Choose the best software – period

Different software packages from different vendors can be tied together to create an ERP
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|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 07/28/2005

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irms looking for an enterprise-wide system to handle a wide variety of tasks used to have two basic options: take the enterprise resource portal (ERP) approach or try to clumsily glue together a patchwork of systems that may, or may not, speak to each other.

That meant most organizations that wanted an encompassing solution had to take the ERP route. After all, ERPs were designed to manage all areas of an organization from financials to HR to manufacturing and keep all of the data in one central repository. But most ERP solutions fall short of this objective and simply deliver multiple applications from a single vendor.