Realize competitive advantages is a wise selection and planned introduction of an ERP system support with the idea to introduce a new ERP solution in your company or to expand an existing solution? Properly selected and implemented, an ERP system can gain decisive competitive advantages. But the opposite is true: the wrong approach, lack of holistic view and unprofessional introduction not only very high costs, they are especially time consuming time that takes advantage of the competitors. A comparison of the different providers is connected with much effort. This article is a plea for a holistic approach. ERP systems are now almost nationwide in all companies of any size in use. At its simplest, it is an inventory control and accounting system that enables the processing of invoices. Increasingly, the systems are more complex and cover further processes within the company such as cost accounting, inventory management, sales activities or also payroll. Unfortunately, there is no scrapping premium for ERP systems often ERP systems have arrived since the introduction of the euro or longer in use, and long at the end of your performance, especially as the requirements continue to add.
Conducting business requires more and more meaningful metrics for corporate management, or previously non-bound departments need central data, E.g. customer metrics in sales or vendor transactions in purchasing. Therefore the so-called \”business intelligence\” (BI) in the company is increasingly gaining importance. Even if in the past few years, the need was recognised to invest in advanced ERP solutions, resources were missing for this often, because many companies due to the good order situation with the processing of orders were more than busy and had little time for strategic IT projects. Unfortunately, there is still no clunkers for ERP systems. In the present times of lower utilization, medium-sized companies have the opportunity to to prepare for the next stage of growth and to gain sustainable competitive advantage through the intelligent implementation of a new, powerful ERP system.