PostedOn: 2017-01-20 11:44:15
Every ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software scheme is unique. That being said, many have comparable features and tools. The key then is to decide which system’s uniqueness best fits the uniqueness of your company. Here are three keys to that will enable you to determine those unique rudiments and from there, choose the best ERP software solution for your company.
- Know your current commerce processes and your needs. Make sure that all of your current processes are careful and documented. Also take a look at the strengths and weaknesses in your current business practices. From there, plan what processes or actions you would like the new ERP software to keep the same, help improve, totally change, and/or create. In doing so, you give the ERP vendors an excellent chance to show what their system can do for your business needs.
- Understand your current infrastructure, and what changes or additions you may need to do. If you do not have an ERP solution already, your current technology can be a huge key in the new solution decision. If you do not or cannot upgrade, it may limit your choices if you do not have the necessary technology. Along with that, different ERP software systems run on various platforms and have different technical needs. Knowing what you have compared to what you need for each vendor can make or break an ERP solution in the evaluation phase.
- Be aware of the total cost of ownership. Investing in an ERP software system is an enormous investment of time and money. When evaluating vendors, the ERP legislative body is fully aware and is going to try to downplay the costs of their ERP solution. However, it is dangerous you uncover the costs of: a user, the implementation, ongoing maintenance, hardware upgrades, and whatever else may be relevant to your decision. Keep a close eye on hidden costs and costs for other items such as customizations as well.