Custom versus Canned

Traditionally, ERP suppliers provide a canned software solution - their product is sturdy, reliable, and consistent, but it’s extremely limited and one-dimensional. This model of ERP finds itself lacking flexibility and growth, and even worse, the solution to this problem produces ‘add-on’ features, expensive extensions and a mile-long list of customer desires that go no where.

Cetec offers a full suite ERP solution that runs in the cloud. Our product allows our customers to run their entire business on a web browser from a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Because our product is a manufacturing software solution, we continue to build and improve upon the product with no additional cost to our customers. Now, this begs the question, if our product flexes and scales, does the cloud ERP software provide custom solutions to its customers?

We believe it’s important to discuss the topic of customization in ERP, and it boils down to two camps: custom solutions vs. ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions. There are significant differences to discuss when shopping for the best ERPs, and both options have their pros and cons.

  • In an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution, the sentiment is almost always ‘You get what you pay for’. This solution is straightforward, and it works how it supposed to, but outside of it’s base functionality, it doesn’t expand and evolve with the industry.

  • The custom solution bleeds flexibility, but the ERP suppliers who promises every feature under the sun doesn’t realize the custom solution is almost always unstable and severely lacks support.

  • The brokenness in these two options forces business owners to choose between seemingly flawed products. At Cetec, we’ve decided to completely change customization in ERP.

Cetec merges both reliability and consistency with flexibility and growth. Our product is built upon 40 years of ERP experience, and we’ve evolved into a fully cloud based solution that scales with the manufacturing industry. Cetec finds itself naturally against customization because of our vision to provide a stable product, but, at the same time we improve upon our existing product, creating the most custom, unique software solution in the world. We add features, improve functionality and innovate with our customer’s growth.

Cetec is unique and flexible while remaining reliable and sturdy. Sign up for a demo of our product; we’d love to show you how it can fit your needs.

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