Change is essence of life. The customer requirements have been incessantly changing these days. It is the responsibility of the vendors to modify the ERP applications regularly according to the customer requirements. In this piece of writing, you can go through the latest trends in the ERP applications.
The client server based applications were ruling the ERP market for the past sometime. Now it is the trend of web based ERP applications. Of course, the customers are also very much happy with the web based application. These applications are popularly known as the on-demand ERP application software. In this case the customer will not own the server. The server sits at the vendor place and the application would be deployed to the customer through the internet. Unlike traditional enterprise resource planning application, web based ERP application does not require huge resources to implement and manage. The customer does not require anything other than a computer and internet connection to deploy the web based application.
The implementation timeframe of the on-demand ERP application is very small as compared to the client server based application. This is also one of the main reasons behind the popularity of the web based applications. The cost of the application would be very less and moreover you just need to pay the amount on monthly basis. Whenever you want to discontinue the this application, you just need to inform the vendor regarding the same so that you can stop using the application. Once you stop using this application, you no need to pay money to the vendor. This is the flexibility offered by the on-demand application. Of course, on-demand enterprise resource planning application has got its own disadvantages such as the customer will never own the enterprise resource planning application and data security issues.
Normally the customer has to implement whole the enterprise resource planning package which has been bundled with all the functional modules. It used to be very difficult for the customers who plan to implement only one or two modules.
The latest need based applications overcome this issue. Now, the customers can purchase the required functional module and implement the same to avoid the pain areas in that particular department. This is again a good one for the customers who might not be able to spend huge amount of money on implementing all the features of the ERP application which actually does not required for the customer.
With these types of applications coming to the market, the implementation timeframe has been reduced drastically. The enterprise resource planning applications became very much affordable to the small and medium scale companies these days. This leads to more number of ERP implementations in the market. We can see a lot more changes in the enterprise resource planning applications in future. There is a tremendous pressure on the development people to develop the applications in more innovative way so that the onus on the customer can be reduced to maximum extent. All these trends represent the positive signs in the market.