Can all integrated applications be considered as ERP?
Often some companies refer to what they have as an ERP system, and it might be something that was written in the 90s or even the 80s. This may be a combination of many applications with added-on functionality and other modifications. The outcome what they get is much less than what they have required. They must be encouraged to focus on adopting a dynamic plan that will enable them to implement an a full-fledged enterprise planning solution.
Companies are advised to look for a fully integrated and non-redundant system, where they will see tangible productivity improvements and maybe even a miracle! Many a time some clients are using “ERP” to refer to customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management, business intelligence, and product lifecycle management. But it’s in the integration of all of those that you get to the nirvana where the ultimate productivity is.