Smart Thinking Newsletter
Where Will ERP Go?
Part of planning a successful ERP strategy is knowing (or at least, predicting) trends and changes over the short and long term. Here are a few predictions for 2014:
- Improvements in Collaboration: In order to increase efficiency, ERP systems need to mimic social media networks by providing easy-to-use collaboration tools.
- More Integration: Going forward, ERP systems will focus more on integrating with other emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, production robots, and inventory management software.
- Increased Mobility: By putting ERP in the hands of workers, no matter where they are, companies can increase response times and efficiency.
- Moving to the Cloud: Some companies will start looking at cloud management for significant cost savings.