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Can a Company Survive without an ERP System?

  • Post By: Faisal Mustafa
  • Published: March 31, 2022

At one point or another, companies might start feeling the need for an integrated ERP system regardless of what industry they are in.

While it's beneficial and helpful if the company has an ERP system, it is not mandatory that every company gets an ERP system solution, and not all companies have ERP systems in reality.

Why Does a Company Need an ERP system?

All things considered, employing an ERP system is not a straightforward process or even a decision. There are several major considerations.

The company may fall behind the competitors considering technology and functionality without a proper ERP system. Even if you decide to implement such a supplementary solution system, there are financial concerns.

Regardless, ERP systems can have an immense impact on business processes and productivity. However, not all organizations may be able to afford these benefits of ERP development services.

Consider a small or a medium-sized organization with very niche target market segments and limited scope, for example. Such organizations may, in fact, succeed without implementing ERP systems.

Fortunately, companies and organizations are becoming increasingly larger in terms of their target market. Thus the scopes of more and more complex products and services with the incorporation of sophisticated advanced technologies are increasing.

Moreover, all components of such complex products can't always be produced within the facilities of a single group due to the complex nature and diverse requirements.

All that said, any organization is supposed to benefit from implementing ERP systems, theoretically speaking. Reality can differ from these theories. Companies need to consider their operations, scope, functions, market reach, production structure, capacity, and, most importantly, financial capabilities.

We live in the age of distributed, multi-site production. The most popular and financially profitable practice these days is different organizations located in various parts of the world working separately to develop and build up the components and elements of products and systems.

It becomes way too complex to manage the organization's activities in such scenarios. Without appropriate procedures and control mechanisms constructed and implemented, the company's operations can become uncontrollable. The organization's output product and the organization itself would start to fail.

This type of situation can occur even if the organization has an ERP system in place. The system might not be well suited, or the liabilities and expenses might outweigh the benefits. This would cause the organization to tip out of balance and spiral down into degrading failure. For such cases, not having an ERP is a smarter path.

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