One growing pain many construction companies endure comes from a need to shift business and project management processes to a system that integrates data across all processes. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems do just that, and there is an upsurge of interest in them. But vendors and companies aren’t consistent when they use the term, and excessive claims are made.
As an idea, ERP, when used to unify data and processes and efficiently address well-defined business-management issues, is spot-on, convinced adopters say. Further, with improvements in hardware and software, the transition to ERP is getting more manageable all the time.