|ERP is integrated software system that
is often referred to as the backbone for the entire business.
However, these systems are more than just a bony skeleton.
These systems have lots of brains (process logic), muscle
(business transactions), and heart (business policy).
The software communicates (as a nervous system) across
Also, the medical analogy is appropriate because these
systems grow and evolve overtime. For example, ERP systems
can get soft and flabby if left unattended. The freshly
implemented system is not stable like your legacy system.
It can be more like a young adolescent with raging honnones,
limited experience, and a contrary disposition. As with
an adolescent child, your users might not like your ERP
system until it matures.