ERP Analysis Guidelines: Finding The Best Software

Business processes map representing ERP analysis

In our last article on holistic ERP selection, we covered ERP preparation. This time, we’re focusing on the second step: ERP analysis. Thus, make sure you’ve made up your large option list.

This is our second entry on the holistic ERP selection series. Our goal is to provide a single guide to find the best investment.

What’s the goal behind ERP analysis?

ERP analysis has one primary objective: narrowing down your options. Previously, we came up with a long list. The goal was to come up with all promising options. Now, we’re filtering what could work best.

ERP analysis focuses entirely on a deeper understanding of your needs. So, it’s somewhat akin to preparation. But, it dives into more details.

Key ERP analysis areas

Naturally, we’ll stick to the same areas as ERP preparation. That’s because the methodology focuses on these three pillars. As such, we can consider this step as an “evolution” of the preparation guidelines.

Strategies

Firstly, we must analyze your current strategies. In other words, you assess whether they’re working, how, and why. Then, we evaluate which software features can adapt to them. Conversely, we must think of possible changes to accommodate ERP software.

Organization and IT

Secondly, your infrastructure and processes also need to adapt. Again, it’s somewhat similar to your strategies. Yet, they’re more practical and “to the point.” That’s because your ERP software will affect them directly.

ERP software and providers

Finally, we must analyze our investment chances. This time, we won’t look at the market—but our list. You’ll have to assess features, costs, compatibility, and more. That way, we make a shortlist of ERP systems.

How to make the most out of ERP analysis

ERP analysis is crucial even when tackling other business areas. ERP adoption requires hefty changes and resources. Thus, you ought to find what’s working and what should change.

The best way to do so is by working with professionals. At Zero Point, we offer in-depth analytics and reports on your business. We give you the ultimate insight to make your ERP investment successful.

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to book your free consultation!

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