There are a lot of myths that surround the concept, infrastructure, implementation and practice of enterprise resource planning. Very often people are not willing to adopt ERP because of these wrong notions. In this section we will see some of the most common myths about ERP and will try to demystify them.
One ERP package will suit everybody
There are hundreds of ERP tools available in the marketplace. These tools differ in features, capabilities, size, functionality, price, technical support, customizability, scalability etc. The organizations are also different from one another. Each has its own characteristics and identity. Assuming that one tool will be suitable for all organization is wrong. Selecting and purchasing an ERP tool without analyzing whether it is suited for the organization will have disastrous consequences.
For an ERP implementation to be successful, the tool that is implemented should be compatible with organizational culture, practices and procedures. So when purchasing an ERP package proper attention should be given to the selection of a tool that is best suited for the organization.
ERP means more work and procedures
ERP will make many employees redundant and jobless
ERP is the sole responsibility of the management
ERP is just for the Managers/Decision-makers
ERP is just for Manufacturing Organizations
ERP is just for the ERP implementation team
ERP slows down the organization
ERP is just to impress customers
ERP package will take care of everything
ERP is very expensive
Organization can succeed without ERP
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