"We're running pieces of three different systems right now, and we've tried to support all three systems because each system keeps that operation running," says Darrel Keck, vice president of sales and marketing at George's.
"It's becoming too much of a commitment to keep all three running.
As we look to the future and if we continue to grow and expand, we can't just continue to expand by incorporating another system and another system.
It's something we just have to do.
We need an ERP and planning system that we can plug and play."
After testing a few systems, including their current and ongoing ERP project that Keck
termed still in its "exploratory stages" with a vendor on site for the last six months helping to implement, George's
has been blown away with the amount of time the project has taken.
"It's been very, very slow.
And very tedious," says Keck
"We still have a business to run at the same time, so the time commitment has been huge and all encompassing."
"You really need to get everyone involved, take the time to fully vet all of the scenarios enterprise-wide," he
"The rewards on the back end are huge though," says Keck