3 Reasons to Switch to a Customized ERP Solution

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3 Reasons to Switch from a Home Grown to a Customized ERP Solution

So you’ve developed a homegrown ERP system that meets all your needs. But what happens if your IT director leaves, or your original programmers more on? Would anyone in your company be able to step in easily and manage your system? Should your business develop a customized ERP experience?


Nearly 40% of manufacturers with 100-1,000 employees indicated they have homegrown systems or no ERP.

Problem: This creates a lack of timely information as data is stored in too many different IT systems that are loosely connected. It is difficult to influence customer satisfaction even at the most basic level.

Solution: You need a system with comprehensive support, user-friendly training and standardization.


A homegrown system can be comfortable and familiar, which is great for maintaining the status-quo.

Problem: Missing advanced functionality with comprehensive business intelligence.

Solution: Improve business operations, employee productivity and profitability with functions including comprehensive inventory forecasting modules and integrated ecommerce.  Break out of the “safe-zone” and optimize your business applications. This can all be done through the use of a customized ERP system approach.


A homegrown ERP solution may not allow you to offer customer-specific pricing or pull ERP data into your online store without a lot of duplicate data entry or custom development work.

Problem: You are looking to build an ecommerce platform and don’t want to spend the extra time and money with extensive custom development.

Solution: You need an ERP system that will meet the needs of current and future customers. Make it easy for your customers to place orders through a seamless online storefront.

Consider what is important for your business and stay ahead of your competition. We work with mid-sized manufacturers and distributors everyday finding unique enterprise software solutions.


Learn more about how you can build a customized ERP solution for your business.

2 Comments so far:

  1. This is a quite informative blog for the businesses who have homegrown ERP. There might be various risks in homegrown ERP, such as inefficient technical support. Such businesses require to know all the reasons why they should switch to customized ERP solution.

    • Molly James says:

      We agree! It can be a challenge to look at the cost benefits of switching from a homegrown ERP system in the short-term. But in the long run those initial costs to upgrade will pay off, particularly with manufacturing companies that deal in high volume shipments and transactions.

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