5 Reasons Why an Integrated ERP System is Better Than a Best of Breed Approach

When looking at financial solutions for companies there are two main camps - best of breed and integrated solutions. 

In a best of breed scenario, various unconnected applications are selected and connected to provide the range of financial operations. The idea is to select the best applications possible and stitch them together into an integrated quilt of functionality.  Integrated ERP solutions like Microsoft Dynamics GP provide world class financial applications without the hassle of integration. Though there can be areas where an integrated solution isn't quite as full featured as a best of breed, in most cases ERP functionality is both good enough and much less painful than connecting disparate systems. An ERP solution doesn't mean that you'll never have to integrate other applications, it just means that you have to do it a lot less.  


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website DynamicAccounting.net. He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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Nicely stated

Thank you for this article. We all 'know' this in our hearts and minds. However, having it formulated and stated in such a concise and direct manner really drives the point across.

Even a cave man could understand these points :-).

Mike Lupro - MCP