Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems seem to have been around since the dawn of man. I’m pretty sure Neanderthals used an ERP system to note down how many bison or deer they killed during their last hunt.
Despite the dominance of ERP systems throughout the business world, we regularly see headlines with proclamations of their imminent demise, as though they are soon to be replaced by new software developed by another teenage whizzkid in his bedroom during his downtime between stints on World of Warcraft
In the coming months, it’s highly likely that you’ll hear a lot about the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) or ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE), very vague sounding turns of phrase that you may think are strictly reserved for Star Trek nerds, technophiles and geeks.
The potential for the Internet of Things is so huge, however, that it may be about to make the inventions of the wheel, sliced bread and even its own Father, the Internet, look like trivial steps in mankind’s journey into the future, and, more importantly, change the way you order pizza forever
When it comes to using a CRM system, Cloud based CRM solutions have introduced a completely new way of doing things. Moving everything to the Cloud brings about a whole host of benefits that weren’t accessible with traditional, on premise CRM solutions – which has led to many companies, large and small, opting for a more contemporary solution. But what is Cloud based CRM, and what are its actual benefits?