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.
ERP package will take care of everything
ERP is not a silver bullet or a cure-all. Yes, a properly implemented, operated and maintained ERP system can dramatically improve productivity, automate tasks, reduce wastage and improve profits. But an ERP system needs people to operate, use and maintain it. If the employees are not interested in using the ERP system or are using it improperly, if managers are not making use of the decision-making capabilities of the system or if the system is not maintained properly, then the ERP will not deliver it promises.
It is a fact that the ERP tools have evolved over-time and have now become very sophisticated. Today's ERP tools automate most business function and processes thus making the lives of the users a lot easier. But thinking that the ERP tools will take care of everything can be a recipe for disaster. There are many business activities that need human intervention and judgment. While the ERP tools make these jobs easier, there is no substitute for human intelligence and decision-making.
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
One ERP Package will suit everybody
ERP is very expensive
Organization can succeed without ERP
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