Consolidate or integrate? What to do with ERPs after mergers and acquisitions
It's a common scenario: a customer is either consolidating onto a single ERP, or integrating disparate ERP systems. How extensive that integration is - perhaps it's high-level financial data, or deep transactional data - depends upon the customer requirements. But with integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solutions having matured greatly in recent years, the risk of integration projects has fallen and the urgency to consolidate has been greatly reduced in many cases.
In this article we will explore some common situations in which an organization might consider either consolidation or integration options.