The wisest way to do ERP?
October 30, 2006 9:12 AM Subscribe
What is the wise way for a medium or large businesses to implement ERP software?
posted by rongorongo to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
By 'wise' I mean most likely to boost business performance and avoid pitfalls. What organisations have done this really well?
I ask this as somebody who has recently ventured a little way into the world of Oracle and SAP development having previously worked on less exalted (and often open-source) web technologies. At first site the ERP solutions seem to be a good way of dealing with the complexity and need for reliability. On closer inspection, however, they seem awfully prescriptive, inflexible, brittle and costly. Also some of the common management processes surrounding implementation (such as throwing many consultants onto a project to try to deliver it to a given deadline) seem a little dubious. This may well just be my inexperience - is it better to have a monolithic solution or something more customised and flexible?