There are some major issues that businesses can face after implementing accounting and ERP software systems. As certified ERP software consultants, we have helped many businesses over the last 25 years successfully implement ERP systems. Based on our experience, we wanted to share some great ways to overcome these ERP software mistakes.
Here are 4 ways to overcome this ERP software implementation mistakes from happening in your organization.
DON’T SETTLE ON THE LOWEST PRICED ERP SOFTWARE
Do not try to squeeze the budget so much that you end up purchasing the lowest priced solution that will not perform the functions that are required for your business. While you might be trying to save money, this will always cost an organization much more in the long run. If you settle on a cheap solution, the cost of switching later after your business grows and becomes more complex will cost much more than selecting the correct ERP software option that will grow with your business over time.
CREATE A HAVE TO HAVE LIST AS WELL AS A NICE TO HAVE LIST OF ERP SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
One important key to success in an ERP software system implementation is to work with an ERP consultant aka. ERP VAR (value added reseller). ERP consultants help evaluate, implement, train and take the time to create a full wish list of your future ERP system requirements. Consult with each department to build this wish list. Consider instituting a business process assessment for your ongoing organizational improvement. Make sure you provide your ERP VAR or ERP software consultant the FULL list of what you your requirements, break is down into Have the Have as well as NICE TO HAVE, even if it is something that you think CAN’T be done. You never know what solutions they might have implemented in the past that may solve your same problems.
CHOOSE YOUR ERP SOFTWARE CONSULTANT WISELY
Make sure they are not only Certified in the ERP software products they sell but are also competent and experienced in other important areas. Look for an ERP software consultant who will not only help you set up and implement the ERP software system but also can deliver the modifications or 3rd party enhancements of this product to keep your organization on the leading edge. Your ideal ERP consultant is also experienced enough to be your trusted advisor to give you new insights into your business operation on an ongoing basis.
INVOLVE YOUR ERP SOFTWARE CONSULTANT AS YOUR TRUSTED ADVISOR
It is important to know the value an ERP solution can bring you. It is also important to know how your ERP software consultant can help you as a partner in your businesses’ growth. If your ERP consultant is great, they will help you dig deep to reveal what is missing from your wish list or anticipate your business needs changing and help explore options in order to be more efficient and effective with your business operations model.
Previously I wrote this article as a quest blogger for ERPVAR.com, this was a slight update: The original article can be found at: