REPLY TO CLASSMATE’S POST IN 4 HOURS
When you started your small business, you managed all business processes on your own. Now, your business is expanding and you have hired employees to help. Would you consider implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or would you continue to use applications, such as Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access), to manage your business processes? Be sure to explain the reasons behind your choice.
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE WITH MY CLASSMATE RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS? (A MININUM OF 150 WORDS)
I would use Microsoft office to manage businesses processes as long as possible. However, I would consider implementing an ERP system if my business was steadily expanding. ERP systems save a lot of time. Plus, the employees doing things manually with Microsoft office etc, could be doing other things. One of the most important things to me is being efficient. An ERP solution eliminates repetitive processes and reduces the need to manually enter information. The ERP system will also streamline business processes and make it easier and more efficient for companies to collect data, no matter what department that they work in. Stored data is also really important so with an ERP system, you would not need to worry about data security when you have an enterprise resource planning solution in place. The system would improve accuracy, consistency, and security of data, all through built-in resources and firewalls. Lastly, integration is also very helpful. Instead of having data spread across all different databases, integration with an ERP system will have all data and information in one place.