Posted by Michelle James on October 6th, 2014
‘Workaround’ is a term that describes the business methods used that fall outside of traditional ERP applications. The truth is, probably every food and beverage business uses them to some degree to cover the shortfalls of a legacy system or as a temporary solution to changing business needs.
However, the more processes that are put into workarounds – such as Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, even pads of paper or Post-it notes – the more risks you take. What’s more, ERP workarounds are just one of the many common gripes users have about their ERP systems.
Workarounds may seem like a quick-fix solution, but they can expose your business to compliance shortcomings and dramatically cut productivity.
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