ERP: Does it adapt to you or do you conform with it?

NaN-tic Oct 19, 2021

Does your company need the same ERP tools as all other companies? To what extent are you willing to adapt rather that will be the ERP adapts to your business?

Too often we see that the use of ERP is assumed to improve the processes of the company and therefore it is established that the adaptation to the standard management software is improving the processes. This occurs, first, when the concepts process and procedure are confused. And second, because it is ignored that it is the tasks of listening, analyzing, and accompanying by consulting, which ends up resulting in an improvement of the company's processes, in order to increase productivity and simplify workflows. But not the adaptation of the company to ERP for the convenience of the supplier


The function of this article is not to ramble on about the differences between these two concepts, but we must start from one clarification that at NaN-tic we are very sure: if your company has achieved what it has achieved, it is because it has done a lot of well-done things, and if your business stands out it’s because you’ve made the best decisions. Now we tell you what this clarification is about.


In the time that you have been operating, you have created processes that are the result of the qualitative, productive, and functional specificities of your company, in addition to the conditions of the current legislation applicable to each area. It is precisely these processes that have structured and created procedures. Procedures are mandatory and automatable by management software, processes, on the other hand, are alive, evolve and, in principle, are not always mandatory. The only thing the ERP can do is enable or not chained procedures that ensure compliance with a process (if you want this). In this way, ERP can help the robustness of the processes.

Therefore, we assume that the implementation of an ERP must be customized to the processes and protocols of the company and, consequently, adapt as much as possible to automate procedures, comply with applicable laws, relate data from all business areas of the company, and make it possible for all departments to function at the same time as a well-tuned symphony.


ERP customization

You have come this far, your company grows day by day and one of these three scenarios arises:

  1. You don't have an ERP and you want one.
  2. You have an ERP that does not satisfy you for whatever reasons.
  3. You want one or more management software such as accounting and billing, production control, logistics, etc.

The processes that you follow in your company are the result of the specific characteristics of its different business areas. To give two examples: The production department has certain ways of managing materials, manufacturing lines, and coordinating workers and shifts, for specific reasons for the production of your products and operator profiles. Or the logistics department takes into account some circumstances to manage products related to exports and others for products for local consumption.


Clearly, companies need custom management software. We are not talking about customization from scratch, an exclusive development. We are talking about an ERP structured in many pieces, modules (yes, like the pieces of a puzzle) that are separated and put together depending on what you need, and can even be transformed depending on the client's needs. The more assembly options, the more puzzle pieces to choose from and play with, the more customizable and flexible the ERP is, and the more developed it is for you.

It is because of the quantity and quality of its modular possibilities that Tryton ERP is the optimal business management software to achieve maximum customization.


At NaN-tic, we are not just expert business and technology consultants, we are also Tryton programmers and developers. We can say that the implementation we carry out is 100% tailored, with a specialized service that listens to you and is an expert in offering you the best solution with transparency and honesty.


What happens to custom module blocks when there is an evolution of the software to a new version?

Our clients do not suffer any unpleasant surprises when there are new versions of Tryton, because our team of developers has evolved the client software with each new version, which in Tryton's case is every year.

Likewise, the consultant who accompanies the client throughout the relationship, regularly informs him of the improvements and updates that are made.

One question and one tip: Does your current ERP provider give you this update service? If you are negotiating with a provider to make a new ERP implementation, ask them about how they manage the evolutions to new versions.


Scalability of business management software

One of the problems with the most standard ERPs is that they are not exactly at your scale, or they are missing or too much. Either the solution you pay for is missing features that your business needs, or you are using a solution where you miss out on many features that you don't need (but are paying for).

A good ERP must be scalable, that you can implement exactly what you need, and at the same time, that it can grow with you and add functionalities as you need them. The NaN-tic team of consultants will know how to give you the module and customization solution that best suits you. Leave this accompaniment in the hands of a specialized and expert team so that you can dedicate yourself to what you really like and know how to do.

Do not hesitate, if what you are looking for is an ERP as it helps you continue to differentiate yourself from your competition, find out about all our possibilities, write to NaN-tic by filling in the contact form.