Is ERP really this great?
Short answer is "Yes". But ERP implementations are full of challenges.
- ERP packages are extremely complex and companies might choose to implement only few modules like only Finance and HR. This will again leave integration issues.
- ERP changes the way people do their jobs and these changes affect practically everybody in the organization. People are reluctant to change. Proper communication is the key.
- Employees must be trained on the new system and on the new ways of doing the job. If Executives are reluctant to spend on trainings, it could lead to uncompleted or poorly completed jobs and frustrated employees.
The list can go on. But it revolves around the fact that ERP implementation is very costly and very complex change. It drastically changes the way company does business.