Where does supply chain management ERP software fall short?
Difficulty reporting on and getting real-time, contextual insights
By the time data gets pulled, the insights it provides are already too old to act on. Even more, the reports and analysis that an ERP, like SAP provides tend to focus on higher level baseline plans and forecasts, overlooking the important details that could provide real benefit to your operation.
Time and cost required to adjust and build out processes in an ERP.
ERP systems like SAP tend to be large, enterprise wide systems, which may require special skills to access and use. Customization for specific needs tends to require highly skilled developers – a resource that is hard to come by, expensive, and time-intensive.
Relying on your supply chain management ERP software to handle everything from storing information to acting on data results in reduced visibility into processes, data stuck in ERPs and legacy systems, increased costs, and inefficient workflows.