How Artificial Intelligence is Shaping the Future of ERP Systems

September 5, 2019 | ERP Systems
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Artificial intelligence and ERP systems can be a perfect match, when both are working together for the benefit of your business. AI helps supplement ERP functionality by expanding what an ERP system can do in terms of business automations and optimizations. AI and ERP systems both use technology to perform tasks that humans can and are doing, but with greater effectiveness and efficiency, freeing up humans to put their time and talents toward tasks requiring higher skillsets and functionality. When AI and ERPs join forces, they create a system that improves decision-making, automates extensive tasks, and optimizes business operations based on in-depth data analysis and insight.

While augmenting ERPs with artificial intelligence is still a relatively new concept, it’s certainly worth exploring this combination’s potential. Here are some ways that future-forward AI and ERPs can benefit your business’s future.

Deep Data Insights

With an ERP system in place, you’re getting an in-depth look at what and how your organization is doing—helping you make the most of your monetary and human resources by putting a vast amount of easy to access, easy to understand, and easy to implement data and insights right into your hands. Currently, this process relies on a human-powered workforce to analyze the data, which leaves room for human errors or data misunderstandings.  

When AI is providing the analysis, you can expect it to find patterns and optimizations that humans might overlook or miss entirely, and at a much quicker pace, allowing you to gather more data-driven insights for better business decision-making.

Better Decision Making

Deeper insights drive better decision making. The deeper your data insights, the more prepared and empowered you and your employees will feel to make better and more informed decisions.

For example, an AI-based ERP could quickly analyze where your organization is losing time to tasks. A human user may overlook or dismiss saving a matter of a few seconds, or they may consider it a short-term or small-impact solution. However, artificial intelligence will see an opportunity for optimization and offer a more effective solution that can save time and money in the long-term.

Automation, Automation, Automation

Enterprise resource planning systems facilitate automation. And when AI is added to the mix, your ERP works even harder and goes even further, handling vast amounts of data that would otherwise represent a huge amount of time and labor for your employees.

Your company may not be using all of the business data available to your full advantage, simply because it’s too vast to handle. It may seem like there is too much information for a person or a team to process, or it may appear on the surface that not much of it is useful. With automation and the deep insights that AI offers, that data is an easily accessible treasure trove where every piece has the potential to improve your organization.

AI-based ERP is an exciting and influential piece of the digital transformation puzzle, and we’re here to help you put it together. Our experts have decades of experience to put to use for your business. To learn more about choosing and implementing the right ERP system, call 412-562-9660, or email us at

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