ERP vs. Best-of-Breed is History

A business support platform is an integrated solution that supports end-to-end business functions such as supply chain management or retail operations. Like an ERP, it is a totally integrated solution operating off of a single data model and data management structure, but without the burden of all of those back office systems like accounting or general ledger. Rather than trying to be all things to all people, it is a very focused, in-depth solution for a particular area of the business. Like Best-of-Breed systems, a business support platform has deep fit-for-purpose functionality, but in an integrated platform rather than as standalone systems. Thus, a business support platform has the best of both options without their downsides.

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