As businesses grow and evolve, they add software and systems to manage departments, automate processes and provide insights into operations. This iterative process, done based on growth, competition and other factors, is rarely done holistically with long term goals in mind. The result is what many have deemed a "business system hairball". The emergence of cloud-based applications and Software-as-a-Service hasn’t eliminated the hairball, it’s just moved it to the cloud as low upfront costs facilitate departmental purchases without oversight from IT or costly hardware investments. Read this white paper to understand how most businesses find themselves with a business system hairball, and learn how a holistic business management platform like NetSuite could simplify your back-end systems and untangle the mess.