Putting ERP at the Centre of Business
In a recent interview with Sunday Business Post, Brendan Geraghty discusses why ERP software should sit at the core of business operations if data is the heart of the business.
Despite sitting at the core of most large businesses enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is for those who do not work with it directly an opaque black box – if they have even heard of it at all.
So what exactly is ERP and what can it do for a business?
Speaking in a recent interview with the Sunday Business Post, business solutions practice director, Brendan Geraghty, said it is often mistaken for accounting software but, in fact, ERP is a lot more.
“I'm a reformed accountant. I started doing the books, went into financial services, did a lot of ERP stuff, and eventually went into consulting. In a lot of businesses, it [ERP] ends up being the accountant’s problem,” he said.
In reality, ERP, he said, is an all-encompassing software system that sits at the centre of a business, helping to manage and integrate core business processes, such as accounting, procurement, human resources and inventory management.
“It covers the end-to-end operations. It's not just one thing,” he said.
Discussing topics from cloud-based ERP to change resistance and data migration, learn more about the importance of putting ERP at the centre of business by reading the article in full using the link below: