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.
ERP slows down the organization
Before the advent and popularity of ERP tools, most business tasks were performed manually and this was a time-consuming process. Often a lot of effort was duplicated. The ERP system automated the information flow across departments thereby eliminating duplication of efforts and faster and accurate results. In the case of an ERP system, an order can trigger a host of events that will take care of the materials procurement, production planning, invoice preparation, informing the suppliers, making and collecting payments and so on
Today, the ERP system never functions in isolation. It is completely and seamlessly integrated with the supply chain tools and techniques right from customer relationship management to supply chain management to logistics management. This level of automation has dramatically improved the response time of organization and has helped them in serving the customers better. So an ERP system makes the organization efficient and never slows it down.
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 is just to impress customers
ERP package will take care of everything
One ERP Package will suit everybody
ERP is very expensive
Organization can succeed without ERP
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