The Necessity of a Postmodern ERP Strategy
Postmodernism is the new wave in ERP system trends, and if you’re unsure what that means, we don’t blame you. Navigating the uncharted waters of the latest in ERP is no easy feat, especially when that latest is as nuanced and expansive as postmodern ERP strategies. A postmodern approach is the choose-your-own-adventure of ERP; you can build out all the features you can’t live without and automate any obnoxious, overly tedious tasks that currently take up far too much of your time.
In our brand-spanking-new ebook, we detail both the appeal and the angst of implementing a postmodern strategy, and we serve as a guide of sorts to walk you through everything you need to know when moving towards a postmodern ERP strategy.
Postmodern vs The Competition
Your journey through postmodern ERP has to start with acknowledging competing systems and where they fall short in comparison to each other. These competing systems are discussed more in-depth in our ebook, but here’s a crash course:
While a traditional ERP solution can work well for some companies, they’re imbalanced due to their universal nature. If you’re working from a monolithic solution, there’s much less opportunity to customize it— they’re designed to have a broad appeal. A traditional setup can be extremely powerful and a great uniting front, but when it comes to granularity and ease of use, this one loses out to a postmodern strategy every time.
The very name implies an ideal situation, but there are some important differences in this system that leave a little to be desired. With a best-of-breed strategy, users buy whatever they consider to be the ideal solution for each branch of their operation. This sounds like a smart move, but the real test comes in when it’s time to integrate these solutions together. Ultimately, if your solution struggles to share information between your sales reps, CSRs, warehouse managers, and anyone else involved with your product, then your ERP isn’t working the way it should.
So what now?
Once you’ve weighed adopting a postmodern strategy against the other options, you’ll want to consider all the pros and cons of making the switch. Our ebook paints a full picture, so you can feel well prepared to make the best decision for your company’s needs.
Where a postmodern strategy ushers in a great degree of ease in updates and flexibility, you could hit a point where the scale of the switch will seem intimidating, or more underlying issues could come to light that need to be dealt with. However, depending on your company’s needs, the benefits may far outweigh whatever initial hoops you have to jump through.
If you’re looking to completely transform your operations in favor of a fully optimized, highly integrated, and expertly automated ERP strategy, a postmodern strategy for your operations could be the best solution for you. Read our full ebook to learn more about the nitty-gritty of tackling postmodernism head-on, and what you should take into consideration as you do so.