Over the last 2.5 years, the whole world has drastically improved in our ability to work remotely. We have escaped what might have been an economic calamity, by using now familiar technology tools (Teams, Zoom, GoTo….). This was unthinkable as little as 10 years ago. We are well positioned to virtually connect with anyone, anywhere. But virtual never was a perfect replacement for face-to-face. Consider the advantages of spending time with an important business partner in person. In this blog, the focus will be a “local” ERP partner (“local” meaning within driving distance of your facility):
Through this ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) series we’ve discussed topics including how to determine your business needs, finding the right partner to implement and deciding on your new mid-tier ERP. In this last blog, we suggest SAP Business One is a strong, perhaps the strongest ERP, choice for your new ERP.
Through previous blog posts, we considered sound decisions for selection of a new ERP. In this post we explore your final decision and building a foundation for the best possible execution for your project.
For any business project, best practices include success measurement. Normally this is through KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) project is no different. If you are evaluating and planning on a new ERP, start by defining metrics that are unique, and important to your company. ERP systems improve efficiency. Efficiency can be measured.
Selecting a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution may seem daunting. But that’s not an uncommon perception. On the upside, a new ERP can transform your company. Selecting the right solution then successfully implementing will yield multiple benefits:
Every year, new technologies and ERP improvements pop up. These offer solutions to problems both new and old. While new bells and whistles may be attractive, that shouldn’t necessitate a rush to implement. Afterall, the best solutions are only relevant, if they are relevant to you and your requirements. So focus on what your business specifically needs, then consider an upgrade, an add on or a new ERP.
Do you find yourself stuck with an out-of-date ERP system? Does it hinder productivity, performance, and customer experience? Do you realize the impact this has on your business? A new ERP system can and will change that. The first step in moving to a new ERP, is understanding the upside to your business. Here is a sampling of information you need to evaluate benefits and how to select the right ERP solution.
Today, businesses are faced with difficult technology decisions every day. A prime example, is Infrastructure and must have systems that allow the business to successfully operate. Many companies are making decisions on cloud based or on-premise ERP deployments. Years ago, needed Add-Ons may have dictated this decision. But not now.
ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is mission critical business software for manufacturers and distributors. It’s deployed in both large and SME (small/ Medium sized) Enterprises as well. Most SME companies find they need to supplement their core ERP package with one, or multiple, Add On’s (see part 1 of this series giving you basic information for ERP Add On’s and why your company needs them). Once it is determined that Add On’s are needed, the following considerations will help: