There are a lot of myths that surround the concept, infrastructure, implementation and practice of enterprise resource planning. Very often people are not willing to adopt ERP because of these wrong notions. In this section we will see some of the most common myths about ERP and will try to demystify them.
Organization can succeed without ERP
Before the advent of ERP, organizations were run manually. So, do we need ERP in order to succeed? If an organization is very small in size, caters to the niche market and has very limited scope, then it can sometimes succeed without ERP. But today's organizations are becoming large and the products are becoming more and more complex in size, sophistication and technologies used. Also, a single group does not necessarily build the different components of a product.
This is the era of multi-site, distributed production, where different groups situated in different parts of the world develop the components of a system. In such a scenario, managing the activities of an organization is a very complex task. If proper control mechanisms and procedures are not in place, very soon the operations can get out of control and products and organizations can fail.
ERP means more work and procedures
ERP will make many employees redundant and jobless
ERP is the sole responsibility of the management
ERP is just for the Managers/Decision-makers
ERP is just for Manufacturing Organizations
ERP is just for the ERP implementation team
ERP slows down the organization
ERP is just to impress customers
ERP package will take care of everything
One ERP Package will suit everybody
ERP is very expensive
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