Since the mid-90s, ERP applications have become increasingly popular. This is especially true in the complexity of the manufacturing sector, with no surprise. Manufacturing Industries have so many business processes. The more people involved in a process, the more margin for error – and so optimization is also needed.
ERPs help smoothen workflows across the business through one fully integrated application. During those periods (the 90s) industries invested millions of money for ERP software. Given its reputation for being a high-cost implementation software back then, resulted in SMEs locked out by high upfront costs and slow ROIs.