Building a Sustainable ERP Solution
Sustainability is a hot topic these days. People talk about sustainable development, sustainable energy, and sustainable business models. But rarely, if ever, do you hear people talking about sustainable ERP systems. Why is that?
Perhaps it’s because so many ERP solutions are not sustainable. They become obsolete in a matter of a few years, like our cell phones and our laptops. But ERP systems are far, far more expensive than cell phones or laptops. And once you’ve made a major investment in an ERP software solution, wouldn’t you prefer that to be sustainable?
For Sustainable ERP Choose Brick Not Straw
Lest you’ve forgotten the tale, let me remind about “The Three Little Pigs.” It’s a fable1 about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A big bad wolf blows down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks.
The moral of the story, of course, is that it pays to take the time and make the investment in a sustainable product, one with a long lifespan versus a shaky, temporary dwelling that can be built quickly, with inexpensive materials.
The goal for implementing a sustainable ERP system would be to choose one that is metaphorically made of bricks. So no matter how much the big bad wolf huffs and puffs to blow it down, it will withstand the winds of change.
Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365
The third little pig, who builds a sturdy house of bricks, is characterized as wiser and more hard-working than his siblings. In ERP terms, that brick house is Microsoft Dynamics 365. It’s built on the super strong foundation of the Dynamics products that preceded it, and it can be built one strong brick at a time. Purchase what you need now. Add to it as your business grows. Meet emerging market forces head-on with a solution that is built to withstand change.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is more sustainable because, for starters, it is built in the cloud. And the cloud is much more spacious than your server room (or is it your server closet?). It’s also more secure. And, more flexible and expandable due to the broad range of third-party add-ons that have been designed to integrate with Dynamics 365. It’s built to grow with you without bulging at the seams. Dynamics 365 is the perfect ERP software solution for small start-ups and multinational giants alike.
Here are some of the bricks you can use to build your fully, natively integrated Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP/CRM system:
- Project Service Automation
- Customer Service
- Customer Insights
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