While spreadsheets, manual processes or desktop solutions might suffice in very early stages of start-ups, with any kind of success at all, they quickly become inhibitors rather than enablers of growth. Yet many continue to limp along with systems that fall far short of a modern, technology-enabled, integrated ERP solution. Many today use the acronym ERP as a blanket term to represent any kind of software used in the running of a business and therefore a good percentage think they are running ERP when in fact they are not. Others believe ERP is only for the “big guys.” They can’t possibly afford it. And yet, Mint Jutras would contend that perhaps they need it even more than their larger counterparts.