Today's manufacturers are looking for ERP solutions that improve operations, cutcosts, and help improve product quality. These enterprises want to move "beyond the hype" and away from the empty promises of many ERP vendors in the marketplace.
When comparing ERP systems, functionality should be considered against the backdrop of the entire package - its technology and its vendor. Only by doing so can manufacturers ensure they make a right and lasting choice.
More often than not, companies that implement an ERP system and have trouble achieving rapid return on investment (ROI) may labor under this misconception, or at the very least may underestimate their own role in successful implementation and operation of their new enterprise software environment.
As your Small to Medium Business (SMB) takes on new staff, implements new processes and expands its operations, it’s important to have a robust business system that supports this kind of growth. If your goal is for your SMB to grow into a large enterprise, start running it like one.
Aberdeen firmly believes an ERP implementation should never be viewed as "done", since business requirements and avaliable functionality continues to evolve.