Does Your Company Work with Siloed, Department-Specific LOB Systems? According to The Hackett Group’s research, the average $1 billion company maintains 48 disparate financial systems and 2.7 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. You don’t have to be part of a $1 billion enterprise to have experienced the proliferation of line-of-business (LOB) systems. Companies have been implementing best-of-breed systems for each organizational function, such as the best finance application for finance and the best human resources (HR) system for HR. Interfaces between these systems, which often require human intervention, are often one of the biggest pain points within an organization.