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If you’re a small manufacturing firm with ambitious plans for future expansion, you’re likely considering custom ERP to make your daily operations more effective. When you’re investing in an ERP system, you might be debating how customized you want it to be. Proprietary ERP can be suitable for some manufacturers, but it gives you limited scope for personalizing the software to fit your individual needs.

When You Might Need a Custom ERP

Let’s take a step back.


ERP is an enterprise resource planning tool. This piece of software allows you to manage the day-to-day operations of your business, including things like accounting, project management, and supply chains. Your software is also likely to include enterprise performance management (ERM), which allows you to plan for the future through budgets and predictions, along with reporting your finances.


Only around 3 per cent of businesses decide to go with a custom ERP. Most of these companies have found the best-fit and are trying to make it work. You might decide you want to invest in a custom ERP because the out-of-the-box system won’t provide you with the real-time information you need to operate your business.


Most conversations around custom ERP focus on ‘future-proofing’ your business. If you’re a business with your sights set on expansion, you will want to invest in a more customized ERP. It allows for the core to be continuously updated to handle more users and increased traffic. The ERP at the center can remain intact, with the SDK making the necessary add-ons to the software.

Why Jobman Are the Industry Leaders

At Jobman, our mission is to facilitate an end-to-end solution for your manufacturing business from the initial point of contact to the delivery. Our ERP solution allows you to deliver on-time and on-budget, keeping you in control of your project at all times.


We’ve developed our ERP system from the manufacturer’s perspective, considering the daily challenges you’ll face while running your business and where traditional ERP processes are lacking.


Our browser-based ERP is made by manufacturers for manufacturers.


Are you debating whether you want an out-of-the-box ERP or if you want to customize it? While most companies choose to go with a standard EPR, customization can help to future-proof your business. If you know there are specific data that you want to gather to help with the daily running of your business; you’ll want some level of personalization to your ERP. Jobman can help.



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