Big data technology also has several other functions in a company that substitutes employees in accompany and can, therefore, concentrate on other tasks that contribute to the institution's innovation. In ERP systems, big data have sensors used to track machine performance (Bharadwaj et al. 2013). This is important because unlike the other systems, the ERP systems do not require personnel to check on its performance as it can operate on its own. Therefore, a company's employee in charge of overseeing the performance of the systems is substituted, which will make a company cut the cost of paying him or her, or the person will
ERP SYSTEMS IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 7 benefit the company by focusing on the innovation of the company rather than monitoring the performance of the systems. Big data technology is also useful in tracking and optimizing the delivery routes, checking the company's employees. It is also involved in the recruiting of better-skilled employees. Therefore, the big data is capable of enhancing the company's internal efficiency and all the business that is carried in the company regardless of its type and the department. Initially, big data have been made to effectively track employee movements, health, stress levels, and even their conversation with other individuals (Wang, Kung, Byrd, 2018). This is important since it will ensure that the workforce of the company is efficient. The advantages of the big data that range from tracking the employees' movement and performance to establishing customer experience have sped up the rate at the digital business transformation. The people risk being jobless since many companies have gone staff-less. The ERP system also employs the internet of data, which has contributed to digital business transformation. This is because the digital transformation is about data and the internet of things (Ray, 2018). On the other hand, deals enable companies to utilize direct customer data to conduct their business. This is important because it allows the company or business firm to be closer to their customers. The internet of things establishes a connection between an organization and its customers. Therefore all the companies, regardless of their sizes, have used it to transform to the digital companies as they can digitize their products. The internet of things gather the sources of data from the outside world and then changes the information to become important information to the company (Nagy et al. 2018). This is a crucial step in the right direction because it gets rid of the traditional ways a company uses it to collect information.
ERP SYSTEMS IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 8 Additionally, the internet of things provides the companies with the option of collecting information that is less costly than the traditional methods used by the companies to collect information. Further, the information is still an essential resource in a company necessary for the transformation and innovation of a company (Conway, 2016). Therefore, the internet of things has become a crucial aspect of accelerating digital business transformation. This is because the
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