To ERP or not to ERP, that is the question.
Believe it or not, there are still many good sized well established manufacturing companies that have not implemented a true Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Many of these organizations are running their businesses using spreadsheets. While spreadsheets are valuable in many situations, they do not carry the value of a fully integrated ERP solution. These companies often say they want to purchase and implement ERP; however, they are too busy or they believe it will be too costly.