A magazine survey of nearly 400 IT executives who had an ERP system installed found that more than 85 percent of them agreed or strongly agreed that their ERP systems were essential to the core of their businesses, and that they "could not live without them." When asked if their company would be able to live without its ERP systems within the next five years, more than 80 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed. For better or worse, ERP systems are here to stay.
So, now that you have a better idea of what ERP really means and that they are here to stay, you may be wondering, what impact it can have on a business and your company’s performance, and how does it fit in. We’ll discuss this in part 2 of this article series in the November issue of PositivePress.