Regardless of why you are looking to replace your current ERP system, you have a big decision to make. It is important narrow your options to systems that will help your organization operate more efficiently and adapt to growing business demands. The first step is to determine whether an industry-specific solution or a generic, end-to-end ERP solution is right for your business. This will help you shorten that list and guide you through the decision making process.
End-to-End ERP systems are more common and usually offer cutting edge technology. Because software vendors have more customers and a greater market share, they are able to spend more money on research and development. Companies that use generic ERP systems have more robust options and typically work better with existing business applications you may already use today. Vendors may also have communities of partners that have developed “add-ons” and expertise specific to a vertical or geographic region that can make the offer very attractive to various types of business.
Industry-specific ERP systems have been developed with your industry in mind and require little customization. If you’re in the food service industry, wouldn’t you want your ERP system to have food service functionality built in? Industry-specific ERP systems usually cost less to implement and are easier to troubleshoot, making them very attractive to organizations with specific needs.
BroadPoint can help
BroadPoint Technologies is a consulting company that supports a variety of ERP applications. Our focus is on helping clients analyze their requirements and then making ERP recommendations based on our expertise and best practices. Are you a field service firm wondering how you are going to maximize resource allocation and scheduling? You should look at Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service. Are you a consulting firm looking to track GL, AP, AR and other core financials? Microsoft Dynamics GP could be your answer. Whether you decide to choose an industry specific or end-to-end ERP, you will be working with business professionals that always put the needs of their clients first.