And your systems should!
When it comes to software systems, a quote from George Bernard Shaw comes to mind.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.”
Adapt the world to yourself?
Yes, and that’s what a flexible business process management (BPM) platform like FlowCentric Processware allows you to do.
If you are considering enterprise resource planning (ERP) without BPM you may have to remain ‘a reasonable man’, and that doesn’t sound very interesting does it?
Results from a recent ERP Survey showed that the top three criteria when assessing the success of an ERP system are:
- Productivity and efficiency.
- Ease of use.
- User acceptance.
Most people want reliable, logical systems that aid them in completing their daily tasks. Complicated systems make executing these duties more challenging, causing increased stress; diminished productivity; and dissatisfied customers.
To increase the productivity of an organisation by means of ERP, the company must ensure that every employee is adequately trained on the system. If employees find the system complicated or frustrating, they quickly become dissatisfied and take shortcuts in order to achieve the results they require. This leads to compliance, control and reporting issues. To prevent this, organisations are often tempted to customise their ERP system to make it work the way that the business does. This can be a costly and time-consuming undertaking.
Adapt the world to yourself, using FlowCentric Processware
Leave your ERP to do what it does best and build your customisations on top of the ERP using the FlowCentric Processware Platform.
- Reduces the risk and cost associated with ERP customisation.
- Supports rapid development and process updates, with minimum disruption to users.
- Provides users with a familiar interface, increasing acceptance of new processes.
Companies can use BPM to turn what may feel like an ill-fitting ERP solution into a holistic system, which operates the way the company does. Not only does this increase user satisfaction, but it also ensures a company's unique processes are maintained, and in turn, safeguards the organisation's competitive advantage.
BPM should be considered integral to any company's evaluation of ERP