Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price performance of ERP and the underlying infrastructure supporting it have improved steadily and significantly over the past two decades. In fact, solutions that were once beyond the reach of these small companies are now well within their grasp.
Manufacturing Business Technology examined ERP strategies, usage and implementation of 454 small enterprises in aerospace and defense (A&D), automotive, high-tech, industrial products, Consumer Products, Food and Beverage and other industries. Responding manufacturing, supply chain, finance, sales and marketing and IT executives completed an online survey that included questions designed to determine the following: ROI expectations How do companies of various sizes (small, mid-size, large) approach the