Our experience implementing SAP enterprise systems for global organizations and enterprise systems for the EPA made it apparent that an enterprise system was the right solution for managing large and complicated data. However, there had to be a better way than what we found in these complicated and very expensive approaches.
The main problem was the organization had to make dramatic changes to "meet the requirements of the system", instead of the "system fitting the organization." This gave new meaning to the term “Paradigm Shift” and caused a lot of issues with system usabilitiy and acceptance. Emphasizing the need for a system with custom features we provided the training design and delivery to help these organizations adapt.
Our “hybrid” approach provides modules that can be modified. It is similar to buying a house and being able to select the floors, colors, etc. This provides the advantage of a faster ramp up to the finished module while still allowing the system to adapt to meet the specific needs of the company.