Digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution will only transform lives for the better if business leaders of today adjust their thinking on ERP.
Traditional approaches to ERP will hold you back, it will consume your attention, your budget, your energy, your team. These large, drawn out ERP projects will destroy your competitiveness and some very talented people in your business. ERP is not the silver bullet. It is no longer the platform that you build your business on. It is not THAT strategic ICT project that will define your future. Large all-consuming enterprise projects should be a thing of the past.
Keep your current ERP system and invest your time, energy, budget and most importantly, your strategic thinking, into how you should embrace digital transformation. How you should adapt your thinking on your business model on the art-of-the-possible, on disruption, on how you can completely reinvent your business and your industry by embracing, not fearing, the fourth industrial revolution. Take your people with you, get them excited – boldly go ….