How Many Data Sources Can Your ERP System Connect To? Yes, There Is a Right Answer to This Question

Here’s a pop quiz for you: how many data sources can your ERP system connect to? You might think that this open-ended question wouldn’t have a right or wrong answer, but it actually does.

If you find yourself saying, “Well, our ERP system can only connect to one or two data sources,” that’s a bad thing. Read on to learn why your ERP system’s inability to connect to a variety of data sources is a sign that you should consider replacing it.

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ERP Systems and the Tower of Babel

As the story goes, once upon a time there were people who wanted to build a grand tower at Babel. But as we know, those people were never able to finish the project because of communications problems.

Millennia later we still have communications failures. Sometimes they stop big projects and often they just interfere with day-to-day business.

But why is this going on when we have technological advancements and enterprise business systems that are supposed to cure all ills?

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