Types of ERP Systems

Is this situation familiar? Your business has started growing, and your multiple software programs have become cumbersome and chaotic to manage. Errors, data duplication, and internal miscommunication occur frequently. Or maybe it’s the other way round: Your business is stagnant and you want to implement changes to stimulate growth.

What is an ERP system and why should you use one?

SOURCE: STEELKIWI.COM
SOURCE: STEELKIWI.COM
SOURCE: STEELKIWI.COM

Types of ERP systems

  • Custom-built, ready-made, or hybrid solutions
  • Cloud-based or on-premises
  • Generic or industry-specific
  • Designed for small, midsize, or large companies

Custom, ready-made, and hybrid ERPs

SOURCE: STEELKIWI.COM

Cloud-based and on-premises ERPs

Cloud-based ERPs

On-premises ERPs

Hybrid ERP

Generic and industry-specific ERPs

Generic ERPs

  • Accounting and financial management
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Business intelligence (BI)
  • Analytics
  • Human resources (HR)
  • Inventory management
  • Supply chain management
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Manufacturing

Industry-specific ERPs

Top ERP systems by company size

SOURCE: STEELKIWI.COM

Small business ERPs

  • Retail-Commerce Edition
  • Manufacturing Edition
  • Construction Edition
  • Distribution Edition

Midsize business ERPs

Enterprise ERPs

How to choose the right ERP software?

#1 Prepare a plan

  • Which departments and locations are going to use the ERP
  • Expected number of users
  • Cost of ERP
  • Type of ERP
  • Replacement vs upgrade
  • Vital functionalities

#2 Discover and consult

#3 Analyze ERP systems

  • Read reviews
  • Consult industry professionals
  • Collect advice from articles by reputable organizations
  • Talk to leaders of companies similar to yours who have recently invested in an ERP or are pleased with their current system

#4 Make a decision

--

--

#Web and #mobile development for b2b and b2c sectors, including secure enterprise solutions and #MVP-development for #startups. Website: https://steelkiwi.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
SteelKiwi Inc.

#Web and #mobile development for b2b and b2c sectors, including secure enterprise solutions and #MVP-development for #startups. Website: https://steelkiwi.com