The Pitfalls of Your Homegrown ERP Solution

Sustaining competitive advantage in our constantly changing and complex business environment can be tough. This can be especially challenging for in-house IT professionals trying to keep up with the ever changing technology that can make or break a business. Your ERP system adds significant value to your business; so long as that ERP system is truly helping your company to function at its highest level of productivity and efficiency. Many times this is not the case with a homegrown ERP solution.

Yes, your homegrown solution has been working “fine for now” and Yes, ERP implementation can be expensive, risky, and disruptive – but consider the risks, expenses, and disruption associated with a homegrown system. You may have rationalized your homegrown system in the past and said that the switch to a new ERP system will be full of associated costs, pains, efficiency concerns, etc; but consider those things as they exist in your current system – the switch may not be as bad as you think if you compare the two.

When compared to a robust ERP solution brought to you by a well-established software provider, your homegrown system will be fragile and lacking in-depth support. Yes, you may think you have more control and flexibility in your homegrown system but there are some questions you should ask yourself:

If this has you reconsidering your homegrown system, stay tuned. We have put together a blog series that explains the realities of an ERP system and the top nine reasons to switch from your homegrown system to and outside ERP solution.

There is no one-size-fits-all and you have to do some research to find the best ERP solution for you.Learn More Here