ERP Software Needs Social Media Functionality
Updated · Dec 22, 2010
In the IT industry Apple, Google and Facebook set the tone for what people expect from a software application. As noted in this Network World article, the real business benefits will come from
enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise software that mimics the functionality of these popular online tools.
“There is a movement taking place in the IT industry that is really driven by major consumer technology vendors including Apple, Google and Facebook. What these three companies do is really starting to set the tone for what people expect from a software application. The expectations of a software application may have historically centered around its ability to solve business problems or to enable specific types of transactions or management processes. Today, the software application is expected to let users communicate and interact with each other the way that they can on Facebook. Organic and guided search as found on Google is also expected, as is the intuitive usability of the iPad.”