Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is critical for management and innovation in today's complex, multi-partner manufacturing operations. The problem is, numerous financial and accounting tools are marketed as ERP solutions when, in fact, they don't provide an integrated suite of tools that form a complete system of record. According to research firm Mint Jutras's 2015 Enterprise Solution Study, less than half of companies surveyed use a full-featured ERP suite. In this white paper, Mint Jutras founder Cindy Jutras analyzes the survey results, highlighting the important benefits of ERP, which include cost savings, improved delivery times, more-satisfied customers, and higher revenues. Jutras also covers the most common excuses that manufacturers give for delaying ERP adoption, explaining why each is invalid in today's rapidly evolving marketplace.