Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems play a vital role for today’s enterprises by providing comprehensive standard solutions to support critical business processes. However, for start-ups and growing companies that depend on adaptability and flexibility, using a fully-fledged ERP system right from company formation is often not practical.
While ERP systems offer powerful components, these might hinder the company’s development due to complex procedures and the implemented standardized business processes are inflexible. A lacking integration with third-party software can lead to separate data silos and their respective challenges and system implementation requires deep technical knowledge which may require external support.
We argue that future ERP systems should enable young companies to build and support their growing business processes while maintaining a future-oriented data model that allows both the company and its processes to adapt to the evolving needs of an upcoming enterprise. Therefore, the project aims to analyze how a new ERP system could be implemented from scratch using current cloud-native computing techniques that allow the system to grow organically with its evolving business requirements. The focus is on providing a system to build custom processes and standardizing them afterward when a company grows, instead of customizing a comprehensive standard that comes with an extensive ERP system.
- Building Adaptive ERPs Based on the Requirements of Start-ups and Growing Companies
- Building Adaptive ERPs with Cloud-native and Low-Code Development Methods
Contact: Tobias Wuttke, Lukas Böhme