As the popularity of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software increases, vendors are constantly looking for a competitive edge. This competitive edge, however, comes from the demand from companies that need ERP software, and has brought on many great advancements in the software industry.
Let’s take a look at four ERP trends that are growing in popularity.
Software users are looking for easier and faster ways to access the system and their data. Mobile ERP, or accessing the system on a cell phone, tablet, etc., allows employees to see reports, job processes, billing/shipping details, and much more on the go or away from workplace.
2: Social ERP
One of the most experimental trends, ERP providers have been incorporating social media into the software. It has been increasingly popular in other software, including CRM, and it is not hard to do. The biggest issue is: is there any significant reason to have social media in ERP?
3: More and More Integration
Integration and centralization of data is becoming very important to companies. Considering how encompassing ERP is, it is generally ideal for it to be attached to all other pieces of software the company uses. For ERP, that means integration with CRM or CAD software and emails (Outlook, Gmail).
4: Two-Tiered ERP
Two-tiered ERP refers to a headquarters using one ERP system, and a different location using another one. This can be beneficial because different locations may have different processes and needs, and it can be cheaper to implement two smaller systems as opposed to one large one