Having made the decision of Installing an Enterprise Resource Planning System is one of the wisest decision you can make for your Business.
It is a step forward to ensure your edge in the market over your competitors, still relying on the obsolete means on Business process management.
Now it is also your responsibility to guarantee that the ERP you install is actually the best for you and your business. Landing with an inappropriate ERP Software would do more harm than benefit, as it would eat away your company’s essential resources without producing the benefit it should.
How do you evaluate which ERP is the best suited for you?
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These are the 7 points, that ultimately need to be considered while making this wise investment and change in your business.
1. Clearer Vision
Before you start looking for a vendor to provide you with ERP solution, sit-back and think. Think in depth about the requirements of your business and make a list accordingly. No one knows your business better than you do. So you have to be very clear about your requirements before actually going and seeking a solution for them.
2. The Right Vendor
The vendor you choose is going to be your service provider partner. So it becomes extremely important that you search about them. First step in this could be visiting their website and learning about them and their clients. You have to consider whether or not the consultation they are providing is in your interest. You should be completely satisfied with their approach and also ensure that they are not trying to pile you up with features that might be of no good use to you.
3. Have a future oriented approach
Enterprise Resource Planning is to stay with you as you evolve. So make sure that you keep in mind where your business is heading to and get the ERP customizations accordingly. You should not feel the need of replacing your ERP system every time you introduce a big change in the company.
4. How prepared is your vendor for the Future
The need of having a futuristic approach applies to your vendor as well. He should be able to give you insights as to how the ERP market is expected to evolve and with what ease would he be able to mould the ERP with it.
5. Reasonable Pricing
You are investing your resources in a software to yield greater revenues for your business. It would be highly unreasonable if that software is itself costing you much more than it should. Just because your vendor says you need a certain customization, doesn’t mean you blindly follow it because it is going you cost you money.
6. Ease of Use
This is a primary requisite for your ERP. If using the ERP is an added trouble for your employees, the whole point of installing it fails. Your employees should be willing to use it.
7. Training Resources
It is important to know exactly what your software can do and how you can use it to complete certain task. For this, you have to ensure that your vendor is capable of providing you the right training on how to use the ERP and most importantly your company has sufficient human resources to undergo the same.
Give all these points a good thought, buy the best ERP in the market and see your revenues increase.
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