The so-called "upgrade" is nothing more than the fact that ERP user companies are forced to take responsibility for increasing the revenue of ERP software vendors, and the risks associated with "upgrade" are many.
After investing heavily in purchasing a full set of ERP, the enterprise struggles to implementation it for many years, but in the end, only 1 or 2 modules like accounting and sales are actually used. The remaining modules were thrown into buttom of the drawer, and the enterprise continues to pay the annual license fee for all modules of the software vendor.
Because modules are unusable, they are frozen. However, the information service needs of each business department must still be met, so the IT department starts to show its magic power – using various third-party software tools, developing plug-in software, and calling ERP software's proprietary interface. It builds the United Nations ERP software system, also known as "hybrid ERP system". It barely hands over to the users of each business unit, and the users of each business unit will barely use the UN ERP software system.
The causes and consequences of the UN ERP software system:
The enterprises who run UN ERP software systems:
A careful chief financial officer (CFO) will find: by reducing IT costs, the enterprise can turn a profit. And he knows: IT expenses can indeed be significantly reduced. They also know that IT costs include:
The productivity of IT staff is low because ERP software is large and improper and unmanageable.
Due to the low productivity of IT staff, the staffing of the IT department is huge.
Such businesses are like charities - with the primary purpose of creating jobs for society. The misallocation of resources has obscured the main business objectives.
HR staff wonders: "Why are IT talents so difficult to find? Why did newly hired IT staff quit so soon?"