I believe all of you would agree with me that in this decade, IT has been satisfying huge requirements to improve organisational performance right from sending bulk emails or dealing with larger data to perform complex data analysis.
But, complexity poses a real problem in technology and sometimes it is tedious to convince the end-user easily. If you dig a bit deeper, complexity is invisible and presents itself across the organisation, and gets worsened throughout the company’s growth. It is a cause of adding multi-layer of management and sophisticated process in place that stretches the gap between strategy and execution.
In the last three years, I have observed that the technology/software and users have shifted towards simplicity and ERPNext is the absolute winner in this segment where users look for functionality without compromising with simplicity. However, large organisations are deeply integrated with legacy system built a decade ago for a different generation of users. Enterprise IT has been sustaining innovation by incrementally adding functionality without reducing complexity.
With ERPNext, the focus revolves around simplicity which doesn’t mean minimising the functionality instead, working on sketching out how easily and intuitively we run and consume enterprise application. Bill McDermott, CEO at SAP once said, “Simplicity beats business complexity ”, and i do agree with him. In the upcoming years, we will focus on simplification without effecting the functionality. Simplification is not only about updating interfaces giving it a fancy look and re-thinking about product behaviour, it is also about strategizing on distributing products.
Recently, I have been in a relatively bigger organisation as an ERPNext partner. Apparently, i failed to crack the deal but, i saw a traction which was amazing. CEO of that company says- “Sunil, you guys are going to change the ERP spectrum. Keep working for a few years and this market will be yours.”
Pardon me if i make a statement that “bigger organisation has relatively lesser risk appetite to try a new application.” And that is where legacy application rules the market.
“ERPNext as a platform” would be the biggest disruption going to hit the market in coming days. Certainly, we are not going to compete against industry’s big boys but we will allow them to solve “hard problems” in easier way with cutting edge technology.
Get your ERPNext subscription today and enjoy the awesomeness. I’m sure you will love it.