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
What’s the difference between ERP software and BI software? These are two pieces of software that are often confused, muddled up and perceived to be something they are not. What they are however are two very distinct pieces of software that do very different things.
Enterprise Resource Planning (or ERP) software doesn’t really live up to its name. In fact, does it at all? Planning, it doesn’t do much of that
ERP software is commonplace in many businesses today. No matter the size of your business, an ERP solution will unite every corner of your business into a streamlined, well-oiled machine.
But is it enough to really take your business from good to great? Probably not. Business Intelligence software however, can and will change your business for the better (and if you don’t yet know the difference between ERP and BI, check out my post here)