Wagonwheel Business: CRM Systems As Hub and Spoke - Page 2
Of those, Snook recommends to adopt the second of those aforementioned options. This plays to the strengths of both the smaller and larger programs, allowing for organizations to reap the benefits of comprehensive programs such as SAP or Oracle at the hub, or top, level. Meanwhile, the smaller, more self-sufficient subsidiaries use a program such as Microsoft Dynamics AX that meets their needs without overcomplicating entry procedures.
Perhaps most importantly, this approach alleviates the logistical nightmare that comes with allowing numerous subsidiaries to each operate different systems and then attempt to integrate and compare the information therein. Snook confirms from his implementations that this is indeed the case for numerous clients. It seems that business is moving away from heavy-handed bureaucracy and allowing subsidiaries reasonable leeway, which spells only good things for profitability and efficiency.