Why invest in ERP?
Introducing an ERP system is all encompassing in the impact it makes across departments previously existing as ‘functional silos’:
In this traditional business model, the business processes of each functional unit within an organization are focused inwards on meeting the functional objectives.
This becomes problematic when the direction of focus creates barriers that do not serve a reasonable business purpose and negatively impacts that unit’s ability to serve its role in the broader mission of the organization.
As a consequence much of the management resource is focused on managing the relationship between these functional silos rather than on getting the job done.