ERP Software Selection: 3 Key Fundamentals

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ERP software selection is the last entry in our holistic selection series. But, why is it the last one? Isn’t the entire series about ERP selection? Well, yes, but there’s a catch.

Today, most companies rush to software selection. Naturally, they can’t wait for their investment. With ERP, the changes and improvements are huge. Yet, impatience can make these benefits backfire.

So, we invite you to read our other chapters:

ERP software selection should be the simplest step

Sadly, many firms hinder themselves with ERP selection. That’s the reason why we advise you to leave it for last. Instead, focus on preparing your company and users for the new system.

That’s why we cover two areas besides the software. Typically, your strategies and processes will change. Thus, think of selecting software only after you’re ready for it.

Three fundamentals for ERP software selection

This will be our last visit to these holistic selection guidelines. By now, your company should be ready for installation. Also, you must have a clear set of proposals from limited vendors.

Now, our goal will be to compare these proposals with our needs. The same goes for our processes, strategies, and methods.

Strategies

Firstly, your ERP system must accommodate your strategy. That means offering key features and advantages. From experience, we’ve seen clients wooed by advanced tools. That’s regardless of whether they’re useful for their goals.

Organization, IT, and processes

Of course, the same goes for how your company works. Remember that’s reciprocal. Your ERP system and methods must adapt to each other. That said, don’t fall for shiny features. Stick to the basics: what you’re sure you’ll use.

ERP software and providers

Finally, ensure both the software and vendor accommodate your requisites. We’ve seen amazing solutions with subpar vendors. Thus, think of the provider as part of your software. Specify your requirements and see if they can meet them.

How to nail your ERP software selection

Since it’s the last step, take your time. Go through each proposal, write pros and cons, and more. Ideally, keep a checklist of your needs to compare each proposal. Likewise, don’t shy away from adapting your methods if one option seems promising.

Still, we understand if everything is still overwhelming. That’s why Zero Point exists. We’re here to provide the expertise and experience you need.

Don’t leave without booking your free consultation here!

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