Customization is one of the most controversial topics surrounding ERP software. A majority of our clients have every intention of leveraging vanilla, off-the-shelf software during their software selection process. However, as project teams get into the details of the software during the implementation cycle, requests to make one or more customization to the software are inevitable.
According to 2008 ERP Report, only 23% of organizations implement vanilla ERP software with little to no customization. The remainder of organizations in study customized their software, with 34% indicating that they heavily customized their software. In addition, an organization’s propensity to customize software seems to be at least partially driven by the specific ERP solution being implemented.
Every company is unique and no single ERP solution is going to meet 100% of a company’s requirements. However, keeping these three tips in mind and finding the right ERP SOFTWARE with the best functional fit will ensure that your customization needs are minimized.