Comparing Purchasing Software vs. Hiring an Employee

Is it time for your company to hire more employees, or invest in a robust ERP solution?

Software vs. People

When your company starts to grow quickly, it is important to look for ways to manage the increased workload (more orders coming in, more administrative work, more customers to maintain contact with, etc.). Two of the most common options to address growth are:

(1) Hire someone to take on the extra workload or

(2) Purchase an ERP system to automate processes and decrease the pressure current employees face

Both of these options have advantages and disadvantages, and choosing between the two can be tough. Either way, there are a number of factors to consider, including:

  • Cost: think about both tangible and intangible costs
  • Longevity: how long either option will be with the company
  • The Future: where your company is headed, and which option better suits your strategic goals



What should you do?

There is no right or wrong answer here, but it is important to fairly evaluate both to make the decision that will be the best for your company. Download our “Comparing Purchasing Software vs. Hiring an Employee” guide to learn more about these options and what to consider.



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- Bruce Wulfsohn, Japan Auto Parts



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