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Customizable v/s Non Customizable ERP software

Customizable vs Off the shelf ERP software – As we all know every business work in a different way depending upon the industry type or even being into similar industry process wise. Therefore in recent years ERP software market has seen growth and demand of customizable software, as compare to the default or best of industry process implementation.

Almost every business while implementing ERP software asks for customization in some or the other way. The reason is simple – Traditional way of implementing ERP allows you to change your business processes as per the software, but today the market is so competitive with loads of ERP software entering into the market that Business don’t want to change their process it is rather changing the software as per their business processes.

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Why is custom ERP software effective in the long run?

First and foremost, ERP, or enterprise resource planning, aims to streamline departmental communication and automate as many business processes as possible. Processes vary from business to business and have evolved over time. Because of this, a lot of medium-sized and large businesses favor ERP software that is specifically tailored to meet their requirements.

An example of a common use case for interdepartmental co-operation is Supply Chain Management and manufacturing.  Whatever the workload, the integrated ERP solution combines sales, finance, inventory, production, and logistics to automate processes. These steps will be followed by a typical order.

  • The sales module creates the purchase order for the client.
  • The order management solution receives it automatically.
  • A purchase order is created and sent to inventory management for raw materials
  • It is then entered into the software used by the packaging and shipping department, where a barcode is added so that it can be tracked by all departments.
  • After that, a barcode is added so that it can be tracked by all departments in the software used by the packaging and shipping department.

Then, the software used by the packaging and shipping department adds a barcode so that it can be tracked by all departments.

How Effective Is Off-the-Shelf ERP System?

ERP that is purchased off the shelf has some built-in features as compare to customized ERP. Its layout satisfies all current requirements for resource management. Off-the-shelf ERP can give each activity equal attention thanks to its design. It comes with pre-installed features that the designers tested and approved before going live.

Advantages and benefit of Customized ERP and off-the-shelf or readymade ERP Systems

Point 1: Customization Possibilities

Customizable ERP software are those which can be tailored, change, adding new module, Easy integrates with 3rd party software. In other words customizable ERP software allows you to change its source code so to work as you want.

Readymade ERP software simply cannot be tailored as per your needs and requirement. You have to implement what is there in the software and not what you want, the reason ERP are not customizable is that the source code is not available to change the main framework of the software.

Point 2: Source Code

With customizable ERP software vendor has complete access to the source code which can be tailored from almost every aspect of the software. From forms to workflows, processes, design, User Interface and so on.

Whereas Off the shelf software, where the source code is not available and they work on standard implementation method or you can say out of the box ERP systems

Point 3: New Module Functionalities

With customizable software you can even create a new module or a new functionality as per your business, which is not at all possible with standard ERP software packages.

Point 4: 3rd Party Integration

If software is customizable then it is quite easy to integrate with other 3rd party software via API or web services. In case of non customized software packages you cannot create an integration point, there some famous ERP software which are rigid in nature offers you with 3rd party integration plug-ins.

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Our Suggestion

When it comes to out of the world business processes it is better to go for customized ERP software and as said always “Vanilla is one of the best flavor”, minimize the customization points as it will minimize your cost during upgrades and version enhancement.

Also the word “custom” is a small word but when it comes to development it can take long time. Many a times, clients feel that their custom functionality is quite simple but developers or vendors can go crazy while implementing and developing in ERP every function have its affect to other module, therefore linking these customization is a heavy task.

Globalteckz – Certified Odoo team and Official Odoo Partners

Globalteckz is working with odoo ERP software since 2013 and has contributed more than 100+ apps for various industries. At Globalteckz we offer our clients the best ERP implementation and e-commerce solution. Some of our services for Odoo include Implementation, development, customization, training & Odoo support. Our team experience in delivering excellent projects with extreme level module customizations and integration with 3rd party apps.

We have experience working on older version starting from version 6 till the latest version 16 – Till date we have implemented more than 100+ Odoo projects for our clients across the globe ranging from small to large Odoo implementations handling verticals such as Manufacturing, Trading, e-commerce, medical, and other industry-specific modules development.

Based on our experience with Odoo development we have crafted a  simple 10 steps Process for implementing Odoo ERP at a 100% successful rate.

odoo implementation methodology

We Follow Agile development method preferable as well as waterfall software development method based on the project criticality to ensure smooth phases are rolled out.

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