You can find ERPs ready to use online where you pay a subscription and get access to the functionalities it provides, but there is also the option of developing the ERP completely customized.
Why would a company decide to create its own ERP and not pay the monthly online subscription of the many systems out there? This is because, typically, these systems are focused on the generality of a business or industry; however, all businesses are unique and have different needs and problems that they attack in different ways. Therefore, many of the systems that companies hire do not have the flexibility to respond to the particular needs of the business, so they will require custom development.
Another reason why companies decide to develop their own ERP is the difficulty of making informed decisions, due to a large amount of information coming in through multiple channels. The ideal would be to be able to observe the data globally in one place to take quick and effective actions.
Also, another problem that companies face, and why they end up hiring a customized ERP, is the lack of interconnection of the different systems of the company, which ends up causing internal chaos and delivery problems with the customer. For example, in a factory or a warehouse, it often happens that the accounting system is not connected with the others. If we talk specifically about a warehouse, normally, the inventory is registered in the accounting system, but when a salesman sells a product, he may not be seeing the information in real-time; so he could be selling a product that has no units at that moment, generating problems for the end customer and internally as well.
At Imagine Apps, we have been redefining the software factory model. So far, we have developed more than 100 customized ERP platforms for companies that have already had these problems and for entrepreneurs who are just starting with development but will surely need an ERP. If you have identified that your company needs an ERP, do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.