28th September 2011
Last week I highlighted the crucial need for ERP systems to be malleable – able to adapt to increasingly volatile and uncertain times. This week I am building on the theme by questioning how attractive ERP systems are to the Facebook generation or so called Generation Y. It’s a serious problem as the more young people enter the workforce, fresh out of University and steeped in the digital age. For many it will be a difficult transition to move from the world of ‘iEverything’, Twitter, Facebook and Instant Messenger to the sluggish world of business systems where the best on offer is email and workflow if they are lucky. So what can be done to re-engineer ERP systems and make them fit for the networked economy? This week I took a look at Infor’s recently launched Infor10 and a new way of doing things based on the best that Social Media has to offer.