The age of Post Modern ERP has many challenges specifically in tying all the data pieces together.
A first question many of us would ask is “Well what is Post Modern ERP”.
The term “postmodern ERP” can be considered as very young — it was coined by Gartner in 2014.
“In the postmodern ERP world, the legacy ERP suite is deconstructed into a more [loose] set of integrated business functions. The pieces make up the whole, rather than the whole (or suite) comprising the pieces”
In other words, a traditional ERP suite is similar to buying a very expensive TV set every ten years or so. A postmodern ERP is like having this same TV set once and forever, provided you can replace its different components with new ones easily and quickly whenever needed.
With postmodern ERP, there is still a core ERP, either as an on-premises or cloud solution, and this core is extended with certain specialist solutions. The core ERP would for example cover such areas as procurement, financials and order management, while special solutions will be implemented for retail, quality management or human capital management.
Probably most important is that postmodern ERP fits perfectly into the overall concept of the notorious bimodal IT and hybrid IT architecture — something all companies will inevitably adopt sooner or later (or have already done this) for a reason.
Postmodern ERP usually includes complex integration requirements. This is why IT must make sure that the solutions that made it onto the shortlist can be well integrated with other, ideally providing pre-defined integration connectors to each other.
If the latter is not possible, then a hybrid integration platform might be the perfect solution, provided that it either already has such connectors or offers easy-to-learn and easy-to-use tools for both integration experts and ad hoc integrators to build integration connectors on their own.
B2BFusion product is suited to managing these integrations with its feature rich connectivity options. You can either use the Cloud solution or have your own personnel cloud.