solution. In his article, Brett Beaubouef said that in business, like in real life, all of us instinctively trying to avoid or minimize problem. Or „pain”, as he named it. And also we are focused on eliminating the symptoms rather than finding the pain cause. „And we may feel temporary relieve”, noticed Brett, „but our short-term decisions only lead us to a point were the pain resurfaces and the available options to address the pain become more limited and costly.” And he proposes a three-step process to transform business pain in something good for your ERP solution.