Future trends of ERP software in the next 5 years


ERP software has helped organizations with futuristic automation. The ERP software channelized the business’s management process.


Businesses are rapidly adopting ERP software to meet modern-day challenges. ERP software providers are upgrading the features of the software to keep up with the pace of swiftly evolving business dynamics.


More and more resources and features are now integrated into the ERP software to help managers with modern needs. 


Evolving business needs:


The future of every product depends upon its demand and its trends. ERP software is a type of management software that depends upon the demand for solutions for management problems. 


In the 21st century, businesses are rapidly evolving. The evolution of businesses towards digitalization and cross-channel approach brings new challenges to business management.


Today, businesses are exploring new markets and techniques to increase their market presence. Along with the exploration, businesses are introducing new management styles and systems to utilize the best potential of their resources.


ERP software has helped managers to cope up with the problems that arrived from time to time during evolution.    


Future trends of ERP software:


The future trends of ERP software are very bright. ERP software developers are enabling new tools and mechanisms to make it an advanced management software.


The approach followed by ERP software developers is designed along with the technological advancements of this era. 


New technologies are introduced with new features. ERP software providers are trying to feature all-new advancements into their upgrades. These advancements include:


  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Advance machine learning
  • Big data management  


Above are some revolutionizing technological developments of this era. ERP system providers are integrating all of these features into their software to enhance their productivity and efficiency. 


With these features integrated into the ERP software, businesses will benefit from the efficiency of their decision-making through the management software.


5 New upgrades in ERP software in the next 5 years:


As we discussed above, advancement in technology is bringing new changes and upgrades in the ERP software. Among all those upgrades, the following are the five upgrades comping in the next five years:

  • Flexibility
  • Mobility
  • AI-based analytics
  • IoT enabled
  • Big data management




Flexibility can also be defined as openness to customization. ERP software providers develop ERP software which is then used by their hundreds of clients. Businesses regardless of their nature and industry are using the same ERP software. 


Businesses face difficulties in adopting uniform ERP tools but they somehow use them. Now ERP software providers are addressing these problems.


Now ERP software providers are making alterations in the software as per the business needs. Although it will take some time before they can fully customize an ERP software as per the personalized requirement of the business. 


It is assumed that in the coming five years, ERP software will be available for full customization. Businesses can easily add or reduce different modules and alter those modules as per their business needs.




Mobility is about the ease of using ERP software. Other than that, mobility is also referred to as the ease of access to use the ERP software.


Even today, ERP software is available on the cloud. Cloud-based ERP software can be accessed remotely. But there are certain constraints to that cloud-based ERP software. Like they cannot be accessed without the internet, the speed of software decreases with a decrease in connectivity. 


To solve this restraint in using cloud-based ERP software, ERP software providers are testing new approaches so that the software can be used uninterrupted even without strong connectivity. 


Although the process is hectic and difficult, it is worth the effort at the end of the day.  


According to the development in this regard and the pace of finding breakthroughs within the next few years, businesses will have such ERP software. 


AI-based analytics:


Artificial intelligence is finding its way into almost every aspect of life. The automation of every industry is vastly dependent upon the use of AI and machine learning. ERP software providers are also considering using AI-based analytical tools to analyze business data.


Today, ERP software is using programmable tools to do calculations and produce results. The quality of these analyses isn’t flexible to new variables.


ERP software providers are planning to bring AI to the data analysis of the ERP software. The use of AI-based tools will enhance the quality of results and the efficiency of the tool. 


Moreover, a more futuristic feature to the ERP software is machine learning integrated along with the data analysis tool. Machine learning helps data analysis tools to learn the dynamic flow of data, nature of data (static or variable), and type of analysis. 


Machine learning helps ERP software automate the categorization, analysis, and reporting of the data.


IoT enabled:


Having relevant information is key to a business’s success. Businesses that have more than 1 office or a business place far from each other often have difficulty in connecting. 


A retail business owner with multiple outlets or manufacturing business with more than one production unit faces difficulty in collecting data from the root level. For example, information from the production line isn’t directly headed to the manager’s desk or data of every single sale on different sale registers isn’t directed to the sales manager. 


To create such connectivity between different units of business and centralized data processing ERP software uses Internet of thing (IoT) devices to create such togetherness. All the data input devices record data to a centralized database that can be accessed by different people. All the data can be seen in run time with alerts.


ERP software providers are developing different modules and upgrading their software to enable the use of IoT devices. 


Big data management:


Data can be of different types, sizes, and nature, big data is among those types. Big data is a collection of huge data either structured, non-structured, or semi-structured.


Big data management is about organizing, structuring, and governance of huge data, which helps in assuring the quality of data accessibility for business analytics. 


Big data management in itself is a huge field that requires extensive tools and analytical features. The business generates tons of structures and unstructured data, big data management can help businesses in managing such large data. 


ERP software providers are developing ERP software that possesses a powerful big data management module. Along with other modules and advanced features, it can help businesses produce effective results for the business.   


CISERP; keeping up with the trend:


CIS has always kept its pace with the growing ERP industry. Besides, following the trends, CISERP is the trend maker in the industry. 


CISERP is the most advanced cloud-based ERP software in Pakistan. CIS always tries to bring the best possible solutions for the modern ERP needs.