Is ‘tailored ERP solution’ an oxymoron?

Aug 09, 2018
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We live in a world that’s increasingly personalised. From personalised sports shoes like NikeID social media to customised in-flight entertainment to even being able to order your own Nutella label, people can tailor things to be just how they want them.

It means we come to expect unique solutions that fit our needs, and this extends to ERP software. Traditionally ERP solutions haven’t been known for flexibility but today’s enterprises are increasingly multifaceted, and managing them well calls for comprehensive tools that work together seamlessly. Not only that, businesses have a competitive advantage to build and protect, and a completely vanilla, ‘off-the-shelf’ solution assumes that the business doesn’t support that.

To get the most out of an ERP solution, you need something that’s flexible, that can be tailored for your business’s specific needs to generate the best outcomes.

The idea behind ERP software like MYOB Greentree is that you get a choice of modules and frameworks, so you can decide which ones work best for you. The flexibility doesn’t end there; the platform has 84 modules, which experienced Solution Architects can modify so that the solution gains a more unique, tailored approach.

What we’ve come to understand is that for an ERP solution to really benefit SMEs, its flexibility and intelligence needs to expand beyond its off-the-shelf capabilities. Then it can deliver a framework that’s tailored to your business’s exacting requirements, without the cost and risk of building purely bespoke software. This really is key to gaining a competitive advantage.

What it comes down to is a fully integrated ERP that’s built for you. MYOB Greentree is built on 11 suites housing 84 modules to power complex businesses. You choose the appropriate suites and modules to suit your business’s requirements, but beyond that, each of these suites and modules can be further tailored so that what you end up with is a solution that's configured for you. It means you can be confident in the knowledge the system can scale and adapt as your needs change.

What we offer at Endeavour are highly experienced Solution Architects who’ll work with you to understand how each module impacts on your business outcomes. They’ll not only weed out and address the superfluous aspects of the solution, but they’ll identify requirements that mean some big choices that need to be made about the solution. They’ll advise on aspects such as:

  • Which modules and suites are best suited for your business
  • How the solution can scale to meet expected demand
  • How the individual modules can be deployed
  • Possible integration with other solutions

The whole idea, of course, is to balance the needs of your business’s key stakeholders so that we can implement an ERP solution that obtains the desired business outcomes. Because we have extensive MYOB Greentree experience, our team has all the knowledge and expertise necessary to make sure you get the most from it.

Find out more about MYOB Greentree here, or read some recent case studies of other companies using the product. If you’re considering this ERP solution for your business, we’d love to chat with you about how we can tailor it so that’s it’s truly a unique fit.