Do I need to think about our existing front-end and third party software systems when purchasing a new ERP system?

Yes, making sure the new software system has the ability to integrate with your existing CRM, HR, Payroll, POS, E-commerce, warehouse, custom manufacturing, shipping or other industry-specific solution can provide enormous time savings for your employees.  Integrations also provide owners and managers with real-time visibility of data, improving their ability to make quick and accurate business decisions. 

Most ERP software solutions have their own APIs that can facilitate integration with other software systems or databases.