Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a software that manages a company’s business operations more effectively. ERP solutions have improved and accelerated their attainment to help every minor and major step like accounting, human resource management, purchase, sales, production, planning schedules, procurement, marketing automation, and e-commerce. ERP systems are an inevitable part of any business even with the size and form of the business. The system is adapting to new technologies for a broader range of operations, as more companies are implementing ERP systems in their firms.
The significance of monitoring and controlling an organization from a distant place has become more evident by the beginning of the pandemic in the year 2020, Although many companies relied on an effective ERP system to control their operations efficiently during the pandemic, many other industries that had yet to adopt ERP had suffered greatly. ERP, which allows transparent and remote business operations, benefits a company that controls and tracks the work of its employees from anywhere in the world.
The blog discusses the major ERP trends to track in 2021.
ERP Trends 2021
Cloud ERP is going to be a major attraction in 2021. Cloud-based deployment models aren't recent and cloud-based ERP software has been around for a while. However, cloud-based ERP adoption is expected to skyrocket in 2021.
Earlier, ERP software was only available as an on-site solution, which was costly for small and medium businesses due to high startup costs and hardware costs. Furthermore, ERP users were hesitant to store their company's data in the cloud. More organizations are entering the cloud-hosting market now, improving the cloud computing technology and making ERP solutions available to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). More businesses are shifting their data to the cloud to manage and update their systems with less investment. SaaS solutions would dominate the ERP market as a result of their performance.
Globalization with localization is the current trend in the market. Businesses continue to spread their wings in the international market, but they still want to dig deep into the domestic market. The two-tier ERP scheme focuses on customizing the ERP tool to meet the global and local requirements. ERP satisfies the needs of both large corporations and small businesses.
Historically, many companies have sought to deploy a single ERP system for headquarters and all regional offices and affiliates. But in practice, that approach was often costly and very challenging to implement; Subsidiaries often had special needs, did not require the full functioning of corporate systems, and they struggled with a one-size-fits-all approach. As a result, a two-tier ERP is expected to be one of the most common ERP trends in 2021.
Two-tier ERP is a technique that allows companies to exploit existing ERP solutions at the corporate level (tier 1) while branches and divisions use a separate ERP solution (tier 2), which is frequently cloud-based. This strategy has a number of advantages. It is usually less expensive than converting the corporate ERP system to function for the whole company. A tier 2 approach could be easier to implement and give subsidiaries more flexibility in responding to changing market conditions. Furthermore, the two-tiered model could be best suited for high-growth companies.
Artificial Intelligence or AI integration
AI integration is a common trend in many sectors, and it's been a hot topic in the ERP industry for years. Companies need to collect a vast number of complex and unstructured data. Artificial intelligence helps to analyze it in order to use it effectively.
Intelligent ERP, also known as iERP, is a business management software with AI that can analyze historical data and information from various departments to create more efficient workflows, making better decisions, minimize errors, and automate hours of repetitive processes. In terms of increasing business competitiveness and reliability, iERP is a game-changer.
A mobile-ready ERP solution is one of the most trending technologies that a modern ERP solution needs to include. These ERP applications allow users to manage business processes on tablets and smartphones with internet access at any time and from anywhere.
Communication across the departments and vendors/suppliers is improved with mobile ERP software. As a result, the probability of service delays and business losses is reduced. Organizations who want to adopt this technology would gain growth, increasing agility and cost control.
Internet of Things (IoT) Integration
Organizations get a lot of benefits from integrating IoT and ERP software. This integration allows businesses to use sensors to collect, evaluate and assess large amounts of data. The production process is also closely monitored using real time information about the performance of the machines.
What Is NetSuite ERP
NetSuite is an end-to-end enterprise solution with a lot of features. This ERP framework optimizes business processes, roles, and actions in cloud-based platforms, allowing companies to respond quickly and efficiently to evolving business needs. With the aid of NetSuite, businesses quickly incorporate and extend their operations to different locations, increasing their sales.
1. Process Efficiency In Organizational Activities
NetSuite ERP brings separate business activities together. Order management, fulfillment, invoicing, cash collection, cost approvals, and financial consolidations, among other business processes, can all be improved. As a result, organizational operations are more effective.
2. Real-Time Data Access
Higher integration capabilities, faster response to customer needs, immediate updation, and greater connectivity are just a few of the advantages of real-time data access. All of this is possible with a NetSuite cloud ERP application for a company's operations.
3. Improved Information Sharing
ERP software helps in the effective transfer of relevant data through all departments in order to increase business operations and make operations simpler. Since a NetSuite cloud ERP system is easily accessible via the internet, any approved employee can connect to the system at any time and from any location to get the most up-to-date information.
4. Extending the Process to Customers, Suppliers, and Partners
A business enterprise has various divisions, each with its own set of operating procedures. In NetSuite ERP, these business operations are planned ahead of time. Integrating NetSuite helps to speed up process cycles and increase responsiveness, resulting in a more efficient workflow.
5. Increase Data Security
The NetSuite Cloud ERP software uses several layers of encryption to ensure that important data is kept secure. Individual accounts are accessed by any employee and are managed by an admin panel.
What’s Next? The Future of ERP
Organizations will likely accelerate their move to cloud ERP when they understand that moving ERP and its related modules to the cloud makes it far easier to achieve the speed and agility they need to succeed in today's marketplace. Those companies that have already invested in cloud ERP will search for new ways to leverage the cloud's capabilities.
Organizations will continue to concentrate on ensuring that ERP software is configured for remote work in the near future. This includes increasing process automation, mobile ERP functionality, safe remote access and promoting remote training. Another development to track is the continuous growth of ERP supply chain management capabilities to enable organizations to protect themselves from disruptions in the supply chain or rapid changes in the global economic climate.
Jobin and Jismi IT services, an Oracle NetSuite Alliance Partner can guide you more on the trends and the strategies to go with the trend. We offer you comprehensive support for the integration and development of the ERP solution.